© Big Mamma / Photography: Jérôme Galland

Following the opening of outposts in London, and very recently in Lille, hospitality group Big Mamma has once again shifted its focus on home base Paris to open a venue that tickles all your senses. Situated a few blocks away from Canal St.-Martin, a cool yet somewhat rough around the edges part of town, the dining venue is called Libertino and is a logical extension, if one might say so, of the company’s existing establishments. Occupying the former head office and workshops of French cobbler François Pinet, the interior design has once again been created by Studio Kiki, the in-house design team of Big Mamma. Upon entering the trattoria, guests are instantly warped to a scenic Montepulciano, a scenic medieval town in Tuscany which served as the prime inspiration source for the eatery’s various lavishly decorated yet homey settings. On the right hand side sits an open kitchen, fitted out with a large Josper grill, and on the left, a counter laden with various desserts. The overall aesthetic may be distinctly classic, but has a playful edge thanks to the abundance of faux lush greens which also adorn the coffered ceiling. Here for just drinks and a little bite? The Spettacolo Lounge readily accommodates, living up to its name with its 125-metres of red drapes. One floor below, the vibe shifts into kitschy 197os gear, and sees an inviting drinking den with revolving bar and psychedelic carpeting. The menu at Libertino changes monthly and is inspired by dishes and flavours from across Italy, featuring anything from classic Roman pizza and Italian-style empanadas, to 16-hour cooked lamb shoulder and truffle burrata. Obviously, the food comes with a slew of drinks to match, including wines, all from the homeland of course, and a lengthy list of signature cocktails.

Libertino
44 rue de Paradis (Canal St.-Martin)
75010 Paris
Reservations can be made online
Mon-Wed 12-2.30 / 6.45-10.45
Thu-Fri 12-2.30 / 6.45-11
Sat 12-3.15 / 6.45-11
Sun 12-3.15 / 6.45-10.45

© Big Mamma / Photography: Jérôme Galland