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IL Tempio Italian Restaurant

The best Italian food in Barbados

The late great opera singer Luciano Pavarotti was so impressed with IL Tempio Italian Restaurant that he called it 'the best Italian food in Barbados'. Ideally located beachfront on Barbados spectacular West Coast IL Tempio was also featured in Conde' Nast Traveler as 'one of the coolest beachfront restaurants in the Caribbean.

While the New York Times' Frommer's review describes it as 'a restaurant where the chef's light touch is ideal for tropical dining, an Italian experience not to be missed!'.

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About IL Tempio Italian Restaurant

IL Tempio Italian Restaurant is located beachfront in Fitts Village on Barbados tranquil West Coast mere feet away from some of the most gorgeous white sand you'll imagine. This restaurant specialise in Italian, Seafood and Vegetarian Cuisine served from a wonderful open-air setting.  

Seasonal entertainment and elegantly casual atmosphere further enhances the ambiance of this magical Italian restaurant and beach bar. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Opening hours for lunch is 12:00 to 2:30 pm, close on Monday. Dinner runs from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm, close on Monday.
Happy hours runs daily from 4:00 to 6:00pm and 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Fridays and Sundays.

IL Tempio Restaurant Sample Menu


  • Bruschetta Allanapoletana - French Garlic Bread Toasted, Oven Baked with Cheese and Tomato   
  • Millefoglie DI Mozzarella - Fresh Mozzarella Cheese with Tomato Sweet Basil and Oregano
  • Sinfonia AL Profumo DI Mare - Trio of Smoked Salmon, Avocado Mousse, Marinated Shrimps with Parmesan Shaven, Calamari and Octopus Salad in Olive Oil

Main Pasta Dishes

  • Agnolotti Con Pere E Gorgonzola - Homemade Pasta Stuff with Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese in a Cream Walnut Sauce
  • Ravioloni All A Sorrentina - Homemade Pasta Stuff with Ricotta Cheese and Asparagus in Cherry Tomato and Sweet Basil Sauce
  • Spaghetti Alla Chittarra Allo Scoglio - Homemade Spaghetti with Shrimps Calamari and Octopus in a Fresh Tomato  Sauce and Chives
  • Strozzapreti ALL' Aragosta - Homemade Pasta with Fresh Local Lobster in a Tomato Sauce

Main Dishes

  • Tranci DI Pesce All A Mediterranea - Grilled Catch of the Day with Cherry Tomatoes and Sweet Basil Served with Steamed Broccoli and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.                                                                                                     
  • Pesce Alla Mugnaia - Catch of the Day in a Butter, Lemon and White Wine Sauce Served with Saute' Carrots and Fried Eggplant
  • Fritura Di Gamberoni E Calamari -'Panko' Encrusted Deep Fried Jumbo Shrimps and Calamari
  • Petto Di Pollo Con Conchiglioni Alla Pizzaiola - Seared Chicken Breast Strips with Bread Crumbs, Cherry Tomato and Capers Served with Jumbo Shell Shape Pasta
  • Salsiccia Al Vino Rosso Confunghi E Patate - Homemade Mild Spicy Italian Sausage in a Red Wine Sauce Served with Saute' Mushroom and Potato


  • Bread and Butter Pudding with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Rum Caramel Sauce
  • Banana Spring Rolls - with Vanilla Ice Cream and Coffee Caramel Sauce
  • Mango and Coconut Cheesecake

Please NB: This is a sample menu items on the menu may change.

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