Dai Dai! Understand “Come on”. An Italian turn of phrase that has us moving. It’s actually the idea that Thomas Fournier wanted to impel to his new restaurant set since mid-February 2018 at 25 rue Oberkampf in Paris 11th arrondissement in lieu of the former Petit Bal Perdu.
At the helm of the delivery tricycles bookable for private events throughout the French capital, the man signs here his first hard construction. If he remains loyal to the Neapolitan pizzas from his debuts, he wants to celebrate another Italian tradition: the aperitivo.
The principle is simple and starts to be well-known in Paris: sharing a moment with your colleagues or friends with a drink and sharable plates filled with sun, the whole in a chic and sober atmosphere mixing marble bar and raw wood, green touches and bargain-hunted lights.
To pay homage to this appraised tradition from across the Alps, Dai Dai went to seek the irresistible ingredients from the Italian boot: Parma ham chiffonade, pistachio mortadella or the excellent truffled dry sausage. The whole is served with Cicchetti, mini bruschetta served by three. Not easy to cut but rather pleasant in the mouth.
Pizzas, fine in the middle with raised up edges, are cooked in the huge gas-oven that rules the center of the place. Once again, we can share them in a friendly atmosphere. Special mention to the tiramisu for dessert: hearty, creamy and not too sweet, perfect!
Moreover, Dai Dai has some mixed salads for lunch as well as pasta that change every day. And if in the week, the atmosphere is calm, in the weekend, the place is livelier… so that you can speak with your new neighbor friends.
25 Rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris 11
cicchetti: 6 €
desserts: 7-9 €
charcuterie: 8-12 €
pizzas: 10-17 €