Il Posto

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Il Posto
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A smart and authentic pizzeria serving an inventive range of luscious pizzas from a made-to-measure Neapolitan wood-fired oven.

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.

The menu offers pizzas at reasonable prices (both classic and ‘bianco’ without tomato sauce), as well as a few antipasti like caprese salad, a charcuterie platter and an octopus-potato salad. These last don’t always deliver, but the enormous, succulent pizzas more than made up for any deficiency. We love the ‘quattro fromaagi’ (€14) and the ‘rughetta’, topped with cherry tomatoes, bresaola, mozzarella, arugula, and parmesan (€17).  The wine list is all-Italian and full of affordable bottles. 

For the perfect marriage of pizza and ice cream, pop around the corner afterwards to Pozzetto, a heavenly gelateria on Rue du Roi de Sicile.



Venue name: Il Posto
Address: 356 rue des Pyrénées

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm; Fri-Sun 12noon-11.30pm
Transport: Metro: Pyrénées or Jourdain

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It doesn't look like much from the outside but this place is more than worth its salt. Packed with Italians and the waiters speak only Italian too (quite fun really), this is a bit of a neighbourhood gem and it was packed with a queue forming when we went - on a Tuesday too! Pizzas are sublime - need to go back to try the desserts too, which looked incredible.