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The 15 Best Italian Restaurants Near Salem

Updated: August 22, 2022

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

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Bertucci's

Italian, $$, SalemItalian, $$Salem
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Trattoria Amalfi

Italian, $$$, SalemItalian, $$$Salem
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Bambolina Restaurant

Pizza, $$, SalemPizza, $$Salem
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Adriatic Restaurant & Bar

Mediterranean, $$, SalemMediterranean, $$Salem
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Bella Verona

Italian, $$, SalemItalian, $$Salem
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tuscan Market

Italian, $$$, SalemItalian, $$$Salem
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Ralphie's Cafe Italiano

Italian, $$, SalemItalian, $$Salem
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Ciao Restaurant & Bar

Italian, $$, LynnItalian, $$Lynn
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Daniella's Cafe and Market

Italian, $$, DanversItalian, $$Danvers
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Toscana Bar Italiano

Italian, $$, BeverlyItalian, $$Beverly
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Paradiso Ristorante

Italian, $$, SwampscottItalian, $$Swampscott
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Toscana's Ristorante

Italian, $$, PeabodyItalian, $$Peabody
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Antique Table

Italian, $$, LynnItalian, $$Lynn
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    Top 10 Restaurants In Lynn, Massachusetts

    CultureTrip, 2017

Marco's Restaurant

Italian, $$, PeabodyItalian, $$Peabody
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 4 best spots to score pizza in Peabody

    Hoodline, 2019

Petrillo's Italian Kitchen

Italian, $$, PeabodyItalian, $$Peabody
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the right Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 restaurants in Salem, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from experts at CultureTrip and Hoodline and more. All with some boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in CultureTrip - Top 10 Restaurants In Lynn, Massachusetts and Hoodline - The 4 best spots to score pizza in Peabody. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. 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.

Frequently asked questions

Trattoria Amalfi, Adriatic Restaurant & Bar, and Bella Verona are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in Salem.

There are 17 Italian restaurants in Salem.

Renzo at the Willows, Bertucci's, and Trattoria Amalfi are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Salem.

Bella Verona is the highest-rated Italian restaurant for dessert in Salem.

Bertucci's, Trattoria Amalfi, and Bambolina Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in Salem.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your marinara meatball

    Experts suggest pairing a marinara meatball with a glass of Italian Chianti, a popular red wine.


Fun facts

  • A typical 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!

  • A long-held tradition

    If you love of pepperoni pizza runs deep, why not plan a visit to The United States, the home of the original pepperoni pizza? The locals are so proud of their pepperoni pizza that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

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

    National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day - have you ever heard of it? Well you better be ready to enjoy it if you’re in The United States on November 12.

Parking info

Salemis notorious for tricky 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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