It’s not easy to discover the best places to have the finest Italian food in Paris. Because pizza is not the only delicious meal in the country, you will find here the Top 5 greatest Italian restaurants in the capital! Let’s discover a lot of risotti, ossobucco and saltimbocca allaromana!
Paris gives you the opportunity to eat everything you want – Japanese, Chinese, Ethiopian and obviously French food. The Italian one is delicious and so romantic: you know the scene with spaghetti in the movie The 101 Dalmatians… How to find the best restaurant to feel a little bit in the twin city of Paris, Roma, just for an evening?
This little restaurant isn’t in this top 5 of Italian restaurants in Paris for its beauty, but for its 100% Italian atmosphere. You get to eat by the mamma with very good and generous plates. The boss’ wife enjoys suggesting wines or specialties to customers, you will a great time. It’s perfect for little budgets (prices between 10 and 30€ on average). A really homey ambiance and a cheap good spot for Italian food lovers! Special mention to the delicious cannelloni farcitialla ricotta e spinaci con salsa aifunghi, homemade cannelloni stuffed with spinach and ricotta, with mushroom sauce (15€).
33/35 rue St-Sébastien – 75011 Paris
Métro: St-Sébastien-Froissard / Richard-Lenoir
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Gault & Millaut puts this restaurant in its Top 5 Italian restaurants in Paris too! Fontanarosa is also recommended by the Michelin guide of 2015; certainly a guarantee of quality. You can find quality products here, very nice waiters and a boss ready to answer all your questions. The only negative thing is the price, a little bit expensive (19€-65€). But a special offer which is available on the Michelin website sets two menus for 30€, 26€ or 21€ until July 2016. I advise you to eat on the very sunny and discrete terrace to enjoy a very Italian ambiance!
28 Boulevard Garibaldi – 75015 Paris
Métro: Cambronne / Ségur / Sèvres-Lecourbe
Every day 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
3.] Amore e gelosia
Certainly a top Italian restaurant in Paris! A really interesting mix between the love of cinema and the decoration and the love of delicious food. The food is a family story – for example the plin which is made by the mother of the boss Enrico! You can find here a lot of specialties, such as the bonèt, an awesome dessert from the Piemont region, nowhere to be found in the whole capital. If you want to eat under the photos of famous Italian actors and in the nice quarter of St-Germain (where it’s not easy to find affordable and good restaurants), Amore e gelosia is warmly recommended! The average price is 32€.
39 rue Mazarine – 75006 Paris
Métro: St-Germain-des-Prés / Mabillon
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Closed on Mondays
2.] Pavillon Puebla (Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 19th quarter)
This cute restaurant is run by Vincent, a former opera singer who still sings when he cooks. Nested in the most beautiful park in Paris, the Buttes Chaumont, come here to enjoy delicate palates. It’s in the top 5 of the Italian restaurants for a lot of Parisians! Here you will find great ambiance and specialties, especially the vitellotonnato, just incredible! Don’t go there if you’re pressed, because the Italian rhythm rules and everyone is relaxed. The food is simple and good, and the plates are generous! Certainly the best place to pass time in a country setting. For the prices, count an average of 40€ for a copious menu.
Avenue Simon Bolivar, Parc des Buttes Chaumont – 75019 Paris
Métro: Botzaris / Buttes Chaumont
Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
1.] Guido de Luca
This restaurant is the restaurant, the first one in this top 5 of Italian restaurants. Fresh products, recipes with a lot of flavors and a chic atmosphere make this place the best place to discover Italian cookery. The welcome is very good and there’s impeccable service with Italian speaking waiters! It’s calm and you can enjoy antipasti. If you go there, I advise you to taste their truffles! The selection of wines is very delicious too. It’s better to book if you want to benefit from gastronomic cookery! Good to know: the restaurant is next to the pretty Monceau Park, perfect for a little walk after a meal.
14, rue de Thann – 45008 Paris
Métro: Malesherbes / Monceau
Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm