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Best Italian Restaurants

The wood-burning ovens at Tavola, one of the Best Italian Restaurants in New York

America has had a long love affair with Italian food. But today’s Italian cuisine in the U.S. is quite different from twenty years ago. Sure, you can still find places with red-and-white checkered tablecloths and Chianti bottles for décor that serve huge portions of fettuccine Alfredo, chicken Parmigiana and breaded eggplant, but modern Italian food is fresh, light and innovative. These lists cover the gamut of the best Italian food from coast to coast.


Top 10 Italian Restaurants:


New York

Orange County

Orlando

Paris

Philadelphia

Phoenix/Scottsdale

Sacramento

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco

Seattle

St. Louis

Washington DC

 

More of the Best Italian Restaurants:

New York

San Francisco


MORE TOP 10 RESTAURANTS
Check out America's best Italian restaurants, including Spiaggia in Chicago

PRIMO PASTA & MORE
Top 10 Italian Restaurants in the U.S.
Today's modern Italian restaurants strive for something more, like handmade pastas, rustic regional recipes and exquisite surroundings.

Check out America's best Italian restaurants!


Check out GAYOT's lists of the Best Pizza Restaurants

PIE IN THE SKY
Where to Find the Best Pizza
Serving everything from the classic pizza margherita to pizzas with goat cheese and fennel, these restaurants have the best pies in town.

Find the best pizza near you!

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RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.