Best Italian Restaurants

By Gayot Editors

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.

Where to Find the Best Pizza Near You

Serving everything from the classic pizza margherita to pizzas with goat cheese and fennel, these restaurants have the best pies in town.