Whether you’re looking to have dinner in a typical Italian trattoria serving the perfect cotoletta alla milanese
, a classic pizzeria, or maybe a noisy wine bar with a plate of prosciutto and formaggio
always has the answer. Pair your meal with a good glass of Vermentino or Barbera
, and you’re all set. Italian and local chefs are responsible for everything that has shaped the modern Moscow restaurant scene into a gastronomic paradise. Here’s where to find the city’s best Italian restaurants.
Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean
Serving traditional Italian cuisine, Luciano Moscow is a restaurant that belongs to the White Rabbit Family and the one and only restaurant in Russia with pizza quality confirmed with a certificate by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. The restaurant’s menu includes classic Italian pasta from every region, traditional Mediterranean courses, and an extensive list of desserts
. There is a breakfast option starting at 9am, and they have one of the best Italian wine lists in Moscow and an interesting cocktail list as well.
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Da Pino is a casually chic restaurant chain in the city of Moscow that serves up Italian dishes with the influences of the different regions
of this gastronomic country. An extensive European wine list and classic Italian menu are waiting for you here. The classic Italian tiramisu is served without pretension and eaten with enthusiasm here daily. Be ready to fill your stomach.
Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Everything you wanted from a sophisticated Italian café in Moscow is right here: perfect service, a great atmosphere, and Italian vibe, lighting, and wooden tables. And did we mention the restaurant is open from breakfast onwards? This is a contemporary fine dining chain, but it leans towards classic Italian.
Friends & Family
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Another fine dining Italian restaurant chain in Moscow, the menu at Friends & Family is divided into four sections: antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolci, plus an extra option for those friends who tagged along but want something different – a special extra sushi menu from the chef. Dishes here are delicious, typically Italian, rustic, and generously portioned so you can share with friends. An obligatory course here is the risotto. Buonissimo!
Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, European
Semifreddo is one of the most famous Italian restaurants in Moscow. This is a project of Italian chef Nino Graziano, a two Michelin star holder, and one of the most recognized Italian chefs in the world. The focus at Semifreddo is on quality, Italian traditions, and consistency. So if you’re in Russia and crave a quality Italian dining experience with zucchini flowers
, ricotta, risotto ai funghi porcini, and pumpkin ravioli, this is the first place to book as soon as you’re here.