Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to introduce you Pizzeria Popolare, one of the best pizzerias in Paris. Belong to Big Mama group from Italy, Popolare serves very authentic Italian dishes, especially PIZZA. One of my Italian friends recommended me this place being authentic and selling very cheap but good margherita ( € 5 in 2017, not anymore though..). Still, it’s the place where I go whenever I crave for yummy pizzas.
The restaurant is located in the heart of the city and it is noticeable from the distance with its orange-colored shade and a long waiting line. Try to avoid on peak time, otherwise you would spend more than hour to get into the restaurant.
The restaurant consists of two floors. The light is a bit dark, which made the food look more delicious. It’s very common to share the table with strangers. The atmosphere of the place is very chatty and energetic.
One side of the restaurant is an open kitchen, thus I could see how my food is ready. The other side is full of empty alcohol bottles that made unique atmosphere of the restaurant.
Each dish has different paintings on it, so you can also enjoy your food with eyes.
Menu and Service
Italian meals usually consist of four parts : Starter – Pasta – Main Dish (pizza, meat, fish) – Dessert. I have no idea how Italian handle with that amount of food in a meal.
Margherita pizza ( € 9) is a must try. It’s the signature menu of the restaurant with Truffle pasta (€ 18). Since the restaurant imports all the ingredients directly from Italian producers, some of the menus can be different when you visit. I think one of the secrets of the taste may be the fresh ingredients.
Considering the quality of the food, the price seems reasonable. You can get the best Margherita in town. Pasta and risottos were algo yummy but pizza was better in personal opinion.
Tiramisu seemed a bit expensive ( € 9), since it’s almost equivalent value for pizza. But it’s worth to try it. The server carries a big plate and serves it in front of you. It’s very soft and tender, so it melts down right away in mouth. It goes perfect with a cup of espresso.
The servers are super friendly. Service are usually slow because there are always many people.
Overall, it’s worth visiting here if you’d like to try authentic pizza in Paris. The restaurant doesn’t take reservation, so sometimes I had to wait for more than one hour to get in. You may wait longer if you’re in a big group.
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Address : 111 Rue Réaumur, 75002 Paris, France