The Best Italian Restaurants in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires gives Rome a run for its money in food terms
Buenos Aires gives Rome a run for its money in food terms | © Ernesto Andrade/Flickr
Sorcha O'Higgins

Argentina could be considered the Italy of South America, so strong is the connection between this Latin American country and its European motherland. We check out some of the best Italian restaurants in Buenos Aires.

1. Il Ballo del Mattone

1. Il Ballo del Mattone
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2. Pierino

Come to Pierino hungry, because nobody serves up mouthwatering plates of pasta, proper Italian vegetables and sides dishes like this old-school pasta joint in Almagro. You could be forgiven that Mamma is slaving away in the kitchen to bring you dishes she learned to make back as a child in Sicily, so true is the taste of Italy in every plate. Perfect for dates or for your family on a Sunday.

Pierino, Lavalle 3499, Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4864-5715

3. Il Quotidiano

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3. Il Quotidiano
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Homemade raviolis, artisanal ice cream, flatbreads with smoked salmon, the food in Il Quotidiano is to die for. The more informal sister of the slightly stuffier Sottovoce restaurant, this Recoleta bistro is perfect for lunch if you fancy something light and delicious. Go for the salads if you’re not feeling the pasta, they’re a total hit.

4. La Cucina del Michele

This Las Canitas staple will wow you with its authentic Italian fare. White linen tablecloths and a wooden interior make the perfect environment in which to sample some of the fantastic pasta dishes on offer, as well as the amazing array of antipasti made freshly every day.

La Cucina de Michele, Avenida Luis M. Campos 599, Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4899-1699

6. Cosi Mi Piace

Coming in a close second to Siamo Nel Forno, Cosi Mi Piace has pizza from the Italian capital covered. Serving up delicious wheels of Romana pizza, this Palermo haunt also dishes out some of the most incredible milanesa de lomo that the city has to offer, a real treat for anyone looking to experience traditional Italian cuisine in a hip Argentine setting.

Cosi Mi Piace, El Salvador 4618, Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4831-7176

7. La Pecora Nera

Mamma Mia! La Pecora Nera takes Italian food to the next level. Deer ravioli in Malbec sauce, provolone and aubergine tortelloni, ossobuco risotto, the list of interesting flavors and combinations is endless! The luxurious setting makes it perfect for that special occasion, just make sure not to get sauce on your finery as you slurp!

La Pecora Nera, Ayacucho 1785, Buenos Aires, Argetina +54 11 4804-2000

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