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13 Italian Restaurants In Beirut That Will Transport You To Rome In Seconds

@manuccinis | @marinella_trattoria

Italian food plays with powerful flavors that can take you on a trip of culinary wonders. It can transport you around Italy, to the city of Naples for example, the birthplace of pizza.

It’ll transport your taste buds to Rome for some delectable pasta carbonara and perhaps allow you also to indulge in some pesto sauce from Genoa.

And you don’t need to physically fly to indulge in that. You can enjoy it right here in Beirut where the Italian cuisine and ambiance of these restaurants offer that delightful experience.

#1 La PizzAria

The smell of a good pizza at La PizzAria in Gemmayzeh is enough to transport you to the streets of Italy!

#2 Marinella

Marinella in Mar Mikhael is hailed for its Italian experience that is truly authentic and unforgettable.

#3 Bavaglino

Bavaglino is an adorable Italian affair located on the Saint Nicholas staircase in Achrafieh. It offers a variety of traditional Italian platters.

#4 Manuccini’s

Manuccini’s in Achrafieh has possibly the most Instagrammable pizzas in Lebanon. It’s a self-described love story between flour, Italian tomatoes, cheeses, vegetables, and cold cuts. The restaurant also offers gluten-free options as well as multigrain options.

#5 Appetito

With several branches in different regions in Lebanon, the charming Appetito Trattoria serves simple home-style and traditional Italian delicacies.

#6 Mario e Mario

The charming Mario e Mario is a local’s favorite cozy Italian corner in Mar Mikhael- especially for romantic lunch or evening dates.

#7 Gavi

This is where you can fall in luxe with the upscale Italian vibes at Gavi located in Downtown Beirut.

#8 Pzza.co

This Italian eatery brings tasty treats to Beirut Souks in Downtown as well as intriguing dessert pizzas for that insatiable sweet tooth.

#9 Pizzeria Da Marco

Pizzeria Da Marco is one of the latest additions to Beirut’s mouthwatering pizza scene, bringing authentic Neapolitan pies to the heart of Mar Mikhael.

#10 Napoletana

Located in ABC malls across Lebanon, Napoletana is a great place for an Italian morning before shopping, or for delicious lunch while at the mall.

#11 Tavolina

A hidden gem in the heart of Mar Mikhael, Tavolina will make you feel like you’re in one of Italy’s authentic alleyway restaurants where the locals escape.

#12 Olio Soto

Italy meets Japan in the popular Olio Soto located in Badaro and Hamra.

#13 Luigi Cucina Italiana

With a beautiful terrace that takes you to a sunny day in the countryside in Italy, Luigi Cucina Italiana in Achrafieh serves traditional and authentic Italian flavors.


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13 Italian Restaurants In Beirut That Will Transport You To Rome In Seconds

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