Lebanon is known for its appreciation of world cuisines of different cultures and this is notable across the country by its variety of restaurants.
Italian cuisine is among the top favorite foods of the Lebanese, along with the French and the Japanese. And when it comes to Pizza, it’s difficult to even remember what “dieting” means.
Saucy, rich, and cheesy, who would want to miss getting their hands under a warm slice of that when just out of the oven?
#1 Appetito Trattoria
You can find Appetito Trattoria in 5 locations in Lebanon, namely Gemmayzeh, Broummana, Hamra, Batroun, and Hazmieh. All branches offer fresh Italian food in a comfortable homey setting.
#2 Mario E Mario
Mario E Mario in Mar Mikhael has been a popular spot for authentic Italian food, including a variety of freshly baked sumptuous pizzas.
#3 Mariolino, Pizza E Vino
A charming restaurant in the heart of Batroun, Mariolino brings the Italian experience to town with scrumptious pizzas and fine classics.
#4 Sapori E Vini
At Sapori E Vini in Byblos, you’ll get freshly made Italian classic meals including delicious pizzas. The place can get you hooked!
It couldn’t probably be more Italian than a restaurant with an open-air setting on an alley-stair to enjoy mouthwatering cheesy and saucy pizzas. The Bavaligno on the iconic St Nicholas Stairs of Ashrafieh is a unique experience with Lebanese hospitality at its best.
#6 La Villa 1920
Un upscale restaurant of fine Italian cuisine, La Villa 1920 in Badaro serves succulent pizzas along with mouthwatering Italian dishes. A plus is its lovely setting and velvety ambiance fitting for a date night.
#7 Marco Pizza Lover
Chef Marco brings the Napolitan culinary delights to his guests with a unique passion for Italian cuisine and not without scrumptious creativity. His pizzas, served in a warm and homey setting, are just amazing!
#8 The Peninsula
The Peninsula is an upscale restaurant in Dbayeh with a distinguished and classy setting, serving fine Italian cuisine, and of course, pizza!
#9 Margherita Mare
A spot to enjoy both Italian food and the refreshing view and closeness of the sea, Margherita Mare in Jounieh is a place to have on your bucket list for when craving freshly baked pizza.
Manuccini’s in Ashrafieh is a Firewood Artisanal Pizzeria with a passion for Italian baking. It is a great place with friendly staff and a warm ambiance where you can enjoy freshly baked and deliciously cheesy, saucy, and rich pizzas.
#11 BarItalia Kitchen & Bar
You can’t miss this place in the Old Souk of Byblos when visiting this ancient Phoenician city. In addition to its indoor setting, BarItalia has also an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy appetizing pizza in a unique picturesque surrounding.
#12 Abou Jean Pizzeria
Abou Jean Pizzeria has been serving flavorful pizzas since 1978. For over 2 decades, that popular spot for Pizza lovers in Chekka has been delighting its guests with a variety of choices, from simple and traditional to rich and creative.
#13 The Wood Factory Pizzeria
A hidden gem in Baabdat, the Wood Factory Pizzeria lives up to its name with its warm wooden decor and a delicious variety of wood-baked pizzas. It’s a Wood Cabin with a garden and an enchanting atmosphere that calls for a date night. It also offers live music nights.
#14 Tavolino Restau-Bar
Another hidden gem offering a unique experience, Tavolino is tucked in the ancient colorful street of the old city of Tyre. It has all the charm of a rustic pub with ancient stone walls and vaults that embrace you at once in its warm and spirited ambiance. A great place to chill around delicious pizza and cocktails.