10 Affordable, Under-the-Radar Paris Restaurants

Discover delicious, lesser-known food joints throughout Paris that will have your taste buds thanking you.

September 13, 2019
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Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Cannibale Café

Cannibale Café is a neighborhood brasserie tucked away in the heart of the Belleville area with exceptional plates and a noteworthy Sunday brunch. Recommended dish: Grilled octopus tentacle, hummus and exotic fruit (shown here).


Clean, natural plates using fresh market finds is what you will find at Greenhouse. The focus is on bringing out the flavor of just a few well-chosen ingredients. Recommended dish: Fricassee of cockles and fennel (shown here).


The menu at Buffet changes daily based on what is available at the market. The dishes are elevated versions of delicious, hearty meals. Recommended dish: Roasted pork with new potatoes, cabbage and fresh blossoms (pictured).

Café du Coin

Café du Coin is a local neighborhood bistro with a top-notch, changing menu. You will find it on a quiet corner in the heart of the 11th arrondissement. Recommended dish: Tomatoes, cockles and lovage (pictured).


Step into Miznon for an Israeli spin on French classics. The food is worth the trip and the atmosphere is lively, making this place a local favorite for good reason. Recommended dish: Ratatouille with beef bourguignon pita (shown here).


Chef Orr of Robert restaurant is whipping up modern cuisine by hand, inspired by the seasons. Discover his culinary creativity in a beautiful but unassuming dining space. Recommended dish: Handmade cavatelli with red mullet, tomato, olives and basil (pictured).


Get real, authentic Mexican food in the heart of Paris at Zicatela. Mexican-born chef, Pépé Iglesias brings the flavor of Mexico to Paris with handmade, traditional recipes. Recommended dish: Handmade tamales (pictured).

Nana Bistrot

Nana Bistrot is a delightful dining experience with exquisite plates made from locally sourced ingredients. You will be blown away by the creativity of the dishes here, like smoked octopus foie gras. Recommended dish: White chocolate and miso tarte with strawberry and wakame sorbet (pictured).


After shopping at Le Forum des Halles stop by Uno for fine Italian food, made from scratch. Fresh, in-season ingredients are used to prepare fresh salads, pastas and pizzas that are sure to please. Recommended dish: Fusilli with almond pesto, stracciatella and pine nuts (shown here).

Faggio Osteria

Faggio Osteria in the Trudaine neighborhood is putting together inventive, fresh pastas and elevated Italian dishes. With its companion pizzeria, Faggio Pizzeria, just across the street, there is something for everyone. Recommended dish: Lobster, mango, tomato, fresh almonds and basil.

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