Italian restaurants in Brighton and Hove
Aperitivo, antipasto, primo, secondo, contorno, dolce and digestivo are all very common courses to find on an Italian menu and there are numerous Italian options available to you in Brighton and Hove. There are in fact over 20 different options to choose from starting with the ever popular Donatello’s on Market Street, Brighton – then one of our firm favourites is Toppolinos on Church Street in Hove.
Italian restaurants are typified by the simplicity of their dishes, plus in our opinion the professional waitering service which is the norm on the continent.
Main dishes usually have four to eight ingredients and these dishes are delivered with great quality ingredients if the restaurant is doing it correctly. What is usual too is that such great regional dishes are normally passed down through generations, from grandmothers and aunties, then this type of popular cuisine is sensationalised through celebrity cook books, cooking magazines and much more. We are a nation of Italian food lovers!
Different ingredients for Italian cuisine come from fruits, vegetables, meats, potatoes, rice, maize, corn, sausage and sauces in northern Italy and Northern Italian cooking uses less tomato sauce, garlic and herbs and more of the signature white wine sauce. This style of cooking then changes the further south you go into Italy with different ingredients available reflecting the diverse climate variations in the country.
Let us know which is your Italian favourite in Brighton and Hove and please give us your feedback.