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The best Italian restaurants in Brighton.


Dylan Mitchell

If you’re out in Brighton craving a hearty, piping-hot and authentic Italian meal, you’ve come to the right place. In this convenient guide, we’ve put together our top recommendations for the best Italian restaurants in the city. Whether you’re a local looking for somewhere new or visiting on a day trip, treat yourself to some mouth-watering Italian favourites after exploring this coastal British gem.

Italian restaurants in Brighton not to miss.

Undecided as to which Italian restaurants in Brighton will provide you with the classic Italian dining experience you’re looking for? Use this handy tastecard guide to find our best recommendations and to get your hands on some Brighton restaurant deals.

These are our favourite Italian restaurants in Brighton that we know you’re bound to love:

  • Va Pensiero Lounge

  • Zizzi 

  • Cibo

  • Bella Italia

  • ASK Italian 

Va Pansiero Lounge Brighton

Va Pensiero Lounge.

Va Pensiero Lounge is the ideal Italian hotspot to visit when you want an Italian done properly. The specialities Va Pesinero offers make it particularly distinctive, with plenty of choices too. Italian connoisseurs will find great delight in their penne salmon, penne amatriciana and ​tagliatelle ragu, plus their delicious collection of sandwiches, pastries, and pizzas.

With a focus on excellent customer service and vibrant décor, choose Va Pensiro Lounge if you’re on the search for great Italian restaurants in Brighton.

Zizzi pizza and pasta dishes


A classic Italian may be the preference for a fair amount of diners looking for classic pasta and pizza dishes, but what if you fancy a bit of a switch-up? Zizzi has the answer you’ve been looking for if you’re on the hunt for unique Italian restaurants in Brighton.

Zizzi offers menu specialities that you won’t find the likes of at any other Italian restaurant. Offering modern takes on the Italian classics you know and love, you’ll be sure to find many weird but wonderful dishes here. Take a bite out of their pasta crisps, vegan meatless ‘meatballs’ or hot-smoked salmon carbonara to spice up the usual Italian fare.


With over 30 years of experience, the team over at Cibo know a thing or two about serving up inviting and irresistible Italian cuisine. At its core, Cibo comprises all the things that make a classic Italian so timeless, while providing an updated approach with its lavish interior aesthetic and modern menu. In this welcoming restaurant, you can find delicious dishes, such as Cozze Bianca, Gnocchi Sorrentina and the meat-free delight, Pizza Vegano.

Bella Italia pasta

Bella Italia.

Bella Italia are specialists in whipping up ‘bellissimo’ dishes that have been loved for decades. With fine attention to each and every dish they serve, you can find Italian classics amid Italian dishes they’ve made their own. If you visit Bella Italia while out in Brighton, we recommend choosing their bolognese, calzone or Marco Polo pasta if you’re feeling adventurous.

Check out our Bella Italia deals while in Brighton to save your hard-earned money while dining with friends or family.

ASK Italian Spaghetti Lentil Ragu

ASK Italian.

Take the time to unwind at ASK Italian if you’re looking for a relaxing spot to grab an Italian dish that will provide the iconic flavours that we’ve all come to know and love. ASK Italian is bound to please each and every diner, offering something delicious for everyone.

Those looking for Italian favourites can find beef brisket pappardelle, lasagne grande and linguine con frutti di mare to satisfy their Italian cravings. Meanwhile, those who prefer their vegetarian or vegan dishes will thoroughly enjoy their vegan spaghetti al pomodoro, lentil ragu, and fruit sorbets.

Images sourced directly from partners and/or their Instagram accounts. All restaurants available on tastecard at the time of publishing.

Save when you next head to Brighton.

Now you know the best Italian restaurants in Brighton, try tastecard today and start saving money. With our discount card, you can enjoy fantastic restaurant deals like 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food, plus savings on cinema tickets, days out, and more. It’s perfect for families and couples that love to dine out together.