Ten Places to Eat in Vicenza, Italy

Once you have arrived and gotten used to being on post, you will get tired of food from the PX and the mess hall. Ederle Inn has breakfast, but you are on your own for lunch and supper (or dinner or whatever you call the evening meal in your house.)

I’m going to help you out a little and give you some suggestions for places to eat. These are some very basic suggestions that are pretty well-known to Americans in the area. This is by no means even a small portion of the restaurants available.

Italian Restaurants

Okay, so technically all the restaurants are Italian, since we are in Italy. These are some that tourists would say were Italian. 🙂

Il Faunos
Viale Della Pace, 364, Vicenza
Open 11:30 AM to 2 PM and 5:30 PM to Midnight
CLOSED Wednesday

Viale Della Pace, 241, Vicenza
Open 11:30 AM TO 2 PM AND 7 PM to 10 PM

Via Luca Della Robbia, 15, Vicenza
Open Tues-Sunday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 6 PM to 1 AM

Mexican Restaurants

Don’t expect too spicy or too “mexicany” food. It is definitely made with the Italian taste bud in mind, but these restaurants might help curb a craving more than Taco Bell!

Hot Cactus Cafe
Viale Della Pace, 318, Vicenza
Open 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Covo Del Ribelle
Viale Della Pace, 307, Vicenza
Open 7 PM to 2 AM

Papa Joe’s
Corso Palladio, 7 c-d, Vicenza
Open 7 PM to Midnight

American Food

Both of these remind me of a basic chain restaurant in the states. Unfortunately, you don’t get the potatoes and salad with your steak for one price. Plan on paying for each item separately!

Road House Grill
Strada Pavana Verso Verona, 81, Vicenza
Open Noon to 2:30 PM and 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Old Wild West
Viridea Garden Center Via Borsellino, Angolo Str. Reg.11, 36040 Torri di Quartesolo
Open 11:30 AM to 3 PM and 6:30 PM to 12:30 PM

Asian Food

Oriental Jin Gu
Japanese, Chinese, and Thai cuisine, all in one place.
Viale Riviera Berica, 447, 36100 Vicenza

(Several locations in Vicenza)
Monte Berico Viale 10 Giugno, 36100 Vicenza
11 AM to 1 PM and 7 PM to 10 PM

A Couple of Things About Eating Out in Italy

Remember that most restaurants don’t stay open all day in Italy. No late afternoon lunches here! Plan on eating your evening meal later than you may be used to in the U.S. The restaurants I have mentioned here are used to Americans and open a bit earlier, but some Italian places don’t open for diner/supper until 7:30 or 8 PM. If you are bringing kiddos, don’t count on the fact that the restaurant will have high chairs. I know that some places do (Il Faunos and Mayflower are two of them.), but many don’t. Nothing worse than trying to eat and chase your bored toddler at the same time!


Buon Appetito!


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  1. How does a family member, sister (new RN) move to Vicenza?

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