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Restaurants, Italian Belleville
5 out of 5 stars
© La Fourchette
© La Fourchette
© La Fourchette
© La Fourchette

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

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A slice of Rome by way of Menilmontant.

What should I order? Offal rigatoni with mint and pecorino.

Dilia is the closest you’ll get to an authentic Italian village without leaving the Périphérique. Michele Farnesi took the reins of this 20th arrondissement gem from her compatriot Simone Tondo a few years and has been steering the boat like a true captain.

This is refined Italian cuisine served generously – every lunch offers a €17 set menu, made with super-fresh ingredients and always featuring a pasta dish. We tried the porchetta bruschetta with crushed tomatoes and perfectly fried yellow plaice with a zingy cucumber mayo and courgette salad. The textures were equally magnificent in an offal rigatoni dish with mint and pecorino. To finish off this little love affair was a sublime basil and berry pannacotta. All this washed down with a superb OUT rosé from southern Rome and we're pretty much sold. You know where to go for your next Italian staycation. 

By: Zazie Tavitian



Address: 1 rue d'Eupatoria
Transport: Metro: Ménilmontant
Price: Lunch menus €17-32 (except Saturdays), evenings €48-77
Opening hours: Thu-Sun 12.30-2pm, 7.30-10pm
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