Many tourists in Paris are hoping that a visit to France can be their passport to Europe. France shares a border with several European countries, and one cannot deny that all these cultural influences have made their way to Paris. For this reason, a trip to Paris gives many the chance to discover examples of other European cultures.
All travelers are not lucky enough to be able to include multiple countries in their trip, so those who have not yet gotten to visit Italy but would still like to get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine should be sure to have a meal at a restaurant called L’Altro.
L’Atro offers genuine Italian dishes like calamari e carciofi piccanti (pan-seared calamari with spicy violet artichoke) and pennette ai “bisi” (penne pasta with crispy ham and pea cream sauce). Dishes are reasonably priced for a Parisian restaurant, with starters ranging from €10 – €17 and main courses from €15 – €30. And, of course, a delicious tiramisu — or panna cotta or vanilla ice cream with espresso — is on hand to finish off the meal. Pasta is served al dente, just like in Italy, and every dish captures the true spirit of Italian cuisine.
The decor is a cross between old-style Italian and modern New York, blending both traditional and trendy elements. One interesting feature is the glassed-in kitchen that allows diners to peek at the chefs who are hard at work preparing their meals.
The restaurant is intended to be a friendly place that encourages conversation and interaction, even among tables. The end result is a space that can be a bit noisy at times — but hey, you wanted authentic Italian, right?
Guests staying at the Hotel Louvre Marsollier will be delighted to find L’Altro just a short walk away from the hotel.
16 Rue Dragon, 75006 Paris
+33 (0)1 45 48 49 49
Open Tuesday through Saturday
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Closed for two weeks in August