A fan of Italian food? If it is delicious pizza or pasta dishes you are wanting, Cambridge is home to plenty of fabulous, authentic restaurants. These independent Italian restaurants in Cambridge use the finest produce to create their mouth-watering Italian dishes. With so much quality choice in the city you will simply have to try them all!
17 Burleigh St, Cambridge CB1 1DG
Signorelli’s Deli is a super friendly, local business which uses high quality Italian ingredients to give you that authentic experience. The ethos of honesty and simplicity shine through in their food. Choose from fabulous pizza, hot pasta dishes ,tasty Italian cured meat and cheese boards. Also award winning breads and great wine. Signorelli’s serve all day so visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner if you choose. You can also find their amazing produce in the deli, at La Piazza, or at Café in the Park (opening soon) details here.
1 Bene’t St, Cambridge CB2 3QN
There are three Aromi locations in the city so take your pick. Aromi offer tasty, rustic, traditional sourdough (with 3 days fermentation included) pizza by the slice. Toppings are varied but don’t be afraid to stick with classic Margherita because it is simply delicious! Produce is fresh and seasonal, as is their freshly baked bread, and great gelato. Aromi thrive in the city due to their love of people, a love of sharing something special, and of course, a love of great food. A top choice.
212 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3NF
Mill Road based Limoncello uses the finest ingredients to create authentic and delicious Italian cuisine including; antipasti, pasta, pizza, and more. There is plenty of choice for vegetarian and vegan diners and the setting is beautiful. The covered outdoor area, The Sunset Garden, is perfect for al fresco dining without the worry of the weather. Limoncello have a deli which is stacked with tasty products to take home and enjoy. In conclusion, great food, great atmosphere and great customer service.
8 Homerton St, Cambridge CB2 8NX
This is a top choice for a really good, authentic pizza in Cambridge. Al Pomodoro is a hidden gem in the city and uses quality ingredients to create their traditional and authentic pizza and pasta dishes. This sits nicely alongside their delicious homemade Sicilian starters, mains and desserts. Plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from too. In addition, portions are generous and the well prepared and cooked food is delicious!
18, The Broadway, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AH
Tradizioni is a relaxed, family owned restaurant serving tasty, freshly cooked food. It aims to make you feel comfortable and simply wants you to enjoy some well cooked, generous portions of traditional Italian food. You have so much choice for delicious starters, pasta dishes, pizza and more. Additionally, there is lots of choice for vegan and veggie diners. The perfect venue for a cosy and romantic night out. Their Mercato is open each Tuesday and sells fresh produce straight from Italy for you to enjoy at home.
15 Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AF
Family run La Margherita is a friendly restaurant that has been pleasing the people of Cambridge since 1990. They serve traditional favourite recipes with some modern twists. There is oodles of choice on the menu so something to please everyone. The food is super fresh and cooked from scratch each day and this includes all stocks and sauces. You really can taste the love and effort that goes into these dishes.
Ristorante La Mimosa:
3 Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AQ
With over 40 years of experience, family run La Mimosa offers that personal touch dining experience that will make you want to return again and again. The restaurant strives to make their customers feel relaxed and comfortable, spoiling them with their warm hospitality and locally sourced and seasonal dishes. Choose from pizza, pasta, meat dishes and more. The beautiful outside garden location completes the experience.
De Luca Cucina and Bar:
83 Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1AW
De Luca Cucina and Bar boasts plenty of awards for their delicious food and drink offering. The menu includes breads, sharing platters, pasta, risotto dishes and a variety of other dishes including fabulous pizza. Made using Italian flour, it uses the De Luca secret tomato sauce recipe which is really tasty. Plenty of vegetarian choice and gluten free pasta is available. Enjoy the rooftop terrace during the summer months.
La Pergola Restaurant (at the Wheatsheaf):
Cambridge Rd, Harlton, Cambridge CB23 1HA
Tucked away in Harlton, you will find La Pergola, a family run business with a loyal, local following due to its tasty Italian food. Showcasing the best of homemade, authentic dishes, La Pegola offers diners freshly made wood fired pizza, pasta dishes, and plenty more. Ingredients are top quality. Either sourced locally or imported from Italy, they are used in their homemade bread, sausages, pickles, and sauces. The restaurant home-grows many of the vegetables, herbs, and salad produce used in the kitchen at their adjoining allotment. In conclusion, a beautiful place.
Maurizio Dining and Co:
44 Mill Rd, Petersfield, Cambridge CB1 2AS
Maurizio and team at Maurizio Dining and Co. aim to give you the authentic family feel of Italian food in their relaxed, friendly Mill Road restaurant. Their mission is to share the passion and tradition of Italian food and wine. They do so by using family recipes and quality, seasonal ingredients. Choose from starters, salads, pizza, pasta, puds and great Italian wine. Dishes are all made on the premises from scratch and there are vegetarian and vegan choices available. Lovely atmosphere and good food.
Gattuso’s Trattoria Pizzeria:
156 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PB
This friendly restaurant makes fresh pizzas & desserts alongside their Sicilian seafood specialties. The Gattuso’s Traddoria Pizzeria team spoil diners with traditional homestyle recipes and their super friendly customer service. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available. Locally sourced fresh ingredients combine with high quality Italian produce, resulting in this simple but delicious menu. All in all, great food, service and atmosphere.
Italian restaurants in Cambridge:
With so much choice it will be difficult to decide which of these excellent, independent Italian restaurants in Cambridge to try first! Please let us know your favourite places for Italian food in the city, including your favourite dishes, in the comments below. If you fancy a trip out of the city, do try another great independent – Di Rita’s in St. Ives.
More places to eat in Cambridge here.