A popular, busy Italian restaurant on the rue des Martyrs in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, FUXIA offers classic Italian food at reasonable prices. We were 3 for lunch, and eschewing starters, we ate well, with good food, and more than healthy portions.
Between us, we had a rigatoni siciliana for €12, a lasagne carne for €13.50 (very substantial and possibly overly generous on the tomato sauce) and a delicious risotto roquette for €15 which was far too copious to finish.
Rapid service, a friendly waiter eager to try out his English, though we suspected he was flirting with our youngest and prettiest diner, and a sort-of view of Sacré Coeur from our pavement table, if you craned your neck a bit.
All the elements you need for a brisk, no-nonsense summer lunch.
Total bill for 3, with 3 mains, 1 Orangina and 1 coffee = €46
25 rue des Martyrs
tel : 01 48 78 93 25
me again. Fuxia is actually a chain of restaurants (under franchise) with 7 locations in Paris, 2 in the suburbs, 6 in the French provinces. The concept is to combine restaurants and “épiceries”. It is one of the highest quality chains around with attention to ingredients and service. The rue des Martyrs location is particularly nice – the sidewalk is wider there and the rue des martyrs is one of the finest “foody” streets in Paris.