Where to Dine: Daroco Trattoria Italienne

It’s Summer 2018. Newly arrived in Paris, my wife, daughter and I are famished after a long morning recovering from hours of air travel and sightseeing. A spouse with food allergies and a child with less than adventurous taste buds makes for a few challenges regardless of where you are. Paris is no different. Until I can get my bearings in Paris and see what local cuisine is nearby, I fall back on a stalwart that all three of us can enjoy, Italian. Yes, Italian food in France.

A spouse with food allergies and a child with less than adventurous taste buds makes for a few challenges regardless of where you are. Paris is no different.

Located at 6 Rue Vivienne in the 2nd arrondissement, Daroco is an Italian trattoria. Set on two levels, in the former Jean Paul Gaultier flagship store,  the space has an open, airy loft-like feel. Where Daroco excels is in the classic fare: pizzas, pastas and gelato made in house. Coming from the United States I welcomed the traditional, smaller portion sizes. This allowed me to try several courses and leave satisfied at having enjoyed the quality ingredients and care Daroco takes in executing it’s menu. Service was attentive without being obtrusive.

Prices were quite reasonable for the neigborhood with appetizers ranging from 6€-15€, pastas from 16€-24€ and pizzas from 12€-18€. The pizzas, the dough in particular, are excellent and well worth a return visit.

Website: http://www.daroco.fr

Phone: 33 1 42 21 93 71