10 Best Italian Restaurants in Ohio!

The Buckeye State is known for its delicious food, but when it comes to Italian cuisine, Ohioans have their pick of the litter. From gourmet pasta to neighborhood staples, here are our picks for the 10 best Italian restaurants in Ohio.

Roost Modern Italian, Dayton, OH

Providing an intimate, high-end dining affair, Roost Modern Italian delivers a wide variety of fresh pasta, steak, and seafood dishes. One Google reviewer says, "Service was fast, staff knowledgeable about every dish we ordered."

Pepper's Italian Restaurant, Lakewood, OH

There is nothing like the homestyle comforts of Pepper's Italian Restaurant, with its homemade pasta and pizza cooked-to-order and traditional meal options. Besides having a great selection of wines, they are also happy to help you choose the perfect one to accompany your meal.

Nino's Italian Restaurant, North Ridgeville, OH

Nino's Italian Restaurant is famous for its pizza, stuffed gnocchi, house-made meatballs, and spaghetti. You can spend a romantic evening here with a loved one or reunite over a glass of wine with an old friend in this cozy trattoria.

The Original Mario Fazios, Willoughby Hills, OH

The Original Mario's is a classic Italian parlor delivering traditional family-style dishes in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. "My husband and I have been coming here for years since our son was a child," says one reviewer.

Scali, Reynoldsburg, OH

At Scali, you can enjoy a delicious southern Italian meal with a classic touch. Their Brascioli is always a hit, but their homemade gelato is the real star of the show.

Bocca Grande Italian Steakhouse, Canal Fulton, OH

Bocca Grande Italian Steakhouse offers a full-service dining experience that will make you feel as if you were in a 5-star restaurant. Here you’ll find classic Italian cuisine, prime steaks, fresh seafood, and, best of all, prices that won't break the bank.

La Campagna, Westlake, OH

La Campagna is tucked away in a strip mall, but it serves some big flavors in a small venue. If you need to impress your date, friend, or business client, bring them here for wining and dining.

Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria, Berea, OH

When Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, and for good reason. Their standard Italian dining comes in a brick-and-wood-lined location with a picturesque wine collection that will make you want to order a bottle immediately.

Luigi's Restaurant, Akron, OH

Luigi's has been in business since the 1940s, and with its red-and-white checkered tablecloths and old-school waiters, it's considered a classic Akron institution. The eatery serves up hearty pies and other Italian eats in a comfy atmosphere.

Osteria Italian, Cleveland, OH

The food at Osteria Italian is refined, upscale, and posh. The menu features fine Italian cuisine, and live entertainment complements the dining experience every week.

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