Where Are the Best Icelandic Italian Restaurants?
Don´t you love crunchy pizzas, garlic bread and all the goodies these Italian restaurants have?
For those how love Italian food here are some best Icelandic Italian restaurants to try out while your stay in Iceland.
Iceland is famous for good food and fresh ingredient and when it is all combined with Italian cooking you won’t be disappointed.
Best Icelandic Italian restaurants guide
Basil & Lime
Is a newly opened restaurant in one of side street from Laugavegur, namely Klappastigur number 38. They take their Italian cooking seriously and make their fresh pasta every day. Their specialty is their desert menu. Price range is ($$$)
Is one of my favorite Icelandic Italian restaurants. It has a very cozy atmosphere with lots of candles and the food is just moth watering.
There menu has both fish and meat but restaurant specialize in pasta and pizzas. They also have very nice dessert menu. I would very much recommend this restaurant.
Caruso price ranges are $$$
Caruso is right in the center of Reykjavik. It is in Bankastraeti which is the road that continue from Laugavegur (the main shopping street). They are open from 11:30-22:00 except on Sundays from 17:00-22:00. Caruso is not very pricey ($$-$$$).
Eldsmidjan (Fire workshop)
When my family wants a good pizza we always go to Eldsmidjan. They have special wooden oven and bake there pizzas in this special oven that gives them a special crunchy taste. We can also call them and get the pizza delivered to our doorstep.
Eldsmidjan have 3 different locations. One is at Laugavegur 81 (the main shopping street), Bragagata 38 and the third one is Sudurlandsbraut 12. Eldsmidjan is open every day from 11:00-23:00. Price range ($$).
Hornid (The corner)
Is the oldest Italian restaurants. They have a very nice atmosphere. I and my husband often go there to eat. He loves the pizzas and I love the salads and the main dish or there today special.
Hornid is right down town near the harbor Hafnarstæti 15 in an old Icelandic building on a corner. Price range ($$-$$$)
Is one of our most popular Icelandic Italian restaurants, so if you are planning on eating out at Italia I would recommend ordering a table. Italia has a wonderful food and very cozy atmosphere. They tend to have very worm inside (I am always so cold) so that is something I love, maybe it is just because of their pizza oven. But people just love this place it is always full at every evening.
Italia is situated at Laugavegur 11 and there price range are ($$-$$$). They are open every day from 11:30-23:30.
Is not as casual as the above restaurants. More of a higher class and that is maybe it is not my kind of restaurants or lack of an experience, I have only once dined at this restaurant, so it is maybe not that much of an experience. The food and service was fine.
La Primavera is located in Austurstraeti 9 down town and the prices are ($$$). They are open Tuesday-Friday from 11:30-14:00 and Tuesday- Saturday from18:00-22:30
Is just newly renovated, they have great Italian menu and situated near Hlemm the main bus station. Their price range is ($$). They are open from 11:30-22:00.
Is a chain of 80 restaurants in Europe. It has a high quality of Italian food from Naples. It is a very stylish restaurant and you get the feeling when you walk in the door that these people know what they are doing. If you are a lover of Italian food I would not miss this Icelandic Italian Restaurant for the world.
The restaurant is at Laugavegur 48a in a very nice old building. They are open from 11-22 every day exeped Sunday 17-22. The price range is ($$$).
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