For the best in comforting carbs and contemporary takes on classics, the Italian restaurants in Liverpool never go out of style. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly dining experience, the perfect spot for mate dates, or a romantic setting for two, there’s no shortage of options from the city to the suburbs. Book a table and discover your new favourite pizza, lasagne, or pasta pescatore – buon appetito!
Rudy’s branched out from Manchester, bringing authentic neapolitan pizza to Castle Street. It’s proved a real hit with food bloggers and pizza lovers who enjoy the fresh decor and friendly service, not to mention what many claim is now the best pizza in town. Try their Calabrese pizza with spicy n’duja and fior de latte or the white Ancozzese with smoked mozzarella and Tuscan sausage to see for yourself.
Italian Club Fish
Italian food doesn’t always mean pizza and pasta, so head to the family run Italian Club Fish for their seafood and fish dishes prepared to perfection by the restaurant’s Scottish/Italian owners. Choose from hot and cold shellfish and lobster, fresh fish mains, and delicious pasta alla pescatora.
Famous for its family friendly atmosphere and calzone challenge, the award-winning Campbell Square Italian restaurant is always a popular choice after a day’s shopping or sightseeing.
With its fresh fish counter, hand selected cuts of meat, and of course the famous oven, Il Forno is spacious and welcoming, with a great menu and extensive wine list. The Duke Street restaurant is a hit with footballers and their families and anyone who loves authentic Italian food exquisitely presented. Choose from classic and seafood antipasti, Italian soups and salads, fresh pasta and gourmet pizza, and a wide selection of meat and fish dishes.
La Bottega di A Tavola
For something completely different head to this hidden gem of a wine bar which also doubles as an Italian Deli and cookery school. Pop in for crisp Prosecco and Aperol spritz, shop for the finest Parmesan and olives, and book yourself on to a fresh pasta masterclass while you’re there!
Cucina di Vincenzo
Another family affair, this time in the suburbs, Cucina di Vincenzo is going from strength to strength with diners from across Liverpool and beyond heading here for their delicious seasonal dishes and returning time and again. Try the Orecchiette Vincenzo, hand shaped pasta with fennel sausage and Calabrian n’duja, and finish with a delightful dessert created by the namesake’s talented daughter Gabi.
The bustly Bold Street branch of Crust is popular with tourists, shoppers, and Italian students and deservedly so. Now Woolton locals can head to its newest branch for a slice of the action, with freshly made wood-fired pizza, pasta, refreshing beers and more on the menu.
Castle Street favourite San Carlo is always in fashion with its crisp white table cloths, good food and fine wines. Perfect for special occasions and romantic dates.
With frequent queues out of the door, this traditional Italian restaurant on Stanley Street close to the Cavern Quarter is always in demand. Enjoy family favourites in this bustling and popular restaurant if you’re lucky enough to get a walk-in table.