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Italian restaurants in Paris

Pizza, pasta, prosciutto and Prosecco

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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

Caffé dei Cioppi

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Caffé dei Cioppi feels like home, with its elegant counter, swish wooden furnishings and large windows creating a light-filled space that strikes a cool balance between very much with-it contemporary trends and a more classic trattoria feel. A charming Sicilian sexagenarian brings a menu packed with delightfully fresh Italian classics...

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11th arrondissement

Restaurant Passerini

Sharing premises with Pastificio, a fresh pasta shop run by Passerini and his wife Justine, the Restaurant Passerini welcomes diners in a spacious main room, equipped with large bar counter and stylish open kitchen, in which the broad-shouldered chef toils away with his carefully appointed team...

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12th arrondissement

Sassotondo

It’s not every day you stumble upon a charming Tuscan terrace in the middle of Paris, but Sassotondo offers just that. Pisan chef Michele dalla Vale is the creative mind behind this trattoria, which proposes a substantial lunch menu of starter and main course (€21), packed full of fresh and seasonal ingredients...

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11th arrondissement

Ober Mamma

Ober Mamma is a handsome addition to the Big Mamma group of Italian trattorie. Owners Tigrane and Victor have managed to repeat the success of their first restaurant with this Oberkampf hangout. The restaurant is beautifully designed and reveals more exciting décor the further in you go...

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Oberkampf

La Trattoria Pulcinella

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Italian fever has seized the north side of Montmartre’s Butte: there’s Trattoria Pulcinella on rue Eugène Sue, La Pulcinella and Locanda Pulcinella pizzeria on rue Damrémont; and as if that weren’t enough, another Italian, L’Angelo, has recently opened too. That’s a lot of choice; but don’t be daunted... 

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Mairie du 18e

La Terra Madre

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A grocery-cum-restaurant run by an Italian couple with an interest in Indian and Japanese cuisines, La Terra Madre certainly stands out from the gastronomic crowd. Unsurprisingly, the bulk of the dishes are Italian – all the classics, from mushroom lasagne to stuffed peppers and veal pasta...

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20th arrondissement

Come a Casa

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A meal at Come a Casa isn't for anyone with issues around personal space – you feel like you're elbow-to-elbow and knee-to-knee with pretty much everyone else in the place. But if you like cheese and wine and perfect pasta in a sweet little neighbourhood... 

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11th arrondissement

Amici Miei

Amici Miei, (‘my friends’), is an authentic Sardinian trattoria, the sort that feeds you up with all the flavours of Italy. Carpaccio and salads compete for starters (€8 to €19), followed by generous pasta or risotto dishes (€12 to €21) and thin crust pizzas... 

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11th arrondissement

La Bocca della verita

Fans of the better-known Italian pasta dishes will feel at ease here, but the real resaon for coming to La Bocca Della Verita is the special twist that the kitchen adds to much of the cooking. On our visit we were delighted by a generous plate of burratta lifted by a black truffle puree... 

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6th arrondissement

Procopio Angelo

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Head to Procopio Angelo for masterful fresh pasta; everything in this restaurant positively sings Tuscany. Even the prices, which are as dolce as any vita. The big ovens look out onto a big colourful room, a little interior terrace, a cool room...

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Canal Saint Martin
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Pizza

Mastino

Mastino's menu is full of classic Italian dishes, but its décor less traditional, all industrial chic with its jet-black walls and exposed lightbulbs. An open kitchen riffs on the historically communal nature of Italian cooking, as the friendly waiting staff smilingly glide between tables. The food here is simple, but excellently done. Wines, meanwhile, are mostly Italian and span exquisite whites, reds and rosés, while classic cocktails like Spritz and negronis are also available...

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Tripletta

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Much to the delight of its faithful clientele, friendly Belleville bar Les Triplettes ambitiously branched out in summer 2016, opening up a Neopolitan pizzeria a little further along the Boulevard de Belleville. With its cosy teak wood terrace and rural cottage-like straw roofing,  the new address oozes charm...

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Belleville

Il Posto

With its hefty tables, stone walls and exposed metal girders, neighbourhood pizzeria Il Posto feels more Italian-American than Italian. And yet, it’s got all the makings of an authentic pizzeria: skilled pizza-makers (pizzaioli), dough-tossing, and a wood-fired oven made-to-measure by Neapolitan artisans...

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North-east Paris

Pizza Dei Cioppi

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Chef Mario’s thick-crusted, well-presented pizzas are available to buy whole or in slices. Classic margaritas and calzones are available every day as well as a selection of toppings that change often: four cheeses, pepper and sausage, aubergine, artichoke heart and so forth..

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Charonne

Marzo

With its elegant interior design, appetite-whetting pizza menu and smart and attentive waiting staff, this Left Bank Italian is as proudly classy as you might expect in the glamorous 7th arrondissement. Just around the corner from the Eiffel tower, Marzo places an obvious accent on classic yet refined Italian products like fresh buffalo mozzarella, taggiasche olives, capicollo (pork cold cuts from the Campania region) and various creamy home made artichoke and asparagus sauces...

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7th arrondissement

Mazzucco

Inspired by Italy’s new wave mozzarella bars, Mazzucco is your go-to Parisian hotspot for a hit of cheese and pizza. We liked the Lorenzo – with bresaola, rocket and fresh parmesan – and a Calzone stuffed with tomatoes, spiced Calabrese ’nduja sausage, smoked ricotta and mozzarella... 

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10th arrondissement

Popine

Cutely decked out with trendy wooden tables, a wall-length bar counter and plenty of exposed brick, Popine offers a brilliant menu of pizzas, split across three mouth-watering categories (Rosse, Bianche and Gourmet)...

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20th arrondissement

Il Brigante

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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...

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Mairie du 18e

Al Taglio

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One of the first outfits in Paris to sell pizza by weight, now a popular practice, Al Taglio is an understated canteen with chic overtones; big wooden high tables are scattered throughout the venue, lit by metallic lamps. Its popularity extends beyond... 

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Oberkampf

Pizza Chic

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An address which could only exist on the left bank, nestled into the busy streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés where 'chic' is a religion in itself. But this contemporary, polished pizzeria (wood panelling, suspended lighting, design tiles and seating)...

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St Germain des Prés
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More Italian dining

Café Odilon

Café Odilon opened its doors at the end of April 2016, just in time for the summer. Customers can enjoy a generously ratio-ed spritz (or two) and a large doughy pizza in the neo-vintage interior and bask in the sunshine that pours through the large bay windows...

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19th arrondissement

Capucine

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Enjoy brunch at Capucine with an enormous cornetti stuffed with home made crème pâtissière or apricot jam. As a taster of what Capucine can do, breakfast certainly hits the sweet spot, and we’ll be back for more...

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Charonne

Camion à pizzas du Centquatre

It’s not everyday you come across a pizza van in central Paris, and especially not one like Le Camion à Pizzas in the 104 (rue d’Aubervilliers) arts centre: Its shiny black, retro-futurist bodywork looks like something from ‘pimp my ride’ and blends in perfectly with the wacky art installations... 

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19th arrondissement

Green Pizz

Don’t make the mistake of confusing Green Pizz with a pizzeria: there’s nothing Italian about the menu here. Made from fresh, organic and mostly French ingredients, the ‘pizz’ is a fast food invention that only vaguely references an actual pizza. Toppings on the slender oval bases... 

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Chaussée d'Antin

Professore

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Professore is a restaurant that tries hard to please, and succeeds. From the moment you step through the door, you’ll be struck by the classy décor, all soft lighting and Neapolitan dining tables. The same goes for Gocce, the bookshop-cum-bar in the back, whose sofas and thick carpets positively invite you to... 

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Saint-Georges

L'Epicerie Musicale

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Ideally situated on the Canal Saint-Martin, L’Epicerie Musicale is a delightful hybrid of café-bar-restaurant-delicatessen-music store. The retro furniture gives the interior all the charm of an old Sicilian café, offset by graffiti art on the walls, a deli section with fish, wine, oils, hams fresh cheeses... 

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Canal Saint Martin

Ice cream

Il Gelato Del Marchese

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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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6th arrondissement

Gelati d’Alberto

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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5th arrondissement

Grom

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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St Germain des Prés

Pozzetto

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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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4th arrondissement

Comments

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Palmizia
Palmizia

L’Épicerie Musicale n'est pas chère DU TOUT !!! Et en plus c'est dix fois mieux que la plupart des autres restaurants cités... Enfin, c'est mon avis, mais l'italienne et surtout la gourmande que je suis fait que je sois bien placée pour donner une opinion pertinente !