Restaurant San Cezari
4 Place de la Tour
06530 Saint Cézaire sur Siagne
Henri the boxer
Watching a stick in the river
We might be well into October but it feels like summer with around 27 degrees during the day and the sun still hits hard when gardening or hiking, especially for the dog, Henri the boxer, who’s enjoying the village of Saint Cézaire, mostly its river la Siagne. The river is the only way for him to cope with this heat. Just as well he loves to swim!
This is a “revisit” (actually I went there often when I lived in this village while working at Mougins/Sophia-Antipolis, but it has been reviewed only once since I started the blog) of the restaurant San Cezari located in Saint Cézaire as its name suggests. There are several restaurants in the village but this is the most central, next to the church.
They cover a wide range of dishes from meat to pizza but considering the hot weather, pizza looked good so we ordered two pizzas, a Provençale made of mozarella, aubergine, tomato, garlic (11 euros) and a Calzone 4 fromages (folded pizza with 4 cheeses – 14 euros). As drinks we had two Perrier (5 euros).
Very thin pizza base
The pizza Provençale was very good. I really like thin pizza base allowing you to taste all the ingredients and the toppings here were excellent. I was still feeling very light after eating it despite the size of this pizza. As said in the previous review, I like their very efficient pizza knife. More pizzerias should adopt them!
The pizza Calzone was also quite good. This pizzeria uses quite a strong cheese in its toppings, not just the usual mozarella. Whilst that can be nice, it can also be a little heavy so you need to be in the right mood. I was, and the pizza was very good.
Cost and conclusion: it was 30 euros service charge included. The dinner was nice, but I find the prices high, especially 14 euros for just a pizza when for 17 euros you can get a 3 course lunch at le Vauban in Antibes. At least the service was friendly and the place quite relaxing.
Some photos of Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne:
The superb panoramic view
Nice olive tree. The village is famous for its excellent olive oil.
Old public wash-house (lavoir)