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Best Italian Food in Madrid

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Written by Allison

Spain’s capital Madrid, is now the third largest city in the EU. It comes after London and Berlin. Just like these two capitals Madrid attracts a large number of business travellers and tourists to it. Every single visitor will of course be looking for great places to eat. Places that serve fresh healthy meals.

Yes there are plenty of great Spanish restaurants to try, but there are also plenty of great Italian ones. Below ShMadrid is sharing a list of (just a few) restaurants where to find the best Italian food in the city.

Related article: Best Pizzerias in Madrid’s Chueca Neighbourhood

Where to Find the Best Italian Food in Madrid

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Lamucca is proving popular among visitors to Madrid who are here on business. Here they serve some of the best Italian cuisine in the city in comfortable surroundings. This is the place where you are likely to come across the movers and shakers of European business.

The restaurant has several locations in the city, for example in the districts of Centro, Chamberí and Salamanca.


Looking for more of a homely feel to your dining experience, then you cannot go wrong here. Ginos is a family orientated restaurant, where traditional tasty Italian cuisine is on offer. Great place for lunch or for a more special family occasion.

Ginos has many locations in Madrid, besides the previously mentioned districts, they are also in Moncloa-Aravaca and Tetuán.

La Tagliatella

La Tagliatella specializes in creating dishes from the Northern part of Italy. All the ingredients used in their dishes are acquired from the region. Although you can get a table anytime, if you want to receive their special treatment then booking a table is advised.

The restaurant is in the districts of Centro and Salamanca, but also in Hortaleza and Fuencarral – El Pardo.

Related article: The Best Pizzas in Madrid


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La Recoba

This is unlike any Italian restaurant we have come across before. In fact it is considered to be one of Madrid’s most innovative. There is a wide selection of dishes available. But if there is an Italian dish that isn’t on the menu that you would love to try, you only need to ask, as here they are more than happy to cook it for you.

Whilst visiting this restaurant, we recommend you try their carpaccio or forno italiano. Also why not sample their delicious genuine buffalo mozzarella salad. La Recoba is in the district of Centro, on Calle de la Magdalena, 27.

La Scarpetta Ristorante

This is a restaurant that has taken the pizzeria to a new level. If you think that fine dining isn’t on the menu, you would be wrong. In fact it doesn’t get any better. With beautiful views looking out over the sea, La Scarpetta is a beautiful place to enjoy fantastic food.

But it isn’t only about the pizza, here you’ll find that they serve some of the best spaghetti dishes in all of Madrid. La Scarpetta is in the neighbourhood of Legazpi, on Calle Ariel, 15.

When it comes to dining out Italian style you’ll find that you are spoilt for choice in Madrid. Whatever you do when in Madrid, you should make sure that you take time out to visit at least one of these restaurants. Like so many others you’ll end up going back to them time and time again.

Which is your favourite Italian restaurant in Madrid and why?

About the author


Allison is a writer who has spent a number of years traveling around Europe before deciding to make Spain she home. Since then, she has spent a lot of time enjoying all that the city of Madrid has to offer.

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