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The 9 Best Italian Restaurants In Raleigh

Updated: June 21, 2022

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit Raleigh’s best Italian restaurants. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Raleigh. Pick one of these Raleigh eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Gravy

Italian, $$, CentralItalian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Raleigh's top 3 Italian spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • U-Nation, 2021

    Our Favorite Italian Restaurants in Raleigh

    U-Nation, 2021

Bella Monica

Italian, $$, Northwest RaleighItalian, $$Raleigh, Northwest Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Italian spots in Raleigh

    Hoodline, 2020

Poole’side Pies

Pizza, $$, CentralPizza, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Vivace

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

Dantes Italiano

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

Assaggio's

Italian, $$, Northwest RaleighItalian, $$Raleigh, Northwest Raleigh
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

V Pizza

Pizza, $$, Northwest RaleighPizza, $$Raleigh, Northwest Raleigh
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the best Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 212 lists and articles from top sources like U-Nation and Hoodline, 3295 Raleigh restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The restaurants you see have been featured in U-Nation - Our Favorite Italian Restaurants in Raleigh, Hoodline - The 4 best Italian spots in Raleigh and Hoodline - Here are Raleigh's top 3 Italian spots. 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. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

There are 58 Italian restaurants in Raleigh.

Frank's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, DeMo's Pizzeria & Deli, and Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Raleigh.

Frank's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, DeMo's Pizzeria & Deli, and Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in Raleigh.

Cafe Tiramisu, Vivace, and Nina's Ristorante are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for Italian cuisine in Raleigh.

Frank's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, DeMo's Pizzeria & Deli, and Vivo Ristorante Pizzeria are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your rabbit with sausage

    When ordering rabbit with sausage, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.

Did you know?

  • pasta milestone

    The cherished pasta came from China in 5,000 .B.C..

  • The go-to 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.

  • Celebrating Italian

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the Battle of the Oranges Festival in Italy? Take part in the food fight with oranges competition or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

Parking info

Parking can be tough around Raleigh 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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