Fresh Pizza @ Pizzeria Popolare – Paris, France
Fresh Pizza at Pizzeria Popolare – Paris, France
Pizzeria Popolare is the new pizza restaurant coming to town. So, what is the new “it” place worth?
I was unusually around the very famous Rue Montmartre at lunchtime this week. On this street, burger, bagels, pizzas and other fast food restaurants are legion.
But I only had one address in mind to try with my boyfriend on that day. Pizzeria Popolare. This place was all over the web papers.
So I was really curious about this place. Is this worth all the buzz? My answer: yes, definitely!
Even if there’s a long queue near the entrance, the customer turnover is really quick. I arrived at 1:30pm and could get a table in 10 minutes.
You are welcome by this huge wall of spirits, which gives quite a first impression. And from afar, you can hear waiters talking with this warm, Italian accent, and the ambient music blasting through Devialet Phantom speakers.
Adding to that the decoration, that is a mix between an Italian canteen and a hipster place, you cannot help but just observing everything with bright eyes.
The place is huge, way more than the three other restaurants from the Big Mamma Group (who owns the Ober Mamma, which I’m still trying to get a table at). There is even a bar downstairs and I have read this is also a club on some nights. #SwissArmyKnife
Getting to the menu, there is a large choice of fresh antipasti, pasta, salards and desserts. But we came to Pizza Popolare for the pizza so we went for it. Everyone talked about the 4€ pizza, which is insanely cheap for a pizza in Paris. But I’m a big mozarella lover, so I couldn’t help but fall for a Mammagherita Di Buffala (9€) while my boyfriend ordered the Regina Instagram (12€, nice name). We also ordered two glasses of Nero d’Avola wine (as a memory of our Sicily trip a few years ago)
Our verdict: This was insanely good. The pizza was fresh, from the dough to the toppings, cooked in wood-burning stoves. The tomatoes were really tasty, way more than the regular pizza you’d eat. The mozarella di buffala, coming straight from Naples, kept its fresh and creamy taste, even when cooked.
I’m still thinking about it two days after eating it. Honestly, this is quite a feat, considering the amount of food I’m enjoying on a daily basis.
I was tempted by taking a dessert but my boyfriend would have rolled me out of the restaurant. But I’ve only heard good things about them. So I’m keeping this for a next visit, very soon I hope!