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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Il Settimo Ristorante Italiano

57, rue de Bellechasse Send to Phone
01 45 50 39 27
Métro: Solférino
An elegant trattoria in the 7th arrondissement serving home-style Roman cuisine.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Fri. Open until 11 p.m.
Open late
  • Dress code: Business casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Il Settimo Ristorante Italiano Restaurant Review

: Salvatore Tassa, owner of an inn in the Lazio, opened a shop in Paris to promote his interpretation of the cuisine of this mountainous area south of Rome. Indeed, he has transformed the mom-and-pop trattoria into a contemporary, handsome laboratory of modern Italian gastronomy. Tassa trained with big shots like Joël Robuchon, Gualtiero Marchesi and Fredy Girardet. Foodies remember the incredible, baroque Asian invention of Robuchon: saffron risotto with gold leaves that also greatly impressed Tassa, who followed the more secret approach of Marchesi, closer to Roman roots. The same dishes as in Italy are served upstairs such as a slowly cooked, very finely sliced calf’s liver on a bed of sweet onions; rouget with scents of orange with basil and tomatoes; and scampi marinated in vanilla and ricotta. Stewed pappardelles and spaghettis with anchovies are other typical offerings. At lunch, a prix-fixe is served for €19 in the bar. The wine list includes rare and often pricey Italian wines. Desserts comprise classic Italian sweets, such as the Marsala zabaglione.


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