You don’t have to take your eyes off the Eiffel Tower to visit Italy – at least in taste – at Firenze, by the Pont de Grenelle. The Paris icon rises up in the distance past the bridge, but you’ll be too busy tucking into Italian classics to care. Firenze’s cosy, informal style - trattoria-rustic, with a small terrace, whitewashed walls, blackboards and shelves of bottled preserves – compliments authentic cooking, heavy on vine-ripened tomatoes and light on pretension. The menu itself roams through pastas and risottos to specialities such as cod glazed with Florentine beurre noisette. Or share pizzas, tossed to order, from margheritas to the ‘Firenze’ made with smoked salmon, crème fraiche and lemon.
A takeaway service is available if Paris is calling and you really can’t sit still.