Italian in Asmara

Casa degli Italiani

It's the setting that's the pull here, more than the food. Think atmospheric courtyard that is a perfect spot for a relaxed feed at lunchtime or a tipple any time of the day.
Indian in Asmara

Roof Garden

The only Indian restaurant in Eritrea, this upmarket joint on the 5th floor of a modernish building is praised for its lip-smacking biriyani and tandoori dishes. Recommended if you feel the time has come to give you…
Trattoria in Asmara

Spaghetti & Pizza House

This sophisticated trattoria-like venue gets top marks for its flawlessly prepared Italian specialities.
Cafe in Asmara

Alba Bistro

Brimming with good cheer, this place is an excellent refuelling stop, with pasta, meat and fish dishes, as well as tempting ice creams.
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.
North African in Asmara

Blue Nile Bar & Restaurant

One of the best restaurants in town, with both traditional and Western-style food. The servings are voluminous, so bring an empty tum.
North African in Asmara


An eclectic mix of restaurant, café, bar and live-music venue, Hidmona is one of the best places in town for traditional food and décor.
Fast Food in Asmara

Mask Place

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

Sun Pizza & Fast Food

Nancy, the English-speaking owner, prepares excellent pasta dishes and scrumptious pizzas. And all this within a warm setting that wouldn't be out of place in Rome.
Bakery in Asmara

Sweet Asmara Caffe

This sleek pastry shop is a treasure-trove for the sweet tooth, with a tempting array of diet-busting little treats.