Sometimes you just need some Italian food in your life. Luckily, Northern Kentucky has some incredible Italian restaurants! Check out our recommendations below and scroll to the bottom for full listings.
Best Italian Restaurants near Covington
Del Gardo’s, Covington
Offering Italian fine wines, premium craft beers, and more than 80 unique artisan cannoli flavors, Del Gardo's Cannoli Bar is a Covington delicacy. Featuring idyllic images of the Italian coast and graffiti art from local graffiti artist, KAOS, Del Gardo's Cannoli Bar is a refreshing take on dessert. No matter where you dine, check out Del Gardo’s for some delicious Italian desserts.
Camporosso, Ft. Mitchell
Located in a former service station, Camporosso features artisan hand-stretched pizzas, house-made pasta, and house-made meatballs, as well as salads and desserts. Despite being located in an old auto shop, the ambiance is more upscale casual and the old garage doors open up onto a patio for outdoor dining. Don’t skip dessert--the s’mores calzone is incredible!
Best Italian Restaurants in Newport & Bellevue
They dub themselves as a homey Italian spot with film cred (scenes from "Rain Man" were shot here) & a bocce court in back, but don’t let them be too modest--for over a century locals have been frequenting the establishment known, since 1933, as Pompilio’s. Today, Pompilio’s continues to cure the hunger and thirst of locals and visitors to the Cincinnati region. Families bring generations to the dining room, out-of-towners take in the history and food, and regulars sit at the bar enjoying the stories and drinks that have kept them coming back for years.
Brio Italian Grille, Newport
With 35 locations nationwide, Brio’s menu is sure to satisfy--from grilled chicken marsala to pasta Brio. Gather with friends, family, or co-workers to experience the flavors of Italy in the heart of Newport on the Levee.
Best Italian Restaurants near Florence
Piada Italian Street Food, Florence
Piada is inspired by the charm of family-operated food carts and corner markets scattered throughout the streets of Italy, where the aroma of fresh basil, hand crafted cured meats and homemade cheeses saturated the air. Piada was created with the belief that you don’t have to sacrifice quality and flavor for speed and value.
Carrabbas, Crestview Hills
Created by two Sicilian boys from Texas who love to cook and eat, Carrabba’s features a unique Italian grill concept in which diners can watch the kitchen prepare the food they’re about to eat. The clattering kitchen and hickory aroma hits diners at the door, and a wood-fired pizza is likely to be an ever-present temptation in addition to the delicious pasta and sauces.
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