Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Istanbul

Istanbul is a cosmopolitan city with lots of possibilities. And, of course, there are a lot of option when we talk about food. But today we would like you to take a look at some fantastic Italian restaurants here. If you are looking for an answer on “where is the best Italian restaurant near me” here is our Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Istanbul:

1. Cecconi’s

If you’re looking for a luxurious Italian restaurant in Istanbul with a simple, minimal design, this is the place for you. This popular restaurant has branches in world-famous destinations such as London and Miami, and the Istanbul branch boasts a pretty garden with many trees.

For anyone who likes a peaceful, pleasant and simple Italian dinner, this restaurant is the perfect choice. The restaurant’s menu is quite full with pizza, pasta, salads, and vegetable options. You can also choose from meat, fish and chicken options. Be sure to book before heading to the restaurant, which is very popular, especially in the summer.

When you think of making pizza, you might think it’s impossible without special ovens that take a lot of space. But these pizza ovens are great smaller solutions for those who love home-made pizza.

 

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Open Hours: everyday 12:00 – 23:30, and Sundays 11:30-15:00, 18:00-23:30
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 377 71 80
Website: cecconisistanbul.com
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2. Serafina

This restaurant, first established in New York, is famous for its pizzas. If you’re eating dinner here we highly recommend that you try a pizza. Located on a lively street, it’s also an ideal place to stop by during the day for a break and a delicious pizza.

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Open Hours: 12:00 – 02:00
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Phone Number: (0212) 351 77 77
Website: serafinaturkiye.com
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3. Marbella Restaurant & Bar

Marbella Cafe Restaurant, which has an impressive sea view, is popular with locals and tourists looking for a comfortable place to eat Italian food and snacks during the day.

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Open Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 638 09 69
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4. Eataly

A brand new concept; a single restaurant that actually consists of 12 different restaurants. For pasta, you go to the pasta restaurant, for pizza, you go to the pizza restaurant, etc. This venue was founded by an Italian family. Below you can see information about the venue that is located in Zorlu center. Why not have a nice Italian meal while shopping?

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Open Hours: Sun-Thu 10:00 – 22:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-23:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 336 66 00
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5. Trattoria La Scarpetta

We’re pleased to introduce you to a restaurant that is recently established and already became very popular. Offering a full menu of starters, pizzas, salads, and mains, La Scarpetta is located in the popular street of Da Mario. It’s ideally suited to romantic couples who want to share a special moment.

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Open Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00 – 23:00, Sat-Sun 12:30-11:30
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 263 53 53
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6. Da Mario

Da Mario is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in the city. Its classic romantic design makes it ideal for special dinners. This was the first Italian restaurant opened in Istanbul and offers a rich menu. The pizzas especially are delicious!

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Open Hours: 12:00 – 23:30
Location:View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 265 51 86
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7. Fuego Restaurant

Fuego Restaurant is one of Istanbul’s most popular restaurants, offering delicious Italian dishes, seafood, and Turkish dishes too. Due to its central location the restaurant is easy to reach. It’s also a great place for breakfast and offers a huge breakfast menu.

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Open Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
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Phone Number: (0537) 426 96 05
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8. Beso Restaurant Bistro

Beso Restaurant Bistro is a warm and elegant place to enjoy a meal with loved ones. It offers a diverse menu with dishes from all around the world but is particularly popular with those looking for Italian restaurants in Istanbul. The modern interior design will make this restaurant the most beautiful backdrop for your photos and you’ll fall in love with the great service.

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Open Hours: 11:30 – 23:00
Location:View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 522 74 96
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9. Aida

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If you are looking for a great dessert, then this venue should be your choice! But the main dishes are on top also. Moreover, Aida is located in Kadikoy, so there are a lot of attractions in the closest vicinity.

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Open Hours: Mon – Thu 17:00- 00:00, Fri-Sun 14:00-00:00
Location:View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0544) 851 51 51
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10. IL Padrino Restaurant

An award-winning restaurant will surprise you with a wide choice of pizza and vegetarian dishes. It has a full right to be called one of the best Italian restaurants in Istanbul. In addition to the dishes mentioned above meat and fish dishes are also worth your attention, if you prefer them. The venue is close to Bagdat Street and Caddebostan beaches.

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Open Hours: everyday 12:00 – 23:00, Sun 12:00-22:30
Location:View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0216) 385 93 19
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