Italian dining has been popular with Britons for around a century, but these days our high streets offer a huge range of Italian restaurants, from pizzerias to trattorias, pasta cafes to upscale wine bars. In Sussex the diversity is noticeable, with traditional family-run establishments alongside fashionable hot spots offering new takes on the Italian classics. There is still a place for a spaghetti carbonara or tagliatelle bolognese, but modern chefs are offering lighter creations, and authentic dishes that hark back to the regional home cooking of the old country.
The busy coastal towns of Sussex, particularly Brighton, are often the best places to find the latest innovative Italian restaurants and artisan pizza cafes. Smaller towns will usually have a popular local Italian restaurant though, often a place that has been run by the same family for generations. There is an abundance of modern pizza and pasta cafes, offering Italian favourites in a relaxed atmosphere. Seaside cafes often feature menus with Italian dishes alongside seafood specials. Book with Quandoo to reserve a table at one of the diverse selection of Italian restaurants in Sussex.