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Il Farniente

#1,830 of 14,335 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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59 B Square la Fontaine, 75016 Paris, France
+33 1 42 24 69 99
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
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206 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I understand somme people could like this kind of cuisine but for my part it's too fat. All pastas are served in marmite with lot of fresh cream. Sauce seems very similar from a dish to another.

Thank LaupomHK
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

First review I have ever done, and this establishment deserves high praise. Very satisfying authentic Italian food from from a proprietor proud of his restaurant and glad provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Can't wait to go back again next time I am in Paris!

Thank FritzJohn
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to have some authentic Italian food. Nice terrace, with some green bushes that separate the terrace from the road. Very warm welcome by the staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Big portions!

Thank Linda S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I randomly walked upon this little "Italian" hidden gem recently, a bit apprehensive at first but upon leaving I was sold on the place. As it is, this little establishment holds its place among Paris as a no holds barred Italian restaurant. I was encountered with a pleasant greeting, and my taste experience thoroughly enjoyed itself during my visit. No... More 

Thank Michael C
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

My wonderful friend, Bryan, brought me here as he is a true fan of Italian food! It was truly a great choice and both he and I really enjoyed the food a lot! The service is really world class and the service staff really made you feel at ease and at home. As I could not understand French, I was... More 

Thank Victoria Maria ... N
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The owner and assistants are nice. Good place to dine. Really love the carbonara! Their hot sauce compared to other restaurants in paris is hot.

Thank Benz M
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This place was a great find! If you are staying in the neighborhood definitely come here (and even if you are not I think it will be worth the trip). Food is amazingly delicious, portions are huge, service is great and friendly. The patè with truffles and the gnocchi were amazing, panna cotta super silky with very flavorful raspberry sauce... More 

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Paris, France
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153 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

As I am not able to rate a restaurant half way between very good and average I chose to rate Il Farniente very good. I went for dinner with my husband. We have both lived and travelled in Italy so I was rather sceptical trying out this restaurant which used to be a rather dodgy Italian restaurant before the new... More 

Thank AnnBee2006
Grenoble, France
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309 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This restaurant is obviously popular with plenty of Italian pastas, but tables are very small and room was fully packed with customers standing waiting in lines between tables. Quite pricey for lunch (15 Euros for just pastas and a glass of red wine)

Thank stism
Tocane Saint-Apre, France
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

It would be nice to have a choice of a normal portion on a plate for a lesser amount. The standard portion in this restaurant comes in a casserole that would serve a normal couple. Yes, you can share, but the three of us each wanted to try something different. I went for the aubergine dish which was delicious, enjoyed... More 

Thank JuliannaLees

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 34
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 B Square la Fontaine, 75016 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 24 69 99

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?