Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S.

Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S.

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Daniel Morris

Where to sample the best Italian food this side of the Atlantic, whether you’re craving pizza or a chef’s tasting menu starring prosciutto and truffles.

Acquerello, San Francisco

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This Nob Hill institution helmed by co-owners Giancarlo Paterlini and Suzette Gresham-Tognetti isn’t just the fine-dining Italian restaurant you go to for special occasions out of habit. It’s stayed consistently great and kept relevant since its 1989 debut, winning a coveted Michelin star for six years and counting. The classic tasting menu stars truffle-stuffed chicken with leek custard as well as ridged pasta with "foie gras" in a Marsala and black truffle sauce. (Those quotation marks allude to the creative use of duck liver; the state banned foie gras in July 2012.) There’s a seasonal tasting, too, and you can always order à la carte for a more contemporary take on the classic flavors of Italian food using the freshest ingredients California can provide.

acquerello.com

Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S.

Acquerello, San Francisco

This Nob Hill institution helmed by co-owners Giancarlo Paterlini and Suzette Gresham-Tognetti isn’t just the fine-dining Italian restaurant you go to for special occasions out of habit. It’s stayed consistently great and kept relevant since its 1989 debut, winning a coveted Michelin star for six years and counting. The classic tasting menu stars truffle-stuffed chicken with leek custard as well as ridged pasta with "foie gras" in a Marsala and black truffle sauce. (Those quotation marks allude to the creative use of duck liver; the state banned foie gras in July 2012.) There’s a seasonal tasting, too, and you can always order à la carte for a more contemporary take on the classic flavors of Italian food using the freshest ingredients California can provide.

acquerello.com

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