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Best Italian Restaurants

The wood-burning ovens at Tavola, one of GAYOT's 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

Atlanta

Baltimore

Boston

Chicago

Dallas/Fort Worth

Denver

Greenwich

Houston

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Miami/South Florida

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Napa/Sonoma

New Orleans

New York

Orange County

Orlando

Paris

Philadelphia

Phoenix/Scottsdale

Portland, OR

Sacramento

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco

Seattle

St. Louis

Washington DC



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Chicago

Los Angeles

New York

San Francisco




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