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Great Restaurants In Italy – Our Recommendations

It’s tough to get a bad meal in Italy. However, we always like to provide the highest level of service possible for all of our travelers, so we’ve decided to share our recommended restaurant list with you.

Every restaurant on this list is one that we have personally eaten at during our many visits to Italy. With every visit, we find more great restaurants to add to the list.

You’ll find tips here that will help you find amazing food right across Italy. Feel free to tell your waiter or the owner of the restaurant that Tour Italy Now recommended them.

VENICE

AI RUSTEGHI
Campiello del Tentor 5513
Phone: 041 5232205
In a quiet piazza, but still close to the city center.

AL GIGLIO
Sestiere San Marco, 2477
Phone: 041 5232368
Located in the historical center between Piazza S. Marco and Campo S. Stefano.

AL CHIANTI (Ristorante Pizzeria di Vanuzzo Paolino)
Calle Larga S. Marco, 655
Phone: 041 5224385
Perfect place to get a great pizza in Venice.

FLORENCE

ENOTECA PINCHIORRI
V. Ghibellina, 87
Phone: 055 242777
www.enotecapinchiorri.com
A famous Italian restaurant known all over the world.

BUCA S.GIOVANNI
Piazza S. Giovanni, 8
Phone: 055 287612
www.bucasangiovanni.it
Ideally located downtown in Florence.

AL VECCHIO CARLINO
Viale F.lli Rosselli, 15/17r
Porta al Prato
50144 Firenze
Phone: 055 353678
http://www.vecchiocarlino.com
You’ll get a fantastic Fiorentina steak, like I did.

OSTERIA ANTICA MESCITA SAN NICCOLO
Via San Niccolo, 60r – 50125 Florence
Phone: 055 2342836
Great food all around!

OLIO & CONVIVIUM
Via Santo Spirito, 4
50125 Firenze
Phone: 055 2658198
http://www.conviviumfirenze.it
Not great for gluten-free. But an excellent restaurant. Not cheap, but quality!

ROME

ANTICA TRATTORIA TRITONE
Via dei Maroniti, 1
Phone: 06 679 8181

LA LAMPADA
Via Quintino Sella, 25-27
Phone: 06 4740452
Simple restaurant with good food, off the beaten path.

AL BIONDO TEVERE DA VINCENZO
Via Ostiense, 178 – 00154 Roma
Phone: 06 5741172
A great spot for typical Roman cuisine. Also, a wood burning pizza oven.

VECCHIA ROMA
Via Leonina, 10 – Roma
Phone: 06 4745887
The food is good… but the Pizza is very good.

SORRENTO

TASSO RESTAURANT
Via Correale, 11d
80067 Sorrento (NA)
Phone: 081 8785809
http://www.ristorantetasso.it
Food is as spectacular as the service.

PIZZERIA DA GIGINO
Via Degli Archi, 15
Phone: 081 8781927
One of the best pizzas I ever ate.

GELATERIA PRIMAVERA
Corso Italia, 142
The best gelato in Sorrento.

CHIANTI

LA CANTINETTA DI RIGNANA
Loc. Rignana – Greve in Chianti
Phone: 055 8071975
http://www.lacantinettadirignana.it
One of the top meals I ever ate in Italy! Amazing five star experience. Not very easy to get to, but worth it!

LA CANTINETTA DI RIGNANA Via di Greve, 1/A – Badia a Passignano -Tavarnelle Val di Pesa Phone: 055 8071975 www.lacantinettadipassignano.it
Amazing! Again, one of the best meals I’ve had in Italy… Five star!

SIENA

ANTICA TRATTORIA PAPEI
Piazza del Mercato, 6 – Siena
Phone: 0577 280894
Fantastic all around! The pasta is excellent. Closed on Mondays.

CINQUE TERRE

RIPA DEL SOLE
Via Di Gasperi, 282
19017 Riomaggiore (SP)
Phone: 0187 920143
http://www.ripadelsole.it
It’s a good hike Riomaggiore, but the food and view is excellent.

LUCCA

OSTERIA DA ROSOLO
Corte Campana, 3 – 55100 Lucca
Phone: 0583 312037
Good for Gluten Free. Nice atmosphere and good food. Has outside seating.

TAORMINA (SICILY)

RISTORANTE CASTELLUCCIO
Via Nazionale, 157, Mazzaro Taormina
Phone: 0942 21199
The best fresh fish and traditional Sicilian dishes in Taormina!

VECCHIA TAORMINA
Vico Ebrei, 3 – Taormina (ME)
Phone: 0942 625589
If you are sick of fish and need a good Pizza when visiting Taormina.

LA PIAZZETTA
Via Paladini, 5 – Taormina (ME)
Phone: 0942 626317
A restaurant that locals like. We tried it and really enjoyed the food and service.

Great news! We just arrived back from a 10 Day Tour in Italy and we’re in the process of updating our list of recommended restaurants!

We would also love to hear your recommendations on the best restaurants you’ve found in Italy during your travels. Tell us about the best places you’ve discovered to eat during your tour and we’ll be sure to check them out the next time we visit. If we love the restaurants you’ve recommended, we’ll add them to our list with a shout-out to you for giving us the tip!