The Best Italian Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende

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Chrisa Theodoraki

San Miguel de Allende is a famous culinary destination in Mexico. This popular expat hub offers a variety of local and international cuisines to satisfy the tastes of its visitors and its gourmet loving locals. The Italian cuisine is especially popular as the city offers various Italian trattorias, pizzerias and cafés. Here is the best Italian restaurants that are well worth a visit in San Miguel de Allende.

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1. Cent’anni Trattoria

Restaurant, Italian, European, Vegetarian, Vegan, Wine, Beer

Boasting a spectacular location in the heart of the city with breathtaking rooftop views of the city’s most beautiful churches, Cent’anni is the epitome of a stylish fine-dining experience in San Miguel. The Sicilian menu offers Italian classics from a perfectly cooked sea bass to the most delicious thin crusted pizzas. The restaurant features different dining options and different halls including the most romantic terrace. A wine bar is also available with separate seating area for those who would like to enjoy a glass of wine or a great cocktail before dinner.

Restaurant Mi Vida

Restaurant Mi Vida knows how authentic Italian food should taste. Freshness is imperative, and the restaurant always uses top notch ingredients to create scrumptious dishes. Starting from the basic but all important home-made bread to dip in top quality olive oil to the home-made pastas, the perfectly cooked fresh fish and the lamb chops, Mi Vida never disappoints. Live jazz music during the evenings creates the perfect ambience for a memorable dinner.
Address:San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


2. Firenze Restaurant Wine Bar

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten-free, Vegetarian

In the heart of the city in a small space behind a cooperative art gallery, Firenze offers spectacular Italian cuisine at great value. With a small but smart menu that focuses on freshness and excellent preparation, it has become one of the city’s favourite spots for those that are looking no-nonsense Italian cuisine.

Vivoli Cafe and Trattoria

This restaurant’s classic Italian charm and cheerful, artsy ambience is hard to resist. Vivoli Cafe and Trattoria serves Italian classics including delicious al dente penne and gnocchi dishes, fresh salads, fantastic risottos, lasagnas, calamari and great wines. Its romantic decoration with an artistic revival of old Italy is good enough to transport its guests to another time and country. The service is impeccable and the bar makes some rocking drinks too.
Address: 7994 Sunset Boulevard | West Hollywood, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Tel: 323.656.5050


3. Antigua Trattoria Romana

Restaurant, Mexican

From the moment you enter Antigua Trattoria Romana it feels like the “real thing” with the quaint and unpretentious ambience you find in any authentic Italian trattoria. The food does not disappoint either with great pizzas, perfectly cooked meats, fantastic baked eggplant, home made pastas and their own bread too. This is a small restaurant that gets very busy in the evenings so a reservation is strongly advised.

4. Bacco

Restaurant, Italian, European, Vegetarian, Mexican

This Italian restaurant offers outdoor dining in its rustic, elegant courtyard decorated with beautiful trees and flowers. Bacco serves classic Italian cuisine including perfectly al dente pastas, delicious thin crusted pizzas and great risottos. This art loving restaurant has live music on certain nights and also features a movie theater that plays an interesting selection of international films (with English subtitles when requested.)
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