La Romantica, Romantica Caffé, ItalDenrées, Romantica Golf Cup
and Romantica Events for your team-building incentives and receptions!

Concept Romantica Caffé

The ``Romantica Caffé``, with its warm, elegant decor, is a showcase for beautifully turned transalpine cuisine. These fine Italian restaurants also offer business lunches and a generous wine list direct from Italy. In the evening, the atmosphere is more romantic.

Le Chef

Claudio Puglia

Portrait of a chef on the move

We sometimes have fun associating a man with a word that represents him, that defines him in the eyes of others. For Claudio Puglia, it would be Italian restaurant. An obvious choice…

To open an Italian restaurant, to share with the French the treasures of a transalpine gastronomy that exists but is too often ignored: this was Claudio’s wish when he arrived in France at the end of the 1980s. A young, enthusiastic Italian chef with a head full of recipes and a desire to invent new ones… Fortuna audaces juvat, as the Romans used to say. Claudio has made this promise his own. Since fortune favors the bold, he opened his first Italian restaurant, La Petite Romantica, in Levallois-Perret.

Then came the adventure of La Romantica. In 1990, he bought a business in a backyard a stone’s throw from Clichy town hall. A fireplace, a veranda, a garden… what could be more ordinary? Our chef has turned it into a preserved, intimate place, away from the noise of the city, peaceful and entirely dedicated to the pleasures of the table. In 2012, the décor was redesigned. More refined, more Italian, more comfortable, on the dining room side… Like a Roman or Florentine terrace, with plant walls and fountains, on the garden side. We’re reminded of Ettore Scola’s beautiful film La terrazza.

As the years go by, Claudio forges his temperament. He remains imaginative, which is rare in this business. Especially when you become a company director. For the story continues. The idea was to create “bistronomic” Italian restaurants, still offering elaborate cuisine but with simpler products than at La Romantica. Today, there are seven Romantica Caffés: five in Paris, one in Neuilly-sur-Seine and another in Deauville. Then there’s Barocco, in the Levallois business district, and Nove Sette, a maisonettef nestled in the Batignolles district, where the Cicchetti bar has also just opened.

Imaginative, then. Ambitious, to be sure. Passionate, to say the least. Just listen to Claudio Puglia rave about the quality of the products he receives every day from small Italian producers. And then, when he talks about his creative cuisine, from which he has eliminated butter in favor of olive-growing, we now know what the word Italian restaurant really means.

Original recipe created by Chef Claudio Puglia in 1988

Every evening a show

Tagliolini with light sage cream, flambéed in a wheel of buffalo cheese.
Original recipe created by Chef Claudio Puglia in 1988.
Always imitated and copied, never equalled!

Prestigious Events

Romantica Golf Cup

A competition on superb golf courses in the Paris region followed by dinner at La Romantica, a gourmet Italian restaurant in Clichy, in an exceptional setting.
The ideal way to invite your customers to one or more stages via your company, or simply to treat yourselves for 2!
An ideal and unique concept for your communication.


Romantica Paris Traiteur

The best of Italy at home, directly imported from our sunny regions to celebrate Italian culinary craftsmanship and art de vivre.

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Direction du groupe SAS L’italienne de restauration

6 rue Germaine – 92110 Clichy
Tél. : +33 (0)1 47 31 51 54