279 Best Italian Restaurant Names (Cool & Unique)

Are you looking for a list of inspirational Italian restaurant names? Then you have come to the right place.

We have filled this list with the best names from fine dining Ristorantes to the pizzeria on the corner, as well as names for Italian wine bars, osterias, tavernas, gelaterias, and more.

We then end the article with 3 essential tips on how to name your restaurant.

Italian  restarant names - In a Roman Osteri by Carl Bloch

Now let’s get started:

Fancy Italian Restaurant Names (Ristorantes)
Casual Italian restaurant name examples (Trattoria)
Local Italian restaurant names (Osteria)
Italian Wine Bar Names (Enoteca)
Italian Taverna Names
Pizzeria Name Ideas
Italian Ice-cream Parlour Names (Gelateria)
Cool Italian Restaurant Name Ideas
Creative Italian Restaurant Names

Fancy Italian Restaurant Names (Ristorantes)

Italian restaurant fine dining dish

A ristorante is an upscale restaurant where the food is pricier, excellent service, and often the chef is well-known.

  • Tarantola
  • Villa Bottanuco
  • Giorgione Alla Via
  • Ristorante Cracco
  • Luigi Pomata
  • Ristorante Dicì
  • Ricevimenti
  • La Bulesca
  • Ristorante L’Oso
  • Sapori 
  • Palazzina
  • Abbazia Grande
  • Antica Turba
  • Castello di Saraceno
  • Il Messaggero
  • Primavera
  • Due Cigni
  • Grotta Palazzese
  • Gustamente
  • Casa Oliva
  • La Villetta
  • Molto Italiano
  • Civita Nova
  • Da Nello
  • Al Prato
  • La Fazenda
  • La Peca
  • La Castagna
  • Bocon Divino
  • Ristoranto Monferrato
  • Borgo Prino
  • Al Garamond
  • Le Primare
  • La Piazzetta
  • Ristorante Duomo
  • Via  Marconi
  • Al Postiglione
  • Zafferano
  • Charmant
  • Il Latini

Casual Italian restaurant name examples (Trattoria)

Italian restaurant trattoria

Trattorias are great for eating and drinking Italian-style. They are also informal and provide a casual, family-run environment that caters to diverse crowd tastes. The best place to eat Italian food is at a trattoria.

  • Trattoria Panoramica
  • Clementina
  • Piatto
  • Dalla Rosa
  • Quaglini
  • Le Terrazze
  • Trattoria Da Giorgio
  • Sabatino
  • Trattoria Falconi
  • Nonna Maria
  • Il Vagone
  • L’Assassino
  • Trattoria Olmo
  • Aldente
  • Panoramico
  • San Ferdinando
  • Del Borgo
  • Il Portico
  • Terra & Mare
  • Trattoria da Fiore
  • Trattoria del Sale
  • Ponte delle Bele
  • Trattoria Corriere
  • Una Volta
  • Aroma
  • Mediatori
  • Brosetti
  • Visconti
  • Il Giardino
  • Il Piacere

Local Italian restaurant names (Osteria)

Italian restaurant osteria

Osterias are the Italian equivalent of taverns or pubs. They’re casual, inviting places that serve simple yet hearty fare. Diners feel at home here, enjoying a cup of wine and some home-style Italian food.

  • Bella E Buona
  • Francesco del Cairo
  • Osteria il Bamboro
  • La  Piana
  • Olivum
  • Osteria Francescana
  • Mentuccia
  • Vialarga
  • Osteria degli Amici
  • A Priori
  • Osteria La Rocca
  • Basilico
  • Papa Nènè
  • Summa Terra
  • Tortellino
  • Bocca Felice
  • Bell’Italia
  • Magn’Etico
  • Osteria Arbustico
  • Osteria del Borro
  • Novelli
  • La Pentola
  • Sapori Unici
  • Prezzemolo
  • Bravo
  • La Gustosa
  • Mangia Tutto
  • Antico Greco
  • Osteria Bardi
  • Giubbe Rosse
  • Palazzina Majani
  • Gran Quadri

Italian Wine Bar Names (Enoteca)

Italy Wine bar enoteca

Enoteca is upscale wine bars. They often have a higher price point than osterias and include food pairing options along with glass or bottle tastings.

  • Rosso Rubino
  • Rocco Marconi
  • Palladio
  • Vincenzo Danti
  • Orazio
  • Francesco Furini
  • Felice
  • Innocenzo 
  • Minozzi
  • Gambero Rosso
  • Enoteca Giò
  • Bonetti
  • Vinoteca
  • Stoppello
  • Enoteca Ottagono
  • Vino al Vino
  • Bomprezzi
  • Enoteca Bacco
  • Master of Santo Spirito
  • Gaudenzio Ferrari
  • Jacometto
  • Bartolomeo
  • Martino Piazza
  • Trebbiano
  • Del Conte
  • Vittoria
  • Barbara Longhi
  • Morrazone
  • Cesare Dandini
  • Francesco Fontebasso
  • Bartolozzi
  • Morbelli

Italian Taverna Names

Italian restaurant

Italian tavernas are like an old-fashioned pub with wine instead of beer. The food is usually simple, low-cost, and very traditional.

  • Rustici
  • Benvenuto
  • Battista
  • Il Duomo
  • Callisto iazza
  • Della Porta
  • Bronzino
  • Da trezzo
  • Timo
  • Il Cuoco Galante 
  • Palato
  • Santi di Tito
  • Il Poppi
  • Vecchia Roma
  • Francavilla
  • Domenico Robusti
  • Artemisia
  • Ortaggio
  • Palomino
  • Il Volterrano
  • Pietro Testa
  • Ciro Ferri
  • Gregorio de Ferrari
  • Gastroli
  • Massimiliano
  • Benedetto
  • Papa Razzi
  • Aglio

Pizzeria Name Ideas

Italian Pizzeria

A small Italian restaurant that serves pizza with wine, salads, and a few pasta selections. Some do not serve pizza at lunch; if they do, it says Pizza Anche a Mezzogiorno.

  • O’Sarracin
  • Il Diamante
  • La Boccaccia
  • Pizzeria Acquario
  • Pizzeria Cassino
  • Il Cinquino
  • Pizzeria Pompei
  • Nomad
  • Papa’s Pizzeria
  • Pizzeria Al Torrente
  • Vesuvio
  • La Macina
  • Pizzeria da Pino
  • Buone Maniere
  • Da Zero
  • Pizzeria Miro
  • Procopio Pizzeria
  • Pizzeria Lucia
  • Gandolfi
  • Pizza Zizza
  • Casanova
  • Giuseppe Bossi
  • Pizzeria la Rustica Prato
  • Idealista
  • Basilico

Italian Ice-cream Parlor Names (Gelateria)

Italian Gelateria

A gelateria is a shop that sells gelato (Italian-style ice cream)

  • Zuccaro
  • Strozzi
  • Gelateria Santarosa
  • Massimo
  • Gelateria Didattica
  • Napoletano
  • Fatamorgana
  • Gelaterio Don Nino
  • Fanzago
  • Gelateria Nico
  • Rosa
  • Frigidarium
  • Gelateria Concordia
  • Zuccarelli
  • Gelateria I Caruso
  • Gelateria Rembrandt
  • Peccati di Gola
  • Pingu
  • Gelateria Don Doli
  • Menta

Cool Italian Restaurant Name Ideas

Italy Vespa
  • Barnaba
  • Masolino
  • Spinelli
  • Mariotto
  • Bellini
  • di Bartolo
  • Masaccio
  • Machiavelli
  • Benozzo
  • Bartolomeo
  • Baldovinetti
  • Mantegna
  • Verrochio
  • de’Barbari
  • Signorelli
  • Botticelli
  • Antico
  • Bonsignori
  • Sansovino
  • Finocchio
  • Clemente da Urbino
  • Il Riccio
  • Mantegazza
  • Amico Aspertino
  • Il Sodoma
  • Lotto
  • Ugo Da Carpi
  • Bambaia
  • Marziale
  • Battista Moroni
  • Arcimboldo
  • Ottavio Miseroni
  • Maestro
  • Giovanni Boldino
  • Fabio Fabbi
  • Giacomo Balla
  • Rembrandt Bugatti
  • Zaccheo Primo
  • Orsino Candido
  • Agostino Floro
  • Fausto Sanzari
  • Ercolano Fiorenza
  • Letterio Gambone
  • Ivo Paternostro
  • Fuscolo Morgillo
  • Elvezio D’Oria

Creative Italian Restaurant Names

Rome Italy
  • Toscanini
  • Rossini
  • Busoni
  • Monteverdi
  • Boccherini
  • Puccini
  • Albioni
  • Bellini
  • Cherubini
  • Monicelli
  • Bella Mozzarella
  • Scola
  • Bellocchio
  • Marinetto
  • Antonioni
  • Cosimo
  • del Garbo
  • Raphael
  • Beccafumi
  • Properzia
  • Pontormo
  • Vasari
  • Tintoretto
  • Bernini
  • Bodoni
  • Modigliani
  • Pirandello

3 things to consider when naming your restaurant

1. Start with considering your offering and your customers:

  • What type of restaurant is it? ristorante, trattoria, pizzeria, etc
  • What is the atmosphere of your restaurant? fine dining, family-oriented, on the corner, etc.
  • Which neighborhood or district is your cafe located in? Soho, Times Square, New York City, etc.
  • What type of customers do you have? Singles, couples, office workers, etc.

2. What are your values and background:

Consider your restaurant’s values first. What story do you tell your customers with your name?

Effective marketing is based on articulating and extending a harmonious concept from the inside out. Communicating what defines your business is how to engage potential customers because it puts your story in context.

3. The best restaurant names often have a good story behind their name

See if you can find some interesting story or fact about the history of your building or the neighborhood and name your bar after that. 

Conclusion & More Restaurant Marketing & Branding Resources

We hope this article will help you to come up with a clever name for your restaurant. Next, you might want to check out the following resources for restaurant owners:

300+ Best Restaurant Names for Inspiration

25+ Creative Restaurant Business Card Designs

27 Restaurant Logo Design Ideas (Images + Tips)

Featured image in the header: In a Roman Osteria by Carl Bloch.
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Jan Erling

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