The Best Italian Restaurants in Baton Rouge

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With its historic setting, beautiful natural vistas, and down-home Louisiana charm, Baton Rouge stands out as a top spot in the American South. The best Italian restaurants in Baton Rouge blend authentic Italian tastes with traditional Southern styles. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners headed out to when looking for the best Italian restaurants in Baton Rouge? Welcome to the Tastemaker. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners to find the city's best Italian spots. Featuring everything from local neighborhood pizza and pasta joints to upscale downtown restaurants, the best Italian restaurants in Baton Rouge deliver it all. Grab a table and a meal tonight!

Restaurants:The Little Village - Airline, The Little Village - Downtown, Ruffino's
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steak
Neighborhoods:Baton Rouge

The Little Village - Airline

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1,462 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Airline outpost of a Baton Rouge favorite is one of the best Italian restaurants in Baton Rouge. Mixing old-school Italian charm with traditional Southern vibes, The Little VilRead more
94% recommended
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The Little Village - Downtown

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1,343 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
The Third Street location of a Baton Rouge favorite is the place to go for classic Italian meals and prime seafood in a relaxing, laid-back area. Stop in for the Village's fabled bRead more
93% recommended
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Ruffino's

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
1,499 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Two of the world's most creative cuisines (Italian and creole) come together at this Baton Rouge favorite. The Highland Road destination is one of the best Italian restaurants in BRead more
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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La Contea Italiano Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
393 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
A modern-styled hotspot off of the Jefferson Highway, La Contea is the spot for classic Italian cuisine in the heart of Baton Rouge. Go for the famous La Contea stromboli or calzonRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
251 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Trek out to the lovely Bocage Village for a meal of Cajun and Italian favorites. This delightful fusion restaurant has a creative menu of dishes with influences drawn from both cuiRead more
99% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Gino's Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Prairieville
Gino's is a Baton Rouge staple in a small, intimate space with an old-school feeling. It's an excellent spot for a family dinner or a date night. Seafood is a specialty at Gino's. Read more
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Nino's Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
The heart of “Bluebonnet Village” is the home to one of the best Italian restaurants in Baton Rouge. Nino's is a local hotspot with an upscale menu of classic Italian dishes. Grab Read more
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Carrabba's Italian Grill - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
The local outpost of this nationally-renowned chain is one of the best Italian restaurants in Baton Rouge. Known for exceptional service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, CarrabRead more
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Palermo Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1 review
This Jefferson Highway local favorite is a modern-styled spot with some of the best Italian dishes in the entirety of Baton Rouge. Stop in for lunch, dinner, or just a few cocktailRead more
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