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Italian Restaurants in Benidorm

The Mediterranean diet is notoriously healthy with the emphasis being on using only the freshest of ingredients. Italian cuisine is popular all over the world and Benidorm has more than its fair share of top class Italian restaurants to delight visiting tourists and locals alike. Delicious fresh pasta dishes and traditional stone baked pizzas are among the favourites to be found on the menus of the numerous Italian restaurants around the city.

Duetto

This excellent Italian restaurant has a huge reputation and never fails to disappoint its army of ardent followers. Located on Calle Londres in the east end of Benidorm, Duetto Italian restaurant has a spacious, chic and modern interior with contemporary art and photos adorning its walls. It's open from noon to 4pm for lunch and 7pm to midnight for dinner seven days a week and is often forced to turn away walk-in customers who have not booked, due to its popularity.

Duetto's menu boasts huge wood fired stone oven baked pizzas of all descriptions and delicious fresh homemade pasta dishes including local seafood and shellfish. Juicy steaks and succulent chicken dishes also feature on the menu as well as sumptuous desserts including delectable tiramisu. Their wine list is extensive with a wide range of international wines to complement any meal. Food and drinks prices are very reasonable and portions are generous. The staff are highly trained, friendly and welcoming providing a polite and attentive service. Overall, guests can expect a flawless dining experience at Duetto Italian restaurant which has deservedly earned it TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.

Bistro Venexia

Situated on Calle Palma in Benidorm's old town, Bistro Venexia is an authentic Italian owned and run fine dining restaurant. The restaurant is only open in the evenings for dinner from 7pm till midnight and is extremely popular so booking a table well in advance is highly recommended. The interior is small but cosy, intimate and tastefully decorated and there are a few tables outside for guests who prefer to dine al fresco. The proprietors hail from Venice in Italy and afford all their guests the personal touch with the chef, Andrea, often making himself available to explain his dishes to diners.

The extensive a la carte menu is truly Italian with a hint of fusion and features famous dishes from various regions of Italy. The pastas are homemade daily and include spaghetti, tagliatelle and fettuccine smothered in delicious fresh herb and truffle infused sauces. Other fresh pastas including ravioli, cannelloni and cappellacci are stuffed with a variety of fresh meats, cheeses, fish and vegetables to name but a few. Other specialities on the menu include a variety of risottos, homemade lasagna, entrecote and fillet steaks and authentic Neapolitan pizzas. Delicious desserts on offer include tiramisu, pannacotta and handmade cassata ice cream.

Bistro Venexia is a little gem of an Italian restaurant that any lover of authentic Italian cuisine visiting Benidorm, just has to try. This eatery is full of hungry diners every evening so booking a table in advance is advisable.

The Pizza Factory

Benidorm has numerous Italian pizzerias to choose from but this trendy eatery located on Avenida Europa is refreshingly different from the rest. The premises are spacious, modern and contemporary but with a rustic feel. The Pizza Factory does not churn out mass produced pizzas as its name may suggest but specialises in authentic stone baked rectangular shaped pizzas with interesting and original combinations of toppings.

As well as delicious pizzas which can be ordered in sampler combinations, the menu includes unusual fresh salads, homemade pasta dishes, huge burgers and scrumptious desserts. They also offer an all day breakfast featuring pizza bread instead of toast. The staff are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, offering advice to guests when selecting from the extensive menu. The chic and modern bar in the restaurant serves a full range of drinks including popular cocktails. Food and drink prices are mid-range but the quality is outstanding and the portions very generous. In summary, The Pizza Factory provides customers with a novel and unique dining experience and impeccable service.

La Pasta

Dining at La Pasta Italian restaurant is an extraordinary experience. This tiny but enchanting eatery is owned and operated by an Italian father and daughter combination who provide the personal, homely touch by preparing their fresh pasta dishes from scratch in full view of their guests in a small open fronted kitchen.

Located on Carretera Bon Retiro in the heart of Benidorm's old town, being one of the smallest Italian restaurants in the city it can only accommodate up to 15 guests at a time with three tables indoors and two outside. The pasta is guaranteed fresh as it is rolled and prepared in front of the diners and cooked to order. The menu is limited in choice but the homemade dishes on offer are outstanding in quality and cooked with pride and passion. Diners can expect at least a thirty minutes wait for their meal to be lovingly prepared and served and booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

The Italian restaurants and pizzerias covered in this article are only a small sample of those available in Benidorm. Many more are spread across the city offering diners a fresh taste of Mediterranean cuisine and hospitality.

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