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Restaurant : Clichy’s Tavern
Menu : French and Italian (Steak, Pizza, Crêpes)
Address : 128 bis, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France
GPS : 48° 53′ 4.56″ N 2° 19′ 45.04″ E


Clichy’s Tavern
128 bis, Boulevard de Clichy
75018 Paris, France


We had a chance to go out for lunch with friends in Paris, France. What fun! There is a hip zone for Parisians, Place de Clichy, situated in the Northeast of the town. It is full of nice coffee shops and restaurants. We were introduced by our French friends to a restaurant, Clichy’s Tavern.

Menu – Clichy’s Tavern






Inside Clichy’s Tavern






Sparkling Water






Côtes d’agneau aux herbes
(Grilled lamb with ribs and mixed spices)






Pizza Quatre Saisons
(Pizza 4 seasons: tomatoes, artichokes, mushrooms, eggplants , mozzarella)






Planche de viandes grillées
(Grilled meat: lamb, beef, chicken, pork)






Tarte aux poireaux et saumon
(Savory pie baked with salmon and leek)






Onglet à l’échalote
(Tender roast beef with shallot)






Crème brûlée





Panna Cotta










Going there as a group is so much. Still water is served for free. On Sunday, there is a service charge 0.50 euro per person. The food is quite good. I like that there are varieties of French and Italian dishes. Meats are ok… not too bad. Desserts are excellent. Average cost for lunch is around 17-20 euro (One platter dish, beverage and dessert), very affordable for a big city like Paris. Yes, I would recommend if you have a chance to stop by. Bon Appétit!


We had a chance to go to a restaurant for a romantic dinner. One place that many have recommended is on the west side of the town, Cascina Corba. It looks like a house surrounded by a nice garden. Some told that it gave a little touch of Tuscan style. Well, it does. We felt like we were away in a country side. It is really amazing.

Ristorante Cascina Corba

Via dei Gigli 14

20147 Milano





Inside Ristorante Cascina Corba





Antipasti – fried meat balls and vegetable pie (polpette, torta di verdure)





They’ve got good bread!





Antipasti ( Mozzarella di bufala con pomodorini cigliegini)





Primo – First Course is risotto cooked with pumpkin, leek and smoked ham
Risotto alla zucca con porri e speck





Second – Second Course is salmon strudel with mash potato
Salmone in crosta





Secondo – his second course – deep fried steak
Orecchia d’elefante alla milanese





Dolci (Desserts) – mine is mixed fruit with icecream
Macedonia con gelato di crema










Complementary dessert – coconut cookies and cream

The food was great. We really liked our dinner there. And yes! I would recommend you to go visit if you have a chance. It is a very typical Italian restaurant! You’ll enjoy it!


Last Sunday night was a Halloween… our friends here were not really into it, so they called and asked “Are you free? Let’s go out and have dinner, shall we?”. “Of course!” I replied. We were in a mood of having a delicious steak and many kinds of antipasti (appetizers). There was a place in Milan… the restaurant, Mangiafuoco Bracerie.

Mangiafuoco Bracerie: Address – Via Carlo Pisacane 40, Milano

What an amazing night… dinner with friends, great steaks, good wine, etc. I couldn’t ask for more.




Different kinds of “Antipasti”



Varieties of Bruschetta… so good, so yum!



Steaks – Fiorentian Style



Lemon Sorbet and Pineapple (Desserts)



Store brand wine from Tuscany!



We really did have a good time! Thanks to “Mangiafuoco” restaurant.



Spending a little down time outside Milan is one of my favorite things to do in the very warm month of August. I went back to “Bellagio” again …Lake Como is always charming and refreshing! Yes, I do fall in love with this little town …colorful flowers… amazing breeze… and a little restaurant called “Bilagus”. It is a tiny place with large terrace filled with dining tables and tourists from everywhere. We drove there on Sunday… a bit difficult to find a parking space, but we eventually did. It was almost 1pm already, the restaurant was packed but we asked a table for 2 in the shade. Fortunately, there was a table available in the corner for us. The weather was very nice… we had a perfect lunch, started with “antipasti” (or appetizer), mozzarella and tomatoes… great with olive oil and a tiny bit of oregano. We skipped “Primo” (or first dish), which normally are pasta or rice, and jumped right into “Secondo” (second dish), which are meat … chicken, beef, pork, fish, etc. We decided to try their special dish— fish steak and deep fried fish fillet with some side dishes, grilled vegetables … it was perfect, not too heavy and not too light… Summer lunch couldn’t be better. We sat and talked… just enjoyed our relaxing afternoon. Lovely town, wonderful restaurant —Bilagus.

Bilagus Restaurant - Bellagio, Italy

I have to say it is one of the best restaurants with fish dish as thier specialty… fresh from the lake, Italian style, great taste. I can go back again and again.

Bilagus - little restaurant with a big terrace

We were having lunch on the big terrace… while tourists walking up and down the stair, very lively, very unique place.

Inside "Bilagus" Restaurant... overlooking the terrace area

Olive oil, Vinegar, and Oregano

Appetizer - mozzarella cheese and tomatoes with basil

Deep fried fish fillet with lemon and vegetables

Fish steak ... fresh and great taste

a cup of espresso --- after finishing the meal

Lake Como - a view from Bellagio

It was a great place… we had a wonderful lunch, and nice walk along Lake Como… I’m still staying in the mountain around that area… will be  spending vacation time until next week … loving it!

Just Cavalli Café is a bar/restaurant… so stylish! It is one of hot spots in Milan, Italy. Yes, it is own by Roberto Cavalli, a famous fashion designer. He is well known for the love of leopard print, which shows in the interior design of this place. Services are excellent,vibrant atmosphere. They serve several kinds of cocktail drinks and food. It is perfect for an evening with a group of friends. During fashion week in Milan, you will see high profile people in fashion industry spending a great evening there.  (Address: Via Luigi Camoens/ Torre Branca, Milano). Gorgeous Place!