Food & Drink

The 9 Best Italian Restaurants in Paris

Published On 07/23/2015 Published On 07/23/2015
La Briciola
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Guido De Luca
East Mamma
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1. La Briciola 64 Rue Charlot, Paris, 75003 (Le Marais)

It's a no frills pizza joint where locals and pizza-loving tourists come together. It has some of the city’s best white pies, topped with arugula and speck ham, and the perfectly baked crust gets a chance to shine without all of that delicious yet obtrusive tomato sauce.

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2. La Madonnina 10 rue Marie et Louise, Paris, 75010 (Canal St Martin)

The pasta at this spot is definitely the star (especially their clam linguine). Expect friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere.

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3. Amici Miei 44, Rue Saint-Sabin, Paris, 75011 (Bastille)

Get in line with the locals at this no-reservations pizzeria. Italian waiters shout to each other as they serve up authentic Italian cuisine including the Regina pizza: copious and baked to perfection with prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves, it's a no brainer, but just one of many choices to consider.

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4. Come a Casa 7 rue Pache, Paris, 75011 (Pere Lachaise)

This tiny Tuscan spot is home to a short menu, that changes regularly. They frequently have a form of lasagne, and that is always one of their most popular options. The seating is definitely cozy, but that's part of the charm right?

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5. La Terra Madre 46 rue de Menilmontant, Paris, 75020

Located between the 11th and 19th arrondissement, this warm, welcoming restaurant keeps a short menu made with organic ingredients. The menu also includes specific vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes.

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6. Il Carpaccio - Le Royal Monceau 37 Avenue Hoche, Paris, 75008 (Champs Elysees)

For over thirty years this restaurant has been serving italian from with the Le Royal Monceau hotel. The restaurant has earned a Michelin star, and Chef Roberto Rispoli serves traditional family recipes that span Italy's many different regional styles. Be sure to brace for impact when the check comes.

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7. Guido De Luca 14 Rue de Thann, Paris, 75017

This family run restaurant in Monceau has a welcoming atmosphere and a menu based on the family's roots. Today, the restaurant is run by Guido De Luca and his son Romain.

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8. Trattoria Pulcinella 2 rue Eugène Sue, Paris, 75018 (Monmartre)

This restaurant is one of four (!!!) owned by the same family from Naples, and apparently it's the favorite. Their homemade desserts will make you want to skip dinner entirely, but don't. The pastas, pizza, and antipasti is just as good.

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9. East Mamma 133 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, Paris, 75011 (Bastille)

They may have all the pizza, pasta, and salad you could want, but the show-stopper at East Mamma is definitely its bruschetta bar. Rather than just the traditional tomato, they serve variations like spicy sausage, zucchini, & onion confit and king crab with lime, fennel, apple, & cilantro.