Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Habana Vieja

Trattoria 5esquinas

Best Italian restaurant in Havana? There are a few contenders, but 5esquinas is making a strong claim. It has the full trattoria vibe right down to the open glow of the pizza oven and the aroma of roasted garlic. Vi…
Top Choice Italian in Habana del Este

Il Piccolo

This Guanabo old-school private restaurant has been around for eons and is a bit of an open secret among habaneros, some of whom consider its thin-crust wood-oven pizzas to be the best in Cuba. Out of the way and a …
Italian in Playa & Marianao

La Corte del Príncipe

Possibly the most Italian of Italian restaurants in Havana is this lovely semi-alfresco nook run by an expat Italian who plies the best of his country's famous cuisine. The menu's a potluck inscribed on a blackboard…
Italian in Habana Vieja

Restaurante la Dominica

Back in the Fidel era, this was one of Havana's few decent Italian restaurants, but in recent years it has been usurped by better private competition. That said, La Dominica – with its wood-fired pizza oven and al d…
Italian in Playa & Marianao

La Carboncita

The food appears mysteriously from the garage of this Miramar house-turned-Italian-restaurant with both indoor and outdoor front porch seating, but there’s nothing mechanical about the flavors. On the contrary, the …
Italian in Playa & Marianao

Restaurante la Cova

Part of the Pizza Nova chain, this place, like much of the Marina Hemingway, has seen better days. It's OK if you're short on options (which you will be). There's an affiliated cafe next door.
Italian in Habana del Este

Pizzería Mi Rinconcito

Located near Villa Los Pinos, this place serves up a reasonably good pizza-fest, plus cannelloni, lasagna, salads and spaghetti.