WHERE TO EAT? - April 28, 2024

The Foodie Edit: Discovering The Italian Gastronomic Scene in Bahrain


Italy is renowned for its rich cultural tapestry, encompassing everything from its melodious language to its historic art and luxurious sports cars. Yet, above all else, it’s Italian cuisine that steals the spotlight. Rooted deeply in family, tradition, and comfort, Italian gastronomy reigns supreme as one of the most cherished and celebrated culinary traditions worldwide.

So this foodie-edit is dedicated to a cuisine we all love. Bahrain has much to offer when it comes to authentic Italian dining experiences and flavours. Scroll to find out what some of our favourite picks are.

Tell us – what’s your favourite Italian Restaurant on the island?

San Carlo Cicchetti

Located at Al A’ali Mall, San Carlo Bahrain is a cosy spot to enjoy delectable Italian favourites.

Due Mari

This authentic Italian-Sicillian Restaurant is set at the gorgeous Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort & Spa. The Arrancini is a must-try!

Cico’s Italian Restaurant

A homely environment and some of the best Italian food you’re going to find in Bahrain – Cico’s needs to be on your exploration list.


Their BHD 5 business lunch does complete justice to your Italian cravings. Housed at InterContinental Bahrain, Medzo offers an authentic Italian menu.

Mondo, Taste of Italy

Perfect for a date night, Mondo, at The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa is an escape from the bustling Manama, providing an authentic Italian experience through its food and wine pairings.


With its Osteria Contempranea concept, Primavera at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain delivers a refined interpretation of Italian traditions brought together with fresh and authentic ingredients imported from Italy. 

La Pergola

With an extensive choice of fresh pasta and pizza dishes, La Pergola is most famous for being one of Bahrain’s best – and most atmospheric – Italian hot spots.


Founded in 2016, Fatto is a Pizzeria and Trattoria resembling the traditional Italian flour factories. They offer a modern take on classic Italian dishes.


Chef Antonio Mancini brings timeless classics, rustic flavours, and original creations that cater to a wide array of tastes at this authentic Italian fine-dining restaurant.

Nino Restaurant Bahrain

With gluten-free options and a variety of indulgent flavours, Nino has something for everyone. This cosy Italian concept is located at Al A’ali Mall.

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