The best Italian restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 20 Aug 2020
Pasta and pizza in all their glory are not the only components of Italian cuisine; its various regions have so much more to offer. Are you longing for cosy tavernas, lively piazzas, candlelight and checked tablecloths? Or modern restaurants with a New York Little Italy vibe? Stockholm has masses of really fantastic options for you either way. Naturally you'll find pizza and pasta dishes at most Italian restaurants, some more cutting-edge than others. To help you navigate Stockholm's Italian offerings, we've created this guide to the best Italian restaurants in Stockholm.
Un PocoKarlavägen 28, Östermalm
A culinary trip to Italy
Choose Un Poco for its relaxed, familiar atmosphere and impeccable cuisine. The predominantly Italian menu offers a Swedish twist with local ingredients, bordering on fine dining yet at an affordable pricing point.
La Vecchia SignoraÅsögatan 163, Södermalm
Le Vecchia Signora, which translates to the old lady, is a charming, candlelit restaurant that serves authentic Italian fare from the Piedmont region. The food is exquisite, the wine list extensive and the atmosphere is both intimate and relaxed.
L'AvventuraSveavägen 77, Vasastan
This popular Italian from the Stureplansgruppen group is housed in the former premises of the historic Metropol Palais cinema, just a stone's throw from Odenplan. The elegant dining room combines elements of the original Twenties decor such as decorative plasterwork, wall murals and high ceilings with red velvet sofas. If you're in the mood for a cocktail and a bar snack or two, there are two bars to choose from.
EatalyBiblioteksgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Mighty food mecca
With successful outposts in many of the world's major cities, this Italian food concept came to Stockholm in spring 2018. A lively meeting place on Biblioteksgatan for anyone wanting to have lunch, dinner, coffee or a drink Italian-style - Eataly includes restaurants, bars, a café and food hall all under the same roof.
Hosteria Tre SantiBlekingegatan 32, Skanstull/Södermalm
Since the 1990's
This genuinely Italian restaurant is a classic institution and has been in business since 1990. In addition to excellent Italian cuisine the restaurant boasts of an ambitious wine cellar as well as a wide selection of grappa. The charming décor and friendly waiting-staff enhance the ambiance.
1889 Fast Fine PizzaMäster Samuelsgatan 18, Norrmalm/City
Italy and pizza are pretty much synonymous in many people's eyes. 1889 Fast Fine Pizza, inside the MOOD Stockholm shopping galleria, serves up Italian fast food with an emphasis on both fast and fine dining. The menu includes a selection of both red and white pizzas made from top quality ingredients and under the guidance of Michelin-starred chefs from Sweden, France, Spain and Great Britain.
Den gamle och havetTulegatan 27, Vasastan
Homemade à la Tuscany
This charming restaurant is testimony that Drottninggatan's reputation as a tourist trap is no longer accurate. Esperanza serves delectable homemade gnocchi and Italian entrées with fragrant sides. The restaurant's interest in wine is apparent, they work with closely with a small-scale producer in Tuscany and offering is extensive. Candlelight enhances the ambiance.
Popular Italian chain
Vapiano has several restaurants in Stockholm and they specialise in Italian flavours. With a menu consisting of pasta dishes, pizzas, risotto and salads, there's something to suit all tastes. Combine your meal with one of their Italian wines, or why not try a cocktail?
O'PizzicatoSwedenborgsgatan 23, Södermalm
Traditional in Södermalm
This family-run restaurant next to Södra station serves fresh pasta, various meat dishes and thinly-sliced charcuterie to share with your party. Gather your friends and family to eat and have a glass of wine in the stylish surroundings. Round off your meal in the traditional way - with a glass of grappa.
Como RistorantePippi Långstrumps Gata 18, Bromma
Como Ristorante is in the heart of Annedal in Bromma, around quarter of an hour from the city centre. This rustic bistro serves both traditional and contemporary dishes from Italy with something for all tastes. All their dishes are made from a hundred percent organic ingredients and a big dose of love.
AgatonVästerlånggatan 72, Old Town
Italian in the Old Town
You'll find Agaton in historic premises in the Old Town, making it ideal for cosy, intimate dinners. They serve risotto, pasta and other Italian classics against a backdrop of red and white checked tablecloths and candlelight. The restaurant also makes Italian pizzas, which are available gluten-free.
Il TempoHögbergsgatan 40, Södermalm
Italy meets New York
This Italian tavern has been a popular hangout since the 90's. The kitchen fuses rustic Tuscan flavours with metropolitan influences. A wood fired pizza oven in the middle of the restaurant off sets the red art-deco style wallpaper.
TrattorianNorr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, Kungsholmen
Genuine Tuscan charm
Trattorian is a Tuscan-style tavern with impressive waterfront views on Norrmälarstrand. With emphasis on local and organic produce, the kitchen serves fragrant, slightly rustic Italian food. Fresh pasta is made on-site everyday, cured meat hangs from the ceiling; the cosy atmosphere is enhanced by candlelight.
Trattoria MontanariGrev Turegatan 56, Östermalm
Tribute to Italy
This popular family-run restaurant pays homage to traditional Italian fare, fusing regional influences from Le Marche on the east coast of Italy. The food is simple and fragrant, the venue small and bustling.
PaganiniVästerlånggatan 75, Old Town
You'll find Paganini, an Italian neighbourhood with a classic Italian menu, in the Old Town. Passing tourists and locals alike find their way here for a tasty pizza or pasta dish served on typical red and white checked tablecloths.
The Italian Cousins2 addresses
Italian-style pizza deli
This little deli alongside Vasaparken is run by two Italian cousins and is open for lunch, coffee, dinner and after-work drinks. The counter is full of pizza slices and other Italian goodies, with ingredients sourced from small-scale producers. Natural wines and Aperol spritz are among the drinks options.
Papà ItalianoRiddargatan 9, Östermalm
Italiano Papà is a slightly more casual, spirited alternative to its sibling, Italiano Ristorante round the corner. The menu features traditional home-cooked fare with lactose and gluten free alternatives and an impressive wine list.
GrappaSankt Eriksgatan 86, Vasastan
Scandinavia's largest selection of grappa
This modern reworking of a classic Italian restaurant offers Scandinavia's largest selection of grappa, as well as pasta, pizza and a fine selection of meat and poultry dishes. The sophisticated black decor is punctuated with vibrant shades of red.
Meno Male, Giro, Dell'Attore & 450 Gradi6 addresses
Sourdough pizza, posh pizza, flatbread, traditionally-baked pizza, organic and innovative pizzas... In Stockholm you'll find this Italian favourite in all different variations. These are some unmissable pizzerias.