These are the top 10 best Italian restaurants in Saigon of our pick today. People who love Italian food can satisfy their passion with the traditional and sophisticated Italian cuisine.
1. Pizza 4P’s
When you are in Saigon and feel like eating a pizza, come to this place. Pizza 4P’s is a Japanese Italian Pizza restaurant, offering you the best artisan pizzas in town. It is famous because of its Japanese chef/owner who has put a twist of Japanese fine details on every dishes, especially the fresh cheese that he makes on a daily basis together with fresh and fine ingredients. Do consider making reservations in advance as these locations get filled up quickly.
You can also have a closer insight into the cuisine by joining their pizza cooking classes and have a great time being an amateur chef with your friends and family here http://pizza4ps.com/activities/26/
Address (3 locations): http://pizza4ps.com/location/ (English, Vietnamese)
Saffron has its menu inspired from many regions including the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Southern France. This is the perfect food stop for a big impressive and worthwhile meal with your family and friends. The place is quite small, giving you an intimate feeling and the decor is classy but not stuffy. The owner is trilingual in Vietnamese, English, and French and very enthusiastic and welcoming, so are the waiters. Vehicles are parked on the front pavement and strangely, there is no security guards standing around. Yet, the restaurant is still very popular with the locals so a reservation is a must.
Address: #51 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3824 8358
Price range: 50,000 - 500,000VND
As a Venetian style restaurant, Portofino specializes in Cicchetti and is perfect for lunch and dinner. On the 2nd floor, Portofino offers a private dining room for up to 25 people. Salads are fresh and colorful. Pizza and pasta dishes are also tasty and excellent with the cheapest price at 100,000VND. The comfortable and warm atmosphere with nicely attentive service will please you. Also, some reviews said that a free wine shot will be given to each customer for dessert and a lovely jasmine wreath for women.
Address: #15 Dong Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 10:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3823 3597
Price range: 100,000 – 1,000,000VND
4. Ciao Bella
Interestingly, turns out that Saffron, Portofino and Ciao Bella are owned by the same person, so the vibe and food are quite similar but many customers still come here - Ciao Bella to taste its signature dishes such as ‘Posh Carbonara’. Prosecco is usually served upon together with bread and 2 different sauces even before ordering. There are 3 floors, including the ground one. Each floor only has 5-7 tables so in the evening, especially at weekends, the restaurant often runs out of tables.
Address: #11 Dong Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 7:30 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3822 3329
Price range: 50,000 - 275,000VND
5. The Long @ Times Square
As Saigon’s longest sidewalk-style dining bar, The Long offers customers both Asian and Western cuisine with not so high priced a portion for a restaurant on Saigon’s most fashionable streets Dong Khoi and Nguyen Hue Boulevard. Since the chef/owner is the third generation of a pizza-making tradition family, The Long is Saigon’s gem for artisanal pizza. Customers also prefer lunch sets Mondays through Fridays from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm with the two-course menu at 168,000VND and three-course menu at 198,000VND. The Long is also offering 50% discount on cocktails in the afternoon. Furthermore, ramp your meal up with a gelato bar up to 32 appealing homemade flavors and nightly live music.
Address: #57-69F Dong Khoi Street (22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard), District 1, HCMC / Street level of Times Square
Opening hours: 10:30 am to 00:00 am (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3823 6688
Price range: 50,000 - 200,000VND
Featuring a diverse fusion drink and dinner menu of Western and Asian cuisine, Jaspas’ price is higher in comparison with nearby places but worth it. Although the two branches have different menus and decorations, the content is 90% the same. The one on Hai Ba Trung Street has more wine options, is smaller and has an outdoor garden zone suitable for romantic evening dinner. Fascinatingly, both restaurants always have crayons prepared on the table for customers to paint while waiting for the food. There are also executive lunch sets with tea and coffee included at 200,000VND for 2 courses and 250,000VND for 3 courses. Jaspas also offers a lot of promotion on fixed days such as buy 1 get 1 pizza for delivery receipts on Wednesday and Saturday or 30% discount on steak every Sunday night. So you should find out in advance to have an economical meal but still can enjoy many delicious dishes.
Website: http://jaspas.com.vn/jashochiminh/ (Vietnamese, English)
Price range: 60,000 - 600,000VND
Address: #33 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 07:00 am to 00:00 am (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3822 9925 - (+84) 28 3822 9926
Address: #74/7 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 08:30 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3827 0931
Craving for Italian pasta and pizza made by using a wood fire oven? Then don’t hesitate to stop by Vittorio, which has one of the biggest varieties of Italian plus Vietnamese food on the backpackers’ street! The pizza is not cheap but well-worth trying. They also serve Tagliata di Manzo (fillet steak, marinated with rosemary, extra-virgin olive oil, arugula, and shaved parmigiano then sliced, eaten medium to rare) using Australian beef and the quality is top-notch.
Address: #137 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 08:30 am to 11:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 6680 3134
Price range: 50,000 - 500,000VND
8. NAMO Tuscan Grill
The restaurant is on a bustling street but is an oasis of tranquility once you walk through the door. Beautifully designed with an open bar in the middle and subdued lighting coupled with the dark color furniture, it gives you a cozy and warm atmosphere yet the feeling of luxury at the same time. Some reviews praised NAMO’s steaks as the best in Saigon and most of them rated the service here as a 5-star hotel. The staff are well-trained and able to speak perfect English.
Address: #146-148 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm (Monday to Thursday and Sunday); 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (Friday to Saturday, Public Holiday and Eve of Public Holiday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3822 1431
Price range: 100,000 - 500,000VND
9. Nossa Steakhouse
A wide selection of imported meats prepared for the Western steaks along with the finely selected fresh local seafood is the focal point of these authentic dishes. Sauces are perfect, especially the salmon one favored by many customers. The space is quite small space but still retainS the comfort for guests. Therefore, if it gets crowded, there will be restriction on seats. However, most of the time there are a few guests, so rarely do you have no place to sit and one thing is that most of the visitors here are Westerners. The restaurant also has an outdoor terrace, a bar, a private dining area and excellent service.
Address: #36 Pham Hong Thai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 11:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3825 1536
Price range: 75,000 - 510,000VND
10. R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant
R&J offers you a fantastic ambiance with really good food - including a genuine visit from a chef who clearly cares if his food is good and customers feel the same way. Every month, there will be a different theme with special food such as a lobster month or salmon month. This is also an ideal place to take your mate with comfortable couch seating options and private booth tables.
Address: #22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1, HCMC /Level B1 of The Reverie Saigon
Opening hours: 17:00 pm to 00:00 am (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3823 6688
Price range: 300,000 – 1,000,000VND