With the collaboration of several brands like Lenotre, Portel
& Chabot, Dalloyau and Marchetti, Italian cuisine was introduced at Disneyland Paris and Lafayette Paris.
But then when an old drug store in Paris was purchased by Giorgio Armani, who decided he
wanted a restaurant in the shop, Giorgio enlisted the help of Massimo Mori, and since then
the Emporio Armani Cafe has become one of the best Italian restaurants in Paris and Massimo was
recognised as the best head waiter in France in 2002.
Yet even though the Emporio has been a great success, Massimo still wanted another
challenge to run his own restaurant and after much searching came across Bon 2, which was
associated with the designer Phillippe Starck. He took over the place in the October
of 2005 to have a chic Venetian atmosphere and upon its opening on the 20th January 2006
was renamed the Mori Venice Bar.
The revival of this Paris restaurant, which is
situated in the 2nd arrondissement on the Right Bank of the River
Seine near to the Paris Stock Exchange, has become a great success with its sumptuous
Venetian specialities but is also classed as a wine
bar as well.
You will dine in a sleek modern interior with a neutral colour scheme that features Murano
chandeliers and mirrors, unadorned wood panelling and a rare collection of Venetian vases
in a very minimalist setting.
And with the collaboration of the fantastic chef and his team who utilise fresh produce
directly imported from Venice you can experience traditional Italian cuisine with dishes
such as tripe in cream sauce, veal tripetta, spaghetti in clam sauce, grilled polenta with
salted cod, gnocchi in meat ragu, barlotti beans with onions, etc.
Your lunch or dinner at the Mori Venice Bar will also comprise many seasonal specialities
that are enriched with historical stories and the true traditional flavours you would
expect, plus you will find a great selection of Italian wines to put those final touches
to your meal.
A warm welcome awaits at this cosy yet friendly Venetian restaurant and wine bar, although
do bear in mind that the prices are reasonably expensive, however, the prices are probably
reflected due to the fact that they were awarded the International Restaurant of the Year
in 2007 and 2008 by the renowned Pudlo Paris
Restaurant Guide Key Points
The Mori Venice Bar is open on a Monday to Friday from noon through to 3pm and then from
8pm through to 11.30pm.
On a Saturday this Italian restaurant in Paris is only open from 8pm through to 11.30pm,
but closed on a Sunday.
You will find that this particular place to eat
out in Paris is frequented by business people, stars, people in show business and the
fashion industry, so as you can imagine, the dress code is smart chic.
It is also a great place if you are dining alone, as you can actually have your meal
served at the bar, but reservations are required.
The nearest Metro station is the Bourse
Address & Contact Details:
Mori Venice Bar
2 Rue du Quatre Septembre
Ile de France
Telephone: 1 44 55 51 55