Best restaurants in Asmara

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    Da Fortuna Gelato Italiano

    Creamy gelato in a variety of flavours, served up in a quiet diner setting south of the city centre. Ask the friendly waitstaff for tips on what's the freshest and you won't be disappointed.

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    Roof Garden

    The only Indian restaurant in Eritrea, this upmarket joint on the 5th floor of the Nice Insurance building is praised for its lip-smacking biriani and tandoori dishes. There's also a selection of Chinese dishes. Recommended if you feel the time has come to give your taste buds something new to sing about.

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    Ararat Restaurant

    The bistro-esque atmosphere is convivial, the menu full of Italian and grilled-meat favourites, and the lasagne particularly mouth-watering. There's also a small selection of Eritrean dishes available at lunch time from 11am to 3pm. It's at the corner of Bahti Meskerem St, one block south of Harnet Ave.

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    Dankur Restaurant

    Tucked inside a passageway across the street from the cathedral (in the same building as Pensione Pisa), this unassuming restaurant serves up a wide range of Eritrean, Sudanese and Italian fare. Stick with the curry dishes served with injera.

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    Sun Pizza & Fast Food

    Friendly owner Nancy prepares excellent pasta dishes, scrumptious pizzas, hearty breakfasts, and a range of local cuisine from a large menu – and all this in a warm setting that wouldn't be out of place in Rome.

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    American Bar

    This snazzy fast-food joint serves up decent burgers and explosively fruity cocktails. The streetside terrace allows for a dash of people-watching panache with the historic Opera House in the background.

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    Napoli Pizzeria

    Italian-style pizza in a cosy parlour, with warm staff and cold beer. This is comfort food in a comfortable setting, with no pretensions to being otherwise.

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    Spaghetti & Pizza House

    This sophisticated trattoria-like venue gets top marks for its flawlessly prepared Italian pastas and cosy candle-lit interior.

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    Cathedral Snack Bar

    An inviting spot almost opposite the Catholic cathedral, serving a small food selection and a range of drinks (nfa8).

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    Mask Place

    A good-value stomach filler for those in need of some honestly prepared burgers and snacks.

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    Alba Bistro

    Uninspiring but inoffensive Italian fare in a small bistro two blocks north of Harnet Ave, across from the entrance to the post office. A better choice for desserts, particularly the tempting ice-cream selection.