Pizzeria San Cezari
4 Place de la Tour
06530 Saint Cézaire sur Siagne
The village of Saint Cézaire sur Siagne
Beautiful panoramic view from the village
Henri watching the landscape from the village
Henri in the Siagne river
Pizzeria San Cezari
Saint Cézaire sur Siagne is a nice old village of the Alpes Maritimes perched on a mountain above the Siagne river. From its panoramic point of view you can see the sea and even cities like Frejus or the bay of Saint Tropez on a clear day. It is really in the countryside whilst still being only 45 minutes drive from Nice airport, 30 minutes from Cannes or Antibes, 25 minutes from Mougins and Sophia Antipolis… the Saint Cézaire area is full of olive trees and the village is well known for its award winning olive oil. It is also know for the remains of fortification of its 14th-century castle and its very interesting caves. The river Siagne is extremely nice with cristal clear water. It is quite physical to get there from the village. It takes about 30 minutes to go down but about 1 hour to come back. It climbs steeply. The village is at 500 metres high. I know it quite well having lived in the area for several years when I worked for a startup company located in Mougins.
The pizzeria San Cezari is the main restaurant of the village. It is just in front of the church, behind the place du village. It has well priced set menus as most restaurants do in France but we decided to take pizzas today. We ordered two pizzas, one Cannibale made of minced meat and cheese (11 euros) and a Calzonne 4 fromages (13 euros). We also had one salad (3.50 euros), a glass of wine (1,90 euros) and a 50cl sparkling water (3,10 euros).
The two pizzas were good, but nothing outstanding. The base was good but the topping, especially the minced meat, could have had more taste. They were quite large pizzas so do not take a starter unless you are very hungry! The chilli oil was fairly hot. You can see all the chilli in the bottle in a photo below. What I like there is the knife. I wonder why more pizzerias don’t adopt them because they are really efficient.
Excellent knife for cutting pizzas
Cost and conclusion: it was 32,50 euros service charge included. Not cheap but then it seems everything has become expensive in France in the last years. That said, it was a pretty decent lunch, the service friendly and the location is nice
If you visit Saint Cézaire sur Siagne on Saturday, there is a market in the morning. Below are some photos of it.
La place du village
The Saturday market. Here some hats for sale...
Paella, cheese, wine, olive oil etc can be found at the market
Herbes de Provence