There's nothing more Italian than a good plate of pasta, but you don't have to travel to Italy to get it. In fact, Pennsylvania is home to some of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the country. From tiny hole-in-the-wall joints to sprawling family-style restaurants with servers who've been serving your family for generations, here are 10 best Italian restaurants in Pennsylvania.
Gabriella's Italian Restaurant serves up standard dishes with wine and crafted cocktails in a quaint setting. Guests rave about the restaurant's delicious ravioli and chicken marsala.
Sarafino's Homestyle Italian is a family-owned eatery serving large portions of pasta, pizza, and paninis. One reviewer says, "The pizza is unbelievably awesome, great menu choices and old family recipes."
Cusumano's is a classy restaurant with an upscale bar and modern Italian cuisine that's sure to impress your date. Google reviewers rave about Cusumano's "Inventive appetizers and specials, but also classically prepared Italian dishes."
Arugula Ristorante has a relaxed and modern space, but the food makes this family-owned ristorante so unique. The eatery offers traditional Italian entrees that are sure to please any foodie. Make a reservation to ensure you can get a spot.
You won't find Michael Scott at Pronto in Scranton. Still, this restaurant serves authentic Old World recipes and ensures that each visit is a one-of-a-kind experience. One diner said, "The first thing I said before we even made it inside was ‘when are we coming back?’"
DiAnoia's Eatery is a must-try for housemade pasta, traditional Italian dishes, desserts, coffee, and cocktails. In 2021 it ranked in Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S., combining the fine dining experience of Italy with the comfort of a neighborhood cafe.
Looking for a family-friendly Italian restaurant? Tosco Pizza & Italian Restaurant serves brick-oven pizzas, pasta, and burgers for picky eaters. "Magnificent food, prices perfect, owners and staff just amazing and so nice," says one satisfied customer on Google.
Dante & Luigi's serves up old-world Italian cuisine in two converted townhouses, including red-sauce pasta and veal osso buco. Try their Perciatelli Genovese, a signature veal Bolognese sauce with white wine and a touch of cream over thick noodles.
Amici Italian Grille is a staple in the Berwick community. One diner raved, "The food was excellent, especially the homemade pasta, and fantastic service made for a great meal."
Bonfatto's Italian Market & Corner Café offers you a wide range of Italian products, including fresh meats and cheeses. Also, try a Strawberry Mocha and a Bomboloni, an Italian doughnut with your choice of filling and topped with refined sugar.