The laid back and casual Italian dining style perfectly complements this vibrant coastal town. To help you find your way around the Italian restaurants near you (and Italian food in general), we’ve answered some common questions.
There are plenty of great Italian spots in Brighton, but let’s narrow it down:
There are many places to grab Italian street food in Brighton. Eatalio is a permanent feature of Brighton, perched at the bottom of Queen’s Road by the clock tower. So, no, not exactly street food on account of its four walls – but the spirit of its food certainly comes from the street carts of Italy and it often has some of the best Italian restaurant vouchers in Brighton.
With industrial décor and friendly staff, Eatalio feels modern and on trend. You get a lot of leeway to create your own dishes, but at the heart of the menu is the ‘Piada omelette’ – an Italian flatbread that you can fill with whatever fresh ingredients take your fancy.
At its heart pasta is simply flour and water. Mix, knead, rest then boil. Of course, there are specific steps to follow, but pasta is a remarkably forgiving food and at heart it really is that simple. While the experts may debate whether to use whole flour or white, add extra egg yolks and the precise resting time vs kneading, one of the best ways to learn is by taking a cookery course.
With an emphasis on good quality ingredients, Italian food has many health benefits – especially when served at a good Italian restaurant. Some of the healthiest dishes you can order at a restaurant or whip up at home include:
Chain restaurants are generally looked down upon by the food writing community, but I really like Zizzi. Glasgow has three Zizzi restaurants competing against the independent restaurants that are thriving in the city.
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For a long time, your options for Italian food in London fell along two main lines. Firstly there was your friendly local high-street Italian, called something like Mamma Mia or Don Luigi’s where you could get a plate of pasta penne or lasagne, a thin crust pizza or even a commodity steak if you were (un)lucky, and eat it by the light of a candle s