Provincia: Homemade Italian Goodness

For those of you looking for a delicious dining experience outside the Beirut area, you simply must try Provincia. Located in the Kaslik district, Provincia is a hidden gem serving fresh and delicious Italian food. Adding to that its homemade pasta and cozy décor, this restaurant brings Italy to you on a silver platter.

The venue is as cozy and homey as can be. Peach, salmon, and brick red colors flood the place; whether it’s the grandiose floral arrangements at the entrance, the pale-colored walls, or the eye-catching lamps and cushions, every element complements the other to create a warm and inviting ambiance. Decorative elements are carved out of wood in the ceiling and on the walls, and no area is left bare; ornaments are places here and there, filling up the entire venue with personal touches and attention to detail. I even found the restrooms to be incredibly charming. The atmosphere is very calm with dim lighting and soft, low music.

The food menu is quite a delight. You can choose from a wide range of antipasti, pizza, pasta, and desserts. The best part is that everything is delicious. My personal favorites though are the rocket salad to start with; with fresh rocket leaves, cherry tomatoes, parmesan shavings and a delicious vinaigrette dressing. Two pizzas I loved are the anchovy pizza and the campangola pizza which is worthy of seconds. It is perfect for garlic lovers, with cheese, mushrooms, and a touch of basil. The handmade, fresh pasta is very popular at Provincia, especially the tagliatelli al polo. The pasta is cooked to al dente with a delicious creamy sauce and bits of chicken and mushrooms – it’s not a platter to be missed. The porcini risotto is a must-try as well. It is rich, creamy, and absolutely appetizing. I suggest you share your main courses to get a taste of everything. Leave some room for the tiramisu at the end.

The portions are generous, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the serving time is agreeable.

This is a nice place for a first date, a dinner with friends or family, or even for a casual lunch. The best part is that it serves delicious high quality food for very affordable prices.

Dress code is casual or smart casual.

Price per person including drinks is approximately 30 USD.

Rating: 4/5

For reservation:  +961 1 223 232

If you have been to Provincia, please leave a comment on the page, letting us know how your experience was and how you think the venue can improve