Italian in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Dress on trend to ensure you don't look out of place at this sleek, fashionable Italian restaurant opened by David Lahner (of Racines fame) and Marco Marzilli in a former tapestry workshop. Large cathedral windows lend the industrial-inspired space bags of natural light, Pierre Frey fabrics paper the walls and Sunday is fresh-pasta day. Roberto from Naples ensures fantastic thin-crust pizza.

The focaccia topped with fresh rosemary, rock salt and lardo di colonnata (pork fat marinated in herbal oil in a marble vat) is out of this world.