This restaurant was our favorite the first time we lived in Paris; we ate there every Friday night. Now that we live in the suburbs we dine there less frequently, but we still make regular visits. This restaurant, around the corner from Gare St. Lazare, is a small, comfortable place, with murals on the wall featuring Venetian carnival. The food is simple and delicious—brick oven pizza, home made pasta, outstanding lasagna. The specials range from Osso Bucco to meatballs that are out of this world.
This is a family operation—the father cooks; the mother makes desserts and charms the guests; the son, Roberto, who departed for a while, has returned along with his beautiful husky, Indy (who loves the sugar cubes that come with the coffee). There is a multi-lingual waiter who is charming as well.
Much of why I love this place is hard to put in words. The food is great, but it is much more than that. It is the ambiance, the experience of eating there. I strongly recommend this restaurant, whether it is for a quick pizza or a larger meal.
Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday night & Sunday.
After dining, you can stroll towards St. Augustin and find a quiet little park, or visit the church.
Favorite Dish: The lasagna-- best we have found in Paris. 4 cheese pizza-- yum! The meat balls (boules de viande)-- maama mia, they are good!