If variety is the spice of life, then Macau is where it’s at when it comes to culinary choice. You’ll always find glorious food everywhere in this city but there’s one outstanding cuisine that always gets us going no matter what, and that’s Italian cuisine. Thankfully, our city has some great Italian offerings, so read on to find the best tastes of Italy at what we think are Macau’s best Italian restaurants.
8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
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8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana at Galaxy Macau is a one-star Michelin restaurant that attracts real gourmands who flock to this dining hot spot for exquisite Italian cuisine and attentive service. Not only is it an elegant dining space, the super-rich flavors of its offerings ensure that guests are captivated with all their senses.
Seduce your taste buds with homemade tagliolini with butter, parmesan, and Alba white truffle or the scampi carpaccio and Hokkaido king crab with fennel emulsion, Amalfi lemon, and river Beluga caviar. Fill your belly up with the Mayura M9 sirloin and short ribs with charred artichokes, red wine, and plum sauce or the Aveyron lamb with eggplant roll, bell pepper, and natural jus. There’s so much to choose from but not overbearingly so, which ensures that each dish is crafted to perfection.
We would suggest you arrive a little bit before dinner to enjoy an aperitif at the gorgeous central bar.
Caffé B Macau
Located next to Nam Van Lake, this place is one of our best-kept secrets here at the Macau Lifestyle headquarters. When it comes to delicious and satisfying Italian food, Caffé B is our go-to restaurant for fail-proof dishes that warm the heart and bellies. This stylish restaurant has a great ambiance and is good for family-friendly gatherings, romantic dates and all kinds of occasions.
You can opt to dine at the top floor dining area decked out with crisp white tablecloths or the ground floor with sleek interiors and a laid-back feel vibe for lunch or dinner. Indulge your taste buds with tasty Italian classics from freshly baked pizzas and homemade pasta to grilled steaks on the à la carte menu. Explore the creatively curated set lunches and dinners with fantastic options. Caffé B’s captivating charm and cuisine keep us coming back for more. One of the best parts is that you can walk in from the street, no hotel or casino passing!
Casa Don Alfonso
You might know Casa Don Alfonso for its reputation in the art of exceptional Southern Italian dining. This venue at Grand Lisboa Macau is no different. When you walk in you will be transported to a European living room pervaded with a chic and classy vibe. Expect five-star service because that’s exactly what you will get from start to finish at this restaurant.
Browse through a menu meticulously crafted with signature dishes such as seafood risotto, white pizza with parma ham and arugula, special desserts like deep-fried bananas and chocolate bignè with vanilla ice cream, and Neapolitan puff pastry stuffed with cinnamon cream and sour cherry.
This restaurant is also famous for the most authentic Napolitano pizza in Macau, cooked in a stone oven heated up to 1,000 degrees! Casa Don Alfonso’s delicious pizza by itself can be the only reason to come back again and again.
Terraza Italian Restaurant
Terrazza at Galaxy Hotel stays true to Italian values through time-honored dishes such as Italian-style roasted suckling pig and Paccheri pasta with spicy soft pork sauce and bell pepper puree. Savor expertly crafted Italian flavors curated by a talented kitchen team at this top eatery.
Bask in the stunning design of the restaurant surrounded by large chandeliers and earth-colored interiors, evoking a formal and yet peaceful ambiance that complements the outstanding dining experience. You’ll find mini masterpieces on your plate worthy of an Instagram post – but don’t overdo it because these culinary artworks are meant to melt in your mouth the moment they are set on your table.
The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge next door is the perfect next stop after your Italian feast, just for a little digestif.
This place has a bustling atmosphere and brunch here is always the talk of the town. We also love their a la carte menu and family set dinner. Located in Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, this place is always vibrant which reflects its happy diners.
It’s hard to choose from their tempting options which include antipasti, cold cuts, and cheeses, fresh seafood, plates of pasta and pizzas and so many hearty Italian favorites. Maintaining a friendly Italian trattoria vibe, this dining spot is perfect for dining with family, friends or even colleagues. Come for authentic Italian food and stay for the cozy, cheerful atmosphere – you won’t be disappointed!
Their semi-buffet lunch on weekdays is also not to be missed! This is where you can taste every antipasto without having to choose only one.
Ristorante Il Teatro
There are plenty of comforts to be had at Wynn Macau’s Ristorante Il Teatro. Bring your family and friends to enjoy top-notch pasta, freshly caught fish, and sumptuous pizzas. It’s tough deciding from the delicious menu but once you do, you can take your time savoring each dish as you enjoy a front-row view of the hotel’s performance lake and its nightly fountain show.
Fresh seasonal ingredients are incorporated into most of the dishes with the meat, cheese, and vegetables all harvested at the peak of their flavor to ensure the finest quality. You only get the most authentic Italian cuisine at Ristorante Il Teatro. This lovely restaurant is a sure winner for first dates and special celebrations with its gorgeous ambiance and romantic food.
Rossi Trattoria is an authentic country-style Italian trattoria located at Studio City Macau, serving comforting rustic-style Italian staples. Sporting a cozy, elegant yet laid-back vibe, this trattoria is the ideal place to share authentic Italian food with family and friends.
Helmed by young and passionate Italian Chef Rodolfo Serritelli, Rossi Trattoria presents guests with delectable traditional dishes prepared with the freshest traditional Italian ingredients. Chef Serritelli’s signature dishes are the epitome of rustic Italian food. We especially love the semolina bread bruschetta with tomato, buffalo mozzarella cream, and basil, the hand-rolled spiral pasta with lobster in a spicy tomato sauce and the classic Italian tiramisu. All pasta are made from scratch at this Italian eatery.
The pizzas at Rossi Trattoria are also to die for, with its dough made out of a combination of five flours made entirely from Italian grains, water, olive oil, and salt and using a slow-fermentation method, which definitely makes a difference flavor-wise. The pizza’s consistency is perfectly balanced, simultaneously light and crispy.
This article was originally written by Apple Salangsang in November 2018 and updated by Sara Santos Silva in November 2019.