Dining In The Most Awesome Spots in Paris

Mama Mamo

Mamo – 2 rue La Perouse (16th)

The trend continues in Paris of welcoming one Italian restaurant after the other and in June the French capital welcomed the latest establishment to join the ranks and it most certainly deserves a spot in Little Italia in Paris.

After a successful opening in New York, which saw all the biggest stars flock to it for the best Italian food, Mamo has opened in the chic 16th arrondissement of Paris and is proving to be equally popular with both visitors and locals. Seating 50 guests, the restaurant is chic and welcoming with a bubbly manager whose smile is contagious.

Bare wooden beams and stone walls contrast against the crystal chandeliers and red velvet banquet seating that guests are invited to settle into for a hearty meal. The menu here is classic Italian with traditional dishes including Risotto aIla Milanese, Rigatoni con polpette with meatballs, and eggplant parmigiana. The chef here is quite generous with each dish served in large quantities, even entrées resemble portions usually seen for mains, so make sure when you come here you are famished or willing to share.

Italian Dining

Daroco – 6 rue Vivienne (2nd)

Occupying the high-ceilinged space at the entrance to the Galerie Vivienne that once housed the Jean Paul Gaultier boutique, this lively Italian table is a perfect choice for that night when you want a light meal or a break from French food.

In addition to pizzas, try the one with mozzarella, crumbled sausage and marinated broccoli rabe, and pastas, Daroco do the best spaghetti carbonara in Paris, there’s a brief selection of starters, including swordfish carpaccio with raspberries and avocado and burrata with pine nuts and pesto oil.

Open daily for lunch and dinner, making it an ideal weekend address, this lively restaurant with a charming decor of white terrazzo floors, exposed brick walls, wicker chairs and banquettes covered in royal blue velvet, also offers some of the best people-watching in Paris right now.

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