Sunday, April 24, 2005

Italian food in Taipei

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Make your reservations at these places




MACARONI GRILL

at Neo 19, near Warner Village/101
30 Sung Shou Road
(02) 2722-4567
$$-$$$




ALLEYCATS

B1, No. 6, Li Shui Street
(02) 2321-8948
$$





COSI O COSI

No. 55, DunHua S. Rd., Sec 1
(02) 2771-5883
$-$$




BELLINI PASTA PASTA

No. 16, Sung Shou Road, 2F
(02) 8771-3099
&
Breeze Center
39, Fu Hsing South Rd, Sec. 2
$-$$



MR. PACO

No. 23, Alley 4, Lane 345,
Ren Ai Rd, Sec 4
(02) 8771-3102
$-$$




PASTA WEST EAST

7, An He Rd., Sec. 1
(02) 2721-0029
$$-$$$



You could also try...



MOGA

No. 50, An Ho Road, Sec 2
(02) 2704-9646
$$-$$$





GUY's CAFE

No. 105, Da An Road, Sec 1
(02) 2721-2706
$$





DIAMOND TONY's in Tien Mu

148-4, Zhong Shan North Road, Sec 7,
Tien Mu, Taipei
(02) 2873 6397
$$


Maybe these places had an off day when I visited? I do NOT recommend




DIAMOND TONY's

Taipei 101 Mall, 4F
45, ShihFu Rd.
(02) 8101-8268
$$$




VINO VINO CAFE

2, Lane 80, ShiDa Rd.
(02) 2362-1167
$$




Someday soon on my list...


  • the Italian Job
  • Cello Pasta
  • Zigi Zaga
  • Sommelier
  • Coda

12 comments:

Daddy Alex said...

Amaroni's on Chang-Chun and Chien-Kuo is a great place for Italian if you have a big party. The servings are big and you can definitely order family style. They have a great huge classic pizza and rosemary chicken. Top it off at the end with a huge piece of Tiramisu or bread pudding.

For Italian Fine Dining you must go to La Giara. I believe it's the best Italian Restaurant in town. Nice setting and great wine selection. The pre dinner baked pitas are great. Everything on the menu is awesome but the Risotto is a must.

On the flip side, if you want to have a cheap eat. Cello Pasta will definitely not hurt your wallet. In the Kuang-Fu parking lot across from Sun Yat San memorial. You can spend less than $300 and have a very decent meal. If you're willing to go without the drink, you can do it for under $200.

Victor said...

sorry, I'd never goto amaroni (i think they're closed now anyway) again. Last time I went, i found a full one inch long screw in my pasta. I unknowingly put it in my mouth and thank god I didn't bite into it!

My compensation? A free beer and 10% off....... i guess this isn't America =P

Anonymous said...

Osteria Rialto off Guangfu S Rd, turn into lane 260 then you should see it on your left. Not very far from Cello Pasta, I believe. My husband and I go there when we don't feel like Chinese. Very quiet and friendly.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried Casa della Pasta in Da Zhr near Shih Chien University? Those guys make the absolute best Italian food. Every day a long line of customers wait to get in. Delicious, delightful and affordable!

joanh said...

daddy alex: thanks for all the recs. i have to try them all soon!!

victor: UGH! that's very disturbing.

anonymous: nope, have to add Osterio Rialto to my list

anonymous: i've been (and reviewed) the casa della pasta near dun hua eslite, but not the one in da zhi.. is it the same chain?

Joshua said...

I've been to most of the better Italian places in Taipei and highly recommend Ala Dente. The spaghetti with grated black truffle (not on the menu - you have to ask for it) might be one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. The panna cotta is also highly recommended.

Joshua said...

Sorry - address for Ala Dente
No. 7, Lane 112, Section 1, An Ho Rd., Taipei
02-2702-2903

Benny said...

Went to a pasta place in Ximen called "The Pasta Bar". I think they might have another location somewhere cause the logo looked familiar. Business was okay that night and the menu looked good.

But the food was terrible. Sauce was watery. No flavor or too salty. My girlfriend got milk tea for her drink and it was literally like water and a little bit of milk tea.

so please, anyone reading this don't try a place by that name. Save your money.

edson said...

Yeah difficult to find a good italian restaurant in asia, anyway, anybody knows where in Taipei I can find the italian christmas cake called "PANETTONE", (not pandoro I dislike that), thanks in advance.

Paoloyu said...

Ciao Im Paolo Im italian Im look for a job in Taiwan (Taipei), do you know a italian resturant o italian scool that need a employee ??
Thank a lot

Paolo

ps: If i will came in Taiwan I ll make a party with original italian food

Credit Score Online said...

Makes me really hungry by just looking at those nice photos. Delizioso!

Muenchen Restaurant said...

Italian food myth is that the Italians take just two types of coffee, without any variation. This is not true at all. There are two main types of coffee consumed in Italy (espresso and cappuccino), but there are several versions. The Italians prefer strong coffee, served at a temperature of drinking, not burning Americans consume. Cappuccino is basically the same in Italy and elsewhere. You can do "dark", which is dark, with very little milk, "senza schiuma" which has no foam or "Chiaro", which is light with plenty of milk. Espresso can be customized as well and is available in the following way: "macchiato", adding milk, "the vetro", served in a cup instead of a cup, "lungo", which has more water added ; regolare ", which is regular, express or regular, and" ristretto ", which is very sharp and focused.

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