Restaurants in Italy

Campania’s product and restaurant boom owes thanks to Livia and Alfonso Iaccarino, of the Michelin two-starred Don Alfonso 1890 restaurant, in Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, overlooking the Gulf of Naples.

This is a great spot to meet friends for a late dinner after a performance at La Scala (just two minutes away). The restaurant turns out reliably good Milanese basics and has a beautiful interior.

Imagine yourself sitting on the terrace of the 14th-century Palazzo Capponi delle Rovinate, watching the sleepy crawl of the Arno as you savor a plate of hand-cut french fries and a big, juicy gourmet burger cooked to a pitch-perfect medium rare.

Fashionable Turinese dig into a fabulous bagna cauda or a velvety parmesan-and-zucchini flan under the vaulted ceiling of this vineria in the happening Quadrilatero Romano neighborhood.

Stop by the bunker-like bar for such improbable treats as a wooden board of meaty pancetta, beautiful roasted vegetables, and a fluffy rice, pea, and frittata salad.

Soccer players, Hollywood stars, famous artists, and locals from the neighborhood all line up outside Pizzeria da Baffetto to wait patiently for a table to open up in the crammed rooms of one of Rome's most stalwart traditional pizzerie: open only at dinner (only tourists eat pizza at lunch), wit

Returning home to his native Sicily after years abroad studying culinary arts, Accusio Craparo has earned a reputation as one of the island’s most exciting new chefs. The Michelin Guide even awarded his restaurant, La Gazza Ladra, a coveted star.

In the coastal town of Fregene, approximately 30 miles outside the center of Rome, this restaurant is a small family-owned establishment specializing in local seafood.

Modeled after the Bottega del Vino in Verona, Italy, this restaurant on the southeast corner of Central Park serves north Italian dishes like rosemary-encrusted salmon, braised baby octopus, and tortellini stuffed with beef and prosciutto in a black truffle sauce.

Owned by a Sicilian who learned the art of ice cream–making from his grandfather, this small gelato parlor is considered the city’s best by many Florentines.