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Le Four du 12

Pizza and salad from Le Four du 12

Le Four du 12

Fresh & Friendly Paris Pizzeria in the 12th

269 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

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Nothing makes me feel more a part of my neighborhood than the high-spirited smiles and positive energy that radiate from the tiny cubbyhole that is my favorite pizzeria in all of Paris, Le Four du 12. 

Just a two-minute walk from the métro stop Porte Dorée and five minutes from the entrance to the Bois de Vincennes, Le Four du 12 (pronounced “douze”) is tucked into a small space just big enough to seat 10 — with some extra seating outside. The open kitchen is clean and crisp; no frills and no grease splattering here — only modern, simple design. Scatterings of the day’s fresh ingredients are arranged meticulously in the front window.

If the mouth-watering aromas don’t pull you in, put one foot in the door to get a glimpse at the the pizzas du jour, on display in all their glory. That’s sure to do the trick!

These pizzas are unique, though — the dough is presented in large, rectangular slabs (almost focaccia-like) that can be custom cut to your desire. Each piece is then weighed for pricing.

Counter of Paris pizzeria in the 12th arrondissement, Le Four du 12
Photo via Facebook @lefourdu12

But let’s be honest, the best part is deciding which unique topping combination will tickle your fancy: truffled ham, shiitake mushroom and fresh mozzarella? Basil, cherry tomatoes, and Parmesan shavings? Or maybe a roasted vegetable medley? Why not a little of each?

With different combinations offered every day, be sure to come back often to try more!

Whatever your choice may be, I assure you that you can’t go wrong. Along with your pizza (and depending on the day), you can opt for fresh, homemade pasta or add a homemade dessert to finish off the meal with a sweet bite.

Dine in or get your food to go and take it to the Bois de Vincennes for a next-level picnic.

As you stroll away with a blissfully full belly or saunter over to the park and settle in for your tasty treat, don’t pinch yourself — you have indeed landed in the Parisian version of a feel-good movie!

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Daumesnil, Vincennes
Métro Ⓜ
Porte Dorée, Michel Bizot
269 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
Opening Hours
Tues-Sat: 12:00-15:30; 19:30-21:30. Closed Sun & Mon.

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