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Il Farniente

#254 of 14,306 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Montparnasse
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1 rue Paul Fort, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 45 42 03 26
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7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family kitchen with obscenely delicious pasta. Clearly butter and cream are not in shortage. Walking distance from Cité Universitaire.

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Thank EricPerlinger1
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was right next to our hotel and as soon as we are here we wish we would've been eating here every night! This is a true Italian restaurant in Paris. The food was amazing and the service was on point! Would recommend this place to everyone and will definitely come back when we are back in Paris!

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Thank Jennifer S
Oldham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

As we are staying in the fabulous hotel next door and we arrived in Paris quite late on in the evening, it made sense 'to stay local'. When we arrived the staff were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant had a lovely ambience about it and the food is absolutely fantastic. Tonight we both had some of the most delicious... More 

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Thank bsog81
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

The food here was excellent, so if you're coming solely for the food, you will definitely enjoy it. However we found the service to be incredibly rude. My friends and I entered the restaurant speaking French as we are currently studying the language. The waiter somehow figured out that we were American and was condescending to us from that point... More 

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Thank Laura S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Il far niente is a nice restaurant,which serve a very good food,fresh and well selected.A bit expensive but it worth ;)

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Thank Mira87x
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Was staying at Cite U as a student, and wanted a nice meal out with my roommate. Really really good Italian that's well worth the price - even on a student budget. You could easily split two dishes three, even four ways. I'm a HUGE eater and still had leftover for lunch the next day.

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1 Thank Theo M
Paris, France
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Warm, welcoming, caring yet professional service. Excellent "fettuccine alla carbonara farniente style" and "café gourmand farniente style" (orange flower scented torta della nonna and a light tiramisù). Very generous pasta served in sizzling cast-iron pots. Perfect for a relaxed family and friends' reunions just before a stroll in the Park Montsouris.

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1 Thank YuriaM
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous Italian restaurant slightly off the beaten track. Friendly and helpful staff (English menu on offer if required) Must try the "marmite" dishes. Exceptional dishes, authentic and delicious. Big portions to suit English/American appetites. Fills up fast- popular with locals! If you can't book, arrive early.

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1 Thank rebeccaRx
Tucson, Arizona
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2016

I was looking for a restaurant in this area for a late dinner (around 9pm), we picked this place for it's reviews, and we were not disappointed! We did not wait long for the food at all. My friend picked the pasta with meatballs and Gorgonzola sauce, and I had the dish with the eggplant in the middle. I tasted... More 

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1 Thank VickiePierce
Toulouse, France
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

I spent great time at Il Farniente. They have many kinds of delicious stuffed pasta, orginally served in Marmites. I especially recommand the boulettes!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$17 - $34
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.
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