Ciao Bella: The Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Moscow

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Moscow’s love affair with its Italian cousin is obvious to everyone coming to town: a countless number of different Italian restaurants stud the capital. Most of them offer a veritable cornucopia of freshly made pasta and rare Tuscan treats. But if you are looking for some really enticing Italian places in Moscow, then here is the list of top Italian restaurants in Russian capital. Buon Appetito, indeed!

1 Mario Restaurant

If you’re searching for a top class Italian restaurant, then Mario’s is ranked the best in the capital. Using ingredients flown in twice a week from Italy, they create consistently wonderful pasta dishes. Mario is a long-term shelter for Russian oligarchs and celebrities because only they can afford sky-high prices. The restaurant also has one of the best and most marvelously decorated summer gardens in town.

Mario, Klimashkina Street, 17, +7 495 253 6505.

2 Syr Restaurant

Entering the first floor, you find yourself in a space the color of sand, with myriad paths and small windows as though you have walked inside a giant wheel of cheese. At each table setting you then find a copper pot with a circular yellow booklet inside — the menu. And inside it are antipasti, pastas, different kinds of pizza, soups, various meat and fish dishes. And the great star of the gastronomic show — cheeses.

All this splendor is worth trying accompanied by splendid wines, carefully selected together by the head chef and sommelier. Wines from Italy make up the bulk of the assortment — the country where the creation of cheese and wine are no less than national art forms.

Syr, Sadovaya Samotechnaya, 16, Building 2, +7 495 650 77 70.

3 Bistrot Restaurant

Bistrot in Mosocw owes its heritage to the legendary Tuscan Bistrot of Forte dei Marni. The restaurant is located in a detached villa with a typical Italian courtyard. The interior is luxurious and cozy and would be a perfect getaway to choose on a short break of Moscow. The food is exquisite, the wine list spans all across Italy and the service is immaculate.

Bistrot, Bolshoi Savvinsky pereulok, 12/2, +7 499 248 4045

4 Bocconcino, Chain of Pizza Restaurants

Simply the most delicious pizza in Moscow can be found here! It is always full of Italian clients, which is a supreme appraisal sign. Large bright window, soft colors in decor create warm home charm. Drop in for a real Italian cappuccino, relax and enjoy a choice of Italian wines with some thin, crisp and juicy pizza.


5 Chichibio Restaurant

Chichibio it’s a new upscale Italian restaurant in Moscow. It offers an elegant, friendly atmosphere and fascinating Italian dishes. Apart from traditional specials you can also try here brain lamb, veal kidneys and stomach, dove with mozzarella and savoy cabbage.

Chichibio, Bolshoi Kozihisnkhy pereulok, 12/2, +7 494  6504410.

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