Stockholm's best pasta
Updated 12 Jun 2019
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.
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.
- Un Poco, Karlavägen 28, Östermalm
Tradition meets innovation
Adria has made a name for itself for the delicious pasta they serve at both lunch and dinner. Homemade fresh taglioni and ravioli, for example, or seafood spaghetti and fusilloni with regu, all at affordable prices. The chefs here make their traditional Italian pasta with love and care, using the best quality ingredients. Their pastamaking skills have even seen them take part in the Pasta World Championships.
- Adria Ristorante & Bar, Tulegatan 10, Vasastan
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.
- La Vecchia Signora, Åsögatan 163, Södermalm
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.
- Trattoria Montanari, Grev Turegatan 56, Östermalm
Winning Italian concept
This Italian food mecca on Biblioteksgatan has several restaurants and a food hall all under one roof. On the second floor you'll find La Pasta & La Pizza, who make their own pasta in-house. The restaurant La Piazza on the ground floor also serves authentic pasta dishes made from top quality ingredients.
- Eataly, Biblioteksgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
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.
- Pane Fresco, Klarabergsgatan 50 (Åhlens City, plan 4), Norrmalm/City
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.
- O'Pizzicato, Swedenborgsgatan 23, 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.
- Il Tempo, Högbergsgatan 40, Södermalm
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.
- Trattorian, Norr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, Kungsholmen
Italian vibes in Älvsjö
This elegant neighbourhood Italian restaurant on Älvsjö torg serves traditional pasta dishes (and other Italian dishes). Frutti di mare, carbonara, ravioli, lasagne and risotto are just a few of the popular classics you'll find on the menu.
- Primitivo di Papa Gabi, Älvsjötorg 19A
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".
- Garage del Gusto, Västmannagatan 54, Vasastan
Meat or fish?
Two sister restaurants with masses of authentic pasta dishes on the menu, at reasonable prices. Döden i grytan is one for the meat lovers while Den gamle och havet specialises in flavours from the sea. Count on homemade pasta, top quality ingredients and carefully cooked dishes.
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.
- Ristorante Paganini, Västerlånggatan 75, Old Town