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Find The Best Italian Restaurants Near You

Find pizza, pasta, caprese, and more delicious Italian food in your area.

Our directory site features an extensive selection of top-rated Italian eateries. Visitors can browse through detailed profiles complete with descriptions, images, hours of operation, and ways to get in touch. Search by location to discover restaurants with the amenities you desire:
  • Dine-In
  • Take Out
  • Delivery
  • Drive Thru
  • Order Online
  • Taco Truck
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Full Bar
  • Beer & Wine Only
  • Takes Reservations
  • Serves Breakfast
  • Accessible

Learn About Classic Italian Dishes

Ossobuco is an Italian dish that originated in Milan. It is a hearty and flavorful meal made from cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine, and broth.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is is an online platform that provides comprehensive information on top-tier Italian restaurants across the United States.

What are some popular Italian appetizers?

Popular Italian appetizers include Bruschetta, Caprese Salad, and Antipasti plates featuring cured meats, cheeses, olives, and marinated vegetables. Other favorites include Seafood Calamari and Gnocchi, small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour.

What are the must-try dishes at Italian restaurants?

Classic dishes that are a must-try at Italian restaurants include Pasta dishes like Spaghetti Carbonara and Lasagna, Risotto, a creamy rice dish often served with seafood or mushrooms, and Ossobuco, a braised veal shank dish. Authentic pizzas, especially from regions like Naples, are also a must-try. Desserts such as Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, and Cannoli are irresistible.

What should I look for in an Italian restaurant's menu?

An authentic Italian restaurant’s menu should feature a variety of antipasti (starters), a selection of pasta dishes, meat and seafood options, and traditional Italian desserts. The presence of regional dishes and ingredients is a good sign of authenticity. Look out for dishes from specific regions, like Tuscan meatballs, Sicilian bread, or Emilia-Romagna pastas.

What are some popular Italian beverages?

Popular Italian beverages include wine, particularly reds like Chianti and Barolo, and whites like Pinot Grigio. Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine, is also popular. Espresso is a staple in Italy, often enjoyed after a meal. Limoncello, a lemon liqueur from Southern Italy, is also a popular after-dinner drink.

Are there kid-friendly options at Italian restaurants?

Yes, many Italian restaurants offer kid-friendly options. Classic choices include spaghetti with tomato sauce, cheese pizza, and fettuccine Alfredo. Many restaurants also serve smaller portion sizes of their main dishes suitable for children.

What are factors to consider when choosing an Italian Restaurant?

Consider factors such as the restaurant’s reputation, customer reviews, authenticity of the dishes, variety on the menu, quality of ingredients used, location, ambiance, and value for money. Check our website for help in making this decision!

How do I know if an Italian restaurant is authentic?

Authentic Italian restaurants often have menus in both Italian and English, offer a variety of regional dishes from across Italy, use high-quality, fresh ingredients, and have an extensive wine list. The presence of Italian staff or a chef from Italy can also indicate authenticity.

I own an Italian restaurant. How can I get listed?

To be featured, simply fill out our submission form on the join page. Our team will review your submission and reach out to you promptly.

How do I find Italian restaurants?

To discover Italian restaurants, visit the search page, simply enter your zip code or city, and hit the search button to utilize our search function.