Il Fico

For our final meal in Paris, we did something less kosher – we got Italian. Maybe we should have left Paris on a more French note, but sometimes a girl has got to have pasta. Lindsay and I were talking about ravioli on the metro earlier in the day, putting the idea of delicious, pillowy pasta in our heads. We found it at Il Fico.

We both ordered the ravioli farci aux langoustines et gambas aux moules palourdes et poutangue de muler (or ravioli stuffed with lobster and prawns with mussels, clams and Italian cured fish roe de mule). The ravioli was soft, flavorful, comforting yet refreshing, and savory, This was some of the best ravioli I’ve had in a while because the seafood combination in it was so divine. The sauce was light enough that you really tasted the great flavors of the fish and shellfish. It was so good, I literally cleaned my plate. 

Ravioli has always had a special place in my heart because my mom used to always make it for me growing up. She would make the frozen kind that’s stuffed with cheese and served in tomato sauce, nothing as fancy as my meal at Il Fico. Now that I have a more sophisticated palate (although that frozen ravioli still hits the spot), I can appreciate the divine flavors in my Il Fico ravioli, but also appreciate it for the special memories ravioli always brings to mind.

Address: 31 Rue Coquillière, 75001 Paris, France

Phone number: 33 1 44 82 55 23

Price: $$ Reasonable.

Hours: Mon-Sat 12 PM–2:30 PM, 7:30 PM–11 PM

Service: Good. Our server was the only one working but he did his best to serve everyone in a timely manner.

Atmosphere: Dark, intimate and modern.

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