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Restaurants near the Place d'Italie

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Restaurants near the Place d'Italie

Hi, we have 3 nights near the Place d'Italie in December, and it's not an area of Paris I know. Rather that hike back to my old favourites, can anyone recommend french bistros and brasseries nearby? Maybe even Vietnamese?

Thanks

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1. Re: Restaurants near the Place d'Italie

Bonjour, Fleet-resident,

I cannot give any recommendations of restaurants near Place d'Italie. We liked Cafe Premer, 17 Boulevard Arago, not far from the Les Gobelins Metro stop. Perhaps you could stop off there on your way back to your hotel some evening. Les Gobelins is one stop from the Place d'Italie Metro.

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2. Re: Restaurants near the Place d'Italie

Not a specific place, but you're really close to Butte aux Cailles, which has several cute bars/pubs/restaurants (including a vietnamese restaurant Suave) .

lefigaro.fr/sortir-paris/2012/03/13/03013-20…

http://www.yelp.fr/biz/restaurant-suave-paris

And you're also close to the Asian quarter,

timeout.com/paris/…quartier-chinois-chinatown

Hope this helps!

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I would hop the #27 bus and ride a few stops north, or walk if the weather is pleasant. .L'Ourcine, a fabulous little bistro on rue Braca, is a couple of blocks north west of the Gobelins stop, chef owned, wonderful cooking. Absolutely reserve! http://www.restaurant-lourcine.fr/

Or, again, getting off at Gobelins, walk east to Au Bon Coin, another great little bistrot. http://www.auboncoin-bistrot.com/fr Again, you have to reserve.

Or stay on the bus and get off at St. Jacques and head to yellow fronted Les Papilles (wine bar) on Gay Lassac for no choice comfort food. (a swoonable soup, some kind of braised meat in a copper pot with potatoes and veggies, small cheese course, fruited panna cotta; pick wine off the shelf and pay 7€ corkage) And, of course you will need a reservation. http://www.lespapillesparis.fr/

These three are stand out places. Lucky you to be so close!

Edited: 16 November 2013, 20:07
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4. Re: Restaurants near the Place d'Italie

MPilgrim,

Had a look at the menu at l'Ourcine... ever try this dessert?

"Traditional cream jars pure Arabica, vanilla milk foam as a carppaccio, language house cat"

I'm curious about the last part. LOL I'd assume all house cats in Paris would speak French... ;^)

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5. Re: Restaurants near the Place d'Italie

Are those langues de chat cookies you're talking about? Cat's tongues? Long, flat, tongue shaped, vanilla?

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Langue de chat is usually translated as cat's tongue and is a biscuit which resembles the shape of a cat's tongue, I guess the maison bit refers to the fact that it is hand-made "in-house".

I can imagine the horror if people get the direct translation! I wonder if they do them at the Café du Chats???? ;o)

You just beat me to it MPilgrim

Edited: 16 November 2013, 20:44
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7. Re: Restaurants near the Place d'Italie

It could be worse. There is the traditional confusion between gateau and gato.

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Ha! Ha! The cat who got the cream!?!?!

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Google translated menus are often a good laugh. ;^)

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10. Re: Restaurants near the Place d'Italie

So is the expression on the face of the diner who ordered veal with rice.