Best Italian Restaurants in Raleigh, NC

Handpicked Top 3 Italian Restaurants in Raleigh, NC. How do we actually find the most highly rated italian restaurant? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


3121-103 Edwards Mill Road, #103, Raleigh, NC 27612

Since 2000

Garlic Soup, Roasted Garlic Bread, Mushrooms, Shrimp Napoli, Bruschette, Calamari, Beef Carpaccio, Caesar Salad, Chopped Salad, Arugula Salad, Chicken Balsamico, Pork Tenderloin, Contorni, Pesto, Neapolitan Pizza, Calzone, Stromboli, Dolce & Drinks

Specializes in Italian gluten free fare & wines - Try wild copper river salmon $24.99

OpenTable' Winner Diners' Choice 2015, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2015

Price: $2.99-$24.99

Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

The food is delicious! I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner, wine choice, and dessert. The wait staff was friendly and engaging. I'm very glad to have found such a wonderful place to eat.
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4209 Lassiter Mill Road, Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27609

Steamed Pei Mussels, Beef Capaccio, Brussels Sprouts, Calamari Fritti, Bruschetta, Rigatoni, Garganelli, Pickled Beet Salad, Carne, Roasted Mushroom, Caprese, Spaghetti, Pan Seared Salmon Filet, Grilled Rib Eye, Veal Saltimbocca & Sides

Try pan roasted nc grouper piccata $26

Certificate of Excellence 2014 winner from Tripadvisor

Price: $3-$35

Mon - Thu 11:00am - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

We have dined at Vivace many time. Food is always wonderful and service is great. Very nice atmosphere, great for date night or get together with friends.
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135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Baked Cosatica, Bruschetta, Calamari, Beef Carpaccio, Kale Caesar, Local Greens, Spinach and Bacon, Chicken Bacon Mozzarella Sandwich, Meatball Sub, Italian Beef Dip Sandwich, Parmesan Chicken Sandwich, House Ground Grilled Burger, Eggplant, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Four Cheese Cannelloni & Eggpl

Gluten free available upon request - Try four cheese cannelloni $14.95

Price: $4-$18.95

Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gravy accommodated our group of 5 with a last minute reservation. Staff was very helpful and attentive and food was delicious. None of the party had enjoyed a fresh pasta dish recently and we all enjoyed our meals. Great atmosphere for a small group.
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