We have compiled a list of the top 4 Italian restaurants that you have to try from this gem of a city, Baku!
Updated:24 October 2019
Baku is quite well-off culturally and is popular all over the world for its deep-rooted history. Starting with the period of fire-worshipers acclaiming Baku as their capital to the medieval period of King Sharwān Shāh and his mesmerizing royal palace. It is also well-praised for its modern landmarks.
This precious jewel of Baku is hiding in plain sight, located close to the vicinity of Azerbaijan’s State Economic University. Scalini serves authentic Italian/Mediterranean dishes with plenty of vegan options. From Brunch to Dinner, they serve pizza at all times. It is also a part of the renowned long-running chain of 70 restaurants across the globe. You have to try their Risotto Zafferano. The dish is super tasty and aromatic, taking your taste buds on a regal journey!
A recent addition to Baku’s Italian cuisine, nestled inside the busy Dənizkənarı Milli National Park lies Tosca . This café is relatively new but has started making its mark in the culinary world with its authentic recipes and flavorsome vegan meals. The place is dimly lit with ambient yellow lights, burnished timber floor and sleek furniture giving your meal a very modern and luxe feel.
Under the guidance of Chef Martin Repetto and Chef Fabrizio de Lorio, they make some of the best vegan gourmet pizzas in the entire city. You can also select the table or area you want to sit in. Choose their smokers table, if you feel like lighting a cigarette while enjoying this fancy food experience.
For an even more luxurious dining experience visit OroNero in the 5-star JW Marriott Hotel Absheron, Baku. From its roof to floor, this place looks magnificent. It has a glossy dark-brown interior and curved-leather sofas set around the hanging golden chandeliers. The place gives a very affluent experience.
They serve both gluten-free and vegan-friendly options. Try there vegan ravioli, if you get a chance to experience this restaurant’s divinity!
For almost two decades House Cafe has been operating on the third floor of Port Baku Shopping Mall. The place is quite peaceful and not too busy except on happy hours. Grab a quick snack or a full meal before or after you are done shopping. A good thing, they serve all day long.
Try to sit on a table near its lofty-glass windows giving you a perfect view from across the street. They offer a terrace sitting as well. Try a glass of Prosecco, if you will, along with their traditional but vegan-friendly breakfast called Kuku. It is a mix of fresh vegetables like parsley, cilantro, dill, green onions, and spinach – a perfect way to start your busy day!
Baku is a gracious city and is nothing short of amazing vegan options and eateries. If you crave authentic Italian food, visit any one of the above-mentioned restaurants to get a tantalizing flavourful experience!
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