The Mediterranean diet is one of the great culinary finds of mankind. Spain and Italy have always been very well connected both culturally and gastronomically. Who has not ever surrendered to the charms of Italian cuisine? There are diners who are really addicted to these succulent dishes: lasagna, Genoese bread, pasta in all its varieties, prosciutto, piadina, mascarpone cheese, risotto … a whole gallery of specialties worth tasting.
In Palma we can find a large number of Italian cuisine restaurants with an excellent culinary level. It is a very appetizing type of food that combines perfectly with the warmth of the island and the sophisticated atmosphere of its places and the charm of its night. There are even trattorias, the kind of Italian ambassador restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, traditional food and affordable prices.
Italian cuisine is based on traditional ingredients such as tomato, olive oil, wheat flour or vegetables. Italians have always cultivated a healthy diet, made from fresh products and high in carbohydrates. Its gastronomy has crossed borders and is famous throughout the world; its chefs are highly valued and its smells and flavors are a living part of the Mediterranean idiosyncrasy. If we also accompany any of these dishes with a good wine from Spanish or Italian harvests (synonymous with quality), the experience will be wonderful.
Next we are going to know 10 good Italian restaurants in Palma. Take note.
The Gigi´s Piccolo Ristorante, great flavors in small places
Located on Calle del Cazador, Gigi´s, as it is popularly known, is a beautiful, stylish place that combines black and white decoration (simulating a retro style) with wood, achieving an elegant appearance. It is pure Italian cuisine; dishes very well presented, minimalist, but of a verifiable quality. You can eat inside or on its small terrace. The pasta is fresh and made by themselves in a traditional way, which is a guarantee of quality. There are vegan options and a lunch or dinner revolves around 15-30 euros depending on the wine we choose. To highlight the friendly service, always professional.
Quality, good taste and talent at Sandro Restaurant
On Calle Ramón y Cajal we can find one of the best Italian restaurants in Palma, a place that garners praise and good reviews. It is the Sandro Restaurant. Its menu is based on traditional Italian dishes with a sophisticated touch, signature cuisine among which the vitello tonnato, the buffalo burrata, the sea bass supreme or the classic bruschetta stand out. Very elaborate cuisine, with a modern presentation and a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. It hosts company dinners, business breakfasts, meetings, talks, presentations and even wine tastings. If you want to celebrate a special event, this is one of the best places in Palma.
A touch of excellence in the Bukaro Ristorante menu
If we move to Avenida Joan Miró we can enter this beautiful restaurant that transports us to Italian Tuscany immediately. At the Bukaro Ristorante we will find wicker chairs, decorated with roses, Italian table linen … the details are very careful in this restaurant whose cuisine guarantees several certificates of excellence. They serve typical Italian pasta dishes with a chic touch in presentation and have an enviable wine list (Marco Bonfante, Tignanello, Valpolicella, etc). But if we want to dare with the specialties we can bet on their dishes with fish and seafood, a real pleasure for the senses. We must be clear, yes, that the budget for eating is around 25 euros per person.
Let yourself be carried away by the Italian flavors of Mas39
Mas39 is located on La Fábrica street and there we can sit quietly on its beautiful terrace to dine al fresco. It also has wooden tables inside. It combines Italian cuisine with classic Hispanic touches, leaving you with a fairly diverse and adequate menu. It stands out for its marine specialties: octopus, clams and mussels with pasta, tuna, prawns … just reading the menu can make our mouths water. It also has a decent range of pizzas and traditional cut pastas with generous servings. And, of course, they have high-class desserts. As there is proven quality, we have to prepare the portfolio. If we have dinner with a good wine we must prepare between 30 and 40 euros per person.
The name says it all: L’arte della pasta
A 100% Italian experience that is worth trying. L´arte della pasta is a specialized restaurant that takes great care of the taste and uses fresh and organic ingredients (BIO) in the dishes of a menu that obviously stands out for the different varieties of pasta: spaghetti, ravioli, penne, gnocchi, fusilli, macaroni , farfalle, etc. His menu says so: “each of our pasta tells a story.” There are different vegan and gluten-free options. It has a small terrace and plenty of space inside carved in wood. Cozy atmosphere and cheap prices. It is ideal to have dinner with that friendly couple with whom we have not seen each other for a long time.
Rossini, let yourself go and enjoy its succulent dishes
In a beautiful setting carved in stone, with a painting by Sophia Loren presiding over the room and lighting in warm and yellowish tones, this great Italian restaurant located in the center of Palma is presented. It has a ground floor and a more reserved room on its mezzanine for special occasions. The menu is really varied; It consists of numerous starters and dishes of great preparation that change every day. You can try some delicious spaghetti with seafood or ravioli with truffle cream, just to give two examples of their characteristic dishes. Ideally, take the advice of the chef or the Rossini staff. It has very competitive prices given the excellent quality of the stove.
Spaghettería Casa Leone, high degree of specialization
Imagine a specialty spaghetti with a classic Italian scent for family gatherings where there are crowds and there is noise and happiness. Well, you will find that at Casa Leone, a restaurant to feel comfortable and go in the company of our friends knowing that we are going to eat well and we are going to have a laugh. The value for money is certainly good, the treatment is very close and the dishes are copious. It is an ideal, pleasant and proper place for celebrations, watching football or having a good after-dinner enjoying the company.
Modernity and good taste at the Cyrano Resto Bar
If what we are looking for is a quiet, tiny, modern place and an extensive menu with varied dishes, Cyrano, located on Joan Miró avenue, is our restaurant. Combine Italian pasta-based dishes (spaghetti, macaroni, calzones, etc.) with an American touch: burgers, pizzas and meats. The average price is very good and it is also an excellent place to have a long drink afterwards and digest while listening to good music. They also have a wide variety of beers. It is a bar whose target is young and modern. That is their environment.
Ristorante Café Murada, a beautiful enclave for an unforgettable dinner
Think of a beautiful place to eat well, close to the coast and with surroundings typical of a medieval tale in front of the Renaissance wall of Palma. Exactly that is Café Murada, a place to immerse ourselves in the history of the city. It has tables outside and also inside, a charming two-story restaurant, clean, orderly and sophisticated. The menu consists of typical dishes from the Valtelina region of Italy, such as chianti risotto with bresaola or deer stew with polenta. The mere image of these dishes will make you salivate instantly. In their favor: the team is always attentive to customer satisfaction.
Casa Rosita, an underground restaurant with exquisite Italian food
The famous Casa Rosita is different, it is not a typical restaurant. It has an artistic and colorful vintage decoration that gives the place a cozy and friendly touch. It has small tables, although you can get a large one by booking in advance; the best thing is to go as a couple, either for a romantic dinner or for a private court. The dishes are very rich, have great elaboration and you can perceive that artisanal and careful touch of small restaurants. Practically everything is homemade Italian food made with care and dedication. The close and warm treatment invites you to go on more than one occasion. It is one of the most picturesque places in Palma that is also inexpensive.
We trust that you have enjoyed this Mediterranean and delicious tour of 10 good Italian restaurants in Palma.