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Restaurants in Italy

Restaurants form an important part of the tourism industry in Italy. Italian cuisine is what makes Italy famous all over the world. Italy follows France, Spain, United States and China that are important tourist destinations of the world and one of the reasons behind Italy's popularity is its unique cuisine and restaurants. Restaurants in Italy are doing good business as the tourism industry in the country is flourishing at a rapid pace.

Contemporary Italian cuisine has evolved significantly with centuries of sociocultural developments. The dishes and ingredients vary from one area to another. Nevertheless, various dishes that were provincial have multiplied in various forms throughout the country. In Italy, wine and cheese are important components of the cuisine and they are available all over the country in different forms. Some popular Italian dishes include pizza, pasta, focaccia, lasagna and gelato. Espresso coffee is a unique feature of the ethnic cuisine of Italy.

Types of restaurants in Italy

Listed below are the different types of restaurants and food establishments that you get to see in Italy:

  • Gelateria - It is basically an ice cream parlor which sells gelato
  • Agriturismo - It offers meals and accommodation to guests
  • Birreria - A beer bar
  • Caffe/Bar - Offers soft drinks, coffee, alcohol and juice. Also offers foods like panini, de brioche, spuntini (snacks like potato crisps, olives and tiny pieces of frittata) and tramezzini (sandwiches)
  • Frasca/Locanda - Offers Friulian wine together with food
  • Osteria - Offers basic food as per a verbal menu
  • Pizzeria - Offers pizzas
  • Paninoteca - A sandwich shop
  • Ristorante - Provides expensive cuisine and printed menus
  • Polentaria - Small local food establishments
  • Spagheterria: Offers pasta and other principal dishes of a meal
  • Trattoria - Offers cheap food in a casual ambience
  • Tavola Calda - Offers ready to eat local dishes. Open till late nights.

Popular restaurants in Italy

Given below are the names of some of the popular restaurants in Italy:

  • MET
  • Antica Pesa
  • Best Trattoria Maccheroni
  • Best Enoteca: Roscioli
  • Roman Pizza: Monte Carlo
  • Quinzi & Gabrielli
  • Pierluigi
  • La Pergola
  • Somo (Fusion/Japanese Food and non Italian cuisine)
  • Caffè Panzera
  • Da Baffetto
  • Ristorante Alla Rampa
  • Romolo nel Giardino della Fornarina
  • Archetto (Le)
  • Dal Bolognese
  • Alfredo
  • Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavia
  • Nino
  • Der Pallaro
  • Osteria Margutta
  • Antico Arco
  • Quinzi Gabrieli
  • Conte di Galluccio
  • Dar Poeta
  • Vecchia Roma
  • Abruzzi
  • Thai Inn
  • Crostaceria Ipanema
  • Maccheroni
  • Trattoria Monti (La)
  • Grappolo d'Oro
  • C'era una Volta
  • Mongolia Barbecue
  • Rivadestra
  • Angelino ai Fori
  • Le Tre Vesselle
  • Non Solo Crudo
  • Gelateria Carabé
  • Don Alfonso 1890
  • Osteria La Chitarra in Naples
  • Vintage 1997
  • Le Scuderie del Granduca
  • Caffè Panzera
  • Enoteca de' Giraldi
  • Pizza in Friuli

Pizza Restaurants in Italy

Pizza restaurants in Italy are also known as Pizzerias. Italy is famous for pizzas all over the world. If you ever get a chance to visit Italy, you should go to any of the following pizzerias to have a taste of mouthwatering pizzas:

Antica Pizzeria Della Regina D'Italia in Naples, Salita S. Anna di Palazzo, 1-2, 80100 Napoli, Italia

Opening hours: 12:30 - 3:30, 7:30 - 12:00

Via Chiatamone, 36, Naples

Opening hours: 12:30 - 3:30, 7:30 - 12:00

Don Salvatore A Mergellina, Via Mergellina, 4, Naples

Opening hours: 11:30 - 3:30, 7:30 - 11:30 (closed on Wednesdays)

Lombardi A Santa Chiara,
Via Benedetto Croce, 59, Naples

Opening hours: 11:30 - 3:30, 7:30 - 11:30 (closed on Mondays)

Frà Diavolo,
Corso Garibaldi, 1, Diano Maria, Imperia (Liguria)

Opening hours: 12:00 - 2:30, 6:00 - 12:00 (never closes)

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