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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants Near Cary

Updated: June 21, 2022

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit Cary’s best Italian restaurants. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Cary. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Lugano Ristorante

Italian, $$, CaryItalian, $$Cary
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cary's top 5 Italian spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Italian Restaurants in Cary, NC

    Three Best Rated

V Pizza

Pizza, $$, CaryPizza, $$Cary
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • U-Nation, 2021

    Best Pizza In The Triangle

    U-Nation, 2021

Enrigo Italian Bistro

Italian, $$, CaryItalian, $$Cary
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Italian Restaurants in Cary, NC

    Three Best Rated

Alex & Teresa's Pizzeria & Trattoria

Italian, $$, CaryItalian, $$Cary
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Ricci's Trattoria

Italian, $$, CaryItalian, $$Cary
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Craving seafood? Here are Cary's top 5 options

    Hoodline, 2019

Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria

Italian, $$, CaryItalian, $$Cary
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Babymoon Cafe

Italian, $$, MorrisvilleItalian, $$Morrisville, Perimeter Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Vieni Ristobar

Italian, $$, Holly SpringsItalian, $$Holly Springs
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mamma Mia Italian Bistro

Italian, $$, ApexItalian, $$Apex
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mamma Mia - Holly Springs

Italian, $$, Holly SpringsItalian, $$Holly Springs
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Italian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 3295 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 212 lists and articles from Hoodline, Three Best Rated and U-Nation and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - Craving seafood? Here are Cary's top 5 options, Three Best Rated - 3 Best Italian Restaurants in Cary, NC and U-Nation - Best Pizza In The Triangle. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

The highest-rated Italian restaurants for delivery in Cary are La Grassa Pastificio, Pro's Epicurean Market & Café, and Johnny's Pizza Cary.

V Pizza and Your Pie are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Italian restaurants in Cary.

La Grassa Pastificio, V Pizza, and Johnny's Pizza Cary are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for dessert in Cary.

Lugano Ristorante and Enrigo Italian Bistro are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for Italian cuisine in Cary.

La Grassa Pastificio, Pro's Epicurean Market & Café, and V Pizza are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Cary.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to marinara meatball


    When having marinara meatball, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Italian Chianti, a popular red wine.

Fun facts

  • The world record from Poland

    What happened in October of 2015 you ask? A giant pasta was made which weighed 17,417 pounds!

  • The Houston Pasta Festival

    Where can you find some world-class Italian every May? At the Houston Pasta Festival in Houston, Texas, The United States.

  • A killer pairing

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s pasta you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a sparkling water. The bitter flavors of the sparkling water won’t detract from the flavors of your pasta.

Parking in the area

Finding parking in Cary can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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