This is part of my series on the six restaurants of the Place du Trocadéro. They include Le Wilson, Le Coq, Kléber, Pâtisserie Carette and Le Malakov. We happened to be down at the Trocadéro for a change of pace and because in our neighborhood, in August, everything is very quiet. This is going to be a fairly short post since Le Malakoff and Le Wilson are owned by the same people, share the same menu and prices and even have the same business cards. If you choose between these two very good restaurants, it should be on the basis of seating and perhaps a slightly better view of the Eiffel Tower.
We were looking for an Italian restaurant near the Trocadero and came across Ozio. We have now eaten dinner there and had to go back again for lunch because we loved the food. The restaurant interior could be in San Francisco or NYC, staff was friendly and helpful in English, the food was great, and the price was very reasonable. The pizza is similar to that found in Naples and there are many varieties. We had the Margherita pizza, spaghetti Bolognese, and gnocchi for dinner with a large group and a few days later tried the Bufala pizza and beef carpaccio with lemon and arugula for lunch with just the two of us. Both meals were delicious and we plan to make this our go-to Italian restaurant.
After the snow last night, we decided to get out for lunch. The Place du Trocadéro is only about five blocks from us, so we decided to get some pictures of the Eiffel tower in the snow and some lunch. Le Wilson is right across the street from the Trocadéro and its museums. I wouldn't call Le Wilson a gourmet restaurant but it is very nicely appointed for a cafe. When you're within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, Le Wilson is one of the better choices you can make for lunch. You'll get a good meal and the prices are very reasonable. During the summer the front is open air sidewalk but in winter they close it in and provide heat-lamps for smokers outside.