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Appetito Trattoria

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Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 347 346
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a hidden gem in Hamra.A very cosy place,it suits winter.All the dishes we ordered were delicious ,and the portions are very generous.We were totally satisfied.I recommend

Thank Reemabd
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice and small Italian restaurant in Hamra region. The decor reminds an old Italian village. The food quality and the service are excellent. The prices are acceptable. Most important is that the customers who wished to smoke went outside (maybe this was due to the fact that there were no ashtrays on the tables...).

Thank ArmLeb
Beirut, Lebanon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

warm welcome. the food is simple but delicious the only negative thing is the view on the street with no sun....

Thank cathbj2016
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Appetite captures the spirit and atmosphere of great Italian trattorie from Italy. This one reminded me of a similar place in Greenwich village without the NY prices. The service is super friendly-everyone is fluent in English. Try the pasta or the pizza. Good Lebanese wine. Very reasonably priced. Located in the heart of the lively Hamra street area. A great... More 

Thank Peter T
Beirut, Lebanon
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's rare to find a good Italian food place in the heart of hamra and Appetito trattoria is just the right place. The ambiance the food the service all made the great dining experience not to mention the beautiful smile on the face of the owner a must try if you're a fan of Italian food.

Thank jmd-build
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is always spot on and satisfyingly delicious. The atmosphere is warm and cosy. My fiancée's and my favorite Italian restaurant in Beirut.

Thank Marc H
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the place, staff and above all the food! Recommendations were in place, meals were top and rich in taste and all aspects. Would definitely revisit :)

Thank Rolande E
Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Rolande E, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to know recommendations were worth it. We hope the rich taste will bring you back for more.... Looking forward to your next visit. On behalf of appetito team, More 

Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing service... surreal food... exquisite ambiance... genuine Italian pizza... a new favorite place !!!

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

Dear tanbih, We are happy to know we are on your favorite place list now :) Thank you for reviewing us and for the kind comments. we are looking forward to your next visit. On behalf of appetito team, More 

Antalya, Turkey
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The restaurant was close to my hotel, so based on reviews I decided to try it. Atmosphere was nice with staff very laid back. Lasagna was tasty especially with a glass of the local house wine. I had to ask for bread, since none was served with the meal. Only two others in the restaurant at the time but two... More 

Thank Mark W
Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Mark W, Thank you for reviewing us. we are lucky your hotel was located next to our trattoria. we are glad to know your experience was a positive one :) and the reviews were Valuable and honest. we hope to serve you when you are visiting Hamra next. On behalf of appetito team, More 

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The staff were very polite.I feel the decor and food were authentic. For example, check red and white tablecloths and pizza cooked in front of us in pizza oven. The pizza base was lovely and crispy. We had some spicy type starter which I thought was very original because I had never ate a similar type in another Italian restaurant.... More 

Thank Bafta1
Ghada H, Owner at Appetito Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Bafta1, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Our aim at appetito is to deliver an authentic Italian experience and we are glad to know we did :) Thanks again and hope to serve you in the near future. On behalf of appetito team, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$45
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 347 346
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?