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Il Farniente

#224 of 13,355 Restaurants in Paris
#243 of 13,958 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Montparnasse
Italian, Pasta
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1 rue Paul Fort, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 45 42 03 26
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice place to eat.

Nice, good and big meals. Price is cheap in Paris. Waiters are nice. Love this place! RECOMMEND THIS!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Mikko R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice, good and big meals. Price is cheap in Paris. Waiters are nice. Love this place! RECOMMEND THIS!!!!

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you go to Paris, you MUST try this restaurant, the authentic food is fresh and plentiful, and absolutely amazing. We had the tortellini w/ marscapone cheese sauce, i will come back!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am so glad we listened to other TripAdvisor's reviews and found this gem. Not only was it nice to have a break from a weeks worth of French food, but we were a large group of 30 somethings that were loud and a good time, the atmosphere was perfect. The owner and staff didn't speak much english, but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A very nice restaurant with genuine italian food, also very good for vegetarians like us. Very friendly owner and staff, I recommend to go and eat here if you stay around Pt d'Orleans!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It was by chance we found this fairly well hidden restaurant near where we were staying, but it was chance that led me to possibly the best pasta I have ever eaten. I am not, in any form, a pasta connoisseur. I enjoy pasta a lot though, and this was definitely one of the most enjoyable pastas I had ever... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food is very good and in very generous proportions: in fact, it is difficult to eat all! The range of pastas is big. But the biggest positive here is the warm, cosy, jovial atmosphere: no stiff upper lip here, thankfully! Beware though that some of the staff have limited abilities in French and English.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were invited by friends who live just across this seemingly uninviting Italian restaurant. It was a total surprise by the quality and amount of food served. The chef and staff all come from the Puglia region of Italy, so don't expect ultra-refined food - this is a region of superb but simple, country-style fare. The pasta choice is quite... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited this very good italian restaurant 1.4.15. The service was kind and athmosphere was very happy. We ordered meatball pasta and bottle of redwine recommended by staff. The pasta was terrific and the wine went really well with the food. The icing on the cake was the dessert, fresh sorbett and sambucca. We highly recommend the place and it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Service was friendly, portions were huge and everything tasted very good. We got different sort of pastas which were served with creamy sauces, we like it, nothing for people making a diet. Proseco was great. A good adress to return.

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Bayonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fab food, fair prices and nice service. This is the best Italian food I gave had in a France. Bar none! Go for it and enjoy

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Additional Information about Il Farniente

Address: 1 rue Paul Fort, 75014 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 45 42 03 26
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
Average Prices: USD 16 - 33
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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  • Address: 1 rue Paul Fort, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighborhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 42 03 26

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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