Lebanon boasts a dynamic food culture with countless exceptional restaurants, but Italian cuisine stands out as a fan-favorite.
Renowned for its versatility and delectable dishes like pizza and pasta, Italian food has something to offer every palate.
In Lebanon, Italian restaurants have taken this classic cuisine to the next level with contemporary twists and unique touches. Whether you’re a traditionalist or an adventurous eater, there’s an Italian spot for you.
If you’re looking for a quick taste of Italy, here are 10 must-try Italian restaurants in Lebanon:
Craving Italian Food? Well, Tavolina is a way to go.
Tavolina is ready to serve you its amazing Italian food, with desserts that are truly mouth-watering.
The place is very casual, with first come first serve service, and accompanied by the friendliest staff.
They are open daily at both their Mar Mikhael and Antelias Branches. For more info: 01 422 224
Walking into Puccia, you will be immediately hit with an aura of Italy and the most heartwarming staff.
A locally owned restaurant, Puccia’s take on Italian food is one can’t miss, and their homemade Limoncello is a drink everyone needs to try.
They are located in Saida and their newest branch is in Achrafieh, opening daily except on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.For more info: 76 684 518
In the heart of Beirut, Tom&Mutz is blending creativity with tradition.
Being Lebanon’s first-ever Italian-American restaurant, Tom&Mutz’s goal is to serve you high-quality authentic Italian food, with an American twist.
The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. For more info: 81 725 251.
With a cozy atmosphere, Appetito is ready to serve you wherever you are in Lebanon.
Appetito is the perfect place to indulge in some amazing Italian food surrounded by a homey interior.
Appetito has locations in Hamra, Hazmieh, Gemmayzeh, Batroun, and Broumana. For more info: 70 969 718.
Gavi is a luxurious Italian restaurant in Beirut offering you authentic Italian food with a trendy touch.
All the traditional Italian food from pizza to pasta, Gavi knows how to include a modern flair into them while still keeping in touch with the Italian roots.
They are open daily from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. For more info: 01 999 353.
Are you in the mood for some Italian food while your friends are craving Poke?
Well, Duo is here to save the day, with its diverse menu that serves you whatever delicious food your heart desires, and you will leave with a full stomach and a smile on your face.
They are located in both ABC Dbayeh and Achrafieh, opening daily from 12:00 pm to 12:00 a.m. For more info: 01 325 999
Bavaglino is the perfect place to hit up if you want a change of the traditional scenery.
Located in Ahrafieh, you will find the restaurant at the Saint Nicolas Stairs, serving high-quality Italian food and a unique atmosphere, charming you in every way.
Experience the vibe at Bavaglino daily from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more info: 81 091 080.
There’s nothing that comes close to a good authentic pizza and Pizza Guys have got you covered.
Specializing in authentic pizzas, Pizza Guys is an Italian pizza bar serving you hand-stretched thin crusted pizzas in every flavor you desire and the best part is that they offer both slices and 35cm or 50cm full pies.
Drop by and get a slice of their yummy goods daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. For more info: 01 447 441.
Avanti is a classic Italian restaurant, that serves you the most mouth-watering Italian dishes, wood-fired pizza with an exquisite interior, and a bar one can’t miss.
The restaurant is located in the Grand Hotels district and it’s a perfect place for family and friends handouts or even for a formal business meeting. For more info: 01 990 992.
Sapori E Vini
With both an indoor and outdoor setting, Sapori E Vini, located in the heart of Byblos, is an authentic Italian experience worth visiting.
Serving you everything from incredible small appetizers to full-course meals that satisfy the soul, accompanied by a chill ambiance and a welcoming staff.
They are open Sunday to Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and till 12:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more info: 70 034 343.