If you are not leaving to Naples any time soon despite the urge to enjoy some delicious pizza, we have some good news for you: you may not have to fly to enjoy some quality margherita.
Pizzaiolo 2012 Vice-World Champion, second best pizzeria in the world outside Italy by Gamberro Rosso guide, second and third world’s Top 50 Pizza in 2019 and 2020… Neapolitan chef Gennaro Nasti is not done winning awards for his Parisian restaurant, Bijou, happy to have conquered the hearts of Parisians with his first address, Popine.
Hidden in the heights of Montmartre, Bijou welcomes all people craving tasty pizza with open arms. Get a seat inside, not far from the impressive mosaic wood-fired oven, or on the cute and quiet terrace, if the weather allows it.
On the menu, two kinds of Neapolitan pizzas: on one side, pizzas rather classic – but careful, they are made with the best of Italian ingredients. On the other side, more original pizzas based on prestigious ingredients (champagne, foie gras, white truffle). Gennaro Nasti’s idea? Making of pizza and delicate and gourmet dish.
And because we felt fancy that day, we went for a gourmet pizza by Bijou, the exquisite mortadelle et pistache (€20) with pistachio cream, mortadella, burrata, extra-virgin olive oil. We made the most of it and tasted a more classic pizza, the Capricciosa (€18) based on cooked ham, artichoke, spianata calabra, mushrooms, olives, basil and olive oil. Both very tasty and very hearty.
But before we got to the pizzas, we whetted our appetites with roasted eggplants and zucchinis (€14), yellow tomatoes, caramelized spring onions, toasted almonds and lemon zests. A nice and flavorful starter. And even though we felt replete already, we go on and order some dessert including the unmissable Sicilian pistachio cannolo (€10).
In other words, if you are looking for hearty pizzas likely to surprise your taste buds, Bijou is the place to go!
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 1 October 2020
10 Rue Dancourt
75018 Paris 18
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