How can a pizza be so expensive in Paris? Italian flavors adepts have to pay a big price to enjoy this Transalpine delicacy in the French capital. And the recent wave of opening of Italian restaurants has been reinforcing the come back of the hype pizza, increasing its price dramatically.
But all this could be changing with Big Mamma’s fifth table, Pizzeria Popolare. Already owning East Mamma in Bastille, Ober Mamma in Oberkampf, Mamma Primi in Batignolles and more recently BigLove Caffè in the Marais, the bistronomic group made the buzz with the opening of this pizzeria that opened this Thursday March 16, 2017 at 111 rue Réaumur, in Sentier.
A new variant of the group managed by the pair Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux? Not quite, because with the opening of Pizzeria Popolare, the new kings of the Italian cuisine in Paris hope to give pizza its popular aspect back, in other words, making it more affordable. Here, prices start at €4 for the basic one with a tomato base, and up to €16 for the hearty pizza with black truffle cream and fresh truffle. Between them, we can have our heart set on a margherita for €5, a four cheese for €9 or one with mussel and squid ink for €11. All in all, the range of prices is way under what we’re used to find in Paris and the other rates applied by the group.
So, what to we eat for this attractive price?
It seems like the recipe hasn’t changed. Pizzas are still cooked in a woodfire, in oven coming from Naples and the quality of the ingredients – that made the fame of Big Mamma – is back again with products imported straight from Italy such as the “creamy burrata” to share between 5 to 6 persons! Obviously, there are alternatives to pizza, such as skewers of chicken marinated in beer, or a risotto with lobster bisque, but you should know that at such a rate, it would be a shame to miss it!
Let’s keep things interesting with a glass of Prosecco for €6.5, a cocktail starting from €6 or a glass of red wine Nora d’Avola (a sure value) for €4.5.
Like the other addresses of the Big Mamma galaxy, the pleasure of the eyes is not only in the plate at Pizzeria Popolare. Once again, the group sees things big in terms of décor by giving the place a chic tavern look with a façade entirely covered in alcohol bottles. A way to show that we don’t only eat well here, we can also try not less than 500 references of alcohol from all over the world. A bold and stylistic commitment that is a success and that you can admire without moderation!
One last thing, partygoers, this is for you, from Thursday to Saturday evenings, the place proposes live concerts that end up on clubbing mode until 2 a.m.
111 rue de Réaumur – 75002 Paris
Open every day at lunchtime and dinnertime
From Thursday to Saturday evenings until 2 a.m.
111 Rue Réaumur
75002 Paris 2
pizzas: 5-16 €
cocktail: 6-8 €
antipasti: 7 €
pâtes: 13-18 €
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