From la Botte to la Butte (French slang for Italy and Montmartre, respectively), there’s only one name you need to know: Bobby, the brick, wood and tile bistrattoria in the shade of the chestnut trees of Rue Custine, opened by pizzaiolo Jacques Bizot (ex-Dalmata) and his sidekick Geoffroy Valette (ex-Pitaya Group). What should you expect to find on the menu? Well-made Neapolitan pizzas spit out by a Stefano Ferrara oven, and pasta of course, all fatto a mano the old-fashioned way. Seated on the immense, angular terrace, the day we went for lunch, we had: a cheeky panzerotto (a fried pizza dough turnover) filled with smoked scamorza and black pepper; a pico bella Margherita with beautifully puffed up edges; tender tagliatelle with ragù de ’nduja (a spicy Calabrian sausage) that’ll warm you up heart and soul; and a classic tiramisu, which could have benefited from a few extra ladyfingers. Otherwise, seen on the neighboring tables, there’s luminous linguine al limone and an alluring Funghi Primavera pizza that combines fior di latte, roasted mushrooms, parmigiano, persillade and basil. We came, we saw, we will be back for more! // Louise Delange
FEELING THIRSTY? Spritz cocktails made with St-Germain or Cynar (€7) for the aperitivo, and a pleasant selection of natural wines to go with your meal: a pet’ nat’ from La Cantina Furlani (€36), a Lombardy bianco from the Castello di Stefanago (€24 a bottle).
PRICE: Small plates to share €4-12, pizzas €9-17, pasta €10-15, dessert €5-6.