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Ristorante L'Imperatore

Ristorante L'imperatore is an Italian restaurant on Olufsvej not far from the Triangle and right next to the Park.


Italian roots

L’Imperatore is owned by Armando Di Raffaele and his wife Denise Dalsgaard. The couple has a lot of experience when speaking of Italian food. They have their own import company and have long been found in Torvehallerne by Italian Deli and Organic.

Armando is practically born into Italian meat pots, as he as a child has spent a lot of time in his father's restaurant in Sicily. In his young teens, before the trip went to Denmark, Armando was head chef in his father's restaurant, and his big dream was to open his own one day.

Armando and Denise have previously owned an Italian restaurant at the port of Dragør and have since opened a restaurant in the northern Italian city of Bolzano. The restaurant is still open today but managed by Armando’s sister, so Armando and Denise can focus on the restaurant L’imperatore on Østerbro.


A piece of Italy on Østerbro

At L’imperatore, which, by the way, means the emperor, there is pure focus on authentic Italian cooking. They do not serve pizza but instead focus on other Italian and especially Sicilian specialties such as fresh homemade fettuccine with wild boar, seafood, red giant prawns or lobster. You can also taste their tasty risotto with squid or homemade ravioli with mushrooms and truffles.


Antipasti, primi, secondi and more

The menu consists of antipasti (starters), Primi Piatti (pasta/risotto) and secondi with either pesce (fish) or Carne (meat), so there is a bit of everything. The same applies to the wine list, which especially focuses on wines from the home country. Here are both Barolos and Brunellos and many other delicacies to explore.

All ingredients are fresh and of high quality. The fruits and vegetables are organic and bread and pasta are always fresh and homemade.


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