Lightning struck when this minuscule Italian trattoria, run by Fabrizio and Federica Mancioppi, opened three years ago. And it still wows today thanks to outstanding dishes like sausage and red wine risotto, garlicky shellfish linguine, Italian charcuterie, tangy Sicilian lasagnes, creamy burrata and sbrisolona – almond biscuits dipped in mascarpone cream (don’t tell the chef, but they taste good when dunked in red wine too!). Get there early if you want a table; or be prepared to queue. The restaurant (which spills into the narrow passage in the summer months) has space for just 20 people.
Caffé dei Cioppi
|Venue name:||Caffé dei Cioppi||Contact:|
159 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
|Opening hours:||Wed-Fri noon-2pm, 7.30-10.15pm. Private parties can be booked on weekends.|
|Transport:||Métro Ledru-Rollin / Faidherbe - Chaligny|