Are you looking for a delicious Italian restaurant in Rotterdam? Then you’ve come to the right place! In this article you can find the best Italian restaurants in our city.
At these restaurants you can order delicious fresh pastas and the tastiest pizzas. But also expect other Italian specialties, such as risotto, bruschetta and panzerotto.
Are you getting hungry already? Then read on for 19 Italian restaurants in Rotterdam and pick your favourite for a fun night out.
Need more inspiration? Be sure to also read our article with lots of amazing restaurants in Rotterdam!
1. Due Tonino
Do you like authentic Italian food? Then Due Tonino is the restaurant for you. As soon as you enter the restaurant, it feels as if you’re in Italy and you’re immediately welcomed by the friendly staff and brought to your table.
On the menu there is a wide selection of antipastas, pastas, pizzas, but also meat and fish dishes. Combine the delicious dishes with a delicious wine from an Italian region and enjoy an ultimate romantic dinner with your loved one or a relaxed night out with family and friends.
Did you know that Due Tonino has been around since 1991? This is reflected in the professional staff and the high quality of the dishes.
Goudsesingel 67, 3031 EE Rotterdam
2. La Pizza
At La Pizza they make delicious pizzas from a traditional wood-fired stone oven. Order the classic Margherita, Calzone, Pizza marinara, Pizza con tonno or one of the many other options. Furthermore, on the menu you can find tasty snacks, antipasta, and the tastiest Italian desserts.
La Pizza has a branch in the center, in Rotterdam Noord at Bentinckplein and in the Foodhallen at the Wilhelminakade.
Scheepstimmermanslaan 21, 3061 BE Rotterdam
O’Pazzo is a great restaurant pick for delicious, fresh pizza’s. In their traditional wood oven they prepare pizzas with fresh, sustainable Italian ingredients.
The pizzas of O’Pazzo are known for the original Napolitan recipe. Other Italian dishes on their menu are pastas, salads, Italian risottos and a number of fish and meat dishes. At O’Pazzo there is really something for everyone!
Do you want to know where else in Rotterdam you can find great pizza? Check out this article with restaurants that serve amazing pizza!
Mariniersweg 90, 3011 NV Rotterdam
4. De Buffel
De Buffel is the place to be for delicious wood oven pizzas! The menu includes delicious pizzas, such as the classic Marinara, Napoli and Margherita, but also special variants such as the Asparagi Verde with green asparagus, gorgonzola and buffalo mozzarella.
Share some starters with your friends beforehand, such as the gnocchi with pear, pistachio and gorgonzola or the fennel salad with red onion, orange and olives. Focaccia and a portion of olives, delicious!
Of course there is always room for dessert. The tiramisu, panna cotta and torta al limone are recommended.
Middellandplein 19A, 3021 BT Rotterdam
5. La Salute
La Salute is a lovely Italian family restaurant in Hillegersberg. Over the years, La Salute has become quite known in Rotterdam.
In this restaurant you can enjoy Sicilian specialties such as the caponata Siciliana and spaghetti with langoustine, garlic and tomatoes. Delicious!
Bergse Dorpsstraat 65 3054 GB Rotterdam
6. Restaurant Spaghettata
Go to Spaghettata for the modern Italian cuisine. On the menu you will find delicious anti pastas, pastas and pizzas. Every day the pasta and pasta are homemade using only fresh products.
Spaghettata is best known for their fresh pastas and delicious bruschettas. Choose the day special or go for a classic dish such as the Spaghetti alla Carbonara. Combine it with a delicious Italian wine and you’re all set!
Nieuwe Binnenweg 151, 3014 GK Rotterdam
Mangiare does not work with a fixed menu; the waiter tells you what you can order at your table. They use seasonal ingredients, so you can always expect something different during each visit!
Mangiare is a true household name in Rotterdam and is definitely worth a visit!
Pannekoekstraat 93A, 3011 LD Rotterdam
Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 150, 3012 GX Rotterdam
8. GaleriAAA by Mangiare
At GaleriAAA by Mangiare, a collaboration between restaurant Mangiare and artists’ collective AAAFresh123, you can enjoy delicious Italian food in an artistic environment.
The restaurant is based in the same building as the art gallery of AAAFresh123, and in between meals and ordering, you can walk around amongst the art and even talk with the artists while they’re painting.
Just as at Mangiare, GaleriAAA by Mangiare doesn’t work with a fixed menu, so you’re always in for a surprise!
Zaagmolenkade 124, 3035 KD Rotterdam
9. Old Scuola
Old Scuola sits on a nice spot in the Industrial Building in the center of Rotterdam. As a real pizza lover, you’re at the right place here, because it’s their specialty!
At Old Scuola they prepare the Fior di latte mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella and burrata according to their own recipe. The fresh ingredients come from Dutch water buffalo and cows.
Next to pizza’s, they also serve dishes to share, such as a sea food platter, vegetable platter or delicious bruschettas. Their nature wine is also worth a mention. You can even take your favourite bottle home!
Achterklooster 1, 3011 RA Rotterdam
Spaghetteria is a cozy, accessible Italian restaurant on the Nieuwe Binnenweg. They work with a first come first serve principle. So just walk in and choose a spot. Don’t expect tables for two, but long tables where everyone can sit down.
On the daily changing menu there are six different pasta dishes made with fresh ingredients.
Spaghetteria make their own pasta in their own laboratories artigianale, a traditional workshop where they make different kinds of pasta according to the tradition of the Italian pasta guild.
TIP: KINO is around the corner from Spaghetteria, so if you want to eat a quick bite before or after the movie, Spaghetteria is a great option.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 77, 3014 GE Rotterdam
11. De Pizzabakkers
With a name like De Pizzabakkers (meaning ‘the pizza bakers’) you can expect tasty pizzas! Fortunately, they certainly do serve good pizzas.
The complex dough preparation process ensures that the thin bottom is deliciously crispy. After the pizzas are topped with exclusively fresh ingredients, they are baked in Italian wood ovens.
In addition to the pizzas, De Pizzabakkers is known for their prosecco’s; they serve different cocktails with prosecco.
Pannekoekstraat 68A, 3011 LK Rotterdam
12. Osteria Liz
Osteria Liz is a cozy restaurant in the Liskwartier in Rotterdam. Here you can find the real Italian espresso, pizza, pasta, risotto and authentic Italian dishes. The simple, pure dishes are fun to share together, so you can easily try a lot from their menu.
Every month the menu changes and guests can choose from 8 different dishes. There is also a bites and drink menu with antipasti, Italian wines, beer from Brouwerij Noordt and Birra Moretti on tap.
Berkelselaan 2A, 3037 PE Rotterdam
At Sugo they serve pizza al taglio, which is a pizza variant that is baked on large rectangular plates and cut into long pieces. Pizza al taglio means ‘pizza that has been cut’. This makes Sugo a perfect spot to go to with friends and try out different kinds of pizzas!
It’s not an easy product to make, because the bottom of the pizza has to be perfect. That is why the pizza bakers at Sugo give a lot of attention and have a big passion for their profession.
Aert van Nesstraat 20, 3012 CA Rotterdam
Westblaak 87, 3012 KG Rotterdam
14. La Gaetano
Good wine, delicious pizzas and a nice, Italian atmosphere. This is what you can expect at Pizzeria La Gaetano!
La Gaetano is located on the Noordereiland, a fantastic location in Rotterdam. Is the sun shining and their terrace already full? Then they just grab chairs and a table from inside and create a spot for you, that is the Italian hospitality you are used to!
Prins Hendrikkade 113-B, 3071 KJ Rotterdam
At Gusto they try to work with as many organic products as possible, and prepare their pizzas with fresh ingredients.
The menu changes regularly at Gusto, because their dishes depend on the current season. On the menu you will also find various vegetarian options, and they have gluten-free bread and pasta.
Schiedamse Vest 40, 3011 BA Rotterdam
16. Burro e Salvia
Burro e Salvia, which is Italian for butter and sage, is a traditional pasta factory on the Kaap in Rotterdam. The combination of butter and sage is a simple, but certainly surprising way to bring flavour to pasta.
At Burro e Salvia you can expect delicious pastas, simply made with local, organic ingredients. What is certainly worth mentioning is their unfiltered, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil from Umbria.
Delistraat 16, 3072 ZK Rotterdam
17. Panzero’ Apulian StrEat Food
At Panzero they want you to discover that there is more to Italian food than just pizza and pasta. They serve delicious Panzerotto: a deep fried calzone with a filling made from fresh Italian ingredients.
These ingredients are imported directly from Puglia, with the best olive oil, tomatoes, mozzarella and Mediterranean herbs … Delicious!
Botersloot 50A, 3011 HH Rotterdam
18. Very Italian Pizza
Very Italian Pizza can be found next to the Markthal in Rotterdam. You can visit this restaurant all day for delicious pizzas, pastas, salads and more. Dietary needs or allergies are taken into account at V.I.P and they have vegan and gluten-free options on their menu.
Blaak 31, 3011 GA Rotterdam
19. PizzaBar di Vicini
With their delicious oven-fresh pizzas and local conviviality, it’s a pizza party at PizzaBar di Vicini every day!
Order thin, crispy, fluffy, gluten-free or vegan pizzas from the oven here. Also try their homemade lasagna with a salad.
Lusthofstraat 2A, 3062 WN Rotterdam
Those were 19 delicious Italian restaurants in Rotterdam. Hope you enjoy your delicious Italian dishes!