Known as the Border City due to its proximity to Scotland, there is something for everyone in Cumbria's county town. Many tourists use the city as their base to explore the natural beauties and wonders of the nearby Lake District, while others come to see the relics on show at the ancient Carlisle Castle. When it comes to looking for a meal, this might be a small city, but it's got a thriving, vibrant dining scene, and chefs at Carlisle's Italian restaurants in particular are serving up truly divine meals made with top-quality ingredients and polished cooking techniques. Whatever the reason for your meal out, Carlisle's Italian restaurants are sure to have an option you and your dining companions will love. And with Quandoo, you can choose from the best of Carlisle's Italian restaurants and book online in seconds.
Italy loves its midday feasts, so why not join in and indulge yourself in a top-notch lunch at one of Carlisle's Italian restaurants? Whatever you fancy, there'll be something for you. If you only want a light lunch to fill a corner and keep you going for the afternoon, Carlisle's Italian restaurants offer plenty of options like the vegetable-packed classic minestrone soup, antipasti and much more. But if you'd prefer to have a more substantial plateful, then don't miss Sannas on Lowther Street. Open between 11.45am and 2pm every day except Sunday, there are some unusual lunch options on the menu here, such as the pappardelle al cinghiale (fresh pasta sheets bound with a delectable wild boar ragu) and the spicy Sardinian-style sausage in a tomato and basil sauce with gorgeous crusty bread. For a small city, Carlisle's Italian restaurants sure do offer a huge range of innovative and unusual dishes made with love and care, so don't miss out.
Carlisle's Italian restaurants are full of delicious meals to choose from, no matter what your preference is. While the cuisine of Italy might be famous for its pepperoni, salami and other meaty dishes, the range of dining spots here cater to every need. If you're a vegetarian, why not try the gorgeous white wine, tomato and herb button mushrooms on a garlic crouton served at La Mezzaluna on The Crescent? And if you'd like to cleanse your palate with a beautiful dessert after your meal, you can do that too. With the majority of Carlisle's Italian restaurants offering traditional sweet treats straight from the kitchens of Italy – such as tiramisu and chocolate torte – you're sure to quickly find yourself in dessert heaven.
Carlisle is one of England's most remote places, but there is plenty to do in this historic city. If you're seeing a performance at the Sands Centre – the city's premier theatre – then why not head to Franco's for a pre-show meal? Located on Market Street just a short walk away from the city's premier venue the Sands Centre, this shining star among Carlisle's Italian restaurants offers a selection of gorgeous, melt-in-the-mouth dishes. Start with the New Zealand mussels in garlic butter or the mozzarella bread, but be sure to leave room for the authentic pizzas coming next. With toppings like the signature Pizza Franco's (ham, salami, olives, artichokes and anchovies) and the seafood special Pizza Marinara (prawns, tuna, mussels and anchovies) on offer, you'll be spoiled for choice. Whatever your reason for visiting this compact Cumbrian city, there'll be a taste of Italy perfect for you on the menu at Carlisle's Italian restaurants.