Of all the Italian chefs in Paris, according to us Michele Farnesi is the one who mostly enhances instinctive, creative and tasty traits. For us his is one of the best cooking experiences in the city. In his mini bistro in Belleville, he combines the lessons learned during his experiences with great French chefs with very Italian flavours and textures. Perfect stuffed pasta, even the simple spaghetti with seafood or cacio e pepe for lunch are excellent, with cuts of meat such as the sumptuous venison fillet. The flavours are incisive, well balanced, the land-sea combinations are amusing, the dishes are extraordinary even in the presence of many ingredients. Michele is very young and loves good, artisanal wine, the wine list proves it thanks also to the hard work of Mirko. In our last visit we had some amazing beetroot gnocchi with oyster and some mind-blowing ravioli with black truffle on the top. No frills, real taste. Michele Farnesi has been awarded as Chef of the Year in the Top Italian Restaurants 2019.