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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Detroit

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Detroit? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bacco Ristorante - Michigan restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1349)
$31 to $50
Italian
Southfield
About the restaurant
Bacco is a top-end modern Italian restaurant. There are more than 400 Italian wines to choose from on our wine list. Bacco Ristorante has received such awards as Top Table from Gourmet Magazine, Americas Top Restaurants from Zagat, The Award of Excellence from The Wine Spectator & Restaurant of the Year 2005 from Hour Detroit Magazine.

Top review
JulieB
Dined 7 days ago
Great experience. Wish they weren’t closing at the end of the month.
A photo of Da Francesco's Ristorante & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2184)
$31 to $50
Italian
Shelby Township
About the restaurant
Da Francesco's Ristorante and Bar serves classic recipes in a family friendly location that includes a full bar with a beautiful selection of domestic and Italian imported wines. Guests can stop in for lunch and dinner and enjoy the rustic decor paired with homemade dishes that have been passed down through the Belcastro family. We offer a kids and gluten-free menu so everyone can find a favorite on the menu. We offer plenty of bread and soup or salad before starting their meal, or visitors can start with the appetizers, which include Arancini di Riso, Mamma's Meatballs, Fried Calamari, Sausage and Hot Peppers and more. The menu features specialties like the Ravioli con Sugo, Eggplant or Pollo Parmigiana and Gnocci! We also offer plenty of meat and fish choices, including steak alla Francesco, Domenics Filet Mignon, Perch Lemone and Parmigiana Pickerel. Lastly, to end your night just right, finish it off with Mamma Sue's Homemade Tiramisu and a fresh Italian Cappuccino!

Top review
DavidM
Dined 2 days ago
Always a great place to eat! Great food and great service
A photo of La Strada Italian Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (319)
$50 and over
Italian
Birmingham
About the restaurant
La Strada Italian Kitchen and Bar, located in downtown Birmingham, is an authentic Italian Restaurant opened by Restaurateur and Chef Zharko Palushaj in late 2015. He began developing his concept in 2013 when he was named Restaurateur of the year by Hour Magazine. The menu features top quality of Italian/European products, variation of aged and fresh cheeses, salumis, pizzas, in-house made pasta, fish and seafood flown from all over the world. We also include top American beef and poultry , classic desserts and gelato. As our Chef-Owner's philosophy states, "Old world meets New world, where quality meets preparation and European style service meets expectations of the guests". Passion, quality, attention to details, and most importantly dedication to his wonderful guests make La Strada a world of its own. To serve you is a real privilege and pleasure!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Our server Nicholas took great care of us. Food was delicious. We will definitely be back.
A photo of Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit restaurant
4.8
4.8 (692)
$31 to $50
Italian
Detroit
About the restaurant
Giovanni’s Ristorante invites you to experience Italian cuisine in an atmosphere reminiscent of the old world charm where friends and family gather to enjoy more than just a meal. The homemade pastas, the prime cuts of meat, the fresh fish and farm grown vegetables are carefully prepared to preserve a distinctive flavor of the finest regions.

Specialty wines and spirits complement each course. Guests enjoy tableside conversation with Frances Cannarsa Truant, the “padrona” or perhaps a visit from Chef Randy Truant. The atmosphere is convivial, warm, and aromatic. The staff is seasoned, the service impeccable.

The Godfather Room is the ideal setting for a business meeting.
The Wine Room offers a touch of romance for that special evening.
The Main Dining Room is a perfect place to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary.
There’s a Speak Easy in the back for the ultimate private party.

Simply looking for a wonderful meal? Come for lunch or dinner.

Top review
JackRvip
Dined 3 days ago
Start with a pizza for the table and bottle of Italian wine. The dinner that followed was amazing. Always a treat to dine there.
A photo of Cantoro Trattoria - Plymouth restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4245)
$30 and under
Italian
Plymouth
About the restaurant
Until Further Notice, The Trattoria Will be closed on Mondays. Please inquire with our Banquet department for private events.

Cantoro Trattoria is a family owned upscale yet casual Italian restaurant featuring house made pastas and traditional Italian cuisine including a variety of pizzas cooked in our wood burning pizza oven. Our in house sommelier and general manager Ian McClain maintains a complete wine list from around the world with emphasis on selections from Italy. Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021, and 2022. Mlive "Top 10 List" for best Italian restaurant's in Michigan 2017 and 2022.

Top review
IreneW
Dined 4 days ago
Our waitress Leena was perfection as always. She recommended the mushroom lasagna and it was melt in your mouth delicious!
A photo of Ciao Amici's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (979)
$30 and under
Italian
Brighton
About the restaurant
Ciao Amici's is sure to satisfy the discerning diner in all of us as one of the best Italian restaurants in the metro area. Regional Italian fare is celebrated daily along with our award-winning wine list, this is fine dining at its best. Our philosophy is simple..."Mangia Bene" (Eat well).
Top review
ScottWvip
Dined 3 days ago
Food is Always top notch. Employees are very attentive and respectful. Well thought out wine list to accompany your meal. This time we had a Great Barolo with our dinner! Can’t wait to go back!!
A photo of Café Cortina restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1046)
$50 and over
Italian
Farmington Hills
About the restaurant
Cafe Cortina, located on the former site of an apple orchard in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has been in existence since 1976 and earned a following among food lovers for its authentic Italian atmosphere and cuisine.

Fresh pastas, gnocchi, ravioli and lasagnas are made from scratch in house daily, and many ingredients are sourced from their on premise garden located behind the restaurant. Meals likely to catch your attention include the vitello paillard, which includes bone-in veal and the tower of layered spinach lasagna.

Fireside seating is available in the main dining room as well as on the outdoor patio. Perfect for dates, special occasions, or just a casual meal with friends and family.

Top review
PeterL
Dined 4 days ago
Exceptional food and service! I had the Dover Sole and my wife had the Lasagna.
A photo of Verona Inspired Italian  restaurant
4.7
4.7 (536)
$30 and under
Italian
Utica
About the restaurant
With our thoughtfully chosen menu and locally sourced ingredients, Verona-Inspired Italian strives to deliver cuisine that is fresh and uncomplicated, yet unique and refined; honest and spirited food and drinks that our nearby neighbors and out of town guests will remember not only as delicious, but also want to bring their loved ones back to experience for themselves. So linger over brunch with your friends, flirt over one more glass of wine or share a dessert with someone special, because you’re in Verona and it’s time to vivi la bella vita.
Top review
Ryan
Dined 4 days ago
Service was great, food was great! Little different with the open setting in the hotel lobby but won’t hesitate going back and bringing my mom when she comes into town.
A photo of D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1440)
$30 and under
Italian
Royal Oak
About the restaurant
D'Amato's is a casual fine dining restaurant in Downtown Royal Oak serving up the community Italian cuisine for over 25 years. Our kitchen serves authentic & rustic Italian dishes, complemented by our distinguished wine list and house-crafted cocktials. Ask anyone in the neighborhood: D'Amato's (and its sister establishment next door, Goodnite Gracie), is a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy marvelous food and drink, live entertainment and dancing in Royal Oak's vibrant entertainment district.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, great service and overall great experience!
A photo of Volare Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1714)
$30 and under
Italian
Wixom
About the restaurant
Volare Ristorante is an Italian restaurant featuring Pasta, Pizza, Steaks, Chops and Seafood.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
This was our second time at Volare. Both times the food and service have been fabulous. We drive 40 minutes just to go to this restaurant. 
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