Who said that the best pizzaioli had to be Italian? Last April, Ludovic Biccherai (Gusto Pizza) proved that France was also capable of the best, winning the World Championship of pizza.
So while you may be taking in sights in the esteemed home of gastronomy, sometimes only pizza is only going to cut it. And in the French capital you can be assured of finding some of the very best.
So, for when you want a taste of Italy in Paris, and the best pizza in a convivial atmosphere, here are the best pizzas that will make your taste buds travel!
To say that Louie Louie is a good place to eat a pizza in Paris is a bit like pushing an open door. Inaugurated by the Moonshiner team in 2015, the establishment never fails to please thanks to an efficient formula, refined decoration, a pizza dough left that's left to rise for 3 days, first choice ingredients and a decent cocktail list.
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Where? Louie Louie, 78 rue de Charonne, 11th arrondissement of Paris.Website
Gennaro Nasti, former pizzaiolo of La Famiglia di Rebellato, finally opened his own address in mid-April: Popine. The Neapolitan, who came second in the Pizzaioli World Championship in 2012 and is also a member of the Association of Italian Chefs, once again demonstrates the extent of his talent to Parisians in the 20th arrondissement. In this wooden den, lovers of Italian cuisine will enjoy a pizza with a soft and pillowy base, cooked in a wood oven from Naples. When it comes to the toppings, Gennaro Nasti also puts quality first, with real Mozzarella di Buffala, tomatoes full of sun and the best olive oil.
Where? Popine, 108 boulevard de Ménilmontant, 20th arrondissement.
NB. Gennaro Nasti also recently opened a second address of gastronomic pizza: Bijou, near Montmartre.
If you prefer pizzas with a slightly thinner base, go to Lucky Luciano. In this modernly decorated restaurant the pizzaioli also work their dough according to the rules of art with ingredients coming straight from Italy. Special mentions have to be made for the pizza with eggplant and truffle oil, the calzone and especially the Lucky Luciano, a white pizza parma-rocket-cherry tomatoes!
Where? Lucky Luciano, 1 rue des Petites Ecuries, 10th arrondissement.
Opened in April 2015, East Mamma created quite a buzz among the pizza loving Parisian community. In this modern trattoria in the Bastille district, the pizzaioli delight us with a fine Italian style dough, served in the dining room or on the terrace when the sun shows its face. All the ingredients are carefully selected direct from Italy, and sufficient to delight even the most delicate of palates. Note that the Big Mamma Group has several addresses including Ober Mamma and Pizzeria Popolare , also renowned for their pizzas.
Where? East Mamma, 133 rue Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 11th arrondissement.Ober Mamma, 107 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 11th arrondissement.
The Wanted has all the keys to seduce the inhabitants of the 19th arrondissement (and moreover!) With its pretty wooden decor and trendy music. Located in the new Secrétan Hall the restaurant offers delicious Italian antipasti and excellent cheeses, to be tasted on a simple board or pizzas garnish. The latter, cooked in an oven combining wood fire and rotating plate, are a delight mixing organic flour, Parma ham or truffle honey.
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Where? Wanted, 46 bis rue de Meaux, 19th arrondissement.
Zazza opened its doors in January 2016, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. It is in a street perpendicular to the Grands Boulevards that you will discover this modern den with the washed walls and its delicious pizzas! To put yourself in the mouth, let yourself be tempted by a homemade cocktail fresh and punchy, to accompany some antipasti. Then crack for a generous pizza, such as Figata with prosciutto and parmesan, surmounted by a creamy burrata or Tartuffa with carpaccio of truffle, ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella. Finally, finish on a sweet note with the excellent tiramisu house, a panna cotta or a lemon tart.
Where ? Zazza, 18 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 10th arrondissement of Paris.Website
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