Festivo restaurant enjoys a corner spot on the junction of Rue des Martyrs and Rue Manuel in Paris 9th. Come sunny weather, the lounge atmosphere spills out onto the street making for good people-watching opportunities on the cheap. In a nod to the citrus tree once widespread in Sicily, Festivo’s modern interior is breezily styled in lime green and white. Diners gather around dark wood tables and fill up on easy-to-please Sicilian/Italian pasta, fish, meat and salads that flirt with the eye as much as the tummy. A menu that changes around every two weeks keeps the cooking fresh. Drinkers like Festivo’s trendy cocktails, adorned with all the fresh fruit trimmings. Sunday brunch served from midday is usually busy.
28 Rue des Martyrs