Just behind the Centre Culturel Français of Izmir, you can find two hidden away restaurants.
The first, La Cigale, serves French inspired cuisine (the menu is both in French and Turkish), and the setting is quite charming.
Each table is equipped with a neat call system which allows you to ring for service or the bill (hesap). The number of your table then appears on a screen so the waiter knows you need him.
The second restaurant is located behind La Cigale, and is called Alliance. Don't be fooled by the French name, here the cuisine is Italian.... and the personnel asked me what Alliance meant!
Cumhuriyet Bulvari N° 152
Fransiz Kültur Merkezi, Alsancak, Izmir
Tel: 0232. 421.47.80
1383 Sokak N°18
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