Best Italian restaurants in Alicante, Spain
While Spanish food is one of the most loved cuisines in the world, and Spanish food in Alicante is some of the best you will ever eat, Italian food is also extremely popular in the city. So much so, there are some excellent Italian restaurants in Alicante — one of Spain’s most beautiful cities.
In fact, if you love Italian food and are in the mood for spaghetti, ravioli, pizza or antipasti these top 3 best Italian restaurants in Alicante are sure to please.
Family-owned, Casa Mia Italia consistently comes in as one of the top 3 best Italian restaurants in Alicante. Here you will enjoy a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, superb personal service, homemade pasta and some of the nicest Italian food you will have eaten in a long time.
When you get to Casa Mia Italia, the first thing you will notice is there is not a menu. That is because the dishes change every evening, so what is on offer will be explained to you when you arrive. Don’t miss ordering an antipasti platter to start and, if you’re lucky, you will be able to partake of the restaurant’s superb spaghetti bolognese, lasagna or pizza. Dessert too is excellent. No matter what is being cooked that night, however, you can rest assured it will all be fresh and deliciously flavorful.
In fact, the owner of Casa Mia Italia loves food and adores cooking for his guests, and it shows, as the food is some of the most authentic Italian you will ever eat. Do be sure to make reservations, though, as it is only a small restaurant and fills up fast.
You will find Casa Mia Italia at Calle Capitan Segarra, 32, Alicante, Costa Blanca.
Peccati di Gola is in one of the prettiest locations in Alicante, with outdoor seating on a gorgeous street and the most delightful rustic ambience in the restaurant itself.
The food is authentic Italian, cooked from supremely fresh ingredients and, with the huge choice of dishes, it will take you most of your time just to decide which delicious dish you want to order.
If you like mushrooms, try the ravioli di prosciutto crudo con salsa de champignon, the tagliolini is superb as is any one of the pizzas and, if you’re in the mood for a calzone, you won’t find a better one than here. Try a traditional apple pie for dessert or, if you want something a little lighter, the tiramisu is lovely.
Peccati di Gola also has a menu del dia, which is a wonderful way to try a few dishes and a glass of wine or a beer for a reasonable price. The restaurants also has a wonderful selection of wines, so you will not be disappointed.
Peccati di Gola is located at Calle San Francisco 10 in Alicante
If you enjoy both a more traditional Italian pizza than what is often served in Spain, or something with a Spanish touch, then La Taverna dell’Artista in Alicante is the place for you as their menu offers both. And, with more than 25 different pizzas, there is a lot of choice. But it’s not just pizza you will want to try here, as the restaurant’s pastas and salads are tasty as well.
The sei formaggio pizza (6-cheese pizza) is incredibly flavorful, the margherita pizza is to die for and, if you like canneloni or ravioli then definitely order it here.
As for salads, people rave about the goat’s cheese salad (which is huge) or, if you prefer less cheese on your salad, the chicken salad is a great choice. Just be aware, portions are enormous so don’t get too ambitious in your ordering, as you very well could end up needing a doggie bag for home.
Prices too are inexpensive, particularly for the large portions and, if you like to sit outside, you will enjoy La Taverna dell’Artista’s pretty terrace.
La Taverna dell’Artista is in the Plaza San Cristobal, 11, Alicante, Costa Blanca
And, of course, if you are planning a trip to Alicante, remember to book your hotel room well in advance to get the best deals.