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Eataly to open in Paris

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Eataly, the super-sized Italian food court/store with outposts in New York, Tokyo, and Istanbul, has struck a deal to open in Paris in 2015 or 2016. In partnership with Galeries Lafayette, Eataly will open their 6ooo m2 store in the Marais (so as not to compete with Galeries Lafayette’s own food hall) right next to the BHV.

While we were scratching our heads while visiting Eataly Rome, wondering why such a superstore was necessary in a city filled with excellent mom & pop purveyors, Eataly Paris seems like a brilliant idea. There are so few sources for good Italian products in Paris, and (we think) a lot of pent up demand. Between this, the opening of Caffé Stern, and whatever projects Giovanni Passerini and Pierre Jancou get up to next, we’re expecting a big wave of Italophilia in 2015.

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Sassotondo

A Tuscan address from Frederic Hubig of Astier and Jeanne A.

Practical information

Address: 40 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Dinner only, Wednesday-Monday; closed Tuesday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 43 55 57 00
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Italian

Reviews of interest

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “De jolis produits, cuisine juste, sait faire simple, composant des menus alertes, au gré de son inspiration et du marché…Le choix de vins est splendide.”

Caroline Mignot (2011) “Jolie table qui sent la Toscane, les plats bien pensés et un brin sophistiqués par rapport à l’Italie qu’on a l’habitude de goûter à Paris. C’est goûteux, joli, hyper pro…”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…a terrific looking little restaurant…Exigent Italian food lovers at the table all, we agreed that this is a very good little restaurant and an especially good new option for Sunday night dinners.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011)”…cet ultime italien de la saison révèle une belle plante de trattoria toute en climat, soignant le naturel mais savamment campée sur des produits de haute extraction…”

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Retro’Bottega

This little Italian épicerie-à-manger has just a handful of tables and plenty of heart. Plan to eat simple and product-driven fare and to drink whatever Pietro recommends.

Practical information

Address: 12 rue Saint-Bernard, 75011
Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Last minute reservations usually ok
Telephone: 01 74 64 17 39
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Italian
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Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2014) “Reliably soulful, curious preparations: roast aubergine atop couscous, or burrata served with mango, white mushroom and chive. Russano is an improvisation artist, if not in the high-jazz register of the greatest chefs, then in the blustery, street-level manner of a freestyle MC.”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “ A comfortable, soulful cave-à-manger with a refreshing, vegetable-driven menu and a masterful selection of well-priced French and Italian natural wines. Had I euros enough, and time, I’d dine there every night.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “De cet élan vers le passé l’on recueille l’inventaire : huile d’olive, riz risotto, Frizzy Pazzy, Pecorino, miroirs 19ème siècle, vins Nature ou pas…On y grignote et on y boit au verre, au culot, à toutes heures, dedans, dehors.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2011) “…généreux à dispenser sérieux classiques et habiles traverses de flacons, charcuteries, fromages et autres joyeusetés solaires. Un bel appétit de bordel ambiant!”

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Pasta at Caffe dei Cioppi in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Caffé dei Cioppi

Almost universally adored, this tiny spot, hidden from the street, is the Italian restaurant everyone wishes were in their neighborhood. Booking imperative.

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Come A Casa

A tiny gem of a restaurant with an even tinier menu that changes each day. The warm welcome and trilingual service is Italian hospitality at its finest. The wine list is short, affordable, and Italian.

 An absolute favorite

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Pizza dei Cioppi

The much adored and hard to book Caffé dei Cioppi has branched out into pizza with pleasing results. The long, rectangular pizza al taglio with a springy foccacia base is available by the slice for roughly 6.50€. Offerings include pizzas like the Calabrese (spicy N’duja sausage spread, dollops of sheep’s milk ricotta, mozzarella and tomato sauce), Focaccia farcie (cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and an unruly mound of arugula) or the Vegetariana (sheep’s milk ricotta, eggplant, roasted red peppers and mozzarella), alongside some salads and a handful of desserts. There’s Birra del Borgo to wash it all down. You can eat onsite at one of the few Formica tables, but you can also get your giant slice to go, too.

Practical information

Address: 44 rue Trousseau, 75011
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8),
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Not accepted
Telephone: 09 84 48 14 58
Average price for lunch: under 10€
Average price for dinner: under 10€
Style of cuisine: Italian & pizza

Reviews of Interest

Emmanuel Rubin (2014) “Une classique, la Calabrese (ricotta, saucisse pimentée, fromage de brebis): fournie. En prime, quelques soupes, charcuteries et des cannellonis frais du jour.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Al Taglio pizzeria in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Al Taglio

It’s pizza by the kilo at this (vaguely) Roman-style spot. Bright lights, high stools and cheap wine by the carafe. Locations in Oberkampf and the upper Marais.

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Cooperative Latte Cisternino

The source for some of the best burrata in town, and other products direct from Italy.

Practical information

Address: 46 rue du Faubourg Poissonière, 75010
Nearest transport: Poissonière (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 70 30 36

Additional Locations

Address: 108 rue Saint Maur, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 38 54 54

Address: 17 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier Daubenton (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday

Address: 37 rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009
Nearest transport: Havre-Caumartin (3, 9)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 06 74 91 66 58

 

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L’Alimentari

A minuscule trattoria in the heart of the Marais.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue des Ecouffes, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint Paul (1)
Hours: Lunch & dinner Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday & Monday
Reservations: book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 77 24 59
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Italian
Special attributes: Vegetarian options, open Monday

Reviews of interest

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2012) “Très convaincant, cette fricassée calmars/arctichauts, arrosée d’un trait d’une belle huile d’olive ardante…Des linguine en plein batifolage avec une super sauce tomate fraîche. Un goût de soleil, une touche de basilic, l’Italie dans sa vérité.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “une micro-trattoria plus disposée à soigner son décor en veine vintage qu’à surveiller l’al dente de la pasta… ici, comme souvent, au prétexte de l’Italie, la nonchalance des assiettes finit par agacer.”

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Caffè

A see-and-be-seen Italian table from Thierry Costes and Thierry Burlot.

Practical information

Address: 9 rue du Colisée, 75008
Nearest transport: Saint Philip du Roule (9) or Franklin Roosevelt (1, 9)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 53 75 42 00
Average price for lunch: 50-99€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Italian
Special attributes: Open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2012) “Un décor finement ciselé entre design italien, végétation luxuriante, années 50, chic parisien…Cèpes grillés sur la plancha, fine couche de craquant avec un goût et un gras de jus de cuisson de viande (terrible), ricotta de bufflonne, insert de noix dedans et salade fine et presque amère. Un enchantement de produits goûteux et de finesse à la fois !”

Chrisoscope (2011) “Accueil et service de bon niveau…Propositions de classiques italiens, de régions diverses, légèrement re-liftés – Demander du vin au verre – Produits de qualité – Bonne réalisation – Compter au moins 60€/personne…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011) “…Italie convoquée l’instant d’une carte, classique dans le propos, mais traitée avec une friande allégresse…Fritti de légumes : diaphane et croustillant. Spaghetti de langouste : cuit al dente, bien imbibé d’une sauce bisque, enrichi de jolis tronçons pour donner de la mâche et une demi-bestiole gratinée, bref, il y a de quoi faire!”

 

 

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Piccoli Cugini

This new pizzeria is the little cousin of I Cugini, also in the 10th.

Practical information

Address: 34 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m.-midnight; closed Sunday
Reservations: last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 09 50 57 79 25
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Italian – pizza
Special attributes: open Monday, vegetarian options

Reviews of interest

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “… facile comme un filet d’huile d’olive, complice et crissante comme ces pizzas gaies, colorées et, pour tout avouer, aussi joliment gaulées que les filles du canal Saint-Martin.”

 

 

 

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I Cugini by John Talbott

I Cugini

Pizza and pasta, in a cool corner space with sidewalk seating.

Practical information

Address: 33 rue du Paradis, 75010
Nearest transport: Poissonnière (7)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 48 01 65 34
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Italian
Special attributes: open Monday, vegetarian options, outdoor seating

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2010) “…has the sparkling but genuine feel of a neighborhood trattoria…penne with porcini that was also quite good but my linguine with vongole was about the best I’ve ever had…”

 

 

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Maria Luisa

A popular one for pizza near the canal, with outdoor seating.

Practical information

Address: 2 rue Marie et Louise, 75010
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Every day, noon-2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 44 84 04 01
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Italian – Pizza
Special attributes: vegetarian options, kid-friendly, outdoor dining, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest 

Aurélie Chaigneau (2013) “C’est plein de bonne humeur et à craquer. Et comme la maison n’accepte pas les réservations, l’attente sur le trottoir fait partie du charme du lieu. Assiette d’antipasti simple à grignoter à plusieurs jusqu’à l’arrivée tardive des pizzas: Margherita, Caprese, 4 fromages… Service adorable, détendu et gentiment tête en l’air.”

 

 

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Le Conservatoire de Cédric Casanova

Round up your friends and book weeks in advance for a Sicilian “picnic” in olive oil impresario Cédric Casanova’s new épicerie. Minimum five people, eight max, 30€ per tête.

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010
Nearest transport: Colonel Fabien (2)
Hours: Open every day, lunch and dinner (épicerie open Tuesday through Friday 2pm-7pm and Saturday 10am-7pm)
Reservations: By email only at picnic@latetedanslesolives.com
Telephone: No phone
Average price for lunch: 30€
Average price for dinner: 30€
Style of cuisine: Italian
Special attributes: small plates, good for groups

 

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Il Campionissimo

This popular, prize-winning pizzeria has moved to a larger, pop-art space, with room for the whole family.

Practical information

Address: 26 rue Léopold Bellan, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; Saturday, dinner only; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 36 40 28
Website
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Pizza
Special attributes: open Monday, vegetarian options, kid-friendly

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2012) “Un lieu vaste, une équipe alerte, un décor contemporain…une pâte parfaite pour moi, fraîche, tendre, fine, à l’élasticité idéale…très gourmande…”

 

 

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La Briciola

The pizzas are thin-crusted and fresh at this upper Marais spot.

Practical information

Address: 64 rue Charlot, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-11p.m.; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 77 34 10
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Italian – pizza
Special attributes: Vegetarian options, open Monday, kid-friendly

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2008) “…des petits vins biens sentis et des pizzas en série, craquantes, habillées de frais, relevant le niveau du genre.”

David Lebovitz (2008) “The Napoletana was fine, although would’ve been better with top-quality olives; my pizza topped with sausage was the winner of the two. With a chilled carafe of rosato, we were happy…”

 

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Il Carpaccio

Cucina povera? Not at this high-end Italian in the Royal Monceau.

Practical information

Address: 37 avenue Hoche, 75008 (in the Royal Monceau)
Nearest transport: Étoile (1, 2, 6, RER A)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 99 89 71
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Average price for lunch: more than 100€
Average price for dinner: more than 100€
Style of cuisine: Italian
Special attributes: open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: style hounds, suits
Interior: elegant & luxe
Atmosphere: formal

Reviews of interest

  • Thierry Richard (2011) “les assiettes qui s’ensuivent ne décoivent pas dans cette veine italo-sophistiquée qui passe les standards transalpins à la moulinette de la modernité….dans son genre haut du panier, l’une des meilleures tables italiennes de la capitale. Service de palace et prix à l’avenant.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2011) “The remodeled Il Carpaccio is very pretty…Unfortunately, even though Rispoli’s debut dish–mackerel with Italian fatback, preserved lemon and a salad of  bitter greens–was very pretty, it was also monastic and very bland, odd for such a full-flavored fish. Next up, a fancy vegetable minestrone… again, very bland.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “une Italie comme on en croise rarement…Tête de cèpe farcie : si l’automne avait un goût, ce plat lui ressemblerait ! Tortellini de pintade, châtaigne et son bouillon : on en boufferait jusqu’à la porcelaine de l’assiette.”

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PIzza Chic by Meg Zimbeck

Pizza Chic

Devotées love the artichoke pizza at this (very) sixth arrondissment address, which features a wood-burning oven, and contentious pricing.

Practical information

Address: 13 rue Mézières, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint Sulpice (4)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 45 48 30 38
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Italian – Pizza
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2014) “Ce qui me plaît chez Pizza chic, c’est cette envie de ne pas transformer la pizza en bric à vrac, trop chargée, trop fourre-tout, trop vide-tupperware. La carte aide à cibler son goût et  l’entraine plus loin. Cela doit être ça le nec de Pizza chic: choisir son goût et ne point trop mélanger, ni le sacrifier.”

Thierry Richard (2012) “Imaginez vous ça : de la pizza posée sur nappe blanche, découpée aux couverts en argent, servis avec l’accent de la botte par de très jolis yeux verts, le pantalon de toile posé sur des sièges design et le regard perdu sur les élégances détendues de l’arrondissement. Une atmosphère finalement très milano bianco. Décontractée, baroque et chic.”

Ann Mah (2012) “This caprese pizza piled tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella on a warm, chewy-crisp crust, a marvel of simple, perfect ingredients…”

Patricia Wells (2010) “I vote their Pizza Aurora the best in town. Simple is best: thick, fresh tomato sauce, soft pillows of rich mozzarella, a touch of basil set on a full-flavored crust and baked to perfection in a wood oven…”

Figaroscope (2010) “La pizzeria de Julien Cohen porte bien son nom : nappes blanches, argenterie et carte affectée s’épanouissent dans un décor industriel chic, très new-yorkais…Les produits frais d’Italie si inattendus sur les pizzas (stracchino, lardo di Colonnata), les bons vins régionaux, les succulents antipasti, la bande-son de là-bas.”


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