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Italian restaurants in Paris

Pizza, pasta, prosciutto and Prosecco

By Time Out editors
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Everyone likes a slice of Italy – especially when it’s topped with stringy mozzarella, fresh olives and tangy tomato sauce. These are our favourite restaurants in Paris for Italian cooking, from rustic trattorias to cutting edge chic

Pasta and trattoria

Osteria Ferrara

5 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Charonne

The much-loved trattoria returns with a menu full of fresh, uplifting, superbly executed Italian classics.

Retro Bottega

5 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Charonne

Sublime Italian produce and beautiful Italian cooking at this wine-cellar-cum-restaurant.

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Caffè Boboli

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Le Marais

You’ll want to holiday in Puglia after visiting this little Italian, hidden in the Marais.

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Amici Miei

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Saint-Ambroise

An authentic Sardinian trattoria, to stock up on all the flavours of Italy.

Non Solo Cucina

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian 16e arrondissement

The closest you’ll get to Sicily without leaving the périphérique.

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Restaurant Passerini

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian 12e arrondissement

Refined takes on simple, traditional Italian dishes work wonders at Giovanni Passerini’s latest gastro trattoria.

Mamma Primi

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Batignolles

The style may try too hard but the food is on point at the latest addition to the Big Mamma group.

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Daroco

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian 2e arrondissement

A fancy former Jean-Paul Gaultier boutique is transformed into a grand Italian restaurant and cocktail bar.

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Pizza

Mio Posto

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Roquette

The second Italian address from the much-loved Il Posto.

Popine

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Ménilmontant

A snazzy Neapolitan pizzeria draws in diners with excellent bases and an alluring array of original toppings.

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Louie Louie

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Pizza Charonne

Artisanal pizzas and zingy cocktails from the team behind Moonshiner.

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Faggio

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian SoPi (South Pigalle)

Thin crust pizzas and natural wine.

Tripletta

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Pizza Belleville

A happening bar expands along the same Belleville road with a stylish and affordable Naples-style pizzeria.

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Il Brigante

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Pizza Mairie du 18e

The queue is worth it for one of the best pizzas in Paris.

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Allegra

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Pizza Strasbourg-Saint-Denis

An excellent pizzeria with a Parisian bistro vibe.

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Marzo

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Pizza 7e arrondissement
A singularly sophisticated Italian imports fresh Campanian produce and inventive pizza toppings to the capital.
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Brunch and breakfast

Biglove Caffè

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Le Marais

The fourth Italian address from the Big Mamma group – this time with a brunch focus.

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Nolita

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian 8e arrondissement

Nolita's unrivalled ‘brunch à l’italienne’ is a lavish, Latin buffet that’s a world away from a London fry-up: melting mozzarella, carpaccio of swordfish, Parmesan shavings on a bed of bresaola, soft sliced ​​octopus, subtly marinated vegetables, sundried tomatoes…

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Capucine

5 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Italian Charonne

This hidden Italian café is a tranquil setting for a special breakfast.

Il Gelato Del Marchese

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Ice-cream parlours Odéon

A chic hybrid of ice cream parlour and tearoom near the Odéon square, this Italian gelateria offers a vast array of home made ice creams (from €5.30 a scoop) and sorbets (from €4.80). Expensive they may be, but each ice is exquisite...

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Gelati d’Alberto

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Quartier latin

You come to purple and white Gelati d’Alberto for two things: the delicious ice cream and to watch the employees turn your scoops into a flower-shaped work of art before your very eyes. Once you’ve tasted the classic flavours, try the Nutella, green tea or even the vodka Red Bull... 

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Grom

4 out of 5 stars
Shopping Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Created by two young Italians in 2003, Grom has grown into an international ice cream chain with boutiques in Europe, the States and Japan. But don’t let that put you off: their caramel ice cream with pink Himalayan salt and cioccolato fondente made from Venezuelan chocolate are still as good as ever...

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Pozzetto

4 out of 5 stars
Things to do Le Marais

Pozetto might not be the most famous gelateria in Paris, but it’s one of the best, serving classic Italian flavours like gianduia torinese (a Turin speciality of chocolate and hazelnuts from Piémont), fior di latte (made from milk, cream and sugar) and pistacchio (a creamy Sicilian pistachio blend)... 

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