A singularly sophisticated Italian imports fresh Campanian produce and inventive pizza toppings to the capital.
With its elegant interior design, appetite-whetting pizza menu and smart and attentive waiting staff, this Left Bank Italian is as proudly classy as you might expect in the glamorous 7th arrondissement. Just around the corner from the Eiffel tower, Marzo places an obvious accent on classic yet refined Italian products like fresh buffalo mozzarella, taggiasche olives, capicollo (pork cold cuts from the Campania region) and various creamy home made artichoke and asparagus sauces, cannily used on some pizzas instead of a standard tomato passata.
Among the many tempting options, the fantastic ‘pizza of the day’ involves a lavish spreading of white truffle on an excellent base (thin in the middle, delectably doughy at the edges), while a classic ‘quattro formaggi’ (mozzarella, taleggio, gorgonzola and scamorza) is another particularly indulgent delight. Thanks mainly to a wine list that focuses on plush Italian bottles (a fresh and fruity Pavia Bianco, for instance), it’s no surprise the bill adds up so quickly, though prices are standard for these parts.
TRANSLATION: HUW OLIVER
5 rue Paul-Louis Courier
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 12noon-2.30pm, 7.30pm-11pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Rue du Bac|