What Are the Best Italian Restaurants in Malibu?

December 14th, 2018 by

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If you need an excuse to drive your new Jaguar XE or F-PACE up the Pacific Coast Highway, dining at one of the fine restaurants in Malibu is a pretty good reason. You’ll have quite a few different options when it comes to the type of cuisine, but being big pasta fans here at Jaguar Santa Monica, we suggest that you try one of the Italian restaurants in Malibu. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Italian restaurants in Malibu, from the perfect spot for a cozy candle-lit rendezvous, to bustling cucinas where the whole family will be comfortable. Check out our top Italian restaurants here at Jaguar Santa Monica, then plan the next day with breakfast spots in Santa Monica.

Where to get Italian Food in and Around Malibu

Tramonto Bistro – Offering a cozy ambience, both inside and out on the patio, this popular ristorante is ideal for a romantic dinner, or an outing with the family. Offering traditional Southern and Northern Italian cuisine, homemade pasta, steak and seafood dishes, pizza, and salads. Highlights on the menu include scampi francese, calamari fritti, and gnocchi bolognese. They also offer an impressive wine list. To top it all off try the ice cream which is made at your table. Tramonto Bistro is located at 22235 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Phone: 310-317-6769.

Gravina Malibu – Some of our favorite dishes at this small, family-run ristorante include the risotto with asparagus and shrimp, the classic lasagna, and the linguini with Manila clams and zucchini. The menu is full of delicious options, including chicken parmesan, veal scaloppini, authentic pizza, and of course, a great selection of wines. The warm ambience makes you feel as though you’re a guest at a home in Italy. Gravina Malibu is located at 28925 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Phone: 310-457-0711.

Spruzzo Restaurant & Bar– A nice place to take the family out for spaghetti carbonara, chicken pesto rigatoni, fettuccini alfredo, and traditional Italian pizza cooked in a wood-fire brick oven. The bread they serve is particularly good. The full bar features Italian beer and wines. Offering a wonderful view overlooking the PCH and Zuma Beach, Spruzzo Restaurant and Bar is a favorite of locals. They are located at 29575 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Phone:310-457-8282.

Tra di Noi – Start off with olive tapenade or beef carpaccio, and all the bread you can eat. Then try the pappardelle, gnocchi, or lasagna bolognese. The menu features traditional Italian cuisine, including pizza, and seafood. Dining on the patio is best, and if you’re taking the kids along, the Malibu Country Mart has a playground right there. Tra di Noi is a dog-friendly establishment, so feel free to bring the pup. They are located at 3825 Cross Creek Road, 8A, in Malibu. Phone: 310-456-0169.

Explore the Malibu Area with the Locals at Jaguar Santa Monica

Whether you’re looking for the best coffee shops in Brentwood, or a great place to eat sushi in Santa Monica, Jaguar Santa Monica can point you in the right direction. We know there’s a lot to see and do in the Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, area, and we’re always happy to throw in our two cents. If we didn’t mention your favorite Italian restaurant in Malibu, contact us and let us know. We’re always on the lookout for the best pasta nearby. Buon appetito!

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