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The 15 Best Italian Restaurants Near Grand Rapids

Updated: July 7, 2022

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Grand Rapids are for you. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in Grand Rapids. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

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Bistro Bella Vita

Italian, $$, Grand RapidsItalian, $$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Licari's Sicilian Pizza Kitchen

Pizza, $$, Grand RapidsPizza, $$Grand Rapids
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Palio - Grand Rapids

Italian, $$, Grand RapidsItalian, $$Grand Rapids, Midtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Buddy's Pizza - Grand Rapids

Pizza, $$, Grand RapidsPizza, $$Grand Rapids
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Big O Pizza & Booze

Pizza, $$, Grand RapidsPizza, $$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Uccello's Ristorante - Downtown

Italian, $$, Grand RapidsItalian, $$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, Grand RapidsItalian, $$Grand Rapids
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Vitale's

Italian, $$, Grand RapidsItalian, $$Grand Rapids, Highland Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Peppino's Pizza

Pizza, $$, Grand RapidsPizza, $$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
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The Kitchen By Wolfgang Puck

American, $$$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Uccello's Ristorante - East Beltline

Italian, $$, Grand RapidsItalian, $$Grand Rapids
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Florentine Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Lounge

Pizza, $$, Grand RapidsPizza, $$Grand Rapids
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Amore Trattoria Italiana

Italian, $$, Comstock ParkItalian, $$Comstock Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Vitale's of Ada

Pizza, $$, AdaPizza, $$Ada
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Peppino's Pizzeria & Sports Grille

Pizza, $$, KentwoodPizza, $$Kentwood
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in Grand Rapids. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 2361 Grand Rapids restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 52 top lists and articles from the likes of Trip 101 and Three Best Rated. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Trip 101 - 8 Best Places To Eat In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Three Best Rated - 3 Best Pizza Places in Grand Rapids, MI and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Italian Restaurants in Grand Rapids, MI. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Bistro Bella Vita, Greco's Pizza, and JT's Pizza & Spirits are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Grand Rapids.

Bistro Bella Vita, Greco's Pizza, and JT's Pizza & Spirits are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Grand Rapids.

Bistro Bella Vita, Greco's Pizza, and JT's Pizza & Spirits are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Grand Rapids.

The highest-rated Italian restaurants for delivery in Grand Rapids are Greco's Pizza, JT's Pizza & Spirits, and Carlos Italian Pizzeria.

Bistro Bella Vita, Greco's Pizza, and JT's Pizza & Spirits are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Grand Rapids.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Italian Chianti

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

Interesting facts

  • National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day in The United States

    If you’re ever in The United Statesduring November, be ready to celebrate National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day. The people of The United States usually celebrate it on the 12 of November.

  • The largest circular pizza ever

    On December 8, 1990, South Africa’s Italian fans celebrated a new world record by the circular pizza, weighing 26,883 pounds.

  • A go-to drink from Italy

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Italy be sure to sample the local campari one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in Grand Rapids. 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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