Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Awasa

Venezia

Run by an Italian-Ethiopian couple, this upmarket trattoria-like venue wouldn’t be out of place in Roma, and gets top marks for its flawlessly prepared Italian specialities. You’ll find it hard to choose between the…
Top Choice Italian in Addis Ababa

Avanti Restaurant & Wine Bar

Recently moved to an unprepossessing suburban back street, Avanti is a quiet and classy place that serves some of the best Italian food in the city. There's much on the menu to turn the head, but we particularly enj…
Top Choice Italian in Dire Dawa

Paradiso Restaurant

Haven't had a slap-up meal for a while? Don't look past Paradiso, the most respected restaurant in town. The menu roves from flavoursome Italian dishes to more traditional gut-busters such as kitfo (raw meat) and ti…
Top Choice Italian in Awasa

Dolce Vita Bar & Restaurant

Many people, apparently decompressing after a long time travelling in the south, rave about this Italian kitchen, and we share their unbridled enthusiasm. The food here (and the shady terrace) is clearly above avera…
Italian in Addis Ababa

Ristorante Castelli

Very much an Addis institution, this Italian restaurant has fed Swedish royalty, Bob Geldof, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and US presidents. The food is (of course) good, perhaps even the best Italian in Addis. Wines f…
Italian in Addis Ababa

Stagioni

If either Nile perch, artichoke, capsicum, olives, white wine sauce, basil polenta and vegetables, or linguine served with mixed seafood, garlic, chili and Pinot Grigio make your stomach quiver with excitement, slid…
Mediterranean in Addis Ababa

Serenade

Having moved to a tranquil location in the grounds of Addis' Alliance Française complex, this classy Mediterranean eatery does a creative menu of Beirut-meets-Milan dishes – try the ginger-garlic fish or the baked d…
Italian in Addis Ababa

Makush Art Gallery & Restaurant

Containing vivid paintings and woodcarvings from the 70 artists this gallery-restaurant supports, and staffed by attentive waiters and your genial host Nati, this place does reasonable Italian food and has a casual …