The best Italian restaurants in Stockholm
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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