– Authentic Italian food and hospitality in Östermalm
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In the heart of Östermalm, on the charming Nybrogatan, you will find a gem for all lovers of Italian food and hospitality – Restaurant Italiano. With its authentic Italian atmosphere and enticing aromas of fresh pasta and herbs, this restaurant offers the most perfect experience of the genuine food and vibes of sunny Italy.

Last updated: February 28, 2024

Italiano belongs to a group of restaurants called Gruppo Italiano, which, in addition to Italiano, consists of the restaurants Papà and Ciccio’s and the Italiano Bar. The owners, the Ottobre family, started Italiano in 1989, and today Angelo’s son and his closest friends have taken over the reins.

Restaurant Italiano has long been well-known among Stockholm’s diners, a reliable and affordable Italian restaurant since its opening, complete with chequered tablecloths and candles in Chianti bottles. Two years ago, when the restaurant underwent a renovation, an upgrade of the interior design and culinary arts to a modern Italian restaurant of international standard, inspired by New York and London, was completed.

The men behind the transformation are Vincenzo Caratozzolo, Marsel Ottobre, Toto Li Donni, and Marco Baudone. Vincenzo has worked in the family business since he came to Sweden in 2017. With a background in Sicily and experience from fine Italian restaurants in Melbourne and elsewhere, he has brought a new, international vibe to Italiano.

The newly renovated premises have an elegant and inviting atmosphere that permeates every corner. The welcoming staff, dressed in white shirts and black suspenders, most of whom are Italian, greet you with a smile and immediately create a sense of hospitality. The decor is stylishly opulent, with details that give a sense of old-fashioned, continental refinement.

The menu at Restaurant Italiano is a declaration of love for Italian cuisine. Each dish is carefully prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients, resulting in a perfect composition of flavours on the plate. Most dishes are meant to be shared by everyone around the table, as is the tradition in Italy. From classic antipasti, such as burrata and vitello tonnato, through primi such as risotto and handmade pasta, secondi: meat and fish, to the delicious desserts, including tiramisù and cannoli, every meal here is a feast for the taste buds.

Those who prefer to order their own plate can of course do so, the only problem is choosing a single dish from the enticing à la carte menu. The handmade pasta is obviously a star of the menu, and the chefs at Italiano really know how to create pasta perfection. From al dente fettuccine to rich ravioli, every bite is a celebration of traditional Italian craftsmanship. And, there are options for both meat lovers and vegetarians, making it a place where everyone can enjoy.

No Italian meal is complete without good wine, and Italiano boasts an impressive wine list representing all of Italy’s wine regions. From crisp whites to full-bodied reds, there is something for every taste and to complement every dish on the menu. The staff is happy to make recommendations to ensure you have the perfect wine experience.

Italiano is not only perfect for a romantic dinner for two but also suitable for corporate dinners, family celebrations, and other special occasions. The elegant bar serves signature cocktails such as Negroni, Americano, and Godfather. The welcoming atmosphere makes Italiano a versatile destination for anyone who loves good food and fellowship.

In summary, Vincenzo and his team at Italiano offer an unbeatable combination of authentic Italian food, an international atmosphere, and outstanding service. It’s a place where every meal is a memorable experience and where every guest feels like part of the Italian family. So next time you’re in the mood for a taste of Italy, you don’t need to book a ticket, you just need to book a table at Italiano.


Buon appetito!

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