One of the best bistros for French food in Paris, is Dilia for its meat and vegetable dishes (left) and dessert with coffee (right).Dilia/Erin Dahl

Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again. Nestled on a small corner of rue d’Eupatoria, the neobistrot took over the former Simone Tondo-run Roseval space in 2015 and is hopefully there to stay.

Dilia is one of our favorite Parisian bistros for French food and the pared down interiors with bistro-style tables and chairs.Dilia

Whether it’s the refined rustic décor or the 17€ prix fixe lunch steal that draws you in, the experience won’t disappoint. Tuscan chef Michele Farnesi is at the helm, after gracing the kitchens of Rino, Thoumieux, and Heimat. Every dish is a delight, but the kitchen has a particular mastery of fresh fish and pasta, delivering a delicate yet textured cuisine without fail.

Dilia restaurant in Paris is one of the best places for creative modern French food (left), where the chef writes up a new menu daily (right).Dilia

One visit is all is takes to be entirely infatuated with Dilia. What’s more, they have a sunny terrace space in the summer months and take online reservations.

One of the best restaurants for French food in Paris is Dilia, also because it has a fantastic wine selection (left) and rustic touches like timber tables and hand-drawn menus (right).Dilia



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Written by Erin Dahl for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.


Erin Dahl

Erin’s had a whimsical affair with Paris since her first trip as a wide-eyed teenager. She is Editor for the HiP Paris Blog as well as Co-founder of Content Coopérative, Paris’s first English-native content agency.

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