Luxury Italian food in the center of Paris
Racines is truly a small and well hidden gem located in the historic Passages des Panoramas in the heart of Paris.
This former printing factory has been converted into an elegant bistro-cum-wine bar serving the heartiest of Italian dishes ”osteria” style. The interior is small and of another of time with old tiles, stitched mirrors and lacquer furniture housed around and open kitchen.
Since 2017 the open kitchen is operated by Sardinian chef, Simone Tondo and offers a menu that is small in choice but big in taste.
With a daily board based on seasonal ingredients things can vary but dishes are always gourmet and include options such as burrata, polpette (meatballs), ragout, and mouth watering veal Milanese.
The desserts are wholesome and ‘’Mamma’s’’ style with poached pears and a fluffy tiramisu! All of this is masterfully animated in the intimate dining room by Stephanie Crockford who also advises you on their selection of natural wines.
The restaurant has many accolades including a 2019 Michelin Star and the title of best “Bistrattoria” in the 2019 Le Fooding Guide. More recently it was also included in a Le Parisien write up as the one of the best Milanese in the city.
Racines is reasonably priced and opens daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations are essential!
Racines, 8 Pass. des Panoramas, 75002 Paris