Didos Al Dente

Italian in Cairo
Karima Hassan Ragab / Lonely Planet

Definitely not part of the trendy Zamalek dining scene, this tiny Italian canteen with just a few formica tables has been kicking around for years. It dishes up no-frills, big portioned dishes of pasta and pizza. Go for a tomato-based sauce on your pasta as the creamy-sauced dishes tend to be gluggy.