A Taste of Italy: 3 authetic restaurants to try in Sheffield

In the mood for an authentic Italian dining experience? Sheffield is home to some of the finest Italian eateries that have been serving up traditional dishes for decades. From pizza and pasta to something more rustic, Sheffield has it all to ensure that your dining plans are tasty and traditional. Use #SheffAfter5 to share your favourite places to dine for an ultimate Italian experience.

Mama’s and Leonies - 111-115 Norfolk St

Mama’s and Leonies restaurant currently occupies the site of what was once a Sheffield doctor’s surgery. Opened in 1968 as Mama’s, it was the region’s first pizzeria. Today, as Mama’s and Leonies, it is still one of the best-loved family restaurants offering the highest possible standards of good food and friendly service.

Mama’s and Leonies pride themselves on having purveyed more pizzas than any other restaurant in Sheffield. At Mama’s and Leonies, nothing is too much trouble and anything is possible. Just tell them your preferences and they will have a dish prepared and served up especially for you. Drop by until 10pm Monday to Saturday to experience a whole host of traditional dishes from their humble bistro that is only added to by its abundance of homely framed pictures and parquet floors.

BB’s - 119 Devonshire St

BB’s are proud of their reputation as one of Sheffield's best restaurants that specialise in Italian cuisine. BB's is a family run restaurant, established in 1999, with the class that provides the ultimate dining experience for true lovers of Italian dining.

BB’s bring a true taste of Italy to their customers and are pleased to serve you a meal cooked to your own personal taste from their extensive range of dishes prepared and served by the most experienced of Italian staff. Although BB’s is a Fully Licenced Restaurant, they offer a 'Bring your own wine' option to provide you with the best and most authentic dining experience. Open until 10.30pm Monday to Saturday, BB’s cosy restaurant is the place to try if you’re looking to experience traditional Italian cuisine.

Piccolos - 3 Convent Walk

Piccolos are passionate about good food and wine, insisting on fresh, top quality ingredients. Their menu features many delicious traditional Italian dishes as well as weekly specialities. Piccolos’ Homemade Garlic Bread and Sicilian Panacotta are some of the dishes they are known for amongst their loyal customers, many of whom have been dining with them over the last 16 years.

Set over two floors, Piccolos Italian restaurant is a quality, authentic family-run restaurant, established in 1998 and located on West Street in the heart of Sheffield. A cosy, intimate atmosphere can always be found in the traditionally decorated dining rooms, allowing you to relax and be taken care of by a team that pride themselves on looking after their customers and offering a personal touch to everyone's experience. Open until 11pm most evenings, this relaxed, family-run Italian is definitely worth a try.