The Best Pizza and Italian Restaurants in Lisbon

Where to eat pizza, pasta, and other Italian specialties


Bella Ciao

Rua de São Julião, 74-76 (Baixa)
210 935 708
Closes on Sundays
Price per person: €20

Bella Ciao, Lisbon

An Italian offers the traditional pasta dishes from his homeland and the best tiramisu in Lisbon at this authentic trattoria, with checkered tablecloths and the RAI channel on TV. Each meal starts with a complementary salad, and as an alternative to the pasta there are meat dishes. A delicious Nutella mousse is the recommended alternative to the tiramisu.




Cantina Baldracca

Rua das Farinhas, 1 (Mouraria)
918 751 784
Closes on Sundays
Price per person: €15

Cantina Baldracca, Lisbon

This is the most reasonably-priced Italian restaurant in Lisbon. There are salads, pastas, risottos, and crispy-thin-crust pizzas. The low-lit interior is decorated with pieces by contemporary artists, and is located in the center of Mouraria, not far from the castle. It’s a favorite of young locals, who often show up in groups.


Capricciosa

Docas de Santo Amaro (Alcântara); Passeio das Tágides, Lote 2.26.01 (Parque das Nações)
213 955 977 (Docas); 218 922 595 (Parque das Nações)
Opens every day
Price per person: €15

Capricciosa, Lisbon

This pizzeria stands on the riverfront, at the Santo Amaro Docks, and has a contemporary and comfortable interior, but it’s on the terrace outside that everyone prefers to sit and enjoy the pizzas made in a wood oven (on the menu there are also pastas and salads). A second branch with the same menu (and also with river views) is found in Parque das Nações. It’s a good choice for after a visit to the Oceanarium or before a show at Altice Arena.


Casanostra

Travessa do Poço da Cidade, 60 (Bairro Alto)
213 425 931
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

Casanostra, Lisbon

It was the first truly Italian restaurant in Lisbon, but it doesn’t serve pizza. The menu is divided into meat, fish and pasta dishes. The interior in aqua tones has a slightly retro décor and a relaxed atmosphere. Some tables are placed outside in the warmer months.


Casanova

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique/Doca do Jardim do Tabaco/Santa Apolónia (Alfama)
218 877 532
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Casanova, Lisbon

This has been a local favorite for quite some time (since 2000), for the terrace facing the river, for the interior with communal tables, and especially for the wood-oven pizzas. The Italian owner chose to offer thin and crispy crusts, and a specialty available only in the summer -- the fig and prosciutto pizza. Waiting in a long line is often part of the experience.


Come Prima

Rua do Olival, 258 (Lapa)
213 902 457
Closes on Sundays
Price per person: €25

Come Prima, Lisbon

Chef Tanka Sapkota is Nepali, but lived and learned his craft in Italy before falling in love with Lisbon. His first restaurant opened in 2001 not far from the Ancient Art Museum, and has already been given three awards, all by Italian institutions or the government of Italy. This because it promotes "Italian excellence," including its pizzas certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. But although it may be the most distinguished Italian restaurant in town, it’s still an advocate of Portuguese products, such as the seafood and wines. It’s also known for its seasonal specialties, such as the white Alba truffles. Everything is served in a cozy dimly-lit space, split into two levels.


Esperança

Rua do Norte, 95 (Bairro Alto)
213 432 027
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Esperança, Lisbon

What was once a grocery store and a tavern is now a contemporary restaurant, specializing in thin-crust pizza (it also serves pastas, risottos and hamburgers).
It’s one of the most popular in Bairro Alto, so it’s recommended that you book a table, especially on Fridays and Saturdays.


Esperança da Sé

Rua São João da Praça, 103 (Alfama)
218 870 189
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Esperança Sé, Lisbon

After its success in Bairro Alto, this Italian restaurant opened a second branch next to the cathedral. It has an intimate atmosphere, a minimalist décor and crispy-crust pizzas from a wood oven. In summer, it places a few tables outside, by the walls of the cathedral.


Forno d'Oro

Rua Artilharia 1, 16 (Amoreiras)
213 879 944
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

Forno d'Oro, Lisbon

Prepared in a gold-covered oven made of volcanic rock, these Neapolitan-style pizzas earned the seal of approval of the "Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana" shortly after the restaurant opened in 2015. That "Michelin star for pizzas” is awarded by the city of Naples to the "true Neapolitan pizzas" around the world -- meaning with lighter and fluffier crusts. Here you’ll get good quality toppings, and there are also Portuguese-inspired pizzas.


Il Mercato

Rua Artilharia 1, 51/Pátio Bagatela (Amoreiras)
211 930 941
Closes on Mondays
Price per person: €25

Il Mercato, Lisbon

This is a laid-back spot that invites you to travel to Italy through its delicacies. It has a terrace outside, and an interior that’s both restaurant and market. Cheese, sausages and olive oils imported from Italy are on display next to a fresh pasta bar, where you can choose from 20 varieties. At the tables, it presents a menu of the day and a regular menu with other suggestions, made with the products sold at the market, such as Barlotti mozzarella, which arrives twice a week. The wines are also all Italian.


In Bocca Al Lupo

Rua Manuel Bernardes, 5A (Príncipe Real)
213 900 582
Closes on Tuesdays
Price per person: €25

In Bocca Al Lupo, Lisbon

Here the pizzas stand out for being organic, prepared in an open kitchen in a welcoming and casual space. Many of them are also vegan and gluten-free. The crust is very thin and usually comes with a few air bubbles and organic toppings, many of them seasonal.


La Finestra

Avenida Conde Valbom, 52A (Avenidas Novas)
217 613 580
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

La Finestra, Lisbon

The most colorful pizzeria in town is one of the few spots where you can still smoke inside. Those who prefer to breathe fresher air can sit on the terrace outside. It lists a variety of pizzas, but all have thin crusts. There are also traditional Italian dishes of meat, fish and pasta.


La Puttana

Rua Nova do Carvalho, 70 (Cais do Sodré)
915 162 919
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

La Puttana, Lisbon

This pizzeria opens its floor-to-ceiling windows to the street (except on winter days), and serves thin-crust pizzas with Italian toppings. It’s a very informal place, with communal tables seating up to 24 people.


Lucca

Travessa Henrique Cardoso, 19B (Avenidas Novas)
217 972 687
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Lucca, Lisbon

This is one of the oldest pizzerias in town and remains one of the best. It’s therefore quite popular, and you may have to wait a while for a table. Repeat customers know it’s worth the wait, for the thin-crust wood-oven pizza.


Luzzo

Rua de Santa Marta, 37 (Avenida da Liberdade)
213 570 518
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Luzzo, Lisbon

Here the pizzas follow the Neapolitan tradition but use Portuguese products. They come out of a wood oven, and are ordered through a tablet listing all the options. The interior is divided into two rooms with wooden walls and decorated with tiles and images of vegetables. At the tables, instead of plates there are wooden pizza paddles.


Mano a Mano

Rua do Alecrim, 22 (Chiado)
914 054 273
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Mano a Mano, Lisbon

The most popular Italian dishes are served here, meaning pasta and pizza. You may choose the type of crust for your pizza -- thick (Neapolitan-style) or thin (Roman-style), and for this there are two different ovens in the open kitchen. When it comes to wines, the choice is between the Italian and the Portuguese. The room is illuminated by light projections and decorated with wooden and marble furniture.


Memoria

Rua 4 Infantaria, 26A (Campo de Ourique)
210 998 366
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Memoria, Lisbon

This restaurant facing the Jardim da Parada park in Campo de Ourique has a small interior but offers more space in two patios. The marble-top tables are for meals of pastas, pizzas or salads, using Italian products. As an aperitif or to accompany your meal, Spritz is the recommended drink, by the glass or jug.


Mercantina

Praça de Alvalade, 6B (Alvalade); Rua da Misericórdia, 106-116 (Chiado)
217 960 313 (Alvalade); 213 470 512 (Chiado)
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

Mercantina, Lisbon

This was the first pizzeria in Lisbon distinguished by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, and it now has two different branches -- one in Alvalade and another in Chiado. Both serve wood-oven pizza, with a thicker and softer crust.


Nosolo Itália - Belém

Avenida Brasília, 202 (Belém)
213 015 969
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Nosolo Itália - Belém, Lisbon

This restaurant occupies a building that seems to float on the river by the Discoveries Monument. It serves the flavors of Italy (pizzas, pastas, crepes and ice cream) in a luminous interior and on a terrace. It remains open in the afternoon, for meals or an ice cream break between visits to the monuments in Belém.


Osteria

Rua das Madres, 52-54 (Madragoa)
213 960 584
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

Osteria, Lisbon

An Italian, who welcomes customers as friends, invites you to taste authentic Italian dishes, in doses meant to be shared by two. The small space is decorated with posters and old photographs of Italy, and the atmosphere is relaxed.
It’s hidden in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Lisbon, the Madragoa.


Otto

Praça Dom Luis I/Edifício "8 Building" (Cais do Sodré)
210 499 710
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Otto, Lisbon

This restaurant is devoted to Italian cuisine, offering pizzas plus meat and fish dishes made with natural products imported from Italy. The interior is contemporary but with a few rustic details (such as hams and fruit displayed by the counter) and there are a few tables outside, facing the Ribeira Market.


Popolo

Avenida 24 de Julho, 50 (Santos)
213 901 641
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Popolo, Lisbon

It’s located in the city’s small "design district," so the décor had to have a touch of sophistication, slightly inspired by the 1950s in the United States and post-war Europe. However, it’s a very relaxed restaurant, serving pizzas and hamburgers on wooden paddles. It also has a bakery that opens early in the morning, for breakfast.


Primo Basilico

Rua dos Remédios, 37 (Alfama)
218 885 287
Closes on Sundays
Price per person: €5

Primo Basilico, Lisbon

Opened by Italians from Turin, this small space serves pizza by the slice, made with a special dough, which is fermented for several hours. It follows Italian traditions, using ingredients imported from Italy (only the vegetables are Portuguese). There are a few tables and a counter where you can stay eating, but most people prefer to take the slices home or enjoy them on a walk through the picturesque streets of Alfama.


Valdo Gatti

Rua do Grémio Lusitano, 13 (Bairro Alto)
213 471 601
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Valdo Gatti, Lisbon

This pizzeria stands out for being organic and eco-friendly. It focuses on local, natural, and Italian PDO products. The rotating stone oven ensures that the semi-whole wheat pizzas are uniformly cooked, and there are options for all diets, including vegan. The pizza of the day introduces new flavors and shows off the creativity of the pizzaiolos. Wines are also organic, while non-alcoholic drinks include freshly-squeezed juices and filtered water.


Visconti

Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, 18 (Chiado)
213 461 512
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

Visconti, Lisbon

This space, with stone arches and large windows facing Largo Bordalo Pinheiro, has been home to several restaurants, but in 2019 it became an “Italian bistro.” It follows classic Italian recipes but gives them contemporary touches, with choices "from the land" and "from the sea” -- in addition to pizza, pastas and risottos, served on the terrace outside or in the blue interior decorated with marble-top tables, velvet sofas, and pages of the classic Paródia magazine framed on the walls.


Zero Zero

Rua da Escola Politécnica, 32 (Príncipe Real); Alameda dos Oceanos, Lote 2.11.01H (Parque das Nações)
213 420 091 (Príncipe Real); 218 957 016 (Parque das Nações)
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Zero Zero, Lisbon

There are two Zero Zero restaurants -- one in Príncipe Real and the other in Parque das Nações. Both have a terrace -- the first one facing the Botanical Garden and the second the river. They offer the same menu of pizzas and pastas made with Italian ingredients. The rotating ovens are heated with firewood, which is also used as part of the décor. The prosecco is the recommended drink.