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Best Italian Restaurants in Utica


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A photo of Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Shelby Township
Booked 52 times today
Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar maintains its reputation as an esteemed Italian eatery, distinguished for its impeccable service and authentic Italian cuisine. Patron reviews frequently highlight the high quality of both the food and service, with many stating it's the best Italian dining experience in Detroit, if not all of Michigan. Driven by its Italian roots, the restaurant offers an extensive menu, including refined wines and rich, delectable dishes which further proves its mastery of Italian cuisine. Patrons insist on the exceptional consistency of the food, with special commendation for the Eggplant Parmigiana and Chicken Piccata. Praising the restaurant’s ambience, customers also note the comfortable setting and well-kept premises, which enhance the overall dining experience. Despite its popularity leading to extended waiting times, the overwhelming consensus is that Da Francesco’s is an unmissable culinary journey worth the wait.
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Utica restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Utica
Booked 1 time today
Buca di Beppo in Utica delivers an exceptional dining experience, renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine. Reviewers unanimously praise the restaurant's mouthwatering dishes like the chicken parmesan, margarita pizza, and alfredo noodles. Even the appetizers, including a trio appetizer and meatballs, are done "family style" and highly praised. Patrons also note the "great amount, great flavor and very delicious" chicken stuffed with prosciutto and pasta al forno. Reviewers also commend the restaurant’s excellent service, from the reservation process to the meal itself, with many citing their attentive wait staff as a major highlight of their visit. With consistent high-quality food and exceptional service, Buca di Beppo in Utica is a favorite among Italian food lovers.
A photo of Verona Inspired Italian  restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Utica
Booked 6 times today
Verona Inspired Italian has quickly become a favorite for authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant is lauded for its elevated and chic ambiance, excellent service, and interesting menu choices. Customers often appreciate the combination of high-level cuisine with the warmth and satisfaction of homestyle Italian cooking. One reviewer mentioned how the impeccable service quite literally keeps them coming back. The Crispy Chicken Cristoforo and Giuseppe's pasta are particularly recommended, with many patrons describing the food as truly phenomenal. Offering excellent service even during peak times, such as Valentine's Day, the restaurant continues to surpass expectations. The cheesecake brûlée is also a winner. Despite being located in a mid-level hotel, the quality of meals and service is top-notch, making Verona a must-visit spot.
A photo of Filippa's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Shelby Township
Booked 4 times today
Filippa's Restaurant, located in the sterling heights area, has been lauded as a "hidden gem" and the "best Italian restaurant" by satisfied patrons. Its traditional Italian menu is abundant with specialties including pasta, fish, and a prime rib that's cooked to perfection, as noted in the reviews. The restaurant's new chef earned praise for the "fabulous Italian menu". Customers also adore the impressive decor, the careful attention to patron needs, and for the chef's ability to cater to dietary requirements such as gluten-free. The restaurant offers a great ambiance, with options for romantic or family dining. Frequent visitors applaud Filippa's for maintaining its food quality and stellar service over the years.
A photo of 900 Degrees Pizzeria Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Shelby Township
Booked 6 times today
900 Degrees Pizzeria Bistro is a top-notch restaurant celebrated for its authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has garnered glowing reviews, with customers emphasising the outstanding service, beautifully presented dishes, and high quality food. One dual Italian citizen even stated, "This restaurant is like being in Italy. Fantastic legitimate Italian food!" The pizzeria is particularly renowned, with multiple guests praising the "Authentic Italian style" pizza. Other highlights include grilled octopus, Caesar salad, fried calamari, and lobster and shrimp ravioli. Though there is no mention of awards or exact location, the sentiment is clear: for an Italian gourmet experience, 900 Degrees Pizzeria Bistro is highly recommended.
A photo of Buddy's Pizza - Shelby Township restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Sterling Heights
Buddy's Pizza, located in Shelby Township, is a highly reputable pizzeria, known for its superior quality and excellent service, making it a top choice for locals and tourists alike. The restaurant impresses with its fantastic pizza, as noted in a customer review for its thin crust pizza, described as "excellent and fantastic". Despite minor hiccups in its service, the proactive solution-driven approach of its staff enhances the overall dining experience. With its bustling environment and the line of customers extending to the door, the popularity of Buddy's Pizza, easily measured by the satisfaction of its patrons, adds gravitas to its culinary reputation.
A photo of Bar Verona - Washington restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Washington
Booked 10 times today
Bar Verona in Washington stands as a testament to superior American cuisine, with a touch of Italian infusion. It consistently receives rave reviews from customers who sing praises of its exceptional service, delightful vibe and, of course, the excellent food. Patrons note that the restaurant provides an excellent atmosphere and that the staff, particularly servers like John, Haley, Jennifer, and Anthony, contribute to a fantastic dining experience. Aside from its outstanding service, Bar Verona is lauded for its delicious and perfectly presented meals, from steak tips and truffle fries to Mahi Mahi and short ribs. The unique blend of "real Italian good infused with new American flavors" gives it a distinctive edge, with one customer even comparing their meal to the high-class dining at Emeril Lagasse Delmonico Steakhouse in Las Vegas.
A photo of Loccino Italian Grill & Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Troy
Booked 6 times today
Loccino Italian Grill & Bar consistently impresses its diners with delicious Italian cuisine and exceptional service, as revealed in the multitude of positive reviews. The restaurant consistently delivers on flavor, ambiance, and customer satisfaction. Reviewers particularly highlight the quality and taste of traditional Italian dishes, with special mentions of the Loccino Filet and the seafood stuffed portobello. Regular patrons express their appreciation for the consistently excellent service, with many becoming regulars following their first visit. The staff's attentiveness and dedication to delivering a great experience make Loccino a favorite dining location for many. Whether it's for an anniversary celebration, a business meal, or a casual dining experience, Loccino Italian Grill & Bar is highly recommended for its good Italian food and great atmosphere.
A photo of La Collina restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Rochester
Booked 8 times today
La Collina is highly recommended for its authentic Italian cuisine. Reviewers consistently praise the quality and variety of the meals, with one patron commenting on the traditional preparation of the veal chop "milanese", a rarity in the American Midwest. Alongside popular dishes like Cacio e Pepe, finer details such as table-made Ceasar salads add to the exquisite dining experience. Compliments extend to the service, described as 'perfect', 'attentive', and 'professional', attributing a touch of Italian flair to the waitstaff. Customers consistently return, enticed by the warm atmosphere, excellent service, and mouthwatering dishes that stand out within the culinary scene.
A photo of D'Marcos Italian restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Rochester
Booked 7 times today
D'Marcos Italian is renowned for its exquisite authentic Italian cuisine. Described as "one of the best Italian restaurants," customers rave about the "absolutely amazing" homemade dishes, with everything from meatballs and pasta to wood-fired pizzas and lasagna. The restaurant provides an inviting atmosphere with excellent service, as stated in multiple reviews. Despite the stiff competition, D'Marcos stands out as the best Italian place in Downtown Rochester with customers praising it as a perfect place for everything from casual to special dinner gatherings. Additionally, the restaurant has also received compliments for generous portions, great ambience, and excellent service, making it highly recommended by its clientele.
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