Il Brigante

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  • Italian
Critics' choice
44 Love It
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Mairie du 18e

The décor is minimal and the atmosphere supercharged, with the white-hatted and –aproned chef preparing and firing his ample pizzas in the centre of the room, making a fine spectacle as he manages his team and feeds the big sharing tables. He maintains an admirable good humour, and his pizzas are thin-based, crunchy and generously loaded with fresh and flavourful ingredients. We loved the San Nicolas (ricotta, mozzarella, bresaola, rocket and parmesan, €16) and the Ronzatti (scamorza, marinated broccoli and Neapolitan sauce, €15), washed down with a carafe of Italian red (€12).

You’ll inevitably wait for a table or to take away. There are no reservations, and it’s hugely popular – but it’s worth the wait for one of the best pizzas in Paris.

Venue name: Il Brigante
Address: 14 rue du Ruisseau

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12noon-2.30pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm
Transport: Métro : Lamarck-Caulaincourt ou Jules Joffrin
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