Italian food is famous for its rich flavours and pasta concoctions, and with the ever-rising popularity here in Asia, it’s no surprise that Jakarta has many options. But with so many options, how do you find something a bit different from the rest?

Luckily for you, we have put together a quick list of Italian restaurants that offer something a bit extra as well as great food. A must for any Italian food enthusiast!


With the unusually designed furniture and stunning, original décor by Alexandra Champalimaud you’ll feel like you entered the classic American 20s and 30s. The speakeasy atmosphere is added to by a tasty drinks menu. This is a great place to bring friends before heading out for a late night somewhere else.


One thing that really stands out at Patio is its pizzas, which are as large as they are tasty. If you’re looking for a place to share some great food after a long day or after work, then this is perfect. The décor is bathed in soft colours and built with natural materials, all of which adds to its Mediterranean feel. A great place to enjoy natural light while tucking into rustic Italian food for lunch.


For something that is different, but still very much Italian at heart, try Rosso. Professional staff serve you pleasantly surprising yet complex-flavoured dishes. The menu is filled with elegantly made pasta delights all crated by Chef Paolo Gionfriddo. Perfect to try with someone special or to enjoy quickly with one of the ready-made menus.

Mama Rosy

Hidden by a large wall from outside view this open-air Italian marvel is well-known delight. Enjoy a meal outside or on the balcony with a great menu and some delicious Italian food. Inside you, can enjoy private dining, which ranges from a relaxed sit down to a cool table in the walk-in wine fridge. Either way, you’ll find something for everyone.

 Cork & Screw

Although not entirely Italian Cork & Screw does offer some fantastic Italian dishes. But the best thing is that along with some great food you can enjoy some amazing wines. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to get good food and the perfect wine to match. You could even match up some light French wine such as a Sancerre and one of the many rich pasta dishes. Surely that is the best of both worlds. 

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Tags: Italian, Wine, cuisine, Dining, Romantic, Pasta, Pizza, Outdoors, Private dining, Mediterranean, Food and friends