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A Slice of Italy: Iraq’s top 5 Italian restaurants

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – If you’re craving a taste of Italy in Iraq, you’re in luck!

Iraq’s dining scene has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, with an abundance of restaurants showcasing diverse cuisines from around the world. Among them, Italian cuisine stands out, offering a delightful fusion of flavors and textures straight from the heart of Italy.

Prepare to embark on a mouthwatering journey of pasta, pizza, and passion as you immerse yourself in the finest Italian fare that Iraq has to offer. Buon Appetito!

Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Iraq:

WINNER: Pachi Pizza & Pasta IQ

Amidst the vibrant pulse of Baghdad’s Al-Mansour district, Pachi Restaurant has established itself as a beacon of culinary excellence since its inception in 2022. Renowned for serving some of the finest pizza in Iraq, Pachi has captivated the hearts of locals, earning its reputation as the premier Italian dining destination in the area. Among its signature dishes, the Napoletana Pizza stands out as a must-try, boasting a symphony of rich flavors and authentic ingredients that embody the essence of Italian cuisine.

Location: Baghdad, Mansour, Tanki ST.

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Highly Recommended: Grano Ristorante & Pizzeria

With over 14 traditional Italian pasta recipes and a modern yellow interior design, Grano is acclaimed by food critics as one of the best places to experience Italian cuisine in Iraq.

Location: Baghdad, Yarmouk, Club ST.

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Shortlisted: Don Gennaro

The Don Gennaro restaurant is undeniably the most elegant Italian dining establishment in Iraq. With its magnificent design and meticulous attention to detail, Don Gennaro offers an exceptional experience. Enjoy your time while taking in the fabulous view of Erbil’s downtown.

Location: Erbil, Empire Business Complex, Building C6.

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Shortlisted: Forno

As one of the first Italian restaurants in Iraq, this establishment stands out for its authentic Italian countryside vibes, unique selection of Italian songs, and charming wooden design. The restaurant offers an impressive variety of 40 pizzas, an array of pastas, and fresh salads.

Location: Baghdad, Al-A’ameriyah, Monadhamma ST.

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Shortlisted: Gourmet

What truly distinguishes Gourmet is its lively atmosphere, characterized by eye-catching colors and a warm, welcoming vibe. If you’re in Erbil, Gourmet is the perfect place to bring your family for an enjoyable dining experience.

Location: Erbil, Empire Dimond 100 ST, Building B store 67.

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