Andiamo is one of the best pizza bars in Cairo with a great atmosphere, excellent sangrias and cocktails, and of course, tasty Italian pizza; all of which is enhanced with lovely music and an overall hospitable ambience. Their Monaco pizza is a common favourite, while their eponymous Andiamo served with smoked salmon and red caviar is a mouth-watering delicacy. Andiamo Lake House branch, with its spacious premises and elegant décor, is one of the trendiest night spots for partygoers. Andiamo 6th of October branch is guaranteed to keep raising the bar for partygoers of the western part of town. Early reservation is advised at all branches.
Aqua e Luce serves contemporary Italian cuisine with French overtones. Along with its elegant ambience and excellent service, customers can enjoy amuse-bouche delights, antipasti and pastas, mouth-watering seafood and tantalizing desserts. A private dining room is also available.
A little Italy in the heart of Cairo, Bella offers the specialties of Italy in an inviting, familial setting with direct views overlooking the Nile. There, you can feast on fresh pastas featuring squid ink, beetroot and spinach to name a few; risottos, meat and fresh-catch fish selections. The wine cellar at Bella restaurant is known for its vintage wines with exceptional aromas and flavours, which exquisitely pair with each selected dish and give you the opportunity to taste specialty wines and discuss their taste profiles with an expert.
Known for its charm and romantic appeal, Blue Restaurant and Grill rolls out a menu that includes a variety of sides, steaks, fresh fish and chicken; offering its guests the chance to delight in a unique Italian fare from different regions of Italy. Visitors may walk in for breakfast, while reservations for lunch and dinner are mandatory.
Carino’s is a trendy Italian restaurant which offers an extensive assortment of pasta dishes with a variety of mouth-watering sauces. The ambience is enhanced with an Italian interior design, while the staff is often lauded as swift. Several customers have particularly highlighted the Shrimp Scampi as their favourite.
Cortigiano is a cosy hangout spot for younger crowds who wish to experience a taste of Italy’s cuisine on a budget. Visitors can take their pick from the full menu –a wide selection of Italian dishes served in large portions, alongside steaks. Pastas are served al-dente with a variation of toppings, while the overall mood of the restaurant is nice and relaxing.
Offering the best of authentic wood-fired pizza, Crust’s dishes are as crunchy and delicious as the name suggests. Their range of pizzas cater to a myriad of tastes and diets, while their service is reported to be relatively quick. For blue cheese lovers, Quattro Formaggi is an absolute must, while their chicken ranch flavoured pizza is loved by everyone.
An upbeat authentic Italian restaurant with great food, Cucina & La Piazza provides a comfortable and serene space for top-notch dining as well as fun entertainment. Authentic northern Italian fare and traditional favourites are created from the freshest ingredients, artfully presented and full of flavour. Food is served in a rustic setting featuring an open kitchen.
A casual Italian eatery offering great pasta dishes, Didos Al Dente enjoys a cosy setting and hospitable service that complements their extensive menu and delicious food. The house special is pasta with mushroom, shrimps and smoked salmon –one of our favourite platters, alongside their tasty Quattro pizza.
Although it sounds as Egyptian as can be, Eish & Malh is essentially an Italian restaurant with a touch of Egypt’s rich cuisine. It is set in the middle of downtown and live entertainment is available on Fridays during brunch time, as well as Saturdays and Mondays during dinnertime. The restaurant offers a great variety of Italian dishes from breakfast till dinner.
Il Divino is a pizzeria featuring a traditional wood-fired oven, along with an overall exotic feel of Italian ambience. Visitors who love a taste of seafood have underscored the restaurant’s Napoletana pizza as their favourite; while cheese lovers often highlight the restaurant’s Quattro Formaggi, which is served with oregano, gouda, cheddar and blue cheese.
Il Giardino is where lovers of Italian culture can enjoy the feel of Italy, triggered by their elegant décor and lovely ambience. Customers can choose from a selection of Italian dishes or opt for the mixed grill menu. Among our favourites is their Spaghetti Ai Frutti Di Mare, which they serve with fresh prawns, squid and octopus.
Il Lambro is the place to be when you’re craving Italian cuisine, with its extensive menu comprising many delicacies, including their Pesci Patatine Fritte served with crispy battered white fish and tartar sauce; as well as their revered Lasagna Al Ragu and Penne Al Salmone. Reservation is only required if you’re visiting in large groups.
An Italian eatery often lauded for its attentive service and top-notch fresh ingredients, Il Loft offers a diverse menu with something for everyone. While the general ambience is relaxing, their pizzas are some of the best you can find in Cairo including their Frutti di Mare and Bianca al Salmone. Homemade pasta, delicious sandwiches and rich desserts are also available.
A spacious modern restaurant specialising in Italian cuisine, Il Ritrovo is a lovely spot with a breathtaking view that makes the perfect dinner date, as well as a great hangout for group outings. It enjoys a lively atmosphere supplemented with piano tunes, and on some nights, a DJ or a live band. We recommend their delicious Scaloppine Al Limone.
Italiano has established itself as a casual and trendy Italian restaurant, offering an extensive assortment of pasta dishes with a variety of mouth-watering sauces. Their hospitable staff is swift, the ambience is relaxing, and the food is excellent. We love their smoked salmon dishes and their Shrimp Scampi.
A romantic Italian restaurant perfect for both couples and businessmen looking for a relaxing setting and delicious food, Jasmine is where customers can wallow in the luxurious views of the golf course and the pool as they dine in a serene atmosphere. Their Medaglioni di Salmone is a must-try platter.
Located in the beautiful Korba, surrounded by historical architecture and Heliopolis’ lively setting, L’Incontro is an Italian restaurant with classic furnishings and modern artwork that give you the expected Italian feel. The service is usually swift, and the talented chef surely knows how to make some mouth-watering baked Ossobuco and wonderful salmon dishes.
A friendly spot specialising in Italian food with an atmosphere ideal for group outings and casual hangouts, La Casetta boasts an extensive menu which includes beef and chicken dishes, soups as well as a great pasta selection; all of which are as tasty as they are fulfilling. We love their Malibu Spaghetti, which they serve with calamari and shrimps.
La Gondola’s setting is distinctly romantic with dimmed lights and wooden décor that accentuate the serenity of its ambience. The menu is delightful with lots of pasta dishes and risottos. Aside from the live band that plays romantic oldies adding to the charm of the restaurant, an added entertainment is the impressive table-side cooking of some of their best dishes.
A classic Italian restaurant in a quiet and comfortable atmosphere, La Rosa is a great option for crowds who seek quietude and great food. Their pizzas are served fresh and crusty, and from the pasta menu we recommend their Primavera or Farfalle La Rosa.
La Terazza is a lovely outdoor restaurant surrounded by breathtaking lush greenery, and complemented with a hospitable staff that makes sure you’re satisfied. It’s considered one of the finest Italian restaurants in town with a wide variety of original Italian dishes and spices.
La Trattoria is known for its exotic pastas, mouth-watering soups and their antipasti dishes. The general atmosphere and ambience exude a touch of luxury, while their service is always top-notch. Their speciality is Ossobuco – an amazing Italian veal dish, while a personal favourite would have to be their delicious Melanzanealla Parmigiana.
At the stunning Hilton Cairo Heliopolis Hotel lies the classic Italian restaurant with a subtle modern influence, Leonardo. The interiors look quite elegant and artsy, with a multitude of iconic black and white photography adorning the walls. We love their beef tenderloin dish.
Little Italy is where visitors feel the Italian atmosphere around them with the flavour of the authentic leaves of Sicily and great live music every night. You can have a taste of the city’s best Italian pizzas, pastas and Italian specialties. Among our favourites is their Quattro Stagioni pizza.
Maestro enjoys opulent décor in a relaxed atmosphere, which enhances the presentation of the authentic and delicious Italian cuisine, which is excellently cooked by their talented Italian chef. Their pizzas are rich and made with the freshest ingredients. Customers often highlight the restaurant’s Pizza Di Lusso as their favourite, while plenty of visitors recommend their Calamaretti Grigliati made with grilled baby calamari and marinated balsamic and ginger.
A casual hangout for those seeking good Italian food with a friendly atmosphere as well as reasonable prices, Maison Thomas is a great choice for group and casual outings. Their beef sandwiches and beef dishes receive mixed reviews, but their fried calamari sandwich and vegetarian pizza are among common favourites. Their cheesecake is also amazingly delicious.
With a name that invites visitors to explore the tasty delicacies of the Mediterranean cuisine, Mermaid is one of Maadi’s long reigning restaurants. With dim lighting, paintings and classical music in the background, customers often highlight the unique charm of this Italian eatery. The pizzas are great, especially their ‘Pizza Mermaid’.
Renowned for their delectable recipes and fresh ingredients, O’s Pasta is not your usual Italian diner, but is now considered one of the highest rated Italian boutique restaurants in Cairo. The overall ambience is adorable; featuring vintage-style wooden furnishings that give it a cosy, doll-house-like atmosphere. It is also commonly revered as one of the few joints serving relatively healthy food in generous portions. Their Greeks in Egypt salad is a must-try.
A pizzeria with the tastiest sangrias and the liveliest crowds during the later hours, Olivo Pizzeria is a unique and friendly hangout for anyone who appreciates some freshly baked, delicious pizza and great drinks. Their Bresaola pizza is always fun to share with friends, and their Red Sangria goes wonderfully with it.
Overlooking the Nile, Pane Vino’s atmosphere reflects a stylish, modern pizza and pasta Trattoria. Their delicious brick-oven pizzas are prepared by their experienced chefs and are baked in the open kitchen; while the homemade pastas remain unbeaten. Customers can also enjoy the extensive wine cellar, espresso bar and patisserie show fridge.
Piccolo Mondo is truly Italian in design, with a touch of ancient Rome about it. The Italian specialities and the music are an absolute delight, coupled with impeccable service. We love their Pollo Al Burro di Limone, an Italian chicken dish served with deliciously zesty lemon sauce.
An underrated hidden gem in the Italian cuisine scene, Ristorante Tuscany enjoys a cosy atmosphere, dim lighting and exquisite food. The interior décor is impressive and emanates a lovely touch of elegance, with a marble fountain centre piece and terracotta tiling on the floor. The salad bar and the fine antipasti selection present some nice delicacies, while their Lasagne Ai Porcini E Mirtilli is a must-try.
Spaghi Spaghetteria is a lovely restaurant where you can find some delicious pasta among other Italian food. The service is mostly swift, while their food quality is always top-notch. Along with the elegant Italian feel of the atmosphere, their recipes taste as delicious as they sound authentic. We recommend their tasty Tortellini Sophia Loren.