Are dogs allowed in restaurants in Italy?
The short answer is yes!
Dogs are welcome almost anywhere in Italy, including on public transit (sometimes in a bag or with a muzzle, so always check before you plan your trip), in many hotels, and inside restaurants.
In fact, I can’t remember ever being turned away from a restaurant in Italy with my dog – and we’ve spend a cumulative 6+ months exploring the country.
The only places in Italy where you won’t generally see dogs are churches and supermarkets (though I have heard of people taking their dogs in supermarkets).
A few of my favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Italy:
Osteria Piazzetta delle Erbe (Assisi)
Da Remo (Rome)
Gelateria del Teatro (Rome)
Pizzeria Assaje (Bergamo)
Bam Bar (Taormina)
Da Michele (Naples)
Other resources for traveling in Italy with your dog:
:: Taking the train with your dog in Italy
:: Taking the bus with your dog in Italy
:: The most (and least) dog-friendly countries in Europe