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The Maison Cresci

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A real visionary, Francis Cresci opened La Pizza Cresci in Nice in 1956 followed by La Pizza Cresci in Cannes in 1960 as part of the greater wave of a new dining concept in France. For the first time, guests could sit around a table laid out like in a traditional restaurant and eat a unique dish – pizza. Indeed, while pizza may have originally been created in the south of Italy, it was along Nice’s Rue Masséna that the idea of a proper restaurant specialising in pizzas took shape.

Hot off his success, Francis Cresci expanded his company by opening La Pizza Cresci in Cannes in 1960, followed by La Taverne Masséna and Le Québec in Nice in 1963 and 1969 respectively. Driven by this sense of conviviality and always attentive to the quality of service, the Maison Cresci, led by Francis Cresci’s son Lucovic, today offers both leisure and business customers an excellent range of rooms and apartments within residences in Cannes and Nice.

La Pizza Cresci, Cannes

Working the dough since 1956


Creation of La Pizza in Cannes

Four years after the success of La Pizza Cresci in Nice, Francis Cresci, a film fan, opened La Pizza Cresci in Cannes. This lively place was designed to offer the Dolce Vita generation the chance to visit a restaurant all through the day until late at night, with the showstopping spectacle of the pizza sizzling away in its legendary wood-fired oven.
Located in Cannes’ Vieux Port at the foot of the historic Le Suquet district, La Pizza was just a short stroll from La Croisette, the setting for the world’s most illustrious festival!


A significant institution in Cannes

Big names in show business and sport; film stars; visitors from across the world, residents of Cannes; young and old alike – these are just some of the people who have been able to enjoy this must-visit place in Cannes. Today, as ever, everybody comes to enjoy the famous half-moon pizza, along with a whole array of delectable dishes. There’s something for everyone here with a quality that has never dwindled, all in welcoming surroundings with a timeless feel.