Brighton has a hearty Italian community, and that means there are plenty of great pasta places to visit in the idyllic seaside city. But where’s best? Well, we’ve got the rundown on all of the best pasta places in Brighton for you to try. But if you’re not a pasta fan, why not check out these bottomless brunches?

1. Pinocchio

Location: 22 New Road

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Pinocchio is a gorgeous Italian restaurant in the centre of town. You can choose from a huge range of Italian foods, from their delightful antipasti, salads, pasta and pizza. Their pasta menu is vast, and you can choose to supersize it for an additional £2. We definitely recommend their rigatoni alla carbonara, which is delectably creamy with great chunks of bacon and a salty taste of parmesan, all for only £8.

2. Al Duomo 

Location: 7 Pavilion Buildings

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Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Royal Pavilion, Al Duomo is everything you would want from an Italian restaurant, hence its position as the 2nd best pasta place in Brighton. They’ve got a great menu full of delightful Mediterranean dishes, including some brilliant pasta meals. Our fave? The Lasagna Vegana – one of the best vegan lasagnas out there, for sure, and only £10!

3. NuPosto 

Location: 14 West St

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Over by the seafront, NuPosto is a Neapolitan pizzaeria that serves fresh pasta as well as their gorgeous pizzas. Choose from their long list of antipasti and pair it with a lovely fresh pasta dish like rigatoni n’duja and sausage. Tasty, spicy and fresh, and only £11.50!

4. Donatello 

Location: 1-3 Brighton Place

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In the twisty heart of the lanes, Donatello is a picturesque Italian family-run restaurant that has a reputation across the city for its great food and atmosphere. They’ve got an extensive Italian menu at affordable prices, and their dishes never fail. Why not try their 2-course menu for £12 or 3 courses for £15? Our favourite pasta dish has to be the Spinaci, a bacon, spinach, cream and parmesan tagliatelle dish that’s only £8.50.

5. Pronto In Tavola

Location: 43 Waterloo St

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Over in Hove, this small Italian restaurant has a great menu. They’ve got everything from arancini to gnocchi. You can’t go wrong with gnocchi. Or if that’s not your thing, try their meat or vegetarian lasagne, proper Italian comfort food, only £7.

6. Si Signore

Location: 12 Sydney Street

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This restaurant runs a licensed bar but also allows a BYO service to accompany your pasta dish. There are plenty of fresh and tasty pasta dishes to choose from, and our favourite is definitely the tortelloni al pesto, a ricotta and spinach parcel dish with homemade tomato sauce, and only £12!

7. Monjibello 

Location: 24 Duke Street

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A more quirky take on an Italian restaurant, Monjibello has a huge menu that includes everything from calzones to paninis, cakes, salads, and, of course, pasta. Whether you’re looking for vegan pesto or creamy salmon, their pasta dishes are bound to please you.

8. Bella Italia 

Location: 24 Market Street

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It’s no secret that Bella Italia is a good, reliable Italian restaurant. So we just had to include them on the list of best pasta places in Brighton. So why not take a visit and try their carbonara, or if you’re feeling spicy, their vesuvio pasta with chicken, ‘nduja, red onion and scotch bonnet… Just make sure there’s milk nearby!

9. La Capannina 

Location: Madeira Mansions, 15 Madiera Place

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This adorable Italian restaurant definitely deserves a place on the list. Top tier service, gorgeous food and great staff, La Capannina is a must-visit pasta place in Brighton. Try their carbonara or their cheesy garlic bread and you definitely will not regret it.

Last Updated on September 5, 2022