Running a truly formidable Italian restaurant business in Paris, the Big Mamma Group has added Libertino to its roster of now 8 locations. In the newly-hip 10th arrondissement, Libertino is a traditional trattoria that features Italian cuisine similar to that of its sister restaurants.
From the outside, Libertino has a neon sign with their name and telephone number over a blue door covered in plastic flowers. The inside is a time machine into ’70s Italy with kitsch decor including fish-shaped kitchenware, mismatched chairs and figurines.
The space features an open kitchen and a coveted secret bar in the basement as well. Usually inspired by the cuisine throughout Italy, Big Mamma Group distinguishes itself at Libertino by serving Roman-style pizza (they are renowned for their Neapolitan version, which can be found at their Pizza Popolare, one of the cheapest sit-down pizzerias in Paris) Other dishes include Venetian Cicchetti, pasta, and gourmet desserts in the form of an old-school pastry shop. And in the good old Italian tradition, Libertino will cater to bigger parties by offering giant cakes for birthday celebrations and large fish dishes to share. In fact, everything is better shared at Libertino.
As per usual, Big Mamma’s dishes are quite affordable with most appetizers under 10€, pizzas and pasta starting at 13€, and desserts all in the 7€ range. For a full stomach, a warm heart, and full (enough) wallet, Libertino is a must.
Image: Libertino Facebook page