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“Looked promising, failed to deliver”
Review of The Little Italy

The Little Italy
Ranked #13 898 of 18 347 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: US$3 - US$18
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a party of four, on our way back from Montmartre, we sought somewhere to eat. Eventually stopped here, around 6.00pm, and were shown to a table, just under the stairs. The paper menus were on the table. After around 10 minutes, a waiter asked to take our order. We requested some drinks first, nothing too difficult, three beers and a sparkling water. This required the attendance of a waitress, and after around another 5-10 minutes the drinks arrived. The waiter returned after another 5 minutes to take our order. Once again, fairly simple, carbonara, risotto, and a couple of salads. A further 15-20 odd minutes passed, I ordered another beer. A waiter arrived to see if we wanted a dessert. The unused knives and forks should have been enough of a clue to the fact that we hadn't our our main courses! After a further 5 odd minutes, food arrived. The carbonara came in a copper saucepan, which was a nice touch. However, clearly reheated, the steam from within as I moved the food about, partially to recoat the dried out surface, was extreme. I ate about half, but couldn't manage the rest. It was the most disgusting offering of a spaghetti carbonara I have ever eaten, and we told the waitress so when she presented the bill, 99 euros, which we paid in full.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is very well located with a huge terrasse. The ambiance is original with music and the decoration is pleasant with original ideas. The food is very good and the price is average (try the Nutella pizza for desert !). The service can be better because the staff team is a little too speed and not always very nice with customers.

Thank Luca P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I red all these writings and didn’t expect much. But because of awful weather and all time full tables when we walk by, I took a risk and went there with my son. Pizzas were good, service quick and very good. Nothing bad to say. Sometimes you just need to ”take a risk”. This time it was worth of it. Good job.

Thank Tii-Anna V
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy Italian food and find yourself in Paris try The Little Italy at 5 Place de Clichy. The wood fired pizza is wonderful as are many of the pasta dishes that they offer. We tried a pesto pasta and it was wonderful served with a creamy burrito and black truffle risotto. The service was attentive and English as spoken. The restrooms were clean and accessible. If upon completion of your meal you desire a dessert try their tiramisu. If you’re a gelato fan theirs is made fresh daily.

Thank Steve W
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GarryDorr, Garry Dorr at The Little Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Ciao,

Thanks a lot for your great comment ! Come meet us again whenever you want to !

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @thelittleitalyparis

Arrivederci,

Team The Little Italy

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Unfortunately I cannot recommend this place at all. Our visit was a disaster from beginning to finish, including but not limited to the food and service.
First, we arrive and the waiter accidently pours the big bottle of oil all over our table, leaving the table all greasy even after the clean up and after we asked for the table to be changed (they did not change). Then we ordered the food, 4 different types of dishes, of which one was good: pesto pasta, cannot really go wrong with that. The salads were tasteless and vegetables in the vegan salad were fully burned. One of us ordered a seafood spagetti, and the seafood itself was grey, not fresh at all, and smelled bad, so we asked the dish to be returned to kitchen, and asked the pasta to be replaced with pizza. Well then comes the pizza, and it was a one big hole! half of "pizza" was empty, and the plate was covered with the sauce. Unbelievable how anyone could ever let anything like that leave the kitchen. Third try, and we got a real dish to the table.
No apologies for the experience, nothing. The waiter we had in the beginning was arrogant, loud and ignoring us, shouting to other employees. Later a younger guy took over, and was trying his best, but unfortunately this could not make the experience better.
Good location and nice interior must attract tourists like us, but I would not have gone there if I knew what was coming.

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