Libertino, a new Big Mamma address in the 10th

Libertino, The italian trattoria in Paris

And now 11! Big Mamma does it again and continues its success story with another address in the trendy 10th, on Rue de Paradis, bobo-zone in which there cruelly lacked a trendy Italian.

And such is the case with Libertino, which cuts and pastes the implacable method of Victor Tigrane in a new baroque style. Important news: it’s now possible reserve, and that’s cool—especially for big tables.

A scenography worthy of La Dolce Vita

Installed in former shoemaking workshops, this venue feels as though you were projected in a Fellini style house where Marcello Mastroianni and gorgeous divas had enjoyed a huge feast while dancing the night away. Total kitsch between pink drapings, an accumulation of vegetation, Piedmont furniture between rococo chandeliers picked up in vintage antique shops of the Boot. A great moral booster, even on dreary nights.

A la carte delights

Italianitude is the marching order, starting with the accent of the servers. On the menu, antipasti galore (tarte tatin with peppers and onions for two (€16) a giant leek, melt in the mouth and burnt with heart of burrata and vinaigrette with cornichons pickles (€9)… I buoni piatti ? The Libertino lamb, cooked for 16h on the grill. Amazing! (€16)

pasta cacio e pepe and double truffle pizza at libertino in Paris

In terms of pasta, the cacio e pepe served in a wheel of pecorino is a must (€15) with crispy artichokes fried in Timut pepper, aniseed or Amatriciana di Polpo with tomato sauce and roasted squid. Yum!

Pizza mania full blast: chef Filippo serves a 36 cm thin and crisp Roman version between “Orange Crush” with squash gorgonzola cream, “Mortad’ella” (€14) with a pesto of pistachios, spinach sprouts and parmigiano or the incredible double truffle grated straight on the pizza (€20).

Desserts galore

When it takes on the allures of a feast, the highly instagramable buffet of dolci, makes it impossible to skip sweets such as the amazing floating islands with caramelized popcorn and many other cakes: limonemisu, an ultra-light tiramisu with Amalfi lemon, a house baba au rhum or a chocolate tart, salty butter caramel, crispy praline chantilly (€7). Also to be ordered, the mid meal “Venetian hole”: “Sgroppino alle pere”: a pear and vanilla sherbert sprinkled with sparkling lambrusco (€5).

A festive underground bar

Cocktail bar with Monika Banasik at libertino in Paris

Ambiance 70’s at the bar with a disco ball and bewitching potions, totally playing out psychedelism.The idea: sitting at the bar and sipping the amazing cocktails of mixology magician, aka Monika Banasik, in Flower Power Spritz mode or in a cocktails pitcher...

Open every day from noon to 2:30pm and from 6:45pm to 10:45pm.

Also discover the Entrecôte american sandwich and Ischia, the first italian restaurant by Cyril Lignac.

©Jérôme Galland

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