NileGuide Expert Says:
Best Italian restaurant in Istanbul.
Meşrutiyet Caddesi Ansen Suites 130, Tepebasi
90 212 245 88 17
NileGuide Expert tip:
The Osso Bucco from the daily dishes is to-die-for...
Da Vittorio, on the first floor of Ansen Suites, might be the one and only true Italian restaurant in Istanbul. Its owner and chef Vittorio Sindoni used to work at a variety of other worldwide well-known Italian restaurant branches in Istanbul (Bice, Papermoon and W Hotel Restaurant) before opening his own place in Galata, Beyoglu. Once inside, one feels as if in Roma or Milan upon hearing "Ciao, Buena sera, tutto bene, eh?" and the dim-litted interiors with the decoration of a typical trattoria
(Italian Restaurants) seem to corroborate that hunch. Fortunately, the staff is multilingual. They speak English as well as some Turkis; but do keep on going dropping at you few "Thank you's" and "Please's" in Italian through the night. Menu is also quite traditional: a few antipasti
(entries), few primi piatti
s (first dishes)–pasta basically- followed by the secondi
(second dishes) -meat or fish. Aside from what is regularly on the menu, there are also a few other daily meals, including very unique dishes like grilled artichokes. "Paccheri Amitriciana" –fresh pasta with tomato and goat cheese, fillet mignon sauted with Barolo wine and served with caramelized potatoes and spinach, and the spaghetti with sardines are also extremely delicious. Nevertheless, the best meal of all times might be its Osso Bucco -which unfortunately is not on the regular menu, but is one of the daily-served dishes. There is also wide selection of red and white Italian wines. The staff is extremely friendly and cheerful, making you feel like at home.