The best Italian restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 19 Nov 2018
Pasta and pizza in all their glory are not the only components of Italian cuisine; it has so much more to offer. Despite Stockholm's geographical position it hosts an abundance of excellent Italian restaurants ranging from distinguished establishments where traditional homemade food is served to chic, modern eateries with an experimental edge. So as to help you navigate Stockholm's culinary offering we have created this guide to the best Italian restaurants in Stockholm.
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.
Biblioteksgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Professional pasta chefs
Italian traditions meet innovative flavour combinations at Adria. You'll find homemade fresh ravioli, truffle salsiccia and seafood pasta, among other dishes, on the menu - all made from the highest quality ingredients. Whether you come for dinner with a large group of family or friends, on a date, business lunch or just to hang out at the bar, Adria's passion for food and people mean you're always welcome here.
Tulegatan 10, Vasastan
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.
Grev Turegatan 56, 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.
Karlavägen 28, Östermalm
Shaddap you face
La Bocca ("the mouth") has an extensive Italian à la carte menu including everything from fish and shellfish to cheese and charcuterie, with an emphasis on sustainable ingredients, higher welfare meat and true craftsmanship. The interiors are modern but create a homely and welcoming atmosphere.
Kommendörsgatan 23, Östermalm
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.
Åsögatan 163, Södermalm
Italian cycling culture meets Italian cuisine
Bianchi isn't just a concept store for the famous brand of Italian pro bikes, it's also a spacious restaurant with a great atmosphere for food and bike enthusiasts alike. The menu consists of ambitious medium-sized dishes divided up into proteins and carbohydrates, and includes meat, fish, vegetable and pasta dishes and, of course, pizza, made in a huge pizza oven.
Norrlandsgatan 16, Norrmalm/City
Reminiscent of Naples
Pane Vino is a bold addition to the otherwise rather dreary neighbourhood around Zinkensdamm. The restaurant combines fine dining with a colour-popping deli and quaint outdoor terrace. With its generous opening hours, exquisite Mediterranean fare and relaxed air Pane Vino appeals to a wide audience.
Brännkyrkagatan 93, Södermalm
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.
Tulegatan 27, Vasastan
Old Italy meets modern Stockholm
This modern meeting place in Hagastaden is part of the same family of restaurants as Tennstopet and Vassa Eggen. Gather your friends and family and share well-loved dishes from Italy and the Mediterranean, such as grilled fish, rotisserie chicken and Italian pizza.
Eugeniavägen 6, Solna
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.
Högbergsgatan 40, 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.
Blekingegatan 32, Skanstull/Södermalm
Trendy and immensely popular
Buco Nero is the result of neighbouring Caffé Nero's decision to expand. The restaurant combines on-trend concrete walls with modern leather sofas, opulent details and red accents. The open kitchen allows guests to observe the chefs at work, creating genuine Italian fare.
Roslagsgatan 4, Vasastan
Family recipes and stylish atmosphere
This Italian restaurant in the middle of Rörstrandsgatan has a muted, romantic atmosphere and serves authentic dishes using recipes handed down from the chef's own grandma. Thirsty? Skip the white tablecloths and candles and take a pew in the intimate little bar where cocktails, wine and beer are served over the marble counter.
Rörstrandsgatan 9A, Vasastan
Sleek all-inclusive concept
Taverna Brillo's contemporary concept combines bistro-style restaurant, bar and deli. The Italian influences are apparent with aromatic dishes, artisanal pizza and homemade gelato from the on-site ice cream parlour. The deli sells Italian specialities such as charcuteries and freshly baked bread. Opt for a casual dinner in the lively bistro or takeaway.
Sturegatan 6, Östermalm
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.
Norr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, Kungsholmen
Distinguished old-school Italian
This classic neighbourhood restaurant focuses on traditional home-cooked Italian fare. Aromatic, generous portions are served à la your boisterous Italian grandmother, perfectly complimenting the quaint, rustic decor. For dessert, a delightfully refreshing sorbet – there is always room for a frozen treat.
Norrtullsgatan 61, Vasastan
More than just good pizzas
Ciao Ciao is probably best known for their popular pizzas, but there's plenty more on offer for anyone with a craving for Italy. Checked tablecloths and Italian red wine create an Italian taverna feeling, and the menu offers traditional pasta, fish and meat dishes at good-value prices.
Storgatan 11, Östermalm
This cosy Italian restaurant houses an organic deli and wine bar. Inspired by Tuscan cuisine hearty dishes are served, complimenting the colourful candlelit interior. Homemade organic pasta is not only featured on the menu but is also available for purchase.
Västmannagatan 54, Vasastan
Little Naples on Lilla Essingen
Close to the waterfront on the island of Lilla Essingen you'll find this laid-back Italian with Neapolitan influences. Tuck into authentic Neapolitan pizzas and pasta dishes, desserts and homemade gelato.
Primusgatan 63, Lilla/Stora Essingen
Venice in Södermalm
This place just oozes Italian - and particularly Venetian - influences, both menu and decor-wise. Have a cocktail in the bar or tuck into a selection of "chicchettini" - Italian sharing plates - amongst the red velvet, ornate lamps and trailing ivy.
Åsögatan 111, Södermalm
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.
Västerlånggatan 75, Old Town
Italian elegance in Älvsjö
A neighbourhood restaurant of the more elegant persuasion serving traditional Italian dishes in a modern setting. If you feel like treating yourself to a pre-dinner drink, the bartenders can mix you up a fabulous Aperol Spritz or Dry Martini.
A romantic classic
Candlelit tables, red and white checkered tablecloths and rustic wooden detailing - what could be more romantic? The atmosphere at La Famiglia is intimate and unpretentious, the menu authentic. The popular restaurant appeals to a wide audience, ranging from couples to families.
Alströmergatan 45, Kungsholmen
One of Stockholm's oldest Italians
Pompei has been serving Italian specialities since the Seventies. There's plenty of space for both large and small groups in this cosy restaurant with walls hung with paintings of ancient Italy, and during the summer months you can eat al fresco on Odengatan. The menu includes something for everyone; pasta dishes, fish, meat, seafood and pizza, with classics such as spaghetti frutti di mare and quattro stagioni pizza.
Odengatan 85, Vasastan
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.
Riddargatan 9, Östermalm
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.
Sankt Eriksgatan 86, Vasastan
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.