Every March 21 the sweetest palates celebrate Tiramisu Day. Although Italy’s most famous dessert has questionable origins, its simple preparation and luscious ingredients have taken the world by storm. Who doesn’t melt along with the first bite of layered sponge cake soaked in coffee, with its creamy mascarpone and subtle bitterness of cocoa powder?
According to the Tiramisu Academy, the word derives from the Italian “tirami su,” which translates to “pick me up.” And that is exactly what this dessert does with each bite. So, if you need your spirits lifted, here are 10 of the best places for tiramisu in the city for you to try.
Since 2012, Macelleria Roma has been known for the homemade flavors of their Italian food, and naturally, that includes their Brooklyn tiramisu. This unmissable dessert is a house favorite with its creamy texture and traditional recipe that uses coffee, as well as garnish of raspberries.
Orizaba 127, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5574 1461
A good plan for a spring afternoon is to visit the terrace of La Loggia with its view of Lincoln Park and order the tiramisu made from savoiardi biscuits with Marsala, mascarpone, and a touch of cocoa powder. Pair your dessert with a cabernet sauvignon or sparkling wine, and toast the sunset.
Av. Emilio Castelar 44, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5280 4807
Authentic Italian cuisine from the Piedmont region comes to Mexico with a finely curated selection. Quattro, located inside the JW Marriot hotel in Santa Fe, offers a menu focused on homemade pastas and Mediterranean seafood. To close any of their main dishes, we recommend you order their classic Piedmontese tiramisu accompanied with coffee ice cream.
Av. Santa Fe 160, Santa Fe, Cuajimalpa
T. 55 9177 9727
La Fabbrica di Tiramisú
Any true fan of this famous Italian dessert simply must try La Fabbrica di Tiramisú. In Mexico they are known as the “creators of flavored tiramisu” with options ranging from matcha, carajillo, Bailey’s, eggnog, caramel, and amaretto. We can’t get enough of the tiramisu with Oreo and Nutella cookies and the one with Frangelico liqueur.
Calz. del Hueso 859, Coapa, Coyoacán
T. 55 1059 9108
Farina began in 2010 as a casual neighborhood pizzeria. We recommend starting with their Margherita pizza fresh out of the oven and then finishing with either the red berry and mascarpone tiramisu or chocolate and pistachio tiramisu. And don’t be shy on the aperitifs or digestifs with both Cinzano or Amaro Averna available.
Av. Altavista 147, San Ángel Inn, Álvaro Obregón
T. 55 5088 2079
Sepia Cucina Italiana
A chance to try the tiramisu from one of the best Italian restaurants in the world according to renowned gastronomic guide Gambero Rosso. Run by Chef Julián Martínez, the place has a pleasant terrace in the Roma neighborhood where you can enjoy a tiramisu made with vanilla sponge cake and espresso.
Sinaloa 170, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 9299 4040
With a kitchen inspired by the rustic traditions of Florence, you will experience a classic trattoria at Negroni. The pasta is prepared fresh at the table, alla ruota, in a wheel of Parmesan cheese. Afterwards, you can’t miss the traditional tiramisu. If you fall in love with its sweet flavors they also offer delivery to your home.
Anillo Periférico 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón
T. 55 5929 3388
Fratelli La Bufala
Many of us already know that Fratelli La Bufala has the best Neapolitan pizzas in Mexico City. And the dessert list does not disappoint either. Nutella pizzas, panna cotta, and, of course, an exquisite tiramisu made with homemade ladyfingers soaked in espresso, mascarpone, and cocoa.
Galileo 31, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5281 1418
Alfredo di Roma
In the famous restaurant and bar of the Hotel Presidente InterContinental you will find a traditional recipe tiramisu, prepared with red berries, Illy espresso, and Marsala. The chef recommends pairing it with a Malvasía vin santo, its sweet and velvety flavor the perfect match for enjoying every bite to the fullest.
Campos Eliseos 218, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5327 7766
The cozy and intimate atmosphere of Ristorante Intervallo makes for a perfect night in true Italian style. One of the jewels of San José Insurgentes for more than 10 years, this restaurant is famous for its Florentine tiramisu with mascarpone and coffee liqueur; an exquisite finish to some spaghetti alla marinara or prosciutto and arugula pizza.
Sagredo 162, San José Insurgentes, Benito Juárez
T. 55 5593 6616