There’s a reason La Dolche Vita is an Italian phrase.
The good life is found throughout Italy. And that’s partly because of the quality of the food.
Italian cuisine is some of the best in the world and a treat for anyone looking for a great dining experience.
Aberdeen has its fair share of fantastic restaurants, so we’ve compiled a list of the best.
Whether it’s pasta, pizza or Italian salads, you’re sure to find something to suit your palate. And discover your own Good Life at your doorstep.
Address: 62 Union Row, AB10 1SA
This family-run trattoria promises to take diners back to the 1950s with its selection of old-school Italian dishes.
Rustico has been an integral part of the Aberdeen restaurant scene for some time now, and its experience shows that it offers some of the best Italian food in town.
And there’s always fun exploring the nooks and crannies of the Summer Street Pillar.
Each visit seems to open up a new corner of the restaurant, which is significantly larger inside than it looks from the outside.
Address: 119 Rosemount Place, AB25 2YH
This Rosemount gem is something of a hidden secret. But once you discover its homemade pasta – and especially its tiramisu – you will tell everyone about it.
Both a shop and a restaurant, Pasta Plus sells a huge selection of deli meats, including Italian sausages, hams and sandwiches.
The restaurant is an extension of the boutique and serves authentic Italian fare to Rosemount’s great and good.
Simple and well cooked is the motto of Pasta Plus. Take-out meals are also available.
Address: 7 Little Belmont Street, AB10 1JG
Poldino’s has been serving Aberdeen since 1977, earning it an outstanding reputation.
Lee Godini, son of founder Leo, is now in charge and continues his father’s legacy of simple, quality ingredients and classic Italian dishes.
Pollo cacciatora, pasta ravioli with scallops and prawns and a range of other pasta dishes, pizzas and salads are the order of the day at Poldino’s.
A must visit for anyone visiting the best Italian restaurants in Aberdeen.
Address: 337 N Deeside Rd, Peterculter, AB14 0NA
This excellent restaurant is a bit out of town – in the nearby town of Peterculter – but well worth a visit for anyone looking for great Italian food in Aberdeen.
It is certainly much closer than Italy. And why bother going there, when Borsalino brings you Italy?
The restaurant is decorated in green and white tones that mimic the rolling Italian countryside.
And the food is as authentic as it is in the northeast.
Just be sure to book ahead. The place gets busy.
Address: 80-82 Huntly Street, AB10 1TD
Known to many as Mi Amore, this Huntly Street trattoria is held in high esteem by Aberdeen Italian food lovers.
The dishes are simple, unpretentious but very tasty – the perfect place for a family meal or a cozy dinner for two.
The price is steep enough and a visit to Amore could easily cost two people over £100 once you factor in wine and a few Italian beers.
But if Italian food is your thing, you’ll definitely get what you pay for.
Address: 1 Alford Lane, AB10 1YB
If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine in Aberdeen, Da Vinci Italian Restaurant is the place for you.
The Alford Lane restaurant also offers a wide selection of dishes for vegans or those who wish to eat less meat.
There are five different starters for the main course, including vegan lasagna, mushroom and truffle penne, a layered Mediterranean dish with eggplant.
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