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The 9 Best Italian Restaurants Near North Raleigh

Updated: June 14, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in North Raleigh. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in North Raleigh. Pick one of these North Raleigh eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria

Italian, $$, North RaleighItalian, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Italian spots in Raleigh

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Craving pizza? Here are Raleigh's top 3 options

    Hoodline, 2020

Cafe Tiramisu

Italian, $$, North RaleighItalian, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Milton's Pizza and Pasta - Raleigh

Pizza, $$, North RaleighPizza, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Pizza Places in Raleigh, NC

    Three Best Rated

Dantes Italiano

Italian, $$, North RaleighItalian, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Nina's Ristorante

Italian, $$, North RaleighItalian, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Bruno Restaurant

Italian, $$$, North RaleighItalian, $$$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Vivace

Italian, $$, Six ForksItalian, $$Raleigh, Six Forks
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cucciolo Terrazza

Italian, $$$, Falls of NeuseItalian, $$$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cristo's NY Style Pizza

Italian, $$, Falls of NeuseItalian, $$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

Finding the best Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 3295 Raleigh restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 212 top lists and articles from the likes of Three Best Rated and Hoodline. These top contenders have appeared in Three Best Rated - 3 Best Pizza Places in Raleigh, NC, Hoodline - Craving pizza? Here are Raleigh's top 3 options and Hoodline - The 4 best Italian spots in Raleigh. 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. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria, Cafe Tiramisu, and Peri Brothers Pizza are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in North Raleigh.

Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria, Cafe Tiramisu, and Peri Brothers Pizza are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in North Raleigh.

Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria, Peri Brothers Pizza, and Milton's Pizza and Pasta - Wakefield are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in North Raleigh.

Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria, Cafe Tiramisu, and Peri Brothers Pizza are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in North Raleigh.

Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria, Cafe Tiramisu, and Dantes Italiano are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in North Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Grigio with your tagliatelle pasta

    Try coupling tagliatelle pasta with a white wine like tagliatelle pasta to balance its creamy flavours.

Interesting facts

  • Who made the first pasta?

    Do you like pasta? It was invented during 5,000 .B.C. in beautiful China.

  • A speedy eater

    Are you a fan of lasagne? The current record for eating the most lasagne is 13 ounces! Do you love lasagne enough to beat this record?

  • The ideal pairing

    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 information

Getting a good parking spot in North Raleigh can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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