restaurant

Fritto

Fritto (Sète)

  • Date
  • share

“Fried foods from ta mer!” That’s the cheeky slogan behind this Southern French fried foods joint (trodden cement tile floors, communal tables, a light wooden bar) that is alive with free-spirited vibes on the old Rue des Prisons. Here you’ll find owner Marilou Fassanaro (previously of Lanchois), a real-life Sète native making the hot oil glisten with the local catch and freshly plucked vegetables, 50 shades of fried food-style! The day we went for lunch: an incredible fritto misto that was light and crispy, made with anchovies, mackerel, sardines and eggplant; and an excellent fish & chips prepared with hake and panisse like you’d get in Nice, with an excellent homemade mayo for dipping (seasoned with mint, chili or squid ink). FYI: the rest of the fish of the day ends up in ceviche with apples and basil, or occasionally in pan bagnat sandwiches! // A.A. and A.S.

FEELING THIRSTY? Wines brought over from the nearby wine shop, Au Vin Vivant, including a Rhone rosé from the Domaine Gramenon (€6 a glass).

PRICE: Plates €5-11.

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover
I WANT IT!

About

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.