12 Italian Restaurants In Lebanon You Should Try At Least Once

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Italian food is very loved around the world, for it boasts rich flavors, infused with fresh Mediterranean ingredients and innovative cooking techniques.

Just like anywhere else, Italian cuisine is also famous in Lebanon, with many restaurants serving Italian food across the country.

Here are places in Lebanon where you can taste the best Italian recipes in an ambiance that will transport you directly to Italy.

Mario e Mario – Mar Mikhael

Mario e Mario is the place where people can taste home-cooked authentic Italian cuisine prepared with locally sourced and produced ingredients.

The restaurant serves Lunch from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm and Dinner from 7:30 pm until 12:00 am. For reservation, contact 01 444 036.

The Peninsula Restaurants & Gardens – Dbayeh

The Peninsula Restaurants & Gardens in Dbayeh is a cozy restaurant inspired by the Sicilian atmosphere and serving specialized Italian cuisine using fine ingredients and a view overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

Contact 04 540 240 for more info.

Margherita Pizzeria – Jounieh

Located in Jounieh’s Old Souks, Margherita Pizzeria is the place to visit with your loved ones to eat authentic Neapolitan food with a view over the sea!

For more inquiries, contact 09 830 816 or 81 711 798.

Tom & Mutz – Mar Mikhael

You and your friends can taste delicious Burrata and other Italian food as well as the best cocktails at Tom & Mutz, one of Lebanon’s first Italian-American places.

Contact 81 725 251 for more information.

Via Roma – Naccache

Via Roma is an Italian Bakery and Restaurant concept, where Chef Massimiliano prepares homemade bread, pastry, and Roman dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For inquiries, contact 04 520 353 76 000 199.

Sapori E Vini – Byblos

Situated in Byblos, Sapori E Vini is an Italian Trattoria, providing its customers with authentic Italian fresh-made dishes, including pizza, pasta, risotto, and other options.

For reservation, contact 70 034 343.

Locanda Corsini – Bikfaya

Enjoy an Italian getaway at Locanda Corsini, a Resto bar and guesthouse, offering delicious Italian food and cocktails in a natural setting.

Contact 71 646 515 for more info.

Da Sophia – Beirut

Located at The Smallville Hotel, Beirut, Da Sophia is an Italian restaurant where you can have delicious and comforting Italian cuisine including exquisite pasta dishes and good wine.

For reservation, contact 70 995 552.

GAVI – Beirut

Enjoy an upscale and luxurious Italian dining experience with a “purely Italian” menu at Gavi in Beirut.

You may contact 01 999 354 for more info.

Appetito Trattoria – Various Locations

Appetito Trattoria is an Italian restaurant with a home-like setting with five branches across Lebanon: Batroun, Broumana, Hazmieh, Gemmayze, and Hamra.

The place serves the best pizza, salads, pasta, and other Italian dishes, as well as desserts in town.

Contact 03 682 600 for more info.

Bavaglino – Ashrafieh

Enjoy traditional and authentic Italian cuisine and a unique setting on the St. Nicolas stairs with your friends!

Contact 81 091 080 for reservation.

Piazza 1140 – Hammana

Located in the heart of Hammana‘s Old Souks, Piazza 1140 is an Italian restaurant serving traditional Italian wood-fired pizzas and other baked specialties, as well as fresh salads, drinks, and Illy coffee.

The place closes on Mondays. For more info, contact 79 138 178.