Standing proud in the centre of Kapparis is the only authentic international eaterie in the area … Serving traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine, with a fusion of International Mediterranean ideas, using only the finest ingredients, to create tantalising gourmet dishes, at exceptional value for money.
Wine Bar Ristorante
Now in their second decade, building an excellent reputation, with a well established clientele from all over Cyprus, and to many, it’s their favourite !!! I’ve been eating here since they opened and it’s definitely one of mine. These days they are swinging towards a Wine Bar Ristorante, combining a modern family atmosphere in a minimalist design setting, it’s cool and breezy through the summer and warm and welcoming in the winter.
A selection of hot and cold starters, my favourite has to be the Antipasto Misto Alla Just Italian, a Chef’s selection of assorted antipasti to share … tbh there’s too much to mention because they are always launching new dishes, and specials, so you’ll never get fed up of eating here! … oh, and there’s a menu for the kids too!
Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Naturally in an Italian kitchen, a Wood Fired Pizza Oven is a must … it’s the only way to cook your authentic pizza creations to perfection … but one of my favourite features here is the real charcoal oven and grill, which adds natural smoked flavours to the chef’s specialities …
Dry Aged Beef
Specialising in the ever increasing popularity of this new cooking process, prime cuts of Australian or Irish Black Angus are cured and dried in three speciality refrigerators for a minimum of 28 days. The result is the tenderest most flavour enhancing beef you’ll ever taste. It’s an expensive process, that reduces the moisture and in turn weight of the beef so you’ll normally only find it in good steak houses or upmarket delicatessens, and I believe this is the only restaurant serving Dry Aged Beef in the area!
A new addition to the Just Italian kitchen is the Big Green Egg, allowing them to flame grill their meats whilst smoking them under the closed lid to enhance the flavour of these delicious Prime Cuts.
The choices are just amazing … imagine, baby spinach leaves with dry figs, strawberries, sesame seeds, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. That’s the Insalata Spinacci, just one of my favourites!
It’s hard to choose a main course! The pasta is fresh and there’s a gluten free selection the sauces are just tantalising … I love the Carbonara, hmm, or the Risotti Gamberoni with king prawns, fennel and basil pesto.
Prime Beef Cuts
I have to say, their charcoal-fired oven gives the speciality meat dishes that little extra touch of class … You really must try the Picanha, fresh Irish Angus Rib Eye or the Bistecca a’la Fiorentina, prime mouthwatering cuts of beef cooked to perfection and served with oven potatoes and seasoned vegetables … just to die for!
There’s also delicious pork fillet, chicken favourites, fresh fish, like sea bass or salmon, finger licking king prawns, and mind blowing desserts including a fantastic homemade Tiramisu but omg ! the Capricciosa Cake, it’s Hot Chocolate Lava, with almonds, served with mint ice creammmmmm!
Every Thursday evening from 8 pm you can enjoy dinner accompanied by Jazz Addiction a three piece Jazz band with, Piano, Sax & vocals but, please book early to avoid disappointment … check out their Facebook page here … and just in case you missed the awesome Carmen Ghian singing, a bit of Jazz, Blues, and Soul check out her Video …
Owner, Yiannis has carefully selected a variety of Italian, Greek, and Cypriot wines to complement your meal and of course Peroni Beer and aperitifs, after dinner Italian coffees and Liqueurs.
Take Away & Delivery
If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your home, Just Italian welcome orders to take away or for home delivery between 6 pm and 10.30 pm 7 days a week … They also welcome enquiries for special events and private parties … btw check out the videos below if you want your kids to learn how to make you a Pizza 😉
Check out their Trip Advisor Page for great reviews
Open all year
Daily: 12.30 pm ’til 11 pm
Daily: 3.30 pm ’til 11 pm
Closed on Mondays.
You’ll find them at 52, Kennedy Avenue, Kapparis, it’s on the seaside, halfway along, opposite the Pig N’ Whistle pub … See map below …
GPS: 35.054020, 34.009894
At Just Italian, they do things with love!