What if we tell you that by the Place de la République, not far from the Porte Saint-Martin theaters, you can enjoy a wonderful aperitivo offer with friends; after a play or a good time laughing or crying, you can treat yourself to an Italian feast, followed by a crazy karaoke session, in the same place, you will be happy, of course. Well, this multi-faceted place does exist and it is called Baci Baci!
Inaugurated on the Boulevard Saint-Martin since the early 2020 by Damien Zappavigna and Rudy Lafont – already running Zazza and Ammazza – Baci Baci Italian eatery is likely to delight groups of foodies. From lunch to dinner, without forgetting the cup of coffee in the sun and on the terrace, the aperitivo from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday including the Spritz/antipasti combo for €10, and even an Italian brunch at weekends, the whole followed by a karaoke session in the basement in a room you can privatize, you will definitely want to go and see for yourself.
Open every day of the week and non-stop from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Baci Baci trattoria serves Italian cuisine classics: focaccia, pizza, pasta, burrata and more; likely to please transalpine food fans. And of course, we are really delighted since dishes are based on produces coming straight from Italy.
For instance, we fell for the mozzarella sticks (€9), crunchy on the outside, with runny cheese on the inside, to feverishly dip in marinara. Without giving any second thought, we paired them with two Italian cocktails, an Amaretto Sour (Amaretto, lemon, cane sugar, egg white; €9), and a Bacino Spritz (red Vermouth, strawberry mash, basil, Prosecco, sparkling water; €11), before moving on.
Coming up, these pasta al ragù (€16), very cheeky and made with all the love of a real Italian mamma, we loved them; and this very spicy pizza, the aptly named Piccante (€15) with mozzarella fior di latte, Spianata piccante and gorgonzola. We would have loved to taste desserts, but our bellies were full so we could not continue. But we will be back!
To make digestion easier, some will have the idea of rushing downstairs and sing their lungs out. Allow €5 per person for one hour of booking the karaoke room for groups including 4 to 10 people. But the real foodies will impatiently wait for the weekend brunch served for €25 on Saturdays and Sundays.
What we have not told you yet is that this brunch includes an all-you-can-eat sweet and savory buffet, followed by the dish of the day (pasta, pizza or frittata del giorno) and a dessert, served with squeezed juice and a hot beverage.
In other words, Baci Baci has it all.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 30 September 2021
20 Bd Saint-Martin
75010 Paris 10
Plat du jour : 10€
Menu du jour : 14,90