Our team has always loved Italian food which is why we are always looking for new authentic restaurants located in Beckenham that serve delicious Italian food – and since we have quite a few favourites, we decided to share them with you today!
Top 4 Italian Restaurants In Beckenham You Must Visit
First on our list, we have one of our favourite Italian restaurants in the area. With wonderful service, incredible staff, delicious food, and a great atmosphere, this place will definitely impress you! As many people say, Lugana is “Beckenham’s slice of Italy” and we agree because you will instantly be transported to Italy with the vibrant and stylish venue and all the traditional food that is beautifully cooked. Of course, they also have an impressive wine menu!
The first thing on the menu is all of their hot and cold starters. We highly recommend ordering the Parma ham with fresh melon, the Tonno e Fagioli (tuna, Lamont beans, a red onion salad), the Deep-fried squid (served with tartar sauce), or the Crab on Toast (with chilli-dill-brandy & cream sauce)!
When it comes to their main dishes, they have an incredible selection of risotto, pasta as well as other traditional meat, and fish main dishes. Keep in mind that they do not serve pizza!
We love their Risotto con Pollo (chicken, peas, touch of tomato sauce, fresh cream), the Homemade Ravioli (with spinach and ricotta), the Penne Calabrese (with Italian sausage, spinach, garlic, chilli), the Veal escalope (cooked in breadcrumbs, served with spaghetti al pomodoro) as well as their Seabass with capers, olives, garlic, butter, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, beans!
Address: 8 Eden Park Ave, Elmers End, Beckenham BR3 3HN
Established in 1994, Pierluigi’s is one of the best Italian restaurants in Beckenham so we highly recommend you visit whenever you are craving some delicious pasta – they have so many incredible options that you are going to love. It’s a lovely little restaurant with a casual interior.
Keep in mind that they do not serve pizza!
We always either start off with their Zuppa di Pesce (Seafood soup with croutons), Burrata e Datterin, Tartare di Tonno (Tuna tartare with avocado, lime, fresh ginger dressing), or the Capesante (scallops with butter, garlic, white wine)!
When it comes to their pasta dishes, we highly recommend the Aragosta Linguine (with lobster, wild clams, garlic, Datterini sauce, Lobster bisque), the Delicatezza Penne (courgettes, aubergine, tomato sauce, garlic, basil), the Pescatora Spaghetti (with prawn, wild clams, mussels, squid, tomato sauce, garlic and parsley) as well as the Quattro formaggi Rigatoni (with four Italian kinds of cheese sauce)!
Address: 86-90 High St, Beckenham BR3 1ED
Next on our list, we have Bocca Social – the most beautiful Italian restaurant in Beckenham. The interior is super stylish, modern, and bright with huge mirrors – and they even have a stunning flower wall! Of course, the staff is super friendly, the menu is carefully designed, and all of their food is delicious. It’s the perfect place to visit for lunch or dinner with friends! We are certain you are going to fall in love with Bocca Social – both because of the food and because of the stunning interior of the venue!
Start off with a Potted Chicken Liver Pate (served with onion marmalade and charred bread), a Beef and Pork Meatballs (cooked in tomato sauce), or Gamberoni (king prawns in white wine, chilli and garlic sauce, served with bread)!
Then move on to their main dishes – all of which are incredible. We highly recommend the Trofie Al Pesto (pasta, fresh basil, parmesan, garlic, toasted pine nuts), the Crab and Chilli Spaghetti (fresh crab ragu, chilli, garlic, parsley, deep-fried soft shell crab), the Tuna and Padron Peppers Rigatoni (tuna fish, chilli, garlic, parsley, peppers, lemon zest), the Pan-Fried Seabass (with rocket and parsley salad, potatoes, lemon mayo sauce), and the Lamb Cutlets (with broccoli, potatoes)!
And then – for dessert, get their Tiramisu, Cannoli, or the Ricotta and Pear Cheesecake!
Address: 72-74 High St, Beckenham BR3 1ED
Zi Teresa Ristorante Italiano
And last, on our list, we have another beautifully decorated Italian restaurant serving delicious traditional food – Zi Teresa! The venue is filled with oil paintings, flowers, and plants – and they even have a terrace that is perfect for those summer days!
If you are craving pizza then definitely visit because they have plenty of options!
The menu also consists of traditional hot and cold starers, delicious pasta, and quite a few other meat and fish main dishes that we all know and love like Chicken Breast Milanese and Pan-fried seabass!
Address: 141-143 Croydon Rd, Elmers End, Beckenham BR3 3RB