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“Outstanding experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Italia Brasserie

Bar Italia Brasserie
22 Rue Moncey, 75009 Paris, France (Opera / Bourse)
+33 1 83 97 25 85
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Ranked #7 of 13,133 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Whitby, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My husband and I found this tiny, Italian restaurant from reviews on tripadvisor - and are so happy we did! Our entire experience was perfect.

Our reservation was made for 9pm (on a Thursday) and when we arrived our table was ready and every other seat was full. You absolutely must make a reservation or risk missing out because I am not over exaggerating... the place is tiny tiny. I only remember seeing 7or 8 tables in total (some seating 4, but most for pairs). During our visit, 3 other tables were flipped for other late-night diners and we noticed one couple (without a reservation) get turned away because they were full.

The atmosphere felt lively, yet intimate and our server was very knowledgeable of the menu. Although it is probably customary for them, we felt extra special when we were each given a glass of Prosecco (Italian champagne) as a welcome while we looked over the menu.

We started with a delicious antipasto plate that was almost too big for two. It included grilled zucchini, eggplant, and yellow pepper, a pile of cured meat, bruschetta, with a huge ball of homemade Mozzarella cheese in the middle.

We spoke with the sommelier about our wine preference and each went for a glass of his recommendation. For our dinner I selected the truffle ravioli, and my husband went for a penne in a bacon and mushroom-infused sauce. Both dishes were outstanding. Besides the taste, we appreciated the beautiful presentation and ample portions. Sadly, we did not save any room for dessert. (Our entire bill came to 78 Euros and was well worth it)

My stomach is growling as I write this review, begging to go back. We will!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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50 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A corner of Italy in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have been there during an holiday this winter... the place is very small but you can eat here the real Napolitaner pizza. The chefs and pizzaiolo are Italian and they really take care of the quality of food. If you have nostalgia of Italy, this is the right place

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful food, amazing service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I write this review just hours after eating at this wonderful restaurant with my girlfriend. We have been in Paris for a few days and booked the Bar Italia Brasserie after reading other reviews. I can assure you that if you choose this venue to eat at, you wont be disappointed. The food was delicious, from the starter we shared, to the perfectly cooked pasta (we had the ravioli and the penne) and a lovely creme brulee dessert. The food however was surpassed by the incredible service. As soon as you walk through the door the personal service begins, you are made to feel very welcome, the menu was then explained to us in English and we were left for a short time to decide what we wanted. As it is only a small restaurant, you are given in depth attention even if all of the tables are full. For such an amazing meal and service, the price is very fair. We paid €74 for the evening, which you may even say is cheap after you've experienced it for yourself. My only advice would be to book in advance as it is clearly very popular. Thank you Bar Italia for an evening that we will never forget.

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Paris, France
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“Sempre buono”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Fourth time i went.
Tried lasagna and i nave to say that truffle ravioli are a level above.
Still, quality and service are exceptional.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This out of the way little gem delivers a small menu with care & flair. 4 starters, 4 pastas, great dessert, nice wine list. 3 lovely people running the show. Had dinner with 3 friends from Italy. Everyone was most happy. Bravo.

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