This is good, old-fashioned Italian – need we say more? Try the Linguine Luci Johnson. Mangia!
Varied Italian regional cuisines and an extensive wine list keep this Hyde Park neighborhood stalwart hopping. The pizza and seafood dishes are terrific, but we always gravitate to the risotto.
This national chain serves "immigrant Southern Italian" cuisine. Dishes are served family-style or personalized for two with smaller portions.
Order from the pasta bar, sample one of the wood-fired pizzas, or choose a grilled specialty. The menu also includes the requisite lasagna and spaghetti options.
A Clarksville charmer, Cipollina has the feel of well-kept secret. Mediterranean-inspired dishes abound, such as paninos at lunchtime, as well as pasta and signature wood-fired pizzas all the time. For dinner, try the cioppino.
This authentic Italian restaurant and martini bar specializes in classic fare like handmade gnocchi and Ossobuco and boasts an award-winning wine list.
Proof that "family-friendly" and "sophisticated" can share the same space, this beautifully designed restaurant delivers on the fundamentals of Italian-American cuisine.
The concept is Italian, but more lower case than many in that crop. At L'oca, there’s not really anything here that exists outside of those traditions, but there are no belabored attempts to make everything autentico. Like it's simple housemade pasta, showiness isn’t really the point.
The sublime starter of roasted beets with goat cheese is an indication of how the food served here is a model of perfect preparation and clean flavors. Save room for their desserts.
Don't miss their freshly-made pasta and favorites like zucca chips.
Housed in a gorgeous mid-century-modern structure, this is Italian grandmother-inspired cooking with a sophisticated spin. Classic dishes meet seasonal, local ingredients in unexpected ways.
The comfy bar, great service, and dazzling display of antipasti near the front door lure us in, and the pasta and heirloom tomatoes do the rest. And if gluten-free pasta is what you're after, you'll find plenty of it here.
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