Italian All Over the World: Best Places to Check Out

Looking for the best venue for a trendy brunch in NYC? Planning on taking your significant other to a fine dining restaurant in Tokyo? Searching for a cozy place to enjoy a slice of pizza in London? Keep on reading and I will share with you some of my top picks for food establishments specializing in Italian cuisine. This list is subjective, but I am sure that many of those who have been in these places will agree with my picks!


For the best Italian restaurant in NYC, my personal top pick is Scarpetta. Whether you are coming for a brunch, dinner, or cocktails, expect that the offerings on the menu are exceptional! They may not be as diverse as what you can find in other restaurants, but they have been carefully curated to be reflective of true Italian tradition. They even have a private dining and chef experience, which is a must-try if you want to have a luxurious meal!

Il Teatrino De Salone

If you want to have an intimate and one-of-a-kind Italian experience in Tokyo, this is the restaurant that you should visit. There is no need to have a hard time deciding which one to order. You will practically be left with no choice as they serve only a 9-course menu for lunch and dinner. The place is small, which has a theatre theme. Make sure to reserve through the website before you pay a visit.

Yard Sale

Listed by Vogue as one of the best pizza places in London, it is known for their hip ambiance and mouthwatering pizza. The place is also popular for their insane toppings, which will surely make the pizzas more filling. They also have a great selection of local craft brews that are sure to perfectly complement the flavor of the pizza in every bite.

Era Ora

Located in Copenhagen, this place is the recipient of the coveted Gambero Rosso’s World’s Best Italian Restaurant Outside Italy award. It has an all Italian culinary team. Although they are all below 30 years old in the kitchen, they have mastered the art of cooking traditional Italian food. Aside from the food, they also have more than 80,000 bottles of wine. With this, it is no longer surprising that it has one of the most unique wine collections in Europe.

Ristorante Grissini

If you ever find yourself enjoying the glitz and glamor of Hong Kong, make sure to drop by this restaurant. The kitchen team is led by Alessandro Cozzolino. If the name does not ring a bell, it helps to know that he is awarded the 2017 Chef of the Year by Gambero Rosso Awards. He specializes in Italian dishes from the Campania region.

Without a doubt, Italian is one of the best cuisines in the world. This is the reason why regardless of where you are, it is not hard to find an Italian restaurant where you can have an epic meal!