Orto, the Italian restaurant specialized in genuine panino in the heart of Montorgueil

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 7 December 2021 at 21h06
Craving a genuine Italian panino made by the book? Head to Orto, a restaurant set in the heart of the Montorgueil area providing sandwiches based on tasty products coming straight from Italy! We gave it a go, and here is what we thought!

Italian food fans are always on the look for great places, and we might have found a little gem… Head to Orto, a restaurant specialized in panino – the genuine one, the one you find in any quality sandwich store in Italy (the “Paninoteche” if you know). And art Orto, the product prevails!

The place has been created by Antoine and Benjamin, two childhood friends whose Italian grandparents – who immigrated to France at the same time – knew each other. After school, both friends used to go to the nonna’s to enjoy tasty panini! A memory deeply anchored within them and that led them to create their first restaurant in 2019, in Toulouse. With the success they met, a first restaurant opened in Paris this mid-November, and the two panini lovers are hoping to take over the French capital city!

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Starting with the menu, panini then, but based on products coming straight from Italy! Fall for the Firmino including truffled mortadella, tartufata, potato parmigiana, PDO mozzarella di buffala, and hazelnuts, as well as the Meta and PGI speck, PDO basil pesto, eggplant parmigiana, PDO mozzarella di buffala, fresh basil and pistachios.

Cold cuts fans are not left out with the Stracci, a panino based on salame milano, PDO basil pesto, marinated and grilled zucchinis, burrata Stracciatella, fresh basil and hazelnuts; or even the Calabrese based on spianata piccante (sausage with chili from Calabria), basil pesto, marinated and grilled bell peppers, mozzarella di buffala, N’Duja calabrese (spicy Calabrian dry sausage to spread) and hazelnuts.

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Or you can go for the Veggi, a vegetarian panino, or the Buona Terra, based on mortadella, grilled vegetable sauce, pepper pecorino and potato parmigiana… We let you discover the rest of the menu! And we have been lucky to try the menu… We went for a sure bet, the Meta, a timeless panini classic including speck (smoked and dried pork meat, leaner than cured ham), pesto, hazelnuts, eggplant parmigiana and mozzarella.

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The sandwich was particularly flavorful and surprisingly light given the size and the generosity of the panino thanks to super-light ciabatta bread, locally made by a local bakery, complying with Antoine’s grand-mother’s recipes. The panino took us straight to Italy thanks to the 100% Italian ingredients filling the sandwich. We event went for an extra arugula to boost it up with some additional bitterness, perfectly matching the sandwich’s flavors’ balance.

In other words, a wonderful discovery we highly recommend, especially if you are fond of traditional Italian cuisine. And you can also have some dessert (tiramisu, panna cotta, nocciolata panino…) if you have still some room left (we did not, but we hope we can return soon!). Or, panini are also available on delivery platforms… Shall we discover Orto, then, friends?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 15 November 2021

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    Location

    Rue des Gravilliers
    75003 Paris 3

    Access
    Métro ligne 3 et 11 station "Arts et Métiers"

    Prices
    Les boissons: €2.2 - €4.5
    Les desserts: €4 - €4.5
    Le panino: €9 - €13.5

    Official website
    www.orto.fr

    More informations
    Ouvert du lundi au samedi de 11h30 à 14h30 et de 18h à 22h.

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