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The 15 Best Italian Restaurants In Detroit

Updated: July 7, 2022

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Detroit are for you. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in Detroit. Pick one of these Detroit eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

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Giovanni's Ristorante

Italian, $$, Oakwood HeightsItalian, $$Detroit, Oakwood Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

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  • Hoodline, 2019

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Buddy's Pizza

Pizza, $$, DetroitPizza, $$Detroit
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
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La Dolce Vita

Italian, $$, DetroitItalian, $$Detroit
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
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Ottava Via

Italian, $$, CorktownItalian, $$Detroit, Corktown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
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El Barzon

Mexican, $$, DetroitMexican, $$Detroit
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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San Morello

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$Detroit, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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SheWolf Pastificio & Bar

Italian, $$$, MidtownItalian, $$$Detroit, Midtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Andiamo

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$Detroit, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • CultureTrip, 2017

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La Noria Bistro

Italian, $$, DetroitItalian, $$Detroit
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Mootz Pizzeria + Bar

Pizza, $$, DowntownPizza, $$Detroit, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Cork & Gabel

American, $$, Millenium VillageAmerican, $$Detroit, Millenium Village
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

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Buddy's Pizza - Downtown

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$Detroit, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Mario's Restaurant

Italian, $$$, MidtownItalian, $$$Detroit, Midtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
  • USA Today

    Italian

    USA Today
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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La Lanterna

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$Detroit, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Andiamo Gate A-30

Italian, $$, DetroitItalian, $$Detroit
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 11294 restaurants in Detroit, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 792 lists and articles from experts at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Trip Savvy and CultureTrip and more. All with some boam magic. Yes, we even looked at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Romantic Restaurants in Detroit Area, Trip Savvy - The 15 Best Restaurants in Detroit and CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Detroit, USA to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Oak & Reel, San Morello, and SheWolf Pastificio & Bar are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for dessert in Detroit.

Buddy's Pizza, Supino Pizzeria, and Oak & Reel are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Detroit.

Buddy's Pizza, Supino Pizzeria, and Oak & Reel are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Detroit.

Giovanni's Ristorante, San Morello, and SheWolf Pastificio & Bar are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for Italian cuisine in Detroit.

The highest-rated Italian restaurants for delivery in Detroit are Buddy's Pizza, San Morello, and PizzaPlex.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Italian Chianti

    Experts often pair marinara meatball with a glass of Italian Chianti, a popular red wine.

Interesting facts

  • Celebrating Italian

    If you’re a big fan of Italian, then you should definitely consider visiting the Houston Pasta Festivale in Texas, The United States

  • A priceless experience

    The most expensive lasagna costs a whopping$100! Would you be willing to pay$100 for a fancy Diamond and Gold lasagna?

  • pasta history

    We can thank 5,000 .B.C. in China for the much beloved pasta.

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. 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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