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.