Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S.
Da Marco, Houston
Illuminated by large windows and dramatic black chandeliers, Chef Marco Wiles’s raved-about Texas temple to Italian cuisine is a dining experience worth the investment. Fresh ingredients, many of which are imported from Italy, find their way into decadent, sophisticated dishes like tagliarini with black truffles, grilled octopus, and pasta with white truffles. As The Houston Press put it, “there isn't another Italian restaurant in Houston that's even in the same league with Da Marco.” Those Chianti-braised short ribs with burrata risotto, pizza with prosciutto, burrata, and egg, and garganelli, well, they’ll make you a believer.