If there is one thing Stockholm might enjoy even more than Swedish cuisine, it is Italian food. At present, there are more than 4,700 pizza joints alone in the country with most being in the capital city. Despite the popularity of pizza, it is not the only Italian cuisine that has Stockholm residents drooling. Lasagne, spaghetti, gnocchi, risotto, ravioli, carpaccio, and various kinds of cheese, pastries, and preserves are all very popular too. With Italian food being in such high demand it is a good thing that it can be obtained in a number of ways. From dining at an Italian restaurant and making your own food at home to signing up for a subscription box service, here are three ways to get your hands on the best Italian food in Stockholm.
Dine at a Local Italian Restaurant
The Italian restaurant scene in Stockholm continues to grow and improve. There is no shortage of casual and fine dining establishments that serve up authentic Italian cuisine in all its wonderful forms. You can even seek out your very own Lady and the Tramp complete with red and white checkered tablecloths and candles. Paganini is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in the city and is located in Old Town. Here, delicious cuisine is served in a rustic environment. Another top choice among locals and visitors is Il Molo, an authentic Italian restaurant located in the mall Gallerian. Patrons can indulge in food from all across Italy and the menu includes everything from pasta and meat to chicken and fish dishes.
Make it at Home
Although the Italian restaurant scene in the city is top-notch, there is something extremely fulfilling about making authentic Italian food in the comfort of your own home. Luckily, there are several Italian shops that stock everything needed to prepare scrumptious antipasto, pizza, or pasta dishes. Lokalen in Solna boasts a deli in addition to a bistro and wine bar and Eataly, the local Italian food mecca on Biblioteksgatan, sells a huge variety of Italian ingredients and ready-made food items. If you don’t have access to a pizza oven, don’t despair. You can make a smoky pizza in your smoker using homemade dough and the toppings of your choice. Although it’s not mandatory, investing in a pizza stone might be a good idea when using the smoker as it will absorb any excess moisture from the pizza base.
Sign Up for a Subscription Box
Signing up for a subscription box service is another way to get your hands on Italian ingredients, recipes, and other food items. These subscription boxes are particularly popular among individuals who don’t like shopping or have the time for it as the boxes are delivered right to your doorstep. Although some Italian food-focused subscription boxes contain predetermined items, many are curated according to your personal preferences. It is also often cheaper to obtain your items through a subscription box service than it is to buy them at a local store. There are many subscription box services to consider. Among them is The Italian Club which is known to include items such as pasta, olive oil, sauces, legumes, pesto, pates, and even cured meat in its offerings.
Italian food is very popular in Stockholm. Apart from dining out at one of many esteemed Italian eateries in the city, delicious Italian dishes can also be made at home.