By Chantel Da Costa
Italian cuisine is a popular staple the world over, and here in the Cayman Islands, it is no different. From flavourful pasta dishes to delightful pizza, there is something to satisfy every tastebud. Italian foods include varied ingredients such as pasta, tomatoes, various meats, seafood, cheese, olives, olive oil, garlic, eggplant, zucchini, and capers.
Here are the top five Italian restaurants in the Cayman Islands.
Casanova By The Sea
For authentic Italian cuisine in the Cayman Islands, look no further than Casanova By The Sea. Located right on the water’s edge, it is the perfect spot to celebrate special occasions. You can dine for lunch or dinner and enjoy a wide selection of Italian cuisine. From pasta dishes to pizza and main courses with meat or seafood, the flavours of Italy are fresh and delicious. Top off your meal with freshly brewed coffee or tea and a sweet treat. Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and on Sundays, they open at 5pm. To make a reservation, call 345-949-7633.
Ragazzi Ristorante and Pizzeria
You can expect exceptional quality and delicious food from Ragazzi Cayman. The entire family is welcome at the restaurant that boasts a special kid’s menu. You can indulge in traditional Italian pasta dishes, speciality meat and seafood fare plus, the pizzeria offers up traditional Italian styled thin-crust pizzas made on an authentic wood-burning brick oven. The restaurant opens daily from 11.30am to 11pm. To book your table, call 345-945-3484.
The Italian Kitchen Cayman
At the Italian Kitchen, you can indulge in delicious freshly made Italian thin-crust brick oven pizzas, and there are over a dozen pizza options to choose from, or you can select a main pasta dish, anything from classic spaghetti and meatballs to veal piccata. There is something there to suit every palate. The restaurant is open for dinner from 4pm to 9pm Tuesdays to Sundays. For reservations, call 345-949-8210.
Bàcaro brings a taste of Venice to the Cayman Islands. The Bàcaro menu is varied and innovative. You will find starters such as cherry tomato, mozzarella and basil bruschetta and large plate mains such as roasted jumbo shrimp skewers and smoked fingerling potatoes. You can end your meal with a sweet treat from the dessert menu. There is also a kid’s menu. Dine on Saturdays for a special breakfast. Bàcaro is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11.30am to 10.30pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 10.30pm, and on Sundays, they open at midday until 10.30pm. Call 345-749-4800 to make reservations.
Luca is a contemporary Italian restaurant where diners can experience delectable food with breathtaking views of Seven Mile Beach. Luca serves up fresh ingredients and offers diners inventive choices such as herb crusted mahi-mahi and saffron asparagus risotto. The restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11.30am to 8.30pm and is open on Sundays for brunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
For hearty servings and mouthwatering meals, head to these Cayman Restaurants top five Italian restaurants in the Cayman Islands.