The Italian cuisine is a popular choice when deciding to go out for dinner, and the number of options available can make it a tough decision.

But we’re going to try and simplify it for you.

That’s why News Shopper has compiled a list of the 10 best Italian restaurants in Bexley – according to customers.

These are Tripadvisor reviews, so they do not reflect the views of News Shopper itself but that of those who have visited these restaurants.

So, without further ado, here is the top 10 list:

All photos used in this article are credited to Google Maps.

1. Melucci’s

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Where to find it: 55 Bexley High Street

What reviewers say: “My wife and I were treated to an evening meal at Melucci’s. The quality of the food was excellent with a good menu choice. It was a very enjoyable evening with top notch food.”

“We had a lovely meal here – staff are extremely friendly and the food is fantastic. Traditional Italian food and big portions! It’s also bring your own. We will be back!”

2. Mario’s Pizzeria

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Where to find it: 148 Station Road, Sidcup

What reviewers say: “Have dined in and have also taken away, and both times I’ve been impressed by the quality of the pizzas. They make some seriously good pizzas and would recommend Mario’s for anyone looking for an authentic pizza.”

“We’ve been coming here for years now and we thought it’s about time we left a review. The place is fantastic. Great food, excellent service, relaxing ambience. We thoroughly recommend it. Make sure you book ahead as it’s very popular with the locals.”

3. Cinquanta

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Where to find it: 59 Sidcup High Street

What reviewers say: “Great food at good prices. We must support our local restaurants, especially when they are as good as this.”

“Great to see when an owner really loves what he does! Amazing food and very nice people. [Cinquanta is] our main destination for a quiet family dinner.”

4. Toscana

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Where to find it: Station Road (DA15 7DH)

What reviewers say: “The food is amazing and such lovely staff. This is a MUST. Very reasonable prices too. Fantastic wine list.”

“Absolutely outstanding meal, superb pasta dish and the tiramisu was to die for. Very good service and an excellent choice on the menu.”

5. Cuore Food from the Earth

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Where to find it: 278 Broadway (DA6 8BE)

What reviewers say: “Super affordable for what you get - £5 for a decent sized pasta dish – really nice food and really cosy inside.”

“Great atmosphere, friendly, great food and good vibes. I will definitely go back. [Cuore Food from the Earth is] a lovely and friendly place for a meeting or just a catchup.”

6. Da Peppino

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Where to find: 125 – 129 Bellegrove Road, Welling

What reviewers say: “Excellent service, warm and friendly atmosphere. Food to a very high standard. Went for lunch and will be returning again with family and friends next time.”

“What a good choice this was. A large restaurant, lots of tables, very busy. Friendly and attentive staff. Good menu, loads of choice. All four of us said what great food [they had]. Well cooked, ample size. Not cheap but well worth it.”

7. La Cucina

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Where to find it: 160 Halfway Street

What reviewers say: “Sweet local Italian restaurant. We had really nice tasting food, great service, and a friendly, relaxed environment.”

“It’s always nice to have a good local restaurant, and this is one of them. Happy to take friends and family here. Good food, good service.”

8. Ferrari’s

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Where to find it: 2 Bexley High Street

What reviewers say: “The food was really good and everything was fresh. If you want good food, come here [and] you won’t regret it.”

“Really nice, cosy little restaurant and the food was perfect! Really fast service despite a few big groups around us and they even made a pizza to takeaway, even though they don’t usually offer this. Very friendly staff [and] would highly recommend.”

9. Stuzzichini

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Where to find: 245 Broadway (DA6 8DB)

What reviewers say: “My wife and I went for a meal on Friday night and had a fantastic experience. Everything was faultless, from the warm welcome, to the lovely atmosphere, to the delicious food, wine and brilliant service. We actually felt like we spent a couple hours in Italy, can’t wait to go back again.”

“Had a lovely meal here. They do lovely smaller dishes, which really suits a smaller appetite. We share three dishes together with a dry glass of rosé in lovely, elegant thin glasses.”

10. Caffe Nuovo

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Where to find it: 123 Station Road, Sidcup

What reviews say: “Customer service was exceptional and overall I had an amazing time. Definitely check it out!”

“We popped in here for a quick coffee with a baby in a buggy and ended up with some cake and ice cream as well. Very friendly staff and great coffee.”