Best Italian Restaurant Name Ideas

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Best Italian Restaurant Name Ideas

Looking for a great Italian restaurant name for your new business to impress potential customers? This list has hundreds of name ideas — funny, cool and unique — for all types of Italian dishes — fancy fine dining cuisine, casual neighborhood Italian food, and pizzerias.

Plus an Italian restaurant name generator link, with tips on how to create your best new restaurant name, along with my tests and a list of names generated with this tool. Let’s get cooking Italian – Andiamo!

>> How to Name Your Restaurant in 6 Easy Steps

Italian Restaurant Name Ideas

Ristorantes (Formal Fine Dining)

Al Dente




La Bella Cucina

Fatti a Mano

Bella Vita


Vecchia Nonna

The Etruscan Table

The Pope’s Pantry

Neapolitan Nights

Twelve Tables


Cibo Appassionato




The Butcher’s Ragũ

The Sardinian Sage

Trattorias/Osterias (Casual Eateries)

Trattoria Cafe


Antony and Cleopatra

Il Mercante di Venezia


The Tuscan Tomato

Mussolini’s Table


Caesar’s Ghost


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Italian Bakeries, Sweet Shops and Sandwich Shops


Tavola Calda



La Dolce Vita



La Torta del Topo

Avaro della Torta


>>Get more unique name ideas on this ultimate list of bakery names

Italian Wine Bars – Osteria



In Vino Veritas



The Killer Bs

Tannin and Table


The Sommelier

Port of Call

>>Check out this big list of catchy bar names

Funny Italian Restaurant Names

Non Ti Pago – I don’t pay you!
L’Utima Cena – Last Supper
The Tasty Tortellini
Spicy Meatballs and More
Eat Some Ziti!
Pasta Maniac
Hot Tomatoes
Twisted Pasta
Lasagna Flats
Saucy Girls
Devilish Pies
Kiss Me Garlic Bread
Earth, Wind and Flour

Pizzeria Name Ideas

Here are a sampling of good pizza restaurant name ideas -check out the full list of hundreds of pizzeria name ideas

All Around Pizza
American Pie
Angry Pan Pizza
Dishy Pizza (funny!)
Eatalian Pizza
Firehouse Pizza Shop (great for brick oven pizzerias)
Fingerlicking Pies
Happytown Pizza (works well for family pizzeria)
Hotline Pizza
Mad Toppings
NYC Pie Makers (add your city name)
Mission Pizza
Pizza Peddler

Get 325 more pizzeria restaurant name ideas on my list here

Italian Restaurant Name Generators

This is a restaurant name generator I tested to create the list of name suggestions below  –

I tested it by using these keywords related to Italian cuisine (pasta, cheese, olives, pizza, Italy). Get the best results by first brainstorming a list of keywords. These are words and phrases (2 or more words) that relate to your company’s service and products. They do not have to be necessarily the ones that will be contained in your final restaurant name.

An easy way to brainstorm keywords to use in name generators is to use Google. Put in your restaurant type (Italian food) plus “keywords”. Scroll through pages such as these and pick up related words. I found these additional keywords = mozzarella, oregano, basil, pepperoni, Frutta, Pesce,  vino, pomodoro. You get the idea.

Italian Restaurant Name Ideas Generated  – with added improvements by me 🙂

Pizza Bit
Italy Desire
Pizza Grove
Italyio (funny and memorable name)
Pizza Feast
Pizza Crave
Italy Juicy (nice for casual trattoria restaurant)
Italy Chop (good for Italian-themed steakhouses)
Italy Wagon (fun for a food truck serving Italian dishes – check out this big list of food truck name ideas)
Pizza Superior
Italy Roll (great for sandwich shop or pork store delis and food shops)
Pizza Hole
Italy Cantina
Pizza You
Crave Olive
Uptown Olive
Chow Olive
Crisp Olive (nice for a modern Italian restaurant)
Smash Olive
Herbed Olive
Feast Pomodoro
Citron and Pomodoro
Binge Pomodoro
The Dashing Pomodoro
Secret Pomodoro
Presto Pomodoro
Pomordor Served
Sizzling Pomodoro
Dished Pomodoros

Italian Restaurant Names in Italian

The restaurant pros at created a fun list of name ideas all in authentic Italian. Here are a few below, read the full list here

LA FESTA IN CUCINA. “The kitchen party.”
PRIMAVERA. “Spring.”
ORTAGGIO. “The vegetable.”
GUSTOSO. “Tasty.”
BOCCA FELICE. “Happy mouth.”
A MANO. “Made by hand.”

LA PENTOLA. “The pot.”
LA BOTTARGA. “The bottarga.”
IL GIARDINO DEI PIACERI. “The garden of the pleasures.”
CASA NOSTRA. “Our house.”
COLTELLO E FORCHETTA. “Knife and fork.”
IL MESTOLO. “The ladle.”
ZUPPA ITALIANA. “Italian soup.”
PRIMI PIATTI. “Main dishes.”
PESCE FRESCO. “Fresh fish.”
CHE BUONO. “What good.”
PIATTO CALDO. “Hot plate.”
COME A CASA. “Like at home.”
LA CASA. “The house.”
LA MENSA. “The cookhouse.”
PALERMO. The Sicilian Capital where the Mafia was born.
AL DENTE. “Underdone.”
SAPORI D’ITALIA. “Tastes of Italy.”
SORRISO. “Smile.”

The Top 25 Italian Restaurants in Italy

L’Etoile d’Or (Catania, Italy)

Gusta Pizza (Florence, Italy)

La Madia (Licata, Italy)

Masseria Barbera (Puglia, Italy)

Da Vittorio (Brusaporto, Italy)

Alle Testiere (Venice, Italy)

Il Pellicano (Porto Ercole, Italy)

Madonnina del Pescatore (Senigallia, Italy)

La Ciau del Tornavento (Treiso, Italy)

Enoteca Pinchiorri (Florence, Italy)

La Rosetta (Rome)

Acquolina (Rome)

Don Alfonso 1890 (Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi, Italy)

Read the full list of best restaurants in Italy here

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