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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants Near Fresno

Updated: July 27, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Fresno. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Fresno. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Fresno!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

The Annex Kitchen

Italian, $$$, FresnoItalian, $$$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Trip 101, 2021

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    Trip 101, 2021

Five Restaurant

Italian, $$$, FresnoItalian, $$$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Mike's Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, FresnoPizza, $$Fresno, Fresno High Roeding
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Annesso Pizzeria

Italian, $$, FresnoItalian, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Popolo's Pizza

Pizza, $$, FresnoPizza, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Ovidios Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, FresnoItalian, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

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    Trip 101, 2021

Piazza Del Pane

Italian, $$, FresnoItalian, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Dicicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzarias

Italian, $$, FresnoItalian, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Andiamo Ristorante Italiano

Italian, $$, ClovisItalian, $$Clovis
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Top pizza choices in Clovis for takeout and dining in

    Hoodline, 2019

Michelangelo's Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, ClovisPizza, $$Clovis
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right Italian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 2478 Fresno restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Fresno restaurant reviews, and 141 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline and Three Best Rated had to say – and applied our boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Hoodline - Fresno's 3 best spots to spend big on Italian food, Three Best Rated - 3 Best Italian Restaurants in Fresno, CA and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Pizza Places in Fresno, CA. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

The Annex Kitchen, L'Aperitif Bistro Fusion, and Parma Restaurant are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for dessert in Fresno.

The Annex Kitchen, L'Aperitif Bistro Fusion, and Parma Restaurant are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in Fresno.

There are 35 Italian restaurants in Fresno.

The Annex Kitchen, Ragazzo's, and L'Aperitif Bistro Fusion are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Fresno.

The Annex Kitchen, L'Aperitif Bistro Fusion, and Parma Restaurant are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in Fresno.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to tomato and arugula salad


    Experts suggest pairing a tomato and arugula salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


Interesting facts

  • The largest pasta ever

    17,417 pounds is the record for the biggest pasta. We hope people were hungry!

  • The origin of pasta

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

  • Celebrating Italian

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Houston Pasta Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Houston, Texas, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

Parking info

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Fresno. 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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