The produce speaks for itself at this affordable hangout inspired by modern Italian mozzarella bars.
Inspired by Italy’s new wave mozzarella bars, Mazzucco is your go-to Parisian hotspot for a hit of cheese and pizza. Start off with a round of Campania buffalo mozzarella (plaited or smoked, in portions of 125g or 250g) or heavier, creamier burrata from Pouilles (served as mini burratinas, or flavoured with truffles). Team them with one of the classic Italian wines on offer, available by the bottle or glass. If you have room for more, the resident pizza-maker or pizzaiolo, Matteo, will be happy to oblige. From his pizza menu, we liked the Lorenzo – with bresaola, rocket and fresh parmesan – and a Calzone stuffed with tomatoes, spiced Calabrese ’nduja sausage, smoked ricotta and mozzarella. Desserts are homemade and include a lovely panna cotta with preserved cherries.
A small round of mozzarella will set you back around €9, a pizza €13 and a glass of wine €5.50. If you’re serious about your Italian produce, don’t let the typo-ridden menu and occasionally inaccurate advice from the staff put you off – the products here speak for themselves.
7 rue d'Enghien
|Opening hours:||Mon-Tue 12noon-3pm, Wed-Sat 12am-3pm, 7pm-11pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Bonne Nouvelle|