Everyone loves Italian food – pasta, pizza, gelato…Prosecco! So it’s hardly a surprise that the UK has so many Italian restaurants to choose from. But they’re not all equal, so finding the best ones is important.

That’s why we’ve listed our favourite Italian restaurants in Swansea. So if you’re dying to eat like in Rome (and those stone baked pizzas are calling you), but stuck in Wales instead, here are the best Italian restaurants Swansea to head to!

1. Verdi’s

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Verdi’s is one of the best Italian restaurants in Swansea, especially since it’s right by the sea! Although their main dishes only include pizzas, pastas, and salads, they have the biggest variety of Italian food overall, as they also sell Italian sandwiches, focaccias, and ice-creams. Excuse us…gelato! The view of the sea is incredible from this restaurant, and they have plenty of outdoor seating to make the most of the sunny weather as well.

When it comes to delicious authentic Italian food, you can’t go wrong with Verdi’s.

Address: Knab Rock, Mumbles Rd, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4EE

2. Ask Italian

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Most of you have probably heard of Ask Italian, so it’s obviously made our list. Ask Italian is one of the most popular Italian restaurants chains, but despite being a chain it remains one of the best restaurants in Swansea for delicious food! Their menu has the biggest choice, with over 20 starters to choose from and a wide range of pastas, and pizzas! Although there are cheaper options, some of their mains can get pretty expensive, so always check their menu before booking!

Address: 6 Wind St, Swansea SA1 1DF

3. Topo Gigio

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Topo Gigio is a family-run Italian restaurant near Swansea city centre. Although it’s on a busy street, not many people know about this Italian restaurant, as it’s not obviously there. But that adds to its charm and ensures it’s not overly crowded every night. They don’t necessarily have the biggest menu compared to chains, but the food they do sell is amazing quality, especially since the owner himself is Italian. This restaurant is a bit fancy, especially as the average price for a main is around £20. So if you’re looking for a date night or a celebration meal in an Italian restaurant, this is the place for you.

Address: 55 St Helen’s Rd, Swansea SA1 4BD

4. Gallinis Italian Restaurant

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Like Topo Gigio, Gallinis Italian Restaurant also has a small menu, but they’re still one of the best places for Italian food in Swansea. Their restaurant is in the marina docks, which is so pretty on sunny days. They sell some classic Italian dishes such as lasagne, bruschetta, and carbonara, which are all reasonably priced as well. This is definitely one of a more chill restaurant to go to, and the amazing food makes it worth it.

Address: Unit 3, Fishmarket Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1UP

5. Positano

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Located right in the city centre, Positano is a small Italian restaurant in Swansea that serves up everything you’re craving. Their menu includes pasta, pizza, and calzone, as well as steak and more. This restaurant also isn’t too pricey either, as their average main costs around £15. However, their steak dishes are around the £20 mark, which is still pretty normal for steak but obviously a bit more expensive than their other meals. And if you don’t feel like going out but still want some Italian food, they also do deliveries on Deliveroo and Uber Eats!

Address: 1 York St, Swansea SA1 3LZ

6. Belle Vue Bistro

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Belle Vue Bistro have a huge selection on their menu, including risotto, grills, and even a vegan menu! The prices here are also amazing, as most of their mains are around the £12 mark. The restaurant is close to the city centre, so it’s super convenient to get to as well. Although it’s a nice restaurant, it is definitely more a family-friendly place, so maybe not the best place to go if you’re looking for a romantic date night.

Address: 6-8 Bellevue Way, Swansea SA1 5BY

7. Pizzeria Vesuvio

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This buzzy Italian restaurant is much more than just pizza, with authentic Italian food filling their menu. Their two course lunch menu is more than enough on its own to make you drool, including delicious starters and mains such as spaghetti bolognese.

With nearly a thousand positive reviews on Google, there’s just something about Italian pizza (and the rest of their delicious offerings) we can’t say no to!

Plus, they’ve been awarded the best Italian restaurant in South Wales, so what more could you ask for?

Address: 200-201 Neath Rd, Plasmarl, Swansea SA1 2JT

8. Dario’s Ristorante

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Whether you’re craving some classic Italian pizza, fresh pasta or calzone, Dario’s Ristorante truly delivers authentic Italian cuisine. This small unique family run Italian restaurant offers a variety of lovely food, including some mouthwatering desserts that will satisfy even the sweetest of eaters!

Customers leaving reviews mention their great service, great food and absolutely superb atmosphere. All and all, expect a lovely evening at Dario’s Ristorante. As it’s quite a small, private dining space, we’d highly recommend booking a table in advance. If you’re considering eating out this year, you might also want to take a peek at this ever-so-tempting Christmas menu!

Address: 87 Eversley Rd, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9DE

9. La Dolce Vita

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Located in Mumbles, La Dolce Vita prides itself on being one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Swansea. Set in a row of shops on Mumbles seafront, you can soak up the gorgeous views of Mumbles right on their doorstep.

It goes without saying that customers continue to return to La Dolce Vita, highlighting their excellent service, huge amount of menu choice, overall positive dining experience and portion sizes in reviews online.

Address: 698 Mumbles Rd, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4EH

10. La Parmigiana

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If you’re looking for freshly cooked Italian goodness, look no further than La Parmigiana, which is easily one of the best restaurants for authentic Italian food.

From the traditional spaghetti bolognese to delicious tiramisu, expect some serious good food here. If the weather is a little dodgy, you can order to collect or even get your food delivered, with 10% off orders too.

Address: 7 Duke St, Swansea SA1 4HS

11. Langland Brasserie

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With nearly 1,500 positive reviews on Google, there’s certainly a lot to rave about when it comes to Langland Brasserie. Situated on Langland Bay, near Mumbles, you can expect not only a top notch dining experience, but some spectacular views at the same time.

Whether you fancy a fine wine on the terrace, or share their famous seafood platter on date night or a special occasion, there are more than enough food options to cater for everyone.

Reviewers rave about their delicious Sunday lunch options, helpful staff, freshly cooked pasta and high quality ingredients.

Address: Brynfield Rd, Newton, Swansea SA3 4SQ

12. La Toscana

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Easy to find, right on Swansea high street, La Toscana is a family-run authentic Italian restaurant – making it a firm favourite with local foodies and those visiting Swansea.

If you’re looking for a cosy spot with a great atmosphere and great food, look no further! Booking is definitely advised, as it can get pretty busy. Reviewers often call this gem “absolutely excellent,” highlighting their wonderful and friendly staff, authentic Italian cooking and reasonable prices.

Address: 233 High St, Swansea SA1 1NY

13. Gallini’s

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Both a restaurant and coffee shop, Gallini’s has been open for over 10 years, located in Swansea’s S1 Marina. As well as delicious homemade pizzas, enjoy an extended lunch at this two-level restaurant, all set within colourful, beautifully decorated Italian surroundings.

As well as locally caught fish and pizzas cooked in a proper clay oven, you’ll also find exclusively Italian wines!

Address: Unit 3, Fishmarket Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1UP

14. The Lighthouse Bar & Kitchen

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If you’re looking for lighthouse views, you’ve got them! The Lighthouse Bar & Kitchen is a buzzy Italian restaurant with wonderful views of Bracelet Bay. Previously known as the Castellamare Restaurant & Cafe Bar, The Lighthouse has an amazing menu curated by its talented team of chefs.

The Lighthouse is a great spot for a casual dining experience in the daytime, as well as breakfast and brunch menu options! Of course, there are pizzas available, and a decent amount of pasta dishes, salads, bagels and everything in between. There is often live music, too, so if you fancy an amazing evening out, you’re gonna get it!

Located in the iconic heart of Mumbles, expect excellent service, Italian-inspired cuisine and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.

Address: Mumbles Rd, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4JT

15. Cwtchina Italiana

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Another great spot for fresh, delicious food in Mumbles, you won’t be disappointed when checking out their menu! Cwtchina Italiana is a family-run, authentic Italian restaurant in Swansea, with a varied, delicious menu. From spaghetti carbonara to linguine cockles and tiger prawns, they’ve got such tasty food options, that you won’t know what to pick!

Remember, booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Address: 648 Mumbles Rd, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4EA

16. Papi’s Pizzeria

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Another Mumbles gem, Papi’s Pizzeria offers pizzas like no other. With their dough and family recipe sauce made fresh on-site each day, you won’t find any preservatives or artificial ingredients here – just tasty food!

Alongside their wood fired pizzas, dig into scrumptious garlic bread, their delicious homemade bread or patatine frittes.

Address: 135 Mumbles Road, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4DN

Sometimes, nothing can beat going for a meal out, especially to an Italian restaurant. If you’re looking for vegan and veggie Italian restaurants in Swansea, read our article on the best vegan restaurants in Swansea!

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