Meaning 'octopus' in Italian, Polpo isn't just another Brighton pizzeria. This Italian eatery serves up a taste of the country's seafood and other rustic dishes. Mains include swordfish tartare, meatballs and rabbit parpadelle.
Best Italian Restaurants In Brighton
From the Colosseum through to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy has given us many wonderful things, and perhaps best of all, is its food. Great piles of pasta, pizza dripping with cheese, and gelato, the country's food scene is unrivalled. Fortunately, Brighton has a cracking selection of Italian restaurants which have taken on the task of recreating that European magic, read on for our selection of the best Italian restaurants in Brighton.
It might be better known for its expansive vinyl collection but Dead Wax Social also has a mean pizza selection, which is often 2-4-1. This Brighton pizza restaurant is also a top spot for local beer and music nights.
Cin Cin started life as a pop-up and proved so popular that they opened their own restaurant. Bringing a taste of Sicily to Brighton, this Italian restaurant is located in the centre of town and serves up delicious dishes such as tagliatelli with mussels, parsley and capers.
Brighton's London Road is a great spot to find a top-notch Italian eatery. Fatto A Mano is famous for its pizzas, which are created in the original Neopolitan style. Starting from a very reasonable £5, pizza comes in range of bianco, calzone or traditional.
Franco Manca is an Italian restaurant with an English twist. Before food purists denounce the place, listen up - they still serve Italian-style pizza, topped with gooey mozarella but add delicious English cheeses and meats. Wash it all down with their local craft ales.
Hobgoblin have invited in one of Brighton's quirkier residencies for a taste of la dolce vita. DoughBo is the brainchild of two chefs and brings Italian food to Brighton in the form of doughballs, all cooked in a wood-fired oven.
Old-fashioned and cosy pub The Hampton serves up a delicious Italian fare to Brighton's hungry patrons. Located on Upper North Street, the pub cooks up Italian food at its most hearty, from chilli king prawn pasta through to pizzas you can pile with a whole range of toppings.
Home to some of the most authentic Italian food in Hove, this family-run pasta restaurant specialises in non-GMO wheat pastas and semolina pastas. Their ingredients are ethically produced and sourced locally from both their Brighton base and native Italy.