By My B., Elodie D. Photos by My B., Elodie D. Posted December 27, 2022 at 16:03
Here is one of the oldest pizzerias in Paris: Chez Bartolo, an Italian restaurant opened in 1950 in the lively district of Saint-Germain-des-Près. This restaurant, which has been given new life in 2019, is open to you every day throughout the year to offer you delicious pizzas, fresh pasta and grilled squid. We go ashore there and live the dolce vita.
There are restaurants that have a good history: At Bartolo’s will thus be the oldest pizzeria in Paris, which does not mean that it remained in its own juice. Lifted and redecorated in 2019, this lively and gourmet restaurant delights us every day throughout the year.
On arrival, the room offers us a beautiful interior with its lemon trees and its beautiful silver fresco. It’s almost a shame that Pizza oven is a bit hidden, he looked handsome, but which we can only make out at the back of the room.
The card is very desirable with its antipastiits cheeses and charcuterie, but above all with its pastaits pizzas and secondi platti, just like in Italy. Foccacia cooked over a wood stovevegetable antipasti, local cheeses, but also Osso bucco prepared at a low temperature, the veal cutlet Milanese style, grilled squidblack truffle ravioli, grilled bluefin tuna, the menu is an anthology of delights!
We are picky eaters and want to taste everything, but it will take several visits to explore the menu. We respect the Italian tradition, and we order a plate with itantipasti and off Vitello Tonnato to begin. The plates are generous and luckily we planned to share.
The pizza and pasta arrive, generous and very well presented. We find truth Neapolitan pizza, with its lightly floured dough and beautiful crust. For us it will be devil (€21) with spicy spianata and carbonara with pecorino and aged guanciale (€18).
On the fresh pasta side we choose Black truffle ravioli. The customers are Italian and we are (pleasantly) surprised that the waitress answers them naturally in Italian. That’s when you realize you’re in a real Italian restaurant, and it’s nice.
On the Secondi Platti side is Grilled octopus nicely presented arrives (€32), flambéed with Marsala, served with caponata-style vegetables.
And the sweet tooth will be in heaven with sundaes, tiramisu, baba pannetone, profiterole or even Nutella pizza for the regressive.
We admit our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, but everything was so good we couldn’t stop. Many tables come here only for one dish, and is not the total amount; moreover, in a self-respecting pizzeria, At Bartolo’s propose takeaway pizzacall them if you live in the neighborhood.
In any case, if you are looking for a good trattoria or pizzeria in the Saint-Germain district, no matter what day of the year, you know the address!