We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Impro'vista

#10,468 of 13,825 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Opera / Bourse
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
13 rue la Fayette, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 53 20 18 00
Website
Today
08:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Wed 19:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 20: English reviews
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I had great memories of this little restaurant. I have recommended it to all I know who visit Paris. However, on my return I experienced highly rude staff. I had a short space of time, and wished to have a coffee. It was approximately 1230pm. First of all the waiter informed me I cannot merely order a coffee, I have... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank thecatswhiskas74
Tel Aviv District, Israel
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The food was good. The sawrdfish was delicious, nice risoto and good pasta, but the service was very confused. We recieved 3 dishes after the 2 other were eaten. Drinks appeared after we finished our dinner. The staff was fair and didn't charge the drinks and gave us complimantry dessert.

Helpful?
Thank yaron1961
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Used to be a regular visitor. Sadly went and everything we'd ordered was off the menu - despite the fact it was almost empty. Food was very poor and we were still asked to pay even though I'd eaten half my plate and not enjoyed it. Very sad.

Helpful?
1 Thank Bellsb
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend came here often 2 years ago when living in the area. We went there last night and it was horrendous, no wonder only 3 out of 30 tables were occupied. Having ordered mains the waiter told us that they were out of everything except the meat that was supposed to be in the dish and then... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank BiroboyBates
Eastman, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

It was raining and cold in march. I was tired, hungry, and heading to my room in my friend's place. I had a "pass navigo" in the Paris Metro and stopped in an unusual station. The menu outside of IMPRO'VISTA looked original.I entered. The setting was not outstanding, and because of glass windows not very warm. But... Food !!! Vitello... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ghislain D
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Got a table straight away at what would normally be peak time especially during happy hour. Service was speedy and attentive but not overly so. Monty and I both ordered the lamb ravoli which was very tasty but quite expensive at 21euros. However it went with complementary bread. Puzzled as to why they did not serve vodka yet did an... More 

Helpful?
Thank Martha2907
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

Do not miss this fabulous establishment. Rudy from Hotel Banke suggested we go for lunch...was the best meal we had in Paris!

Helpful?
2 Thank AJ122014
Paris, France
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Searching for a quick lunch near the Galleries - have to watch out as can be a real tourist trap around Opera. Stumbled on this Italian by chance and very happy. Delicious pasta, quick and excellent service. A little pricey, but warrants it in quality.

Helpful?
Thank nejjynejjy
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

The food is great and the atmosphere is great! The service is prompt and the staff is lovely. This is why after along work day I decided to return. I knew I won't be disappointed.

Helpful?
Thank Yigal A
Chinon, France
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is by far the best restaurant I have been to in Paris. The combination of great service, fantastic Italian food and a mouth watering wine menu makes til place my new Parisian favorite. The owner, who also waits on tables and functions as the waiter does a fantastic job. I would recommend anyone who loves Italian (or just great)... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gino T

Travellers who viewed Impro'vista also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
 
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Impro'vista? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$73
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue la Fayette, 75009 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 53 20 18 00
Description
Find a relaxed and homely Italian ambience at the heart of Paris' Opera district here at Impro'Vista. Waited on by the efficient and friendly staff, this restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy fresh pasta, famous pizzas and assorted cuts of prime meat dishes. To harmoniously complement the food on the menu, there is also an excellent wine list with a fine selection of Italian wines. The decor and interior is inspired by New York design, with graffiti walls, stylised chairs and a large shop window which is ideal for watching the world go by as you enjoy your meal. With heating all year round, the terrace is always a great setting for your meal and the steel bar is also used as an open kitchen by the skilled chefs, tantalising you even further whilst you await your lunch or dinner.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Impro'vista staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighbourhood Profile
Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
Explore this neighbourhood