Aglio e Olio

Aglio e Olio (Paris)

© Geraldine Martens

  • Date
  • share

The Massale trio has doubled down on rue Guillaume-Bertrand! Just a few meters from their wine bar-inspired neo-bistro, Olivier Caillon, Thomas Chapelle and Arthur Chiapello have opened up Aglio e Olio (“garlic and oil” in Italian), a modern bistrattoria with a somewhat chilly vibe (immaculate walls, high ceilings…). Inside the kitchen, the talented Roman chef Andrea Maggi (smuggled out of Massale) goes head to head with the Italian classics. The day we went for lunch, we had: cool Roman-style tripe; hearty conchiglioni with a red kuri squash and taleggio purée – or a slightly overcooked octopus tentacle with a flavor-packed puttanesca sauce and creamy polenta; before a mama-mmmm-esque tiramisu! We also devoured (with our eyes) a few dishes on the next table over: a creamy burrata spilling over onto roasted peppers, vitello tonnato with puntarelle, and spaghetti with chilies, garlic and olive oil. Another option is the prix-fixe lunch menu with a pasta of the day and the dessert of your choice. // G.LeP.

FEELING THIRSTY? There’s a selection of natural transalpine wines: reds from Silvia Giorgetti in the Marches (€8 a glass) or Frank Cornelissen in Sicily (€27 a bottle), a Friulian white from Damijan Podversic (€65)….

PRICE: Prix-fixe menu €15 (lunch), à la carte €30-40.

Do your shopping close by

Grab a bottle to go from somewhere local

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


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.