Where should you go to get the best Italian food in Stockholm? The Swedish capital is filled with cool establishments where you can have excellent and authentic Italian food. Why not indulge in fresh truffle pasta, some of the best pizza in town, or a tasty burrata salad on a lovely terrace during the summer months? We’ve rounded up the best restaurants that celebrate the culinary specialties of the “Bel Paese.”
Whether you feel like a cosy place where you can spend a chilly winter’s night, or a large open terrace for an aperitif and snacks, there’s an Italian restaurant in Stockholm to satisfy your craving.
Here are Stockholm’s best Italian restaurants:
The unmissable one
Come for the Aperol Spritz; stay for the cacio e pepe. Café Nizza has become a favorite for Stockholm’s fashionable crowd. Its cosy terrace is the perfect place for people-watching. The food is perfectly balanced and the extensive wine list invites you to discover wines from all the regions of Italy.
We recommend booking a table as this place is very popular, although there are sometimes spots for walk-ins. Next door, you’ll find Cave Nizza, a cobbler’s studio-turned-wine bar, the little sister of Café Nizza.
The one with the best pizza
With outposts in all neighborhoods of Stockholm and armed with great wood-fired ovens, Meno Male creates pizza magic. Since it launched six years ago, Meno Male has created pizza spots with a buzzing atmosphere and great service. They also opened an aperitivo bar called La Bottega, where you can sip on a drink and chat away with friends.
Try the N’duja pizza for a spicy moment, and don’t forget to try their tiramisu. All their pizza can be made gluten-free!
Meno Male Vasastan
Meno Male Kungsholmen
Meno Male Östermalm / La Bottega
Meno Male Södermalm
Mon – 11:00 am – 21:00 pm
Wed – Fri 11:00 am – 22:00 pm
Lördag 12:00 pm – 22:00 pm
Söndag 12:00 pm – 21:00 pm
The traditional one
Vecchia Signora is the ideal spot for a romantic date night. The pasta is delightful, the wine list impressive, and the atmosphere cosy. Their small menu is full of fresh and seasonal produce. Take an antipasti to start and then indulge in pasta for primi, a juicy chicken with arancini for secondi, and an affogato as dolci for the full experience.
The attentive staff makes you feel right at home and you’ll want to come back for more.
Tues – Thurs 17:00 pm – 23:00 pm
Fri – Sat 17:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun & Mon closed
The one you’ll keep going back to
A couple of blocks up from the busy street of Birger Jarlsgatan, you will find this gem tucked away on a quiet street. Named after the founder’s beloved grandmother, the restaurant is an ode to her cooking. Grab lunch in the sun or enjoy the lively atmosphere in the evening.
Their homemade tagliolini with Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano, black pepper, and fresh truffle is marvelous. The in-house “Pasticiere” makes excellent pastries, so make sure to save room for dessert.
Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 14:00 pm ; 17:00 pm – 23:00 pm
Fre: 11:00 am – 14:00 pm ; 17:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat: 17:00 pm – 12:00 am
The family-owned one
Montanari has become quite an institution in Stockholm. Located on a cosy street in the Östermalm neighborhood, you can sit on the terrace for alfresco dining summer the summer months. The staff is warm and welcoming, and the menu boasts fresh produce and traditional Italian dishes such as pasta carbonara, burrata, and tiramisu.
Their truffle pasta is iconic; it never disappoints! All their pasta can be served gluten-free and is among the best available.
Grev Turegatan 56
Mon – Fri: 11:30 am – 14:30pm;
17:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat – Sun: 12:00 pm – 14:30 pm;
17:00 pm – 12:00 am
The one where you go to party
If you are looking for a good time, this is it! Ciccio is the perfect spot for a fun night out with a group of friends. The music turns up as the evening goes and the ambiance is always buzzy.
Ciccio’s is all about the good things in life. That means eating delicious dishes, drinking espresso martinis late at night, and dancing around the table with friends.
Tues 18 pm – 12 am
Wed – Sat 18 pm – 1 am
Sunday & Monday closed