Hungry in Italy? Try These Local Favorites

If you are Hungry in Italy, Genoa is a great place to be ... photo by CC user Serge Melki on Flickr

All over the world you can find numerous restaurants that serve pizza, pasta, and Italian-inspired dishes that are sure to satisfy you. So can you imagine how satisfying these Italian dishes would be if you were to order them in the heart of Italy? The options for quality restaurants in Italy are endless, so check out these amazing dining experiences when you visit each of these Italian cities.


The streets of Genoa are filled with beautiful architecture, bars, shops, hotels, and most importantly, authentic restaurants. If you are hungry in Italy, you are in luck, as some of the best of these restaurants are Caffe’ Fratelli Nadotti, Bella Vida Ristorante Brasiliano, Osteria Rivo Pila, Porcapancetta, and Panificio Sebastiano. If you can, try to eat a meal in each of these places, but don’t worry if you only make it to one or two. There is an insane amount of options available to travelers in Genoa, so take advantage of this during your stay.


The city of Como obviously has some of the best Italian food, but here you’ll also find some amazing restaurants that serve food from other areas of the world. For some great seafood, check out La Colombetta. For sushi, Sushibar Tavernola and Yoko Sushi will leave your mouth watering. If you’re looking for authentic Italian, make a reservation at Theoria, La Vita e’ Bella, or Tigella Bella di Garavaglia Matteocomo. Save some money by checking into one of these hotels in Como – but be sure to spend this saved money on food!


Positano is one of most beautiful cities in all of Italy. Being right on the water, it is no wonder that you can find some of the freshest seafood here. If this is what you’re in the mood for, be sure to reserve a table at Restaurant Mediterraneo. Other great options are Casa e Bottega, Remmese Beach club and Restaurant, Ristorante Casa Mele, Il Retrovo, and Il San Pietro de Positano. After a long day next to the water, you’ll need a fulfilling meal, followed by a comfortable night in one of these affordable Positano hotels.


You’ll find quality food from all around the world when you take a trip to Bologna, Italy. The highest critically-acclaimed restaurants here are Acquolina, Trattoria di via Serra, Antica Trattoria del Rino, and Spizzichi e Bocconi. You won’t have any trouble finding pizza and pasta – just about every street corner houses a restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine. People that aren’t here for the beautiful sights come for the food, so book a room in one of these Bologna hotels today.


Just like the rest of Italy, Palermo is crawling with tourists that are there for the delicious cuisine. Some of the top spots are Il Rango, Quattroventi Comfort Food, Mounir Pizzeria and Kebab, Caffetteria del Corso, and Carizzi d’Amuri. If by some chance you get tired of Italian food, check out Mexico Lindo, a great Mexican restaurant that serves some amazing tacos and enchiladas. These Palermo hotels are nearby to many restaurants, cafes, and gelato shops, so book a room before they all fill up!