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“Something different”
Review of Carmen Ragosta

Carmen Ragosta
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Ranked #5,961 of 17,020 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Canal Saint-Martin
Pocklington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Something different”
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

If you want something a little out of the ordinary it's the place for you. Vegan or vegetarian food of a very good standard. Warm friendly atmosphere with the added option of purchasing owner designed clothes. The service was great and you were made to feel special. Well worth a visit.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Paris
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Amazing home-cooked vegetarian Italian food!”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Carmen's place is something really special in Paris. She's a clothes designer and amazing cook, and the two come together in her hybrid space with a few tables set in her shop just steps away form the Canal Saint-Martin.

She generally only cooks for lunch (although groups can be accommodated on certain evenings upon request) and every day she serves something different, often accompanied by her great homemade bread. Her pasta dishes are amazing, she has a way with vegetables and sauces, she does a great risotto... Put yourself in her hands and you won't be disappointed!

Best of all, the meal ends with her own special tiramisu which has to be the best on the entire planet - and I've tasted hundreds. You'll be amazed.

Oh, and if you want to taste the slightly bigger brunch served on a Sunday, it's best to book - places are very limited.

Definitely a place to prove that vegetarian food doesn't have to be bland and depressing, and Carmen's infectious laugh and spontaneous good humour will ensure you have one of the most memorable meals ever :-)

Very highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Surprising Italian vegetarian meal”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We found out about this restaurant from a blog. We did not know what to expect from it but we were pleasantly surprised.

The place is nice and different as it is a clothing shop and a restaurant at the same time.

The lunch consists of a main course, a dessert and a coffee that costs 15 Euro. Both the main course and the tiramisu were surprisingly delicious. The Italian owner, Carmen, was very nice and was eager to talk to her customers. Her dog, Pippo, is always in the shop and he was adorable.

It is a hidden gem and you will definitely like it if you like Italian cuisine.

The address in this page is not correct. The correct address should be 8 rue de la Grange aux Belles that is close to the Canal St. Martin.

  • Visited February 2013
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