With its roots in the ancient Roman Empire, Italy has long been a source of inspiration and influence in western culture and has one of the most celebrated national cuisines in the world. Any of the restaurants on our list of historic restaurants, will offer great Italian taste and fabulous surroundings to enjoy it in.
If you find yourself in Napoli, it’s imperative that you indulge in some of the best pizzas in the world. Standing at the center is Pizzeria Starita, an historic establishment made famous by its appearance in the classic film L’Oro di Napoli. This pizzeria is so good it serves as a school for pizza makers from all over the world. There are over 60 different types to choose from, all of which are cooked to crisp perfection. The simple margarita pizza alone will rock your world.
Pizzeria Starita, Via Materdei, 80136 Napoli, Italy, +39 081 557 3682
It’s hard to miss Alle Terrazze as it is located in a bright white Liberty building, striking against the backdrop of blue waters. For over 100 years this place has attracted Sicily’s wealthiest inhabitants, as well as European royalty, actors, and singers with its impressive fine-dining experience. The menu has a particular emphasis on seafood, which is incredibly fresh.
Alle Terrazze, Viale Regina Elena, Mondello di Palermo PA, Italy, +39 091 626 2903