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10 Best Italian Restaurant in Saigon

March 15, 2023 - 2666 views

In Ho Chi Minh City, there are many Italian restaurants serving the needs of customers, the dishes are meticulously processed to ensure the taste of Italian standards. In addition, the luxurious and sophisticated restaurant space helps diners fully enjoy a high-class meal. Let's discover the top list 10 best Italian restaurants in Saigon below.

1. R&J Italian Lounge and Restaurant

  • Address: The Reverie Saigon (level B1), 22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Opening time: 17:00 - 0:00

Found in the lavish grounds of The Reverie Saigon, it comes as no surprise that R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant is the mastermind of Italian cuisine in Ho Chi Minh city. The exquisite menu, intimate atmosphere and warm, dim lighting make this Italian restaurant the perfect place for cherished occasions.

If you love to enjoy excellent home-style Italian cuisine with an intimate atmosphere of an exclusive private club, R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant is one of the best places to come. 

R&J Italian Lounge and Restaurant Saigon

R&J Italian Lounge and Restaurant


2. Carpaccio Italian Restaurant

  • Address: 79 Hai Ba Trung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Opening time: 13:00 - 21:00
  • Price range: 3 - 27 USD

Carpaccio Italian Restaurant Saigon is actually named after a really famous dish in Italy which was essentially very finely shaved red beef with a cream-coloured sauce. The restaurant offers classic Italian fare at surprisingly reasonable prices, and the extensive menu caters due to almost every taste. And probably, Carpaccio is the signature dish of this amazing restaurant.

Walking into this restaurant, you’ll feel as if you’re in an underground wine cellar with vintage photos of Italy on the walls. It’s not just the wine here that people come for though – according to Tripadvisor reviews, this is the best place in town for pasta. Here, the pasta is firm and consistent, cooked evenly outside in, and comes in generous servings – one portion can be enough for two.

Carpaccio Italian Restaurant Ho Chi Minh

Carpaccio Italian Restaurant


3. Ciao Bella Restaurant

  • Address: No. 11 Dong Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open time: 10: 00 a.m – 11: 00 p.m
  • Price range: 7 - 24 USD

Located in the heart of District 1 which attracts many foreign customers, Ciao Bella Restaurant - one of the Italian restaurants in Saigon does not impress diners with a large space like other restaurants. It attracts customers with a cozy, romantic, and extremely professional service style. When you first sit down at the table, you will be offered a glass of white wine, a piece of bread with two different types of sauce. Special dishes of the day will be written on the board for everyone to refer to. The most popular dish is Seabass (sea bass with vegetables, salmon, shrimp, squid ...) and a salad (including spinach, walnuts, goat cheese, and bacon).

Ciao Bella Restaurant Saigon

Ciao Bella Restaurant


4. Pendolasco Restaurant

  • Address: No. 30 Tong Huu Dinh Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
  • Open time: 11: 00 a.m – 09: 00 p.m
  • Price Range: 4 - 25 USD

Melodious music, impressive wine collection is what diners remember most when setting foot in an Italian restaurant in Saigon. Pendolasco restaurant space is simple but still pops up the luxury of an Italian restaurant in Saigon. Diners will not be able to deny the sweet taste of tuna in pan-fried tuna salad, or black vinegar sauce. What attracts the most customers is probably the wine collection - the perfect combination of Italian wine paired with famous wines in the world.

Pendolasco Italian Restaurant Saigon

Pendolasco Italian Restaurant


5. The Opera Restaurant Saigon

  • Address: No. 2 Lam Son Square, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open time: 6: 00 a.m – 10: 30 p.m
  • Price range: 10 - 120 USD 

Indulging in a well-rounded dining experience at Park Hyatt Saigon, The Opera offers traditional Italian dishes prepared in a large open kitchen and served in a cosy trattoria setting.

Opera invites diners to enjoy delectable Italian fare prepared by Chef Matteo Fracalossi - a former protégée of Italian Master Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo, all featuring garden-fresh produce and sustainable seafood. Guests may savor genuine Italian meals cooked in accordance with the restaurant's philosophy of sharing and gathering. Fiorentina (Florence style charcoal grilled T-bone steak dusted with rosemary sprigs and served with grilled veggies) and Risotto All'Astice are two of Opera's trademark dishes (live lobster risotto). In addition, the Opera's Sunday Brunch buffet is a fantastic way to start the weekend in style.

The Opera Restaurant Saigon

The Opera Restaurant


6. Basilico Restaurant

  • Address: InterContinental Saigon Hotel, 39, Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open time: 6:30 a.m – 10:30 p.m
  • Price range: 7 - 45 USD 

As an Italian restaurant in the heart of Saigon, Basilico provides a contemporary-casual eatery specialising in authentic Italian dishes and homemade desserts. A wood-fired pizza oven and a wide selection of wines create a warm ambience to match the beautifully crafted food. The restaurant also serves a wide array of wet-aged and dry-aged steaks from premium Australia cuts, along with creative new monthly signature dishes.

There are over 9 different pizzas and 13 types of pasta to choose from. On top of that, customize your own pizzas by picking your favourite protein, cheese, and veggie topping.

Basilico Restaurant Saigon

Basilico Restaurant


7. NAMO Italian Restaurant

  • Address: 74/6 Hai Ba Trung street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Open time: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Price range: 5 - 70 USD 

NAMO Italian Restaurant is an Italian restaurant in Saigon serving authentic Neapolitan pizzas artfully scorched in a hand-built brick oven, pastas, salads and other Italian dishes. The restaurant boasts wood decor, abundant lighting, an open kitchen, and exposed brick, giving off a modern and industrial feel. Choose from its impressive collection of esoteric wines, ranging from petit verdot (made from Bordeaux red grapes) to barons de rothchild (from family vineyards also in Bordeaux).

NAMO Italian Restaurant Saigon

NAMO Italian Restaurant


8. The Long Time Square Restaurant

  • Address: 22-36 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open time: 10:00 am to 0:00 pm

The Long, distinguished by its 48 metres of bar counter and authentic pizza, offers the traditional warm welcome of a classic Italian sidewalk trattoria, making it ideal for a casual meal, pick-me-up gelato or relaxing drink with friends.

Lunch at The Long are always varied and enticing, with an east-meets-west menu of contemporary cooking, complemented by daily specials highlighting the finest seasonal produce. Healthy smoothies and bright tropical juices are mixed to taste, whilst enormous ice creams headline a mouth-watering dessert menu. Every afternoon, The Long invites patrons to take a break with a leisurely afternoon tea or Italian coffee, whilst evenings call for delicious aperitifs and pre-dinner drinks.

The Long Time Square Restaurant

The Long Time Square Restaurant


9. Pasta Fresca Restaurant

  • Address: 28 Thao Dien Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
  • Open time: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Price range: 4 - 12 USD

With bold claims that it brings the true taste of Italian cuisine to Vietnam, Pasta Fresca serves it up in true casual Italian style. This lovely little Italian restaurant in Saigon feels as if you are sitting outdoors in an Italian neighbourhood eating la mama’s fresh pasta. Hard to imagine that you are actually in the middle of Thao Dien. Although not specifically targeted at kids, it’s perfect to have a meal here with your family. Try the amazing tiramisu- it’s addictive and the price, in general, can’t be more reasonable. 

Pasta Fresca Restaurant Saigon


10. Pizza 4P's Restaurant

  • Address: 8/15, Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open time: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Price range: 5 - 50 USD

Known as a famous chain of Italian restaurants in Saigon, Pizza 4P’s is well-known for mouthwatering food but not many people know that 4P’s owner is from Italy. A Japanese man making Neapolitan pizza in Vietnam’s business hub might seem like an unlikely scenario, but it perfectly describes Pizza 4P’s. The restaurant now has multiple outlets, including branches in Hanoi, but the original spot discreetly tucked away in an alley just off Le Thanh Ton Street is still the most atmospheric. The name is a nod to the owner’s wish in life—for peace—and informs his drive to deliver a pleasurable experience to diners.

Pizza 4P's Restaurant Saigon

Here are 10 of the Italian restaurants in Saigon that we considered the best. If you are looking for some delicious pizzas, pasta or other Italian cuisines, let’s give it a try. If you also looking for Ho Chi Minh tours, please do not hesitate to contact BestPrice Travel. We surely will bring you an unforgettable memory.

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