Italy is well famous for its art, culture and of course bringing pizza and pasta to the world. Today there are thousands of Italian restaurants in the United States. While most of them are considered topnotch, there are a few that stand out from all others. Let’s take a look at the best five Italian restaurants

 980 N Michigan Ave 2nd Floor, Suite 1, Chicago, IL 60611


Spiaggia is located in 980 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, USA. The restaurant has served the public for over 33 years. Since the redesign 3 years ago, Spiaggia has become even more contemporary and elegant. Little wonder that it is well known to be the favorite restaurant of ex-president Barrack Obama.

The structure of the tiered dining room contains gorgeous marble-clad columns. The wood-grain tables are positioned so that every seat has a perfect view of the park, beach and lake through the three-story glass wall. Spiaggia restaurant standout amongst others with fancy temperature controlled wine walls on either side of the host stand in its wine cellar.

The menu focuses on innovating classic Italian recipes and some traditional dishes. These include hams, mozzarella di bufala cheese, spaghetti carbonara and breathtaking pasta dishes.

No doubt, it is absolutely the perfect place to be. A true world-class restaurant

1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


The Vetri restaurant boasts of one of the most famous chefs in the world, James Beard Award-winning chef Marc Vetri. The building structure is state-of-the-art and the food, even better.

Vetri has an eloquent and ambitious menu that includes sweet onion crepe with truffle fondue, delicate Swiss chard gnocchi with brown butter and baby goat filled with stone-milled polenta.

Vetri, actually located in 1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia PA, 19107, USA is the first restaurant to tout a hand-made pasta program that served rustic Italian fare in a fine dining atmosphere.

110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011


Since it opened in 1998, the Babbo restaurant has become one of the most lauded restaurants in the history of New York City. It parades amazing dishes and delicious, exotic wines. This modern Italian trattoria from Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich keeps New-Yorkers coming back for more.

It is a particularly handsome space adorned with fresh flowers and bright floors. The menu offers a variety of Italian dishes like the home-made pasta dishes and Panna Cotta desert. A must-try is the special pasta tasting menu which embodies five pastas followed by two deserts. Now that’s a killer combo if you ask me. Babbo is located in 110 Waverly PI, New York, NY 10011, USA.

Osteria Mozza
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 9003


Located at 6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA, this beauty first opened its doors in 2007, and since then, it has hit the ground running. The Melrose and Highland dinning destination has grown into a mega-empire. It consists of a pizzeria, to-go counter and salumeria.

The world-class restaurant continued to provide the city’s best pizza and pasta but it is most known for its Mozza mozzarella bar. From burrito dressed with leek vinaigrette, and mustard breadcrumbs to spongy bufala and caperberry relish, the list goes on and on.

The desert is ever changing and the tortadellanonnais one of a kind. OsteriaMozza truly takes you on a trip to Italy and back in a matter of minutes. 

240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019


The amazing chef Michael White has treated New-Yorkers to an enormous menu that spans dishes such as the frittomisto. The dining rooms are nothing short of opulent with silver dipped seashells and rosewood walls behind gauziblinds.

What makes the Marea standout is the restaurant’s raw bar with pristine options such as sushi grade tanu with oyster cream and a shaved artichoke chip. Marea is located in 240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA.

These are the 5 places to enjoy the best of Italian cuisine in America. Though a lot of them are high priced, there’s no doubt that they render ample value for money. You have to agree that Italian food is class and these restaurants are as classy as it gets.

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