Stockholm's best pasta
Updated 18 Mar 2020
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We all love Italian food - especially when it comes to really delicious pasta. Visit one of Stockholm's Italian restaurants and fill your belly with pasta vongole, truffled macaroni or some other tasty dish, served "al dente". Below you'll find our recommendations for restaurants with particularly good pasta dishes on the menu.
Un PocoKarlavägen 28, Östermalm
Popular and low-key
Popular Italian in Östermalm with discreet decor and excellent pasta on the menu. There aren't that many pasta dishes to choose from but the flavours are all delicious and dishes come in two different, well-priced sizes.
La Vecchia SignoraÅsögatan 163, Södermalm
Lauded "lady" on Södermalm
La Vecchia Signora, regarded as one of the best Italians in the city, serves authentic dishes in a romantic setting. The restaurant inspired by the Piemonte region and the menu includes a small selection of pasta options, including homemade pasta filled with roasted meat ragu and sage.
Trattoria MontanariGrev Turegatan 56, Östermalm
Popular family-run spot
Trattoria Montanari quickly became a favourite when it opened in 2014. Inspiration comes from the owners' home region Marche on the east coast of Italy, and naturally you'll find "primi", pasta dishes, on the menu. Homemade "passatelli", for example, made with parmesan and breadcrumbs.
Pane Fresco Åhléns CityKlarabergsgatan 50 (Åhlens City, plan 4), Norrmalm/City
Just like mama used to make
Combine your shopping trip with a pasta stop! You'll find this large Italian restaurant at Åhléns City department store serving Napolitan pizzas and authentic pasta dishes at reasonable prices. The food is made with Italian ingredients from the owner's home region.
O'PizzicatoSwedenborgsgatan 23, Södermalm
Italian influences next to Södra station
This family-owned restaurant next to Södra train station serves Italian dishes and a wide range of Italian wines in stylish, welcoming surroundings. You'll find fresh pasta dishes, such as frutti di mare, on the menu, alongside risotto and other classic dishes.
Il TempoHögbergsgatan 40, Södermalm
Just a block away from Götgatsbacken, Il Tempo feels like a little bit of Italy and New York at the same time. They serve fresh handmade pasta with truffles and clams, as well as other pasta dishes, Napolitan pizza and authentic Italian main courses.
Pasta made fresh daily
Vapiano serves pasta made fresh daily; their restaurants make their own pasta dough every day. Choose between different pasta dishes such as simple pasta pesto, bolognese or a classic carbonara before you watch it being made in front of you by a "Vapianista".
TrattorianNorr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, Kungsholmen
Rustic Italian with a view
Trattorian brings a little bit of Tuscany to Norr Mälarstrand and serves rustic Italian dishes with views over the water. If you're hungry for pasta there are several classic dishes to choose between, including lasagne, carbonara and linguine with grilled lobster. Great ingredients, simply prepared is the culinary philosophy here.
Garage del GustoVästmannagatan 54, Vasastan
The cosy Garage del Gusto combines Italian country-style cooking with an organic deli, where you can buy their homemade pasta, among other things, to take home. The food is the kind you would find cooked by an Italian granny in a rustic farmhouse kitchen, including plenty of different pasta dishes, served "al dente".
Döden i GrytanNorrtullsgatan 61, Vasastan
Döden i Grytan serves typical Italian dishes, including - naturally - pasta, in classic surroundings complete with rustic exposed-brick walls, tiled floors and white linen tablecloths. You'll find a selection of different pasta dishes which you can accompany with various sides and perhaps a glass of fine Italian red wine.
PaganiniVästerlånggatan 75, Old Town
Updated pasta dishes
Hidden away on one of Stockholm's most touristy streets, you'll find the local Italian restaurant Paganini. They serve both lunch and dinner Italian-style, with classic dishes such as pizza, pasta and antipasti. Among the pasta dishes you'll find updated classics made to the restaurant's own recipes.
AgatonVästerlånggatan 72, Old Town
Pasta in the Old Town
This Italian restaurant in the Old Town has a selection of classic pasta dishes on the menu, such as frutti di mare, spaghetti carbonara and homemade ravioli. Eat in warm, inviting surroundings with red and white checked tablecloths and candlelight.