Restaurants

Gelato in Asmara

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.
Indian in Asmara

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. Rec…
Italian in Asmara

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 …
Eritrean in Asmara

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…
Italian in Asmara

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.
Fast Food in Asmara

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.
Eritrean in Asmara

Hamasien Restaurant

The huge platters of injera and Eritrean curries are the stars of the show here, but there's also a wide selection of Italian and fast-food options.
Pizza in Asmara

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.
Italian in Asmara

Spaghetti & Pizza House

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

Cathedral Snack Bar

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