Grazie which means thanks, which also means Merci. Merci an amazing concept store which doesn't need a description anymore and if you don't know it, I advice you to discover it by yourself, it's worth taking a look. So Grazie and Merci what's the link, besides the same meaning? It's also from the same family but this time owned by the Cohen' son. So, what is Grazie? Grazie is an Italian restaurant located in the third area on boulevard Beaumarchais (not far from Merci). It is a big dark loft lighten by candles with big comfy leather sofas in the entrance when you can have a drink and diner as well (exactly what we did). You have the choice between 20 different cocktails and each one was more impressive and original than the other. We also chose a natural red wine (which means sulfur-free) that was delicious, by the way the wine list is quite impressive! We then ordered as a starter a platter to share with fresh ingredients coming all the way from Italy with prosciutto 18 months, mozzarella di buffala and fresh veggies such as tomatoes on toast and grilled red peppers, served with a freshly cut focaccia: hum un délice! (said with an Italian accent, it's even better) And then the fatal moment when you need to choose a pizza among twenty different (which sound all delicious) has arrived, therefore we decided to share everything in order to taste everything, and this idea was perfect and has confirmed me that those pizzas are delicious! Because a meal never comes without a sweet part, we ordered a dessert but not the kind of dessert I'm getting excited about unfortunately, we ordered: cheese! I love cheese but not as much as chocolate, sorry guys! It was a small platter but a good one, served with two different kind of jams: figs and tangerine. And of course, for almost two years and a half now, it has become impossible to leave a place without its nightcap - I'm dating a man who loves rum more than me - he ordered 4 different rums, all from different countries and years. The barmaid herself came to her table to explain us exactly what we were about to drink. She was fantastic - my friend fell in love with her - she took the time to write down rum's names and countries and to describe us each taste we might felt in the mouth.
I really appreciated the New York' style loft, the amazing cocktails we drunk, the fresh ingredients and the fact that the barmaid took the time to make us a little rum tasting. However, the service was disappointing and look like it was the first time those waitress were serving. But I truly advice this place for all the alcohol list suggested and the fresh ingredients they use to make antipasti and pizzas.
Grazie 91 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris - Metro Filles du Calvaire (M8) - Open everyday from 12pm to 3pm and from 6pm to 11pm - Cocktails: from 10€ to 13€, Antipastis: from 5€ to 35€, Pizzas: from 9€ to 22€ and dulce: from 6€ to 13€