Lisbon's top 10 Italian restaurants
Fresh mozzarella sprinkled with olive oil and basil, a creamy carbonara, a very crispy pizza with melted cheese on top ... You probably worked up an appetite and it is normal that you did. Most people drool over the thought of good Italian food and luckily for them, Lisbon offers a great choice when it comes to Italian restaurants.
These are Lisbon's best Italian restaurants:
Although you wll probably have to wait in line, the food that you will taste inside will definitely make it worth your time. This restaurant is located in Santa Apolonia and overlooks the Tagus and many say that it is where you eat the best pizza in Lisbon.
Where: Av. Infante Dom Henrique Loja 7, 1900-264 Lisboa
2. Osteria - Cucian de Amici
Osteria – Cucina de Amici is the first osteria in town, a typical Italian tavern that serves simple cuisine. It opened in 2012 in Madragoa. The dishes served are based on genuine Italian tradition. Italian chef, Chiara Ferro was inspired by old family recipes.
Where: R. Madres 52, 1200-861 Lisboa
3. Zero Zero
Zero Zero restaurant is located in Príncipe Real, right in front of the Botanic Garden, and it is one of the most fashionable spaces in Lisbon. The specialty is the full-crust pizza, baked in a wood oven; there is also pasta and salads. All products here come from Italy.
Where: R. da Escola Politécnica 32, 1250-102 Lisboa
4. La Trattoria
La Trattoria in Amoreiras serves a variety of Italian specialties: risottos, pizzas, pastas and carpaccios. It is already a classic in the city, and it has recently been redecorated, including the bar.
Where: R. Artilharia 1 79, 1250-038 Lisboa
5. Forno D’Oro
Forno D’Oro serves authentic Neapolitan pizzas, cooked in a nine ton wood oven. The pizzas are made with both Portuguese and Italian ingredients, especially the burrata pizza and gold leaf. There are also veal and cod dishes slow-cooked at a low temperature.
Where: R. Artilharia 1 16b, 1250-039 Lisboa
6. In Bocca Al Lupo
The first organic pizzeria in town is located in Principe Real, close to Praça das Flores. In the restaurant In Bocca Al Lupo you will be served pizza in a wood-fired oven with ingredients from Italy as well as Portugal. You can choose from vegetarian and vegan pizzas, accompanied with organic wines and craft beers.
Where: R. Manuel Bernardes 5, 1200-009 Lisboa
The first Mercantina opened in 2013 in Alvalade and quickly saw their pizzas being recognized with the "Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana" certificate that distinguishes true Neapolitan pizzas. You can find these restaurants all over town now.
Where: R. da Misericórdia n 114, 1200-273 Lisboa (Chiado) | Lojas 9 e 10, Centro Comercial de Alvalade, Praça Alvalade 6B, 1700-036 Lisboa (Alvalade)
Casanostra was one of the first Italian restaurants to open its doors in Lisbon. It's located in Bairro Alto and the house specialty is the pasta, but there are also good meat and fish options available. The wine list has Portuguese and Italian options.
Where: Tv. do Poço da Cidade 60, 1200-043 Lisboa
9. Pizzaria Luzzo
Pizzaria Luzzo opened in 2014 and is a modern space serving Neapolitan pizzas made with Portuguese ingredients and cooked in a wood oven. The Luzzo pizza, the specialty of the house, carries sauteed mushrooms, caramelized pineapple and crispy bacon.
Where: R. de Santa Marta 37A-C, 1150-005 Lisboa
10. Tutto Combinato
The concept of the restaurant Tutto Combinato, located in Odivelas, is quite different. There is no menu here, the chef asks customers what ingredients they like and presents them with a surprise menu.
Where: Praça da Republica 14A, Urbanização Jardim da Amoreira, Ramada, Odivelas