The Kitchen Equipment List You Need To Open An Italian Restaurant

[ 5 ] August 9, 2019 |

If you’ve ever dreamed about opening a restaurant, or specifically an Italian restaurant, then you’ll know that it takes a lot of planning and commitment.

In fact, the longer you take planning and budgeting the more likely it is that your business will succeed. Moreover, you can download a free budget template and map out your budget by yourself.  The simple fact is that this will allow you to create a business plan that really will work and double your chances of success.

When considering starting your Italian restaurant you’ll need to spend time choosing a location, creating a menu, hiring staff, and making sure you have enough tables and chairs. But, all of this is pointless if you don’t have the right kitchen equipment.

Ideally, you should locate a supplier that will provide the kitchen equipment, food processing equipment, and even the food you need. This will keep things simple and potentially allow you to make cost-savings.

To help you get started and make a success of your business, you should include the following items on your kitchen equipment list:

  • The Range or Grill
  • Oven
  • Pizza oven
  • Deep-fryer
  • Cooler – possible walk-in
  • Large freezer
  • Saucepans of all varieties
  • Baking trays
  • Pizza screens
  • Ladles, tongs, and pizza paddle
  • Whisks
  • Selection of knives and pizza cutters
  • Shelving units – preferably easy clean ones
  • Cleaning products – hygiene is essential in your kitchen
  • Plates and bowls of all sizes
  • Mixing bowls
  • Additional lighting – may be necessary depending on the previous use of your building
  • Sinks
  • Cutting boards
  • Food storage containers

Don’t forget that stainless steel is generally one of the best options for your commercial kitchen. They are easy to clean, hygienic, and surprisingly forgiving.


There may be extras on this list that will be unique to your menu. For example, you may want a lasagna machine to help you make sheets of lasagna. You’ll need to consider these when creating your kitchen equipment list.

In fact, it’s a good idea to have a practice run at home making the recipes, this will highlight which products you really need when creating a menu for many people at the same time.

You should also consider the size of your restaurant. A small establishment may find 4-6 burners is enough, a large one may want to double that. If funds are tight then you can always make sure you are able to expand your capacity and equipment if necessary.

It is worth noting that although the prices will look attractive, second-hand kitchen equipment is not usually a good investment. You’ll have no warranty with it and may find it stops working on opening night, causing you a real headache.

Finally, don’t forget to consider the size of your kitchen and how it will be laid out. You need to fit all the essential equipment in and allow plenty of room for people to move around, there will be lots of people coming and going!

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  1. Jasmine says:

    This post is suitable for commercial kitchen tools. If you a going to open the commercial kitchen this post and list definitely help you.

  2. It’s great that you talked about what equipment you’d need to open a restaurant. Recently, one of my cousins mentioned he’s interested in investing in a restaurant idea. One of his friends talked him into it, but I think it’s important for him to learn about what kind of equipment he’d need, so I’ll be sure to share this with my cousin. Thanks for the tips about how to start a restaurant.

  3. its very valuable information. Thank you for with us.

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