Stockholm's best pasta
Updated 13 Sep 2021
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.
AdriaTulegatan 10, Vasastan
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.
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.
Den gamle och havetTulegatan 27, Vasastan
Den gamle och havet ("The old man and the sea") is a classic restaurant for pasta lovers. Seafood delicacies are their specialty and they serve pasta dishes made with prawns, crab and octopus, among other marine delights. The decor is romantic with candlelight and white tablecloths.
Trattoria Villa RomanaKungsbroplan 1, Kungsholmen
Pasta made fresh every day
Trattoria Villa Romana make their own fresh pasta daily from three different kinds of Italian flour and eggs. The pasta is then served in the form of classic carbonara, shellfish pasta, truffle pasta and ravioli. Enjoy your pasta in intimate surroundings with masses of candlelight and a romantic atmosphere.
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.
L'AvventuraSveavägen 77, Vasastan
L'Avventura serves Italian food and drinks in a stunning former 1920s cinema building on Sveavägen. Start the evening with an aperitivo in the bar before you deep-dive into the menu, which includes classics such as truffle pasta, pasta frutti di mare and vodka pasta.
SpagoGötgatan 24, Södermalm
Spago serves classic pasta dishes from various Italian regions in an elegant dining room on Götgatsbacken. Treat yourself to a luxurious truffle pasta with beef fillet, a spicy arrabiata or a classic carbonara accompanied by a glass of wine.
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.
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.
PortofinoStora Nygatan 46, Old Town
Just like in Italy
Italian Portofino in the Old Town serves a selection of pasta dishes with an emphasis on top-notch ingredients and Mediterranean flavours. Try, for example, their delicious fettuccino with veal fillet and truffles. Accompanied with a glass of Italian wine, of course.