Nizza was recommended soon after it opened, but we ended up going only recently. Although I'd been told it is more french bistro, they focus a lot of attention on pizza -- apropo, I suppose, of the Italian namesake. So, I really expected a more ""bistro"" menu, and was somewhat taken aback as I just wasn't in the mood for pizza at all, and it was so prominent on the menu. We all thought the food was basically pretty good, not outstanding, but good enough value for the price. The steak frites is a a nice piece of meat, and crispy, not to thin/not too thick frites. The pizza is good, too. I agree that the drinks are outstanding and very carefully mixed, and if I lived in the neighborhood, the full bar is a welcome alternative to the nearby Ivy room and the Mallard bar. During our 1 visit, some guy kept lingering around our booth (the owner?) and three obnoxious women who clearly knew him, were making an unpleasant ruckus, loud and rude, yelling into cell phones and at each other in the booth behind us, and the lingerer/owner guy didn't ask them to tone it down. The entire experience was rather strange and uncomfortable, however, the place is very nicely decorated and has a pleasant, cozy feel (if there aren't a bunch of loud ladies next to you and some strange guy standing there). Maybe it was an off night; maybe I should give it another try, but honestly, unless I want to cozy up to the bar, as one reviewer suggested for drinks and perhaps a beignet (what a lovely thing to have on the menu!!!), I don't think I'll be going back again. Unless I see some up to date reviews that convince me otherwise.
Pros: Good drinks, a few traditionally french menu items, such as frisee salad w/ poached egg.
Cons: Weird, not friendly vibe from the owner or manager. Doesn't seem to know if it wants to be French or Italian.