91 boulevard Beaumarchais, 3rd.
Open daily, lunch and dinner
Tel 01 42 78 11 96
Grazie was recently opened by (and down the street from) the trendy home décor shop Merci. It has a similar neo-industrial style with brick walls and large glass windows, no sign above the door, and a clientele of (seemingly) casually-dressed bobo hipsters. The staff are actually Italian, which is always comforting, as is the glow of the wood-fired pizza oven in the open kitchen. You can hang out at the small bar and test out the cocktails (I loved my little, yet potent, gin Bloody Mary), but you’re going to get the munchies, so be sure to reserve a table to try out their excellent pizzas and other Italian dishes.
I split an artichoke and arugula starter (mostly arugula, aka rocket in French), and then had a pizza with cherry tomatoes and arugula again. And it’s good that I like arugula, because my pizza looked like someone dumped an arugula salad on it. The music is a bit loud, but the low-lit atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening (or if you’re trying to hide the bags under your eyes after Nuit Blanche).
yes, it's rather dark in here.
My Bloody Mary in a jar.
The warm artichoke starter with arugula (or the other way around).
My pizza was very good...once I found it under the arugula.
A lemon and white chocolate cake.
The tiramisu (it's Italian, after all).
You can also read reviews of Grazie on Paris By Mouth.