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2019 Best Italian Restaurants
in the U.S.

Lasagnette at Atlanta's Sotto Sotto, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Italian Restaurants in the U.S.

America's Best Italian Food

Italian food is an undeniable part of the American dining landscape. Nearly every neighborhood has its own red sauce joint, run by a local nonna who's been cooking up her famous lasagna the same way for decades. But today's modern Italian restaurants strive for something more, like handmade pastas, rustic regional recipes and exquisite surroundings. Check out GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Italian Restaurants in the U.S., presented in alphabetical order.

Consult GAYOT's guide to Italian food terms for the next time you visit an Italian eatery.

Also, discover the best Italian restaurants near you.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.