Most Recommended Italian Restaurants in NYC

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After we arrived back from Italy last month, it wasn’t the beaches I missed most but the FOOD. And then I remembered that, if it’s good food we’re missing, we’re not in a bad place to find it! New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world making it a perfect place to find whatever authentic ethnic cuisine you’re looking for. Italian food has always been my favorite but I recently asked you all on Instagram what the best Italian restaurants in NYC are and after narrowing the list way down by the TOP most recommended (some places had over 30 votes), I decided I’d put them in a list format and keep it here to document as I try them. I didn’t include the ones that only had a few votes although I’m sure they are incredible… the list just got too long!

The most recommended Italian restaurants in New York City (by area/neighborhood) were…

West Village

Palma

Aria 

Osteria 57

Lartusi

Morandi

Via Carota

Piccolo Angolo

Don Angie

Maletesta

Greenwich Village

Deninos

Piccolo Angelos 

Carbone

La Lanterna di Vittorio

Aunt Jake’s (and Upper East Side)

Olio e Piu

Lupa

I Sodi

Rosemary’s

Babbo

Bar Pitti

Hell’s Kitchen

Tavola 

Mercato 

Ristorante II Melograno

Upper West Side

Felice

Fiorello

Carmine’s

Celeste

Parm

East Village

Cacio e Pepe

Il Posto Accanto

Supper

Fiaschetteria Pistoia

NoHo

Emilio Ballato

Il Buco

Bar Primi

Frank

Il Cantonori

San Marzano

Tribeca

Max

Il Mulino (UES, GV, and Gramercy)

Lower East Side

Forsythia

Lil Frankies

Spaghetti Incident

Sauce

Flatiron District

Scarpetto

Rezdora

Upper East Side

UVA

Campagnolas

Midtown

Il Tinello

Ceilo at the Mayfair

Marea

Becco

La Pecora Bianca

Il Gattopardo

SoHo

Song ‘E Napule

Piccola Cucina

Arturos

Lower Manhattan

Gelso & Grand

La Mela

Pasquale Jones

Peasant

Epistrophy

Il Cortile

Rubirosa

Dumbo

Almar

Williamsburg

Lilia

Bamonte’s

Misi

Have & Meyer

Carroll Gardens

Frankies 457

Park Slope

Pasta Louise

Harlem

Raos

Bronx

Zero Otto Nove

Roberto’s

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