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The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2019: The Best Italian Restaurants in Cairo

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The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2019: The Best Italian Restaurants in Cairo
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Cairo 360

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word Italy? Fashion? Food? History? Well, for us, it’s primarily food! Gelato, pizza, lasagna, Bolognese sauce, all of it! Because we appreciate Italian food so much, we’ve dedicated this piece to Repubblica Italiana, saving you the plane ticket and guiding you on how you can enjoy the smell and taste of its delicacies right here in the Egyptian capital.  

Primo’s Pizza

Probably one of the popular restaurants in Cairo, not to mention the fact that it celebrates one of Italy’s most renowned creations since as long as we can remember, pizza! It might not be the city’s fanciest, however, Primo’s has what it takes to keep pizza lovers coming back for more.

Olivo Pizzeria

Olivio Pizzeria offers you the full Italian experience, brandishing a range of mouthwatering pizzas that are crafted and served amid a classy ambience. Look no further than Olivo if you are craving a thin-crust pizza and a glass of wine.

La Trattoria

It defines itself as “Italian Casual Fine Dining,” a paradoxical yet intriguing definition. La Trattoria takes your senses on a well-designed and stylish journey of Italian cuisine; from soups, to mains, and all the way up to desserts.

Pane Vino

Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel’s Pane Vino has earned a place among the winners with its fresh ingredients and authentic tastes. Founded in 2002, Pane Vino’s excellent chefs invite you to share their passion for the cuisine that comes with a magnificent Nile view.


It’s at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza. Need we say more? The seasonal specialties, or as they say in Italy, Le Specialita Stagionali, include a long trail of authentic Italian choices that cater to all tastes. Enjoy the explosion of delicious flavors while enjoying the Nile view, and conclude your dining experience with a signature dolci, such as the classic Italian signature dish, the mouthwatering Tiramisu.


You might think that the name doesn’t really indicate any involvement of Italian cuisine, however, that is the complete opposite. The restaurant specialises in thin-crust pizza, house-made pasta, and artisanal handmade ice creams. Eish&Malh also takes pride in serving some of the finest brunches in town, as well as a round of special nights, including the signature Dinner & Oud.