Top choice italian in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Star of the French TV show Top Chef, Italian chef Denny Imbroisi, is the creative talent behind this A-lister-chic Italian bistro with a sharp, black-and-white interior evocative of 1930s art deco. The short, stylish menu features the best of Italian regional cooking: begin with a Roman deep-fried artichoke or Sicilian squid, perhaps, followed by spaghetti with goat’s cheese and black pepper or saffron-laced Milanese risotto.

Dessert should really be obligatory: the tiramisu, made using the recipe of Denny's mamma, or the affogato al caffè (hazelnut ice-cream in an espresso) are both unforgettable.