Best Italian Restaurants in Stockholm

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Stockholm loves a great Italian restaurant and lucky for both city dwellers and visitors the Italian restaurant scene is not just growing but also getting better and better all the time.
Last updated: June 22, 2022

Italian cuisine, which made its way to Stockholm quite a few decades ago, was originally seen as pizza, pasta, and maybe some more pizza. Spaghetti Bolognese and lasagna played supporting roles… to pizza. But while we’ll never turn down a top-notch pizza things have changed and Mamma Mia! Those changes have us drooling.

Find the right Italian restaurant in Stockholm


From Södermalm to Vasastan, from Old Town to Östermalm, and of course in the heart of the city – if you’re looking for an excellent Italian restaurant in Stockholm, you have a plethora of lovely gems to choose from. The city offers everything from luxury restaurants with Italian-inspired fine dining to cozy neighborhood restaurants with a Lady and the Tramp atmosphere, red and white checkered tablecloths, and candles. To help you find your favorite in the Italian restaurant scene, we’ve listed Stockholm’s best Italian restaurants. Bon appetito!

01

Basta

How about enjoying fantastic Italian food in the middle of the city with unbeatable views of Stockholm’s rooftops? That’s what you get when you visit the restaurant Basta. Take the elevator to the fourth floor in Åhléns City and get ready for a restaurant experience beyond the ordinary. Basta is consistently top class, but the guests’ big favorite is their spectacular rooftop terrace, one of the city’s absolute best with sun from morning to evening. The terrace offers a wonderful Capri feeling and is perfect whether you want to have lunch or an after-work with colleagues, have a cozy evening with your partner or have a guaranteed successful start to your night out with friends. Eccellente! as the Italians themselves would say.

Basta has a great passion for Italian cuisine, and the extensive menu has something for everyone. Start with antipasti – delicious small dishes inspired by Italy’s street food culture. Then continue with a tasty main course. Here you’ll find Neapolitan fine pizzas with long-fermented dough and exciting toppings, fresh pasta (which they describe as hipster pasta), salads, and risotto. Then end your meal in the best way with a sweet dolci (dessert). When you’re full and satisfied, just sit down in the fantastic bar and enjoy a fresh drink, a glass of wine, or some other good beverage. What more could you ask for? You’ll simply find the good things in life on Åhléns’ roof.

Åhléns City, Klarabergsgatan 50, Norrmalm/City

02

Scarpetta

Scarpetta - Italian restaurant in Stockholm
Sit down, relax, have a drink and some delicious Italian food at Scarpetta
Scarpetta is an Italian restaurant in Stockholm run by the well-known Emilio and Åsa Ingrosso. On Drottninggatan, in the middle of Stockholm city, the couple has created a popular neighborhood restaurant with the best of Italian cuisine. The concept, where the influences come from a fusion of Amalfi, Capri, Ibiza, and Mallorca, is a relaxed atmosphere, fantastic decor, great music, generous opening hours, good service, and, of course, delicious food. In other words, everything you could wish for in an excellent restaurant. And considering how popular Scarpetta is, they’ve definitely found a successful set-up.

Take your customers to a luxurious business lunch (two- or three-course meals that change weekly). Ask your partner out on a cozy dinner date and enjoy a creamy saffron risotto or beef fillet with duck liver pâté. Or gather the whole family for a wonderful Sunday dinner. Whatever the occasion, Scarpetta delivers an unforgettable dining experience. And the pleasant and cozy outdoor seating is recommended if the weather allows.

Drottninggatan 71A, Norrmalm/City

03

Il Molo

Il Molo, Italian restaurant Stockholm
Il Molo is one of Stockholm’s best Italian restaurants

Do you want to eat delicious Italian food right in the heart of Stockholm? Then you should head to Il Molo, located inside the mall Gallerian in the city center. Here you’ll find dishes from all over Italy – from north to south – and the menu has something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for meat, fish, pasta, or something else. And don’t miss Il Molo’s amazing pizzas with delicious toppings and a dough that has been fermented for almost four days.

Gallerian, Hamngatan 37, Norrmalm/City
04

Trattorian

Trattorian, Italian restaurant Stockholm
Enjoy Italian delicacies at Trattorian

Sure, this fantastic little gem has pizza on the menu but this is the kind of pizza where the recipe is defended to the death. It really is that good – but if you’re in the mood for something a bit more upscale the menu will not disappoint. How about some potato crisp and truffle dip to whet your appetite, followed by fig, prosciutto & pine nut antipasti? Then maybe some goat cheese, sage & amaretti ravioli? Yes, our mouths are watering as well, so head to Trattorian at Norr Mälarstrand as soon as possible!

Norr Mälarstrand, kajplats 464, Kungsholmen

05

Papa

Papa Italian food Stockholm
Papa on Riddargatan
Started by Angelo Ottobre back in 1989 Papa and sister restaurant Italiano are still run by Angelo’s family today. The staff is Italian, the food is Italian, the atmosphere is Italian – and this is some of the best Italian food you’ll find outside of Italy. The classic Saltimbocca all Romana is a house specialty and we recommend trying the Pappardelle al Ragù di Cinghiale, which includes while boar, pancetta, red wine, and baby spinach. The wine list is near perfection.
Riddargatan 9, Östermalm

06

Paganini

Ristorante Paganini in Old Town
Visit Paganini in Old Town for some great Italian food
Located in the heart of Old Town Paganini is rustic and authentic and dedicated to the finest ingredients. At lunch you’ll find some Swedish favorites mixed in with the Italian but evenings is when this spot really shines, particularly with a wine list representing all regions of Italy.
Västerlånggatan 75, Old Town
07

Linguini

This cozy little neighborhood Italian restaurant does a bustling business and with good reason: the menu includes classics such as Carpaccio con ruccola and Linguini Vongole but you’ll also find Linguini del Golfo and Penne Stravaganti. And the Panna Cotta? Bellissimo! The knowledgeable and friendly staff are the final flourish.
Frejgatan 48, Vasastan
08

Agaton

Restaurang Agaton Stockholm
Restaurang Agaton in Old Town

As you walk on the cobblestone streets of Old Town, you feel how every street, every alley, every building, carries a story. And Restaurang Agaton, located in a house that’s more than 500 years is no exception. The restaurant is named after the former tenant, the men’s clothing store Agaton, and since 1999 they’ve served a delicious mix of Swedish and Italian cuisine in a warm and homely environment with excellent service. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner, and the menu has something for everyone – meat and fish dishes, vegetarian food, fresh pasta, or freshly baked pizzas. And why not finish your meal with a classic Italian dessert topped with Swedish berries?

Västerlånggatan 72, Old Town
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We hope you’ll enjoy your visit and your food at the best Italian restaurants in Stockholm!

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Find the best Italian restaurants on the map

Title Address Description
Basta
Klarabergsgatan 50, 101 29 Stockholm, SverigeÅhléns City
Klarabergsgatan 50
Scarpetta
Drottninggatan 71b, 111 36 Stockholm, SverigeDrottninggatan 71A
Il Molo
Hamngatan 37, 111 53 Stockholm, SverigeGallerian
Hamngatan 37
Trattorian
Norr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, 112 20 Stockholm, SverigeNorr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464
Papa
Riddargatan 9, 114 51 Stockholm, SverigeRiddargatan 9
Paganini
Västerlånggatan 75, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeVästerlånggatan 75
Linguini
Frejgatan 48, 113 26 Stockholm, SverigeFrejgatan 48
Agaton
Västerlånggatan 72, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeVästerlånggatan 72
Title Address Description
Basta
Klarabergsgatan 50, 101 29 Stockholm, SverigeÅhléns City
Klarabergsgatan 50
Scarpetta
Drottninggatan 71b, 111 36 Stockholm, SverigeDrottninggatan 71A
Il Molo
Hamngatan 37, 111 53 Stockholm, SverigeGallerian
Hamngatan 37
Trattorian
Norr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464, 112 20 Stockholm, SverigeNorr Mälarstrand Kajplats 464
Papa
Riddargatan 9, 114 51 Stockholm, SverigeRiddargatan 9
Paganini
Västerlånggatan 75, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeVästerlånggatan 75
Linguini
Frejgatan 48, 113 26 Stockholm, SverigeFrejgatan 48
Agaton
Västerlånggatan 72, 111 29 Stockholm, SverigeVästerlånggatan 72
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