Italiano is a fairly new Italian pizzeria in Muscat. It is located in Mawaleh next to Al Bahja Complex line while going to The Waves. We went there in Ramadan for iftar one day. The restaurant is quite small and there isn’t much seating space. The ambience is alright. It’s all brown, wicker chairs as well as normal wooden ones, long tables and benches too. The tables have ‘Italiano’ etched on them which I thought was cool.
The menu is extensive and quite impression. For starters we ordered their Buffalo wings and garlic bread with mozzarella cheese. Then we ordered a Penne Pasta. There are a lot of pizza options. We ended up ordering thin crust Philly Steak pizza and meat pizza. No one was in the mood for drinks so one of us ordered a lime soda. For dessert we ordered Chocolate Fudge Cake.
Buffalo wings weren’t that nice but the BBQ sauce that came with it was delicious. The garlic bread was good. I found the bread too soft to my liking. I guess I am just used to having Pizza Hut’s hard bread. The Penne Pasta was amazing. I usually don’t order pasta when I am dining out and this was more of my brother’s order and I ate most of it. The pizza was exquisite both of them and so very light yet filling. The toppings were fresh and my taste buds were blown away, in a good way. The dessert however was a disappointment. I was expecting something much better. The drink was alright too.
We got our bill in such cute little saucer with round cover and an Italian chef/waiter on top. I wish they put it on sale because i wanted to grab one for myself. I can’t remember the correct amount now but maybe it rounded off to RO 12.000 which is such an affordable amount when you’re dinning out with six people.
The staff was okay but they were very caught up because they had a lot of customers and it was getting a little difficult for them to attend to everyone. Also the place is small so if you go there on rush hours, you won’t get a seat and might have to wait for long. I hope they change the venue of the restaurant and get a bigger place and more staff because overall their food is superb and I think everyone should try it. Italiano also does free home deliveries. I will add their number below.
I have been occupied with trying so many other restaurants that I couldn’t make much time but I can’t wait to go back to Italiano for a little more of their awesome pizzas.
Italiano Instagram = italianooman
Italiano Facebook = Italiano
Italiano Contact Number = 24 180 515