The Best Italian Restaurants in Peterborough - Let Ready

The Best Italian Restaurants in Peterborough

Peterborough may be a historical English city, something highlighted by its huge Cathedral, but it also has a diverse array of cuisines from around the world to choose from. Visitors to the city can sample some fine Chinese & Cantonese, Indian & Nepalese, Thai and the many Italian restaurants.

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Italian restaurants are a sure bet when looking for something that little bit special, perfect for a party or a romantic meal, often with low lighting and a cosy Mediterranean feel, well luckily Peterborough has its fair share of delicious Italian hotspots.

In this article we take a look at five of the best Italian restaurants in the city… buon appetito!

The Pizza Parlour & Music Café

The Pizza Parlour & Music Café is Italian owned and run and is the only city centre restaurant serving pizzas from a traditional pizza oven fired by wood. There's a fine selection of freshly cooked traditional Italian pastas, and a cool Salsa night. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and suitable for romantic dinner for two, or a family meal with some of the best pizza in Peterborough.


This Family run Italian restaurant boasts a great range of authentic homemade Italian food. Ranging from pizzas and pasta to sandwichs and desserts, from morning to afternoon! Fontanella's also cater for business lunches and family parties. Some of the finest cuisine in Whittlesey, all freshly made with finest quality ingredients. Try the meatballs, too moreish for words!


Italy is personified at Vesuvio, from the ingredients used to the extensive wine list, and the warmth of Italian family culture. From "Mozzarella in Carozza" and the "Suprema di Pollo" (chicken in Marsala & wine sauce) to "Gamberoni Piccanti (king prawns in a white wine and tomato sauce) & "Maiale Arrosto (Pan fried pork medallions served in a rosemary demi glace sauce), all the dishes are delicious, hot and very tasty. There's a Specials Board too, just to keep things fresh.

  • 1 Eastgate Mews, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 1PU

  • 01733 204599

  • 18:00 - 22:00

Mattoni Restaurant

Mattoni Restaurant provides rustic earthy tones, with warm atmospheric lighting. This restaurant and wine bar offers candlelight dining in the evening to whisk you away to the romance of Italy. Mattoni creates the best Italian cuisine, with homemade stone bake pizzas, and authentic pasta dishes and seafood – try their signature steaks and Italian desserts. It's not just about food here, guests can relax at the bar for an informal lunch, or an aperitif, add to that some superb cocktails and this slice of Italy will have you coming back for more.

Fratelli Tavolacalda

As with many of the best Italian restaurants, Fratelli Tavolacalda is a traditional family run affair, serving a selection of authentic Italian meals, snacks and liquid refreshments. The staff are welcoming and friendly, ensuring you your dining experience is a pleasurable one. Guests can enjoy Italian hot and cold food throughout the day with an Italian Delicatessen selling many Italian products such as: Pastas, Pasta Sauces, Oils and Vinegars, Wines, Coffees, Beers, Cakes and Biscuits and much more.