No. 9 Da Antonio

TOP 30 PLACEMENT AFTER 3 YEARS. Meschino family restaurant Da Antonio – a veteran not only in the restaurant market but also in the list of the Best 30 restaurants in Lithuania. The restaurant, consistently in the rankings for five years, jumps over ten positions this time, securing the 9th place.

3 WORDS BEST DESCRIBING THE RESTAURANT: Simple, tasty, and flavorful.


Head chefDmitrij Babenko
Managing directorAntonio and Asta Meschino
Type of cuisineModern Italian cuisine
Working hoursI–VII 12.00–23.00
AddressVilniaus st. 23, Vilnius
Average starter price19–25 eur
Main course average price20–48 eur
Tasting menunot available
Capacity (seated)40 guests
Children welcomeof all ages
Terraceyes, seats 24
Breakfastnot available
Business lunchnot available
Dog friendlyyes

Place in 2016 No. 21
Place in 2017 No. 24
Place in 2018 No. 16
Place in 2019 No. 19

WHY WORTH VISITING? Da Antonio is an Italian à la carte restaurant where traditional Italian cuisine is presented in a modern way. Chef Dmitrij Babenko emphasizes the importance of excitingly presented, modern versions of simple dishes like pasta and ravioli. The restaurant, with significant experience, attracts both new and returning customers, including the children of regular patrons.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE MENU? While the restaurant's menu is broad, it constantly evolves with addition of new dishes. Chef Dmitrij prioritizes the harmony of ingredients and character in all dishes, created through spices. New dishes undergo tasting by the kitchen team, waitstaff and owners before being offered to guests as specials. The restaurant takes pride in having the country's only water menu, offering a wide selection to complement the chosen dishes.

GUESTS RETURN FOR the flavors and the unique signature of the restaurant.

WHO WORKS IN THE KITCHEN? Dmitrij Babenko has led the kitchen at Da Antonio for about 18 years, starting his journey at Stikliai restaurant and later working in one of Antonio Meschino's restaurants before becoming the head chef at Da Antonio. The kitchen boasts one of the best and stable teams in Vilnius, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a cohesive and supportive working environment.

Photos by Robertas Daskevičius