Cucina, has just opened. A true trattoria. Good home, good food, beautiful decor. Paris has a few “Italian” chic and pizzerias lower end of the range, but no trattoria authentic. The vacuum comes to be filled. Alessio, director-young and beautiful boy, the eye to everything, receives and attends actively to customers. It comes from The Petite Maison de Nicole, in Nice, where the food of provence is of the first order and the joyous atmosphere, or even raging. Décor very successful Jean-Michel Wilmotte: giant portrait of Catherine de Medici, who introduced artichokes to France ; square tables and round, marble countertops, and mirrors the identified zinc ; open kitchen, where you can see the excellent chef, Matteo Lorenzini ; servers wearing a knit sailor striped red and white, benches salmon.

A setting’s highly successful Jean-Michel Wilmotte. julien_philippy

Alain Ducasse, the origin of this nugget, has it all figured out for a long time. The restaurant, it is primarily the sharing, but few institutions have the courage to risk it. However, only the user-friendliness creates the atmosphere. The tables around me shared all the antipasti: tuna salad, beans, coconuts, red onions, and olives ; burrata and endive ; octopus with potatoes ; vitello tonnato ; mozzarella and figs ; sea bass carpaccio. Seven kinds of pasta, including ravioli, onion, the delicious and melting eggplant parmigiana baby, and the very successful squash risotto from Mantua. Everything is very good. You can also order a pizzetta napoli or margherita, a plate of cold meats and cheeses. Sea bream in the oven, bar roasted artichokes. Escalope milanese giant, and beef florentine, accompanied by a creamy polenta. The Italian desserts are nice, but it is necessary to choose the frosted lemon, which, in addition to the sorbet, you can taste the thick skin.

in Paris, Cucina vogue today without competition. With his lunch (two-course meal, coffee, petits fours) at 24 €, Cucina also beats the record quality for the price. Alessio the beautiful waiting for you at Maubert, where we share without pretense, feasting.

Cucina, 20, rue Saint-Victor, Paris Ve(01.44.31.54.54). Menu: 24 € (lunch), Map: from 38 to 50 €. Open every day.

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