As many people know, Italian people are good at cooking so as to provide a great range of delicious dishes for worldwide food lovers. Their food features traditional cooking methods of braising and stewing. Pasta, cheese and salami are the famous food of Italy. No wonder Italian food is so popular in China. There are a large number of Italian restaurants in Shanghai, all of these restaurants have an excellent environment and offer attentive service. More importantly, authentic Italian foods are served, including pasta, cheese and pizza. Especially Pizza, it is really the most popular food in Shanghai, the following are some famous Italy Restaurant which can cook very delicious Pizza.
This sleek eatery has a penchant for the dark and mysterious. The establishment caters to the upscale diner who doesn’t mind paying higher prices for laud-worthy steaks and wood-fired pizzas and the riverside locale is perfect for breezy outdoor dining in the summer.
Address:2967 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Lujiazui
2. Dolce Vita
A go-to destination for fine Italian cuisine, this warmly decorated restaurant is adorned with snapshots of the 1960s movie for which it is named. Complimentary bread and pate are followed by your selections from a menu of authentic fare including classic lasagna, thin-crust pizzas, delicious appetizers and the best tiramisu this side of Milan.
Address: 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Road
Chinese Address: 富民路291号, 近长乐路
12noon-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm, ends 11pm on weekends
3. Alla Torre
This restaurant, tucked away amongst the numerous restaurants lining Lujiazui Huan Lu, cooks up some surprisingly good homestyle Italian food and pizza. If you’re in the Xuhui area, make you stop by for some flavorful antipasti, a big wedge of lasagna or creamy tiramisu.
Address: 1/F, La Villa, 165 Lujiazui Huan Lu
Chinese Address: 陆家嘴环路165号1楼
Run by a Corsican, this Italian eatery serves up the usual range of pastas and pizza. It’s their pies that really shine though. Be sure to give their namesake pie, loaded with mozzarella and prosciutto cotto, a try.
Address: 723 Huangjincheng Dao, near Yaohong Road
Chinese Address: 黄金城道723号, 近姚红路
5. La Strada
Pizza’s the name of the game at this restaurant from Craig Willis. All the thin-crust pies come freshly baked from the oven along with gooey, meltingly cheesy lasagna and creamy tiramisu. The casual ambiance and constant good cheer from Willis, former executive chef of the Wagas chain, make this restaurant a great option for a fun night out.
Address: No. 225 Xikang Lu, Jing’an District
Chinese Address: 静安区西康路225号
6. Da Marco (Dong Zhu’anbang Lu)
Da Marco is a perennial expat favorite for Italian. Its simple formula — inexpensive, decent Italian — has kept this, its original location, going for years. The menu is mostly pizza and pasta, with a few more ambitious mains, but generally, the simpler, the better. Great for a weekday meal; not so good for impressing a date.
Phone: 6210 4495
Address: 1/F, Golden Bridge Garden, 103 Dong Zhu’anbang Lu, near Jiangsu Lu, Jing’ an
Chinese Address: 静安区东渚安浜路103号1楼,近江苏路
Hours: Daily, Noon-11pm
This trendy Italian restaurant sits cozily in JIA Shanghai. A blend of authentic Neapolitan appetizers, soups and salads, delicious pastas and hearty mains as well as pizzas cooked up in a genuine wood-fired oven. Don’t forget to try one of the desserts which, of course, feature Italian ice cream and sorbets.
Address: 2/F, 931 Nanjing Xi Lu
Set in a refurbished colonial building overlooking a private garden, Casanova is a fusion of modern and traditional Italian fare. You’ll find some rare seafood here such as baby octopus and soft shell crab, as well a selection of sinful desserts.
Phone: 5403 4528
Address: 913 Julu Lu, near Changshu Lu, Xuhui District
Chinese name: 徐汇区巨鹿路913号，近常熟路
Hours: Daily, 11am-3pm, 5.30pm-midnight
Expect to splurge at this award-winning restaurant, nestled in the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Fine marbled floors and a romantic Roman garden are the settings for a dinner rich with finely prepared Italian classics like carpaccio and antipasti. It’s the archetypal classy Shanghai restaurant.
Address: 1376 Nanjing West Road, near Xikang Road
Chinese Address: 南京西路1376号,近西康路
Name in Chinese: 帕兰朵
Opening Hours: For Lunch:11:00a.m.-2:30p.m. Dinner:6:00p.m.-10:30p.m.
10. Pane e Vino
This is homestyle Italian food prepared by an Italian chef-and-wife team on a tree shaded old lane perfect for strolling. Tuck into their pastas and pizzas (made from imported flour) in a sunny dining room. The pizzas are some of the more expensive in town, but they are also some of the biggest.
Address: Block 33, Sinan Mansions, 47 Fuxing Xi Lu, Luwan District
Chinese Address: 复兴中路47弄思南公馆33号
Opening Hours: 6pm-10pm, last order 9:30pm
A new modern Italian restaurant by Benny Bao, the man behind Coolzey, offers antipasti, pizza and pastas in a more upscale environment. If you like Coolzey, you’ll love Aura. We highly recommend the Aura salad.
Address: 171 Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu
Chinese Address: 胶州路171号, 近新闸路
12. Mr Willis
An intimate, casual little bistro from Craig Willis. Looks like an apartment, cooks simple, tasty dishes like the friend who’s always showing up everyone else at the dinner party. Willis has been the longtime chef for the Wagas group; this restaurant marks his settling down.
Phone: 5404 0200
Address: 3/F, 195 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu, Xuhui District
Chinese Address: 徐汇区安福路195号3楼，近乌鲁木齐路
Hours: Mon-Fri, Lunch: 11am-2pm Dinner: 5pm-10:30pm Sat-Sun,brunch: 11am-4pm
13. Colabo (Xu Hui)
Colabo is a chain of Italian restaurants. It’s most famous location is in a beautiful villa in the French Concession, upstairs from the thumping Dragon club. Specialties include the grilled beef and lamb dishes cooked over a real charcoal grill.
Address: 156 Fenyang Lu, near Taojiang Lu Xuhui District
Chinese Address: 徐汇区汾阳路156号,近桃江路
Opening Hours: 11am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm