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On the east side of Place de la République, a brasserie with Italian accents has just opened, which quickly made us forget – and that's good – the old Pizza Pino.

Welcome to Piccola Mia, the fruit of the joyful encounter between Italian chef Denny Imbroisi, pizza chef Julien Serri and world-famous mixologist Matthias Giroud who creates a creative cocktail menu. From noon to two in the morning, people come there to eat, drink a cappuccino or end the evening with a drink in hand to a disco tune! Yes, the basement hosts a bar with disco balls every weekend.

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On the menu side, we find the classics of Italian cuisine – vitello tonato, insalata, pizza, pasta, milanese… -. There are also a few twists, like this beet carpaccio which has nothing to envy of its meat counterpart: the thin slices of beet marinated in olive oil go perfectly with the burrata seasoned with a hint of pepper.

Pickles bring a touch of acidity that so many dishes lack! A nice starter before the generous pizzas (between €10 and €26) whose dough is a creation by the chef. Made with exceptional Italian flour and very little yeast, it then rests for three days. This long fermentation makes it particularly digestible.

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Comfortably installed upstairs, you can also enjoy the panoramic view of the Place de la République, with, in the distance, the conquering silhouette of the bronze statue of Marianne brandishing an olive branch, symbol of peace.

But perhaps the most striking thing is the perfect soundproofing of the room which screens out the noise from the street. Well settled, we let ourselves be tempted by the tiramisu, creamy as can be, with a good dose of coffee. A sweet comfort before leaving to mingle with the crowd of passers-by who come and go in one of the busiest squares in Paris. An address that we did not expect in this place, but where we will return.

Piccola Mia
4 Pl. de la République, 75011 Paris
Every day from 12h to 2h

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Text: Tiana Salles

09.04.24

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