Beijing Restaurant Guide:
Dining and Eating Out in Beijing

Italian Restaurants in Beijing

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Assaggi Restaurant, Beijing The pick of Beijing’s Italian restaurants, Assagi offers mouth-watering meals, superb service and a bright, cheerful, modern design.
Spread over two floors, including an outdoor rooftop terrace, the restaurant makes excellent use of natural light and is a sophisticated place to eat by day or night. Lunchtime offers the best value for money with three excellent business lunches on offer, the most expensive being a three course option for ¥99. Meanwhile, although relatively succinct, the a la carte menu offers a sumptuous selection of meals with an average main course around ¥120-150.
Ph. (010) 8454 4508 Open: 11:30-14:30; 17:30-23:00
Address: 1 Sanlitun Bei Xiaojie Subway: Agricultural Exhibition Center
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去尝试,谢谢。地址:三里屯北小街1号。
Luce
Luce Cafe, Beijing A delightful little restaurant, Luce boasts a fresh, bright, relaxed and inviting interior with white the dominant color.
Hidden behind an almost imperceptible entrance on Jiugulou Dajie, plants give the place a chilled vibe and a skylight provides a romantic atmosphere. The small but quality menu has a few pastas and risottos reasonably priced at ¥30-40, while scrumptious chicken and fish dishes cost ¥70-80. Bottled beer ranges from ¥20 for Tsing Tao to ¥40 for Hoegaarden, while spirits are cheap at ¥20-25 and there is also a quality wine selection on offer. Luce is a good spot for day-time business meeting with spacious tables and lots of natural light and is also a romantic place for a night-time date.
Address: 138 Jiugulou Dajie Subway: Gulou Ph. (010) 8402 4417 Open: 12:00-1:00
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去潞溪,谢谢。地址:旧鼓楼大街138号 (鼓楼桥南350米)。
Peter Pan Restaurant
Peter Pan Restaurant, Beijing An average Italian restaurant, Peter Pan makes some passable pastas, pretty good pizzas and not much else of note.
With red-table cloths, sturdy wooden tables and chairs and wine bottle lined alcoves in the walls, the interior could feel homely if you ignore the ugly ceiling and the drone of the air-conditioning. Pastas and risottos are a little overpriced at around ¥50, while large pizzas start at ¥65 and meat-based dishes sell for around ¥80. Seating inside the restaurant is non-smoking – rather strange for Beijing. Peter Pan does boast good waiters who go about their job efficiently but unobtrusively.
Ph. (010) 6465 1661 Web: www.peterpanrestaurant.com Open: 11:00-22:30
Address: 5 Sanlitun Xiwujie Subway: Agricultural Exhibition Center
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去意大利餐厅,谢谢。地址:三里屯西五街5号。
Annie’s Restaurant
Annies Restaurant, Beijing A restaurant chain that manages to conjure a family-run feel, Annie’s serves simple and tasty Italian cuisine.
The pastas and risottos are filling and great value at around ¥40, while the meat and fish-heavy main courses aren’t quite as good value but still satisfy at an average of ¥80. Fresh salads and assorted appetizers cost ¥20-30. Bottled beer is very cheap at ¥10-15 while a bottle of the house wine is around ¥90. Annie’s bills itself as a family-friendly enterprise with small play areas for children, which might be a blessing for parents but a nightmare for other patrons. Lingering waitstaff can be a little disconcerting, though the service is very efficient. Multiple locations in Beijing – see website for details.
Ph. (010) 6503 3871 Web: www.annies.com.cn Open: 11:00-22:30
Address: 16 Dongsanhuan Lu Subway: Agricultural Exhibition Center
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去安妮,谢谢。地址:东三环路16号 (农展馆正门南侧)。