In Italy, big meals are treated as an event, with several courses of delicious, simple dishes and, of course, lots of good company. Genuine Italian cuisine is more than just pizza and spaghetti. If you are into Italian food, Lviv has several good Italian restaurants to offer.
At Pizzeria Felicita, the pizzas have a thick rim and elastic body (similar to the Neapolitan style), an anatomy that is essential for containing their dense toppings. But before jumping into the pizza, begin with fritti (fried starters) and a glass of delicious in-house wine. The restaurant also offers a great variety of pasta and Italian-style salads.
Address: 1, Mitskevycha street, Lviv
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This stylish and cozy authentic Italian restaurant offers an array of mouthwatering dishes prepared by Chef Davide Lagomarsino. The menu consists of northern Italian style pizza, pasta with signature sauces and a well picked list of wine. The restaurant itself is located on the top floor of «Forum Lviv» shopping mall. In summer guests can enjoy their food and beautiful views over the city from the spacious terrace of the restaurant. Prior reservation is strongly advised for Friday night and weekends.
Address: 7B, Pid Dubom street, Lviv. Shopping Center Forum, 3rd floor.
Celentano Ristorante on Rynok Square
With its Ukraine-sourced (when possible) ingredients, friendly service, and rapid turnover, the original upscale branch of Celentano fast-food franchise network, remains, for our money, the best pizza joint in Lviv. Both indoor and outdoor seating overlooks the bustling Lviv Rynok Square. Here you can sate a craving for genuine, Neapolitan-style pizza, with a flavorful slow-rise sourdough crust and a variety of traditional and innovative toppings. Purists will prefer either the tomato, garlic and oregano or the tomato, mozzarella and basil, in season. Other menu choices and daily specials include a variety of seasonal vegetable and cured meat-laden pizzas. Side salads and the restaurant’s unusual lemonade are highly recommended, being thoughtful additions to the carb-heavy pizza. Wine and beer are also available. The other branches of Celentano Pizza are fine, but haven’t reached the perfection of this particular branch.
Address, 1, Galytska street, Lviv (just on the corner with Rynok Square).
The first Vapiano in Hamburg, Germany, opened its doors at the “Hohen Bleichen”. Two years later, the founders decided to set Vapiano on a world tour as a franchise concept. Today there are already over 150 Vapianos in 30 countries on five continents. Ukraine has also welcomed Vapiano family with restaurants in Kyiv and Lviv.
Vapiano in Lviv offers an airy and comfortable dining space with the no-fuss service in the heart of the city. Pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads are ordered directly from the chefs at the open kitchen.
Everyone can have their meal prepared to his/her own personal preference. The guests’ favorite dishes can be created and then individually refined just in 10-15 minutes. The herb garden and the fresh herbs on the tables are not just for decoration, but to offer a special taste that every dish deserves. This Italian restaurant in Lviv is a perfect option for a relaxed lunch or weekend brunch with friends of family.
Address: 12-A, Akademika Gnatyuka street, Lviv.
Lesya Ukrainka street in Lviv is a well-known gastronomical and party destination in the city. It seemed impossible to squeeze another restaurant on this street and for the restaurant to withstand all the competition. However, it looks like Delizia, a small and cozy Italian restaurants in Lviv, just fit into the right place. The restaurant offers seriously good Italian food prepared by Italian Chef. Pasta, lasagne, delicious Italian desserts and wines, all these things quickly turned Delizia into one of the most popular Italian joints in town.
Address: 27, Lesya Ukrainka street, Lviv.
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From rustic plates of pasta to finely crafted regional specialties, tap into cities’s vibrant Italian restaurant scene. «Destinations» came up with the best Italian restaurants in Lviv.
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