Best Italian Restaurants in Istanbul
Italian restaurants in Istanbul is very popular. If you’re confused about choosing among them, here are the best choices.
CENTO PER CENTO
Cento per Cento is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Istanbul. The menu’s creator award-winning Italian chef Marizio Morelli re-interprets the traditional flavors of Italy with a modern spirit. In this restaurant where everything is home made, some flavors that should be tasted are chubby and gourmet raviolis of Morelli’s special passion. Pizzas from the stone oven, and pastas prepared with daily fresh and special sauces. The average account per person varies between 80-90 TL. It is open every day between 12.00 and 24.00.
Abdi İpekçi Cad. Zati Apt. No: 36 NİŞANTAŞI/Istanbul, 0212 232 62 02
Cipriani that opened its first branch in the heart of Venice in 1931 is an important name coming to mind when we talk about classic Italian cuisine today. It is located in Edition Hotel in Istanbul that has also branches in cities like New York, Hong Kong, and Moscow. The menu consists of classic Italian cuisine delicacies. We recommend you to taste the beautiful Italian wines and sweets when you go to Cipriani. The average price varies between 150-250 TL per person. It is open every day between 12.00 and 24.00.
Büyükdere Cad. No: 2 LEVENT/Istanbul, 021231777 87
Da Mario in Etiler is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Istanbul. It is designed with Southern Italy concept. We recommend you to taste the fresh home-made pastas, and pizzas baked in wood fire oven. Remember also that the 18 years old restaurant has a wide selection of wines. Da Mario is also ideal during summer months with a garden in the shade of the trees. The average price per person varies between 100-110 TL. It is open every day between 12:00 to 02:00.
Dilhayat Sok. No: 7 ETİLER/Istanbul, 0212 265 15 96
FRATELLI LA BUFALA
Fratelli La Bufalo that is serves in Levent has a modern, warm, elegant and pleasant atmosphere. Walls are covered with the paintings by Gennaro La Bufala that have colors reflecting the spirit of Istanbul. In the restaurant, Neapolitan pizza that you can only taste in Naples and real mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk is waiting for you. The average price per person varies between 80-100 TL. It is open every day between 12.00 and 23.00.
Levent Loft Binası Büyükdere Cad. No: 201 LEVENT/Istanbul, 0212 325 5411
Gina that is located in Kanyon Shopping Mall stands out with its decorations, as well as with the presentation of food. Besides homemade pastas, paninis, pizzas and salads there is a bar offering rich drink and cocktail options. Gina targets to any time of the day, and especially for those who want to take a break of shopping eating a delicious Italian dish must keep this place in mind. The average price per person varies between 100-120 TL. It is open every day between 10:00
Büyükdere Cad. Kanyon AV M No: 1 64-A LEVENT/Istanbul, 0212 353 54 52
The Mama has two branches in Nisantasi and Rumelihisari The restaurant is defined as the new era’s of the Italian restaurants in Istanbul. Its simple decor, and young and dynamic atmosphere are enough for the place to be preferred. Mama’s menu that introduces unique and creative review to Italian flavors is quite appetizing. Some of the flavors that you can prefer are more than 20 kinds of pizzas in wood-fired oven, homemade pastas, antipasti, panini and colorful cocktails. The average price per person varies between 60-70 TL. It is open from 10.00 to 02.00 every day.
Abdi İpekçi Cad. No: 7/2 NİŞANTAŞI/Istanbul, 0212 241 11 52
Mezzaluna with its colorful decoration, dynamic and relaxing atmosphere of a typical Italian restaurant serves with six branches in Istanbul. Mezzalunas’ menu where each cuisine is under the management of an Italian chef is quite rich. The most preferred dishes are especially cold starters, capriccios, thin-crust pizzas that are cooked in wood oven, and handmade pastas. Desserts are accompanied to the rich menu of wines in which local wines as well as Italian and international wines take place. The average price per person varies between 70-80 TL. It is open every day between hours from 12.00 to 23.30.
Mim Kemal Öke Cad. No: 21 NİŞANTAŞI/Istanbul, 0212 231 31 42
Mia Mensa is serving in Kuruçeşme, since 1994, with its classic flavors. It hosts its guests during summer and winter in one of the most beautiful spots on the sea shore of the Bosphorus, with its large garden and interior space for winter. The restaurant offers flavors of Mediterranean and international cuisine with its a la carte Italian menu as well as a special menu that changes every month. There is also a wide range selection of wines. The desserts are also worth trying. The average price per person varies between 80-110 TL. It is open between 12:00 and 02:00 during weekdays, and between 10:30 and 2:00 during weekends.
Muallim Naci Cad. No: 64/C KURUÇEŞME/Istanbul, 0212 263 42 14
The Paper Moon is one of the city’s most fashionable Italian restaurants in Istanbul. It has got its name from the movie Paper Moon, and is a featured restaurant both in terms of its menu as well as frequenters. Other than its two dining halls prepared with two different concepts, it also has a bar and garden. It is possible to find delicious choices in the menu of the restaurant that has usually frequenters from business world. We recommend you to enjoy Napoleon dessert with Italian wine or coffee after dinner. The average price per person is over 150 TL. It is open every day between 12.00 and 24.00.
Nispetiye Cad. Akmerkez Residence ETİLER/Istanbul, 0212 282 1616
TRATTORIA DA ROSARIO
Trattoria da Rosario in Koşuyolu is a place where you can enjoy delicious dishes of Italian cuisine. The moment you enter, the atmosphere and service personnel dressed in Sicilian folkloric dress, take you to Italy. The restaurant has a menu that is very special and you can try fresh pasta, meats prepared with Italian technique, chicken and fish choices, salads and custom made deserts. The average price per person varies between 70-80 TL and it is open every day between 12.00 and 24.00.
Kalfacesme Sok. No: 22 KOSUYOLU/Istanbul, 0216 327 63 63