Marcella, the gastronomic Italian that will cheer you

Because we must comfort ourselves as much as we can, one of the things a true Parisian opts for is eating good Italian food to beat the winter blues. And it is in the 17th district, to the restaurant Marcella where he goes !

A barn downstairs, a cocooning space on the top floor

Going to Marcella, is in the first place because of its design by Michael Malapert. Le Colonel Moutarde is him. And so is Le Nemours. The bar of the Hotel Jules & Jim, him again ! In short, a sure bet if you want a countryside and chic hostel atmosphere breaking a little with the industrial and vintage trends. On the ground floor, a large marble dining table, a bar in old solid oak, freestone walls... all of this creating a comforting family cottage atmosphere. Upstairs, a cozy setting with benches and cocooning in front of the fireplace, large velvet armchairs, a library almost collapsing under the weight of all sorts of knickknacks, upholstered chairs and sofas covered with soft plaids, emphasized by a pretty terrace covered in greenery. In short, you feel good here, almost like home !

Colorful dishes

Not a culinary revolution, but a nice festival of transalpine flavors, based on fresh produce straight from small local producers: Burrata al tartufo,Burrata affumicata, Bresaola, Speck del Tirolo,Pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano ... the menu sings ! So let yourself be tempted by a selection of Antipasti like the inescapable Vitello Tonnato or the creamy Burrata with truffles from Puglia. We also enjoy the delicious Roman style pizzas, the Fettucce Polpette, pasta with meatballs magically reconciling you with life, or the Maccheroni gratin with truffle cream. Among the Chef's specialties are the Osso Buco Milanese veal style or the "Tagliata de Boeuf". And all these delicious dishes come at a more than reasonable price, ranging from 25 to 30 euros. For people who like a lie-in and have XXL appetites, the brunch at Marcella is an absolute must.

Janvier 2018

My opinion:

An easy address, nice, unpretentious where you eat very well, in a cozy and almost mountainous setting with very reasonable prices.

1, boulevard de Courcelles
75008 Paris
Tel: +331 40 08 08 25