There’s so much hype now around the Canal Saint Martin, it seems like every new concept opening in Paris is located in this area. We really liked some of these new food concepts, but others were unsatisfying to say the least. Maria Luisa is a pizza place that was recommended by a great friend of mine.
Too bad it was too cold when I stopped by because it boasts a great terrace (with a panoramic view on the rue Marie Louise). The tomato and mozza pizza at Maria Luisa was flavorful and well executed, and the calzone was equally good.
But there was nothing to be crazy about. We have a word for that in French for these things that are good but crazy good: we would call it “une honnête pizza” (litteraly an honest pizza).
• MARIA LUISA •
2 rue Marie et Louise
01 44 84 04 01
Neighborhood: canal Saint-Martin/Goncourt/Jemmapes