The 12 Greatest Italian Restaurants in America!

"A bottle of white, a bottle of red, Perhaps a bottle of rose instead...."

Everyone loves Italian food from lasagna and spaghetti, to ravioli and manicotti. Italian restaurants are located in every town all over the country, in fact there are probably more Italian restaurants in the United States then there are in Italy! So while you wrap your head that thought, check out our list of the greatest Italian restaurants in right here in America!

2015/07/12
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  • Write your review for Babbo!

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    Babbo
    Location
    110 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10011
    Phone
    (212) 777-0303
    Make Reservation
    Categories
    Italian,Bars
    Business Hours
    Sun:5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Mon:5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Tue:11:30AM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 11:30PM
    Wed:11:30AM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 11:30PM
    Thu:11:30AM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 11:30PM
    Fri:11:30AM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 11:30PM
    Sat:11:30AM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 11:30PM
    Babbo Detail Page >

    Coming in at number 1 is another NYC restaurant and celebrity chef Mario Batali's flagship. The one and only Babbo. Opened in 1998 and located in the heart of Greenwich Village Manhattan, Babbo may be more Italian than most restaurants in Italy. Many of the staff have been trained in Italy, ingredients imported from Italy, and wines directly from... yep you guessed it. A restaurant doesn't get much more Italian than this.

    "...A bottle of red, a bottle of white, It all depends on your appetite.
    I'll meet you any time you want, In our Italian Restaurant."
    - Billy Joel

  • Write your review for Osteria Mozza!

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    Osteria Mozza
    Location
    6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
    Phone
    (323) 297-0100
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    Categories
    Italian,Pizza,Bars,Wine Bars
    Business Hours
    Sun:5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Mon:5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Tue:5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Wed:5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Thu:5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Fri:5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Sat:5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Osteria Mozza Detail Page >

    Located on Melrose Ave in the heart of Los Angeles is chef Mario Battali's award winning Italian restaurant Osteria Mozza - known to all of the celebrities that dine there simply as 'Mozza'. Rightfully named as well since it offers it's own mozzarella bar in addition to more interesting items such as Calf's Brain Ravioli and Squid Ink Chitarra Freddi. Just remember to dress to impress since you're bound to run into a movie star or two.

  • Write your review for Da Marco!

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    Da Marco
    Location
    1520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
    Phone
    (713) 807-8857
    Make Reservation
    Categories
    Italian
    Business Hours
    Sun:
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    Tue:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Wed:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Thu:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Fri:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Sat:5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Da Marco Detail Page >

    Do you like truffle?? You know those expensive mushrooms that supposedly only pigs can sniff out. If so then Da Marcos in Houston is the Italian restaurant for you. Specializing in pasta dishes made with either white or black truffle (depending on the season), Da Marcos is known throughout the lone star state as one of the best Italian restaurants in Texas.

  • Write your review for Davanti Enoteca - River North!

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    Davanti Enoteca - River North
    Location
    30 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone
    (312) 605-5900
    Make Reservation
    Categories
    Italian
    Business Hours
    Sun:7:00AM - 11:00PM
    Mon:6:30AM - 11:00PM
    Tue:6:30AM - 11:00PM
    Wed:6:30AM - 11:00PM
    Thu:6:30AM - 11:00PM
    Fri:6:30AM - 11:00PM
    Sat:7:00AM - 12:00PM
    Davanti Enoteca - River North Detail Page >
    Photo by TabelogNY

    Another Italian restaurant that often appears on greatest lists (and now ours!) throughout the country is Davanti Enoteca in Chicago. Southern Italian cuisine in a rustic environment and a menu that's not comparable outside of Italy itself (it actually comes with its own glossary). To top it all the restaurant has it's own wine store that allows patrons to purchase excellent wine to go with their meal at retail prices, making Davanti Enoteca our greatest quality for the price (try their truffle egg toast shown here).

  • Write your review for Agrodolce!

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    Agrodolce
    Location
    709 N 35th St. (Freemont Ave. N.), Seattle, WA 98103
    Phone
    (206) 547-9707
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    Categories
    Italian
    Business Hours
    Sun:10:00AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Mon:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Tue:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Wed:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Thu:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:30PM
    Fri:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:30PM
    Sat:10:00AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:30PM
    Agrodolce Detail Page >

    Most great Italian restaurants make their own pasta in house. but Agrodolce in Seattle takes it one step further and mills their own grain for the flour in the pasta! With a mission to be ultra organic and an attention to detail, Agrodolce also grows and ferments some their ingredients for their food. And with menu items such as red wheat spaghetti, bluebird grain rigatoni, and grass fed lamb burgers, this may be the healthiest Italian restaurant in the world.

  • Write your review for Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare!

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    Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare
    Location
    3131 S Las Vegas Blvd , Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Phone
    (702) 770-3463
    Categories
    Italian
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    Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare Detail Page >
    Photo by TabelogNY

    Imagine dining on Italian food from award winning chefs inside your own private cabana, next to a lagoon in the middle of the desert. If you're thinking that's only possible in Vegas then you're right! Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare located in the Winn hotel in Las Vegas makes our list of the greatest with some of the best scenery in the country. To top it off, all of their pasta is made in-house, they offer 40 different types of fish (that's right.. 40) and even fly in their shellfish directly from the coast of Italy everyday!

  • Write your review for Del Posto Restaurant!

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    Del Posto Restaurant
    Location
    85 10th Ave., New York, NY 10011
    Phone
    (212) 497-8090
    Make Reservation
    Categories
    Italian
    Business Hours
    Sun:4:30PM - 10:00PM
    Mon:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Tue:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Wed:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Thu:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Fri:11:30AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 11:00PM
    Sat:4:30PM - 11:00PM
    Del Posto Restaurant Detail Page >
    Photo by TabelogNY

    New York City is the mecca of Italian restaurants. Hundreds of them have lined the city streets for over a century. It's home to some of the greatest restaurants in the world, in fact there are 2 NYC Italian restaurants on this list and Del Posto in Manhattan is the first (you'll just have to read on for the other). To give you an idea of how amazing it is, the NY Times awarded it a 4 star rating - the first Italian restaurant out of all in NYC to receive that rating in 40 years!

  • Write your review for Rosamia Ristorante Italiano!

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    Rosamia Ristorante Italiano
    Location
    11730 Jones Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30005
    Phone
    (770) 772-6456
    Categories
    Italian
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    Rosamia Ristorante Italiano Detail Page >
    Photo by www.ajc.com

    Coming from NYC, where Italian food reigns king, it's always great to sample different Italian restaurants around the country. So when an overwhelming number of recommendations came in for one in Georgia, I had to try it out. Just north of Atlanta in the Alpharetta / Johns Creek area is the family run RosaMia Ristorante. Hailed as the most authentic Italian restaurant in Georgia, RosaMia serves up everything from hand cut pappardelle, homemade gnocchi, and roast beef carpaccio to their signature Malva pudding and imported lemoncello gelato. And wouldn't you know, after some investigating it turns out the owners are from New York!

  • Write your review for Noto's Old World Italian Dining!

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    Noto's Old World Italian Dining
    Location
    6600 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    Phone
    (616) 493-6686
    Make Reservation
    Categories
    Italian,Pizza
    Business Hours
    Sun:
    Mon:4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Tue:4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Wed:4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Thu:4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Fri:4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Sat:4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Noto's Old World Italian Dining Detail Page >
    Photo by TabelogNY

    When an Italian restaurant is located in an underground wine cellar, you know it's going to be special. Noto's Old World Restaurant is just that - enjoy a 9 course meal paired with any one (or two) of the 1,200 different bottles of wine while surrounded by the brick arches of the cellar. Then after your meal (remember salad is towards the end in Italy), enjoy a cappuccino and head outside for a bocce tournament with your friends an family... now that's an Italian experience!

  • Write your review for Frasca Food and Wine!

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    Frasca Food and Wine
    Location
    1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
    Phone
    (303) 442-6966
    Make Reservation
    Categories
    Italian
    Business Hours
    Sun:
    Mon:5:30PM - 9:30PM
    Tue:5:30PM - 9:30PM
    Wed:5:30PM - 9:30PM
    Thu:5:30PM - 9:30PM
    Fri:5:30PM - 10:30PM
    Sat:5:00PM - 10:30PM
    Frasca Food and Wine Detail Page >

    Take a Master Sommelier with experience working with the best at The French Laundry in California, and take an award winning chef from a Michelin rated restaurant, bring them together to open an Italian eatery and you have Frasca in Boulder Colorado. Widely regarded as the top restaurant in the area and winner of prestigious awards such as the James Beard award, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson of Frasca (pictured here) easily make our list of greatest Italian restaurants in America.

  • Write your review for Taranta!

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    Taranta
    Location
    210 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
    Phone
    (617) 720-0052
    Make Reservation
    Categories
    Latin American,Italian
    Business Hours
    Sun:5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Mon:5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Tue:5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Wed:5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Thu:5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Fri:5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Sat:5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Taranta Detail Page >

    Everyone loves tasting Italian cooking and learning about Italian cooking and our next restaurant on the list takes this idea to the next level. Taranta in Boston takes so much pride in the freshness and origin of their ingredients that they print a QR code on the plate (in actual squid ink) so patrons can learn about the dish. Simply scan the code with a smartphone and learn about the origins of the fish on your plate or how the vegetables were locally grown. Don't ask us how they do it but it's genius!

  • Write your review for Chef Vola’s!

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    Chef Vola’s
    Location
    111 S Albion Pl, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Phone
    (609) 345-2022
    Categories
    Italian
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    Chef Vola’s Detail Page >
    Photo by TabelogNY

    Our first restaurant on our greatest Italian list is known in the elite circle of Italian restaurants to be one of the best on the East Coast. The problem is, it's been historically impossible to get in. For decades Chef Vola's in Atlantic City, New Jersey was reserved only for casino high rollers, politicians and celebrities. Guests would need to have a special invitation code to dine inside. Situated in an inconspicuous location just outside of Atlantic City, it has opened its doors to the public although limited seating still makes it difficult to get a reservation (there's still even a pass code area on their website).

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