In Bocca al Lupo

Restaurants, Italian Mairie du 18e
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In bocca al lupo ©ZT

In bocca al lupo

In bocca al lupo ©ZT

Pizza, pasta and vino.

In bocca al lupo’ (in the mouth of the wolf) is a way of saying good luck in Italian. And the response is ‘crepi il lupo’ (I shall eat the wolf), to ward off bad spirits.

Finding a good Italian restaurant in Paris, however, sometimes requires more just good luck. But on a recommendation, we take a chance – and even several metres from In Bocca al Lupo's blue frontage, the smell is promising. The delicious pizza special, the scamorza (meaning smoked mozzarella) comes with fennel sausage and homemade tomato sauce. Irresistible. Farfalle pasta is perfectly al dente with courgettes, ham and parmesan. Panna cotta is just the right side of creamy and goes well with the house red, priced at a very wallet-friendly €9. We’ll be back for sure – we may even bring the wolf pack.




By: Zazie Tavitian


Venue name: In Bocca al Lupo
Address: 14 rue Francœur

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12-2.30pm; 7.30-11.30pm
Transport: Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt ou Jules Joffrin
Price: Pizzas €8.50-14, pasta €13
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