Italian food in Wrocław
Despite what you might think, the city of Wrocław has seen an exponential growth just in the last decade. Nowadays it’s very easy to start your own activity, thanks to low taxation economical facilitations. People from all over Europe have decided to move here and give it a shot: some of them are Italians, who’ve gradually built what we can call a “Little Italy” (Mała Italia) in Wrocław, promoting Italian traditions, culture and – of course – good food. Here are the best Restaurants and Pizzerias offering Italian food in Wrocław.
Situated to the North of Rynek – the main place – in ul. Więzienna 21, the Galeria Italiana is a quite peculiar place: from the outside, the building looks like nothing special, but the inside… well it’s quite a surprise. You’ll be driven through a long hallway, at which sides you’ll see all kinds of Italian restaurants and pizzerias. At the end of it there’s Tralalala bar, in case you need a good coffee. If you feel like it, they also have icecream in a huge amount of flavors.
And if you need a place to stay, you can also rent an apartment here, even though it’s not so cheap.
Sidenote: just outside the building, there’s a quite interesting Gnome statue. With Chianti flask in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, it’s riding an iconic Vespa 125. Oh, and don’t forget about the coffe machine, on the back of the bike. Italy in a nutshell, you would say.
(“The Gnomes of Wrocław”: https://www.timetravelturtle.com/gnomes-dwarves-wroclaw/)
Don’t let the location deceive you. Aroma is definetly one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. It’s located in Ślęza, ul. Szyszkowa 6, just outside the city. It offers a variegated menu and a nice atmosphere. The pricing is not so low, but neither high; totally worth the money. Oh, and if you’re vegetarian or vegan, there’s a specific section of the menu all for you.
Ragu Pastabar (Ragu Pracownia Makaronu)
If your looking for the nice old taste of traditional Italian pasta, this is the place for you. You can choose from a wide range of home made pasta, whose preparation can be seen through the open kitchen. The staff is kind and professional. Ragu Pastabar is not exactly next to the usual turistic area, but totally worth the effort. It’s near the Botanic Garden, to the North-East of Rynek, in Sienkiewicza 34A.
Small, cozy, confortable… and of course Italian. Vivere Italiano is a nice place, the staff is welcoming and almost everybody speaks Italian. It feels like a family. They have an impressive selection of wines, and a refined menu. It’s just below the Rynek, in Ofiar Oświęcimskich 21.
A booking is required most of the time, if not always. But it’s a different experience from the usual crowded restaurant. Give it a try, you will not regret it.
Talking about pizza a quite delicate matter. Each recipe is different, and so are the traditions related to it. The one that best summarize this idea is undoubtly Margherita (Krupnicza 10). It looks exactly like one of the small pizzerias you could find in Italy. And the quality is the Italian one: it’s the more authentic you can get in the city. Luciano Passeri (owner and chef) imports all ingredients from Italy, to prepare the best pizza possible, following his phylosophy.
But of course, there are many other pizzerias in town. Pizzeria Bube, with two different restaurants and – again – fresh ingredients, it’s the second on the list.
Also Casa della Pizza is a good alternative, in case you’re living far from the city centre. And if you’ll get hungry after a walk in the park, you could stop at Pizza nel Parco, which will let you eat outside. The pizza is not the most Italian one, but still a good one. And it’s huge, for it’s price!