Our team loves Italian cuisine which is why we have made so many articles where we share our favourite Italian restaurants in London.
Today, we wanted to focus on Croydon because there are a lot of hidden gems there that offer some of the most delicious Italian dishes in London. So if you live in Croydon and you enjoy Italian food then keep on reading because we have prepared some amazing restaurants you should visit!
Top 5 Italian Restaurants In Croydon You Should Visit!
On their menu, you can find it all – from amazing pasta and pizzas to fresh fish and meat dishes you have to try!
Our favourite pasta from their menu is the Linguine Marinara with prawns, clams, squid, mussels, garlic, parsley, tomato sauce.
If you don’t really like seafood then we recommend their Pollo Ponte (chicken, spinach, ham, mushroom and cream sauce, potatoes).
Of course, their pizzas are also delicious!
Address: 86-88 High Street, Croydon CR0 1NA
What to expect from Bagatti’s? Traditional Italian food and live music. This restaurant was established in 1990 and is a family-run business! They are dedicated to bringing the authentic Italian flavour to Croydon – and they have succeeded!
They have a few different menus – the Main menu, a Pizza and Pasta menu, a Desserts Menu, and an amazing Wine menu!
Our team is a huge fan of their risotto – the Risotto Giardiniera is an amazing light dish that is perfect for the summer, rice cooked with seasonal vegetables, tomato, and chilli pesto!
Also, you need to try their Pollo e Scamorza pizza – chicken, mushrooms, smoked mozzarella and spinach leaves!
If you have room for desserts, we recommend their Torta di Cioccolata which is basically a cake with chocolate, caramel, walnut base and a raspberry glaze!
Address: 56-58 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP
Basil & Grape
Basil & Grape is a unique Italian Wine Bar and a Restaurant offering traditional Italian food. Since wine and Italian dishes is such an amazing combination, we highly recommend you visit this place to have dinner and even taste test some different wines.
The venue is gorgeous – wooden furniture, wooden floors, and grape leaves covering the walls. Visiting this restaurant is an amazing experience and you will feel like you are in Italy!
They offer a wine tasting experience that starts from just £35 per person!
When it comes to their menu, you can literally find everything in there! We recommend you visit Basil & Grape for a long dinner so that you can experience all the wine and food. Start off with ordering a Bruschette – the Nduja and Scamorza, as well as the Tuna and Caramelised Onions ones, are amazing!
They also have cheese and meat boards you can choose from.
Address: 46 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB
Their starters are incredible – for example, they have delicious avocado prawns, deep-fried calamari, bruschetta, and all sorts of other starters you need to try!
They also have a wide variety of unique pasta dishes to choose from. We can’t really pick our favourites since we enjoy everything on the menu, however, we recommend ordering their Gamberoni Pasta with tiger prawns, chilli, tomato sauce, mustard, and fresh cream brandy as well as the Pesto Pasta!
Address: 25-29 South End, Croydon CR0 1BE
This lovely Italian restaurant offers some of the best homecooked Italian dishes. The chef, Luiz Lamparelli, uses fresh ingredients and seasonal products to prepare everything. He has stated many times that he uses original recipes from Italian grandmothers – and it really shows because of the taste of everything on the menu!
Our team recommends the Fettuccine al Sugo di Carne (Fettucine, mincemeat, mushrooms, homemade tomato sauce), the Penne all’Arrabbiata (penne, homemade tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese).
Another amazing thing on the menu is the pizza. Also, we highly recommend ordering wine with your meal!
Address: 572 Wickham Road, Croydon CR0 8DN