Up the street from the legendary Galeries Lafayette department store on Boulevard Haussman in Paris 8th, Michelangelo restaurant draws as many shopping-savvy tourists as locals. Draw up a bright red armchair and join a contented crowd in traditional French bistro-style atmosphere of good conversation, large square mirrors, wall lamps and wooden tables. For all its Parisian vibe, Michelangelo has an menu is Italian. Count on a comforting mix of familiar dishes, from a particularly good ‘bruschetta spéciale’ to Neapolitan pizza, and salmon lasagne. Full or not, round off with a Michelangelo dessert special, a rich homemade tiramisu. The occasional French classic like tart tatin keeps Francophile foodies happy. Special diets are well catered for, too.