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“Wonderful home made Italian food”
Review of Il Caravaggio

Il Caravaggio
Ranked #4 of 14 Restaurants in Vaucresson
Price range: $29 - $72
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This has been our family's Friday night 'cantine' for the past 4 years in Paris. It has grown in size and popularity since the first time we went there, and the quality of the food has only gotten better. It is a cozy Italian place 20 minutes away from the center of Paris, with music playing in the background (from pop to classical) to accompany the wonderful cuisine it serves. The starters are well served in terms of size, presentation and quality, going from a thin, bloody red carpaccio with rucula, dried tomato, mozzarella and parmesan, to fried calamari, to a wonderfully dressed 'aubergine millefeuille' and many more.

For main dishes, I have tried mainly all the pizzas and pastas in the menu, and they are each unique in their own way. The best one, in my opinion, is the Tartufo Pizza with consists of pizza bread, a black truffle sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms. To soften the flavor of the mushrooms with the truffle, once the pizza is out of the oven, the cook places a hand full of rucula and parmesan on top. Perfect combination!

To accompany the whole meal, there is the typical heavy Leffe beer that most costumers order.

For desert, the menu offers a wide range of choices including Panacotta, tarte tatin with a ball of ice cream, tiramisu, Baba au Rhum, and Italian ice creams. There is also, like with the entrances and main dishes, a weekly suggestion of desert.

Parking is not difficult to find and children can make noise without their parents getting ‘the look’ from the French quite families… It is ideal to have your first date, to have your birthday party, to bring your friends or to simply come with your family to enjoy a delicious Italian meal. Try it, you won’t regret it!

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Even if we didn't live just next door to Il Caravaggio, we would make the trip just for the pizzas. They really are that good. I almost always order the Mediterranée which is fabulous; prosciutto, mozzarella, figs and roquette. Divine! While I only tried a non-pizza dish once (osso bucco and it was good) we generally come for the great pizzas and the wonderful garden like terrace. You don't come her though for the service. They are nice but wildly inefficient. It doesn't matter if you call ahead because they normally forget to note your booking. Service is slow and on more than one occasion we have cancelled our dessert order because it never came. But a warm summer evening on the terrace after a great pizza and a limoncello, you think life is good.

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Thank Christine L
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

I went there for the first time with my girlfriend and I was truly amazed by the combination of flavors they are able to put into a pizza! Not only the pizzas are great but the carpaccio's and the bread! The place is great for family lunches and dinners, the service is decent and the atmosphere is quite good! I must also say that the prices are extremely hand-in-hand with the quality. Highly recommend this place if you like to explore the outskirts of Paris!

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Thank JoaoMBPinheiro
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Very nice place, incredible terrasse, bad food, bad service.
All frozen, just the pizza is fresh.

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