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At Baltazar you can dine in the historical surroundings of the old Bazaar, directly behind Oslo Cathedral. The interior of this restaurant is simple, but the curved room and the subdued light create a sheltered atmosphere. The menu is international, with an emphasis on Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Seafood as well as meat dishes are served here. After your main course, do try the cheeses.
If you get tired of the tastes of Norwegian cuisine during your stay at Oslo, and yearn for a taste of Italy, head on over to the Ruffino Ristorante Italiano. Homemade pasta, an excellent selection of wine, and a wide array of appetizers and desserts await you at this oasis of Italian delights. The atmosphere of the restaurant, with soft music and a polite waitstaff, will draw you in, and you'll never want to leave.
If you're heading out for a special evening in Oslo then make Olivia at Hegdehaugsveien one of your stops. As the black placard welcoming you to the restaurant reads, this 'trattoria, pizzeria and enoteca' delivers an authentic Italian experience with style. At Olivia's you will find yourself surrounded by young and cool folks, mostly locals from the elite district. The decor itself is laid out to create an upscale atmosphere that is not just intimate but also rustic. The two-storeyed indoor dining space is dominated by a centerpiece tree, while the garden is interspersed with awnings, heat lamps and elegant patio furniture- perfect to coze up with wine and a blanket on a cold winter evening. But however lovely the setting, the main draw here remains the food, mostly the traditional pizzas. The a la carte lunch menu has all the Italian standbys in place, from the Carpaccio, Insalata Parmigiana, Pizza con Funghi to Pollo Arrosto. Handpicked wines from their personal cellar complement the food with a finesse that makes the dining experience truly unforgettable. So reserve ahead!
Spice up the evenings with some great Italian recipes served with love at Trattoria Popolare. This casual neighborhood place is perfect for the routine get-together of friends as well as a comfortable dining spot for families. The menu comprises of Caprese, Ravioli di Coda di Bue, Saltimbocca and Pepperonata. There are shared platters on offer too where large groups can together partake of the fine food. Delight in the splendid pastas that are made from scratch within the premises or fill up on the numerous beers, wines and drinks from the bar.
Santinos Sjølyst has everything you'd wish from a traditional Italian eatery- home-style food, intimate atmosphere and friendly service. Not hard to spot, this restaurant in Skøyen is a quite popular lunch spot for businesses in the area. The setting is cozy enough but not claustrophobic, and the red themed decor lends the interiors an understated style. From fresh antipasti and traditional pastas to thin-crust pizzas, the menu doesn't run out of options. Even desserts are in place. For those with allergies, the gluten-free pizzas and pastas are a boon!