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Appetito Trattoria

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Hamra | Mahatma Gandhi Street, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 347 346
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Description: Located in the vibrant yet warm Hamra neighborhood, Appetito Trattoria is...
Located in the vibrant yet warm Hamra neighborhood, Appetito Trattoria is a cozy escape from the hustle bustle world, right in the middle of the city. The design concept is a homey, rustic, Italian trattoria, and the food is wholesome and always fresh.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Homey concept

I am a regular visitor of Appetito. It is my favorite italian restaurant i highly recommend it to Italian food lover: good food, friendly staff, and a cozy ambiance if you feel like you are in the Italian countryside. Theor tiramissu & shrimp risotto cannot be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am a regular visitor of Appetito. It is my favorite italian restaurant i highly recommend it to Italian food lover: good food, friendly staff, and a cozy ambiance if you feel like you are in the Italian countryside. Theor tiramissu & shrimp risotto cannot be missed.

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Pavia, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went with friends and most were Italian. We had the grilled scampi and it was like rubber. The pasta was not al denote and the sauce was like something from a jar. Worst is the fawning service. We were asked if we would pose for a picture for their monthly magazine or blog. We said "no". But had to... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

dirty trottoir , cold food , expensive ,friendly staff ,but we had to change our bill 2 times as it had items we never ordered

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Beirut, Lebanon
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16 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Appetito is one of our favorite stand-by restaurants in Beirut. Good pizzas, pastas and risottos, and really nice staff.

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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear PickyNomad, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are proud with your endorsement and happy that we continuously meet your expectations and give you a reason to come back. We will pass your compliments to the staff. See you soon, On behalf of Appetito Trattoria team, More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This restaurant is a gem! In the streets of trendy Hamra, it is a perfect place for dinner or lunch. The food is amazing, true Italian taste! You can find both Lebanese and Italian wines in the wine selection. Big variety of pizzas (thin crust) and pastas. I highly recommend the chocolate fondant for dessert.

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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear MiM176, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We value your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the place, our pizza and pasta selection, and Fondente al Cioccolato. Thank you for classifying us “perfect place for dinner or lunch”. Looking forward to serving you in the near future. On behalf of Appetito Trattoria team More 

London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Found this one in Hamra, the heart of old Beirut. But it could be in Naples. Thin pizza with real taste, tiramisu to die for and a relaxed service style. We loved the place and will come back when we next pas through Lebanon. Can't fault it. We ate inside but there are lovely pavement tables for summer.

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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Chrisg59, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our aim is to offer our clienteles a cozy experience and a taste of Italy in the middle of Beirut. We are glad to know we did it. We are proud you liked our pizza and Tiramisù Looking forward to serving you when visiting next. On behalf of Appetito... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Coming from the states and having traveled to europe and italy yet nothing like this taste and flavour! From its exotic looks to the exotic tastes its one "a must" experience when u visit beirut! Cheers mates

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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Marvyyyyy, Thank you for recommending us to travelers. We are glad you liked our menu and enjoyed the food‘s taste and presentation. Looking forward to serving you when visiting next. On behalf of Appetito Trattoria team More 

Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had dinner with some of my friends earlier last month and I loved it ! The super cute homey-like decoration, the warmth of the waiters and restaurant owners and the deliciousness of the food ! Italian traditionally made; on-sight-wood-oven, high tables, bar side seats and regular indoor and outdoor tables. We had appetizers, a couple pasta plates and a... More 

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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Ange S, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are proud with your endorsement and happy that you liked our homey rustic decoration, atmosphere and food. Our aim is to deliver a positive experience and we are glad we did. Wishing you the very best & looking forward to serving in the near future. On behalf... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One word to describe the place PERFECT their wooden pizza are amazing and extremly light, great food, friendly and professional staff. Strongly Recommended

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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear RoyH05, Thank you for recommending us to Italian food lovers. We are flattered with your kind comments. Our aim is to deliver a true Italian experience. We are glad to know that we were up to your expectations, that you appreciate our wood pizza and the friendliness & professionalism of our staff. Looking forward to serving you soon On... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was our first time at this restaurant, and it was absolutely amazing. The service, atmosphere and food were exceptional. This is a must try place while in Beirut!

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Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Stepheny E, Thank you for the nice words and for taking the time to review us. It is pleasant to know that you enjoyed our service, atmosphere and food. Our aim at Appetito is to offer our customers a memorable experience and we are glad we did, Looking forward to serving you in the near future. On behalf of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hamra | Mahatma Gandhi Street, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 347 346

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

Located in the vibrant yet warm Hamra neighborhood, Appetito Trattoria is a cozy escape from the hustle bustle world, right in the middle of the city. The design concept is a homey, rustic, Italian trattoria, and the food is wholesome and always fresh.

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