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Italy's Most Charming Restaurants

Many food lovers consider Italian cuisine as the ninth wonder of the world. Italy is not only known for their rich culture, art, and history. They are also known for their great food and excellent wine.

Don Alfonso 1890 is one of the most important restaurants in Italy. Alfonso and Livia Iaccarino who come from a family with a long and respected history in hotel keeping own this charming restaurant. Their love for food and profound curiosity led them to study the 3,000-year history of food and wine in the Southern regions. “Don Alfonso’s” cooking is largely rooted in tradition and perfection. Livia and Alfonso also started the “peracciole” farm that is an important part of the restaurant. The unforgettable herbs, olive oil, fruits, and vegetables all come from their “peracciole” farm. They also had an ancient cellar dug into the tufo rock to store their prestigious wines from all over the word. The restaurant is truly world-class — occupying a central building and surrounded by five luxurious suites where guests can stay.

The many restaurants of Italy can sometimes overwhelm a visitor but usually, excellently placed restaurants offer the best food renowned for offering a sublime fusion of traditional delicacies and culinary creativity. The hit “Under the Tuscan Sun”, with its tales of food and travel is simply true to its word. Tuscany’s charming choices include the Arnolfo, a historic restaurant, deep in the heart of the hills of Chianti. Da Caino, with its relaxed, country atmosphere is a small family restaurant located in the medieval village of Montemerano while the history of the Gambero Rosso restaurant is enhanced by the calm presence of the Tyrrhenian sea. If it’s traditional Tuscan dishes you’re looking for, the best stop is La Corte dei Pape in the heart of the Esse valley. The beauty of the Tuscan countryside is always a great appetiser. The landscape is warm, gentle, and uniquely Tuscan.

Restaurants in the Riviera are also beautiful. Along the coast, after Monterosso, other typical villages are aligned. Facing the same portion of the Lingurian Sea, they form the Italian Riviera de Levante, Framura, Bonassola, Deiva Marina, Sestri Levante, and Moneglia. They are mainly characterises as seaside resorts with beaches, beach umbrellas and hotels. The clear sea has long captivated diners with its mere presence and provides excellent ambiance while eating.

Italy has a seemingly endless list of charming restaurants up its sleeve. Al Palazzo in the Amalfi Coast is housed inside a XVIII century building, in the midst of the lush foliage of their own botanic garden. Al Tonno di Corsa offers a wonderful harbour view with the typical little boats to compliment their superb cuisine. George’s is also worth a visit. Satisfied diners claim that this restaurant combines the art of gastronomy, Baciòt's creativity, and colours and traditional aromas perfectly. Lito del Faro in the Capri Island offers the typical cuisine and seafood specialties with a twist — under a lighthouse!

Mirabelle in Rome proudly banners their “gourmet terraces” — one of the most elegant in Rome. For every visitor, there will surely be one restaurant in Italy that will satisfy them so much, they’ll have a hard time remembering their names.


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