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
The much-loved trattoria returns with a menu full of fresh, uplifting, superbly executed Italian classics.
Sublime Italian produce and beautiful Italian cooking at this wine-cellar-cum-restaurant.
An Italian canteen with a €12 two-course lunch menu.
You’ll want to holiday in Puglia after visiting this little Italian, hidden in the Marais.
An authentic Sardinian trattoria, to stock up on all the flavours of Italy.
The closest you’ll get to Sicily without leaving the périphérique.
Refined takes on simple, traditional Italian dishes work wonders at Giovanni Passerini’s latest gastro trattoria.
The style may try too hard but the food is on point at the latest addition to the Big Mamma group.
A local favourite, you will keep coming back to this authentic trattoria.
A fancy former Jean-Paul Gaultier boutique is transformed into a grand Italian restaurant and cocktail bar.
The second Italian address from the much-loved Il Posto.
A snazzy Neapolitan pizzeria draws in diners with excellent bases and an alluring array of original toppings.
A fantastic Neapolitan pizzeria, specialising in fried pizza.
Artisanal pizzas and zingy cocktails from the team behind Moonshiner.
Thin crust pizzas and natural wine.
A happening bar expands along the same Belleville road with a stylish and affordable Naples-style pizzeria.
The queue is worth it for one of the best pizzas in Paris.
An excellent pizzeria with a Parisian bistro vibe.
The produce speaks for itself at this affordable hangout inspired by modern Italian mozzarella bars.
Brunch and breakfast
The fourth Italian address from the Big Mamma group – this time with a brunch focus.
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…
This hidden Italian café is a tranquil setting for a special breakfast.
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...
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...
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...
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)...