If you want a taste of the Old Country — fine cheese, olive oil and spirits from a well-stocked wine cellar — you can find it right at home. And you don’t even have to be Italian.
The Northwest offers a wide selection of Italian restaurants, which feature stone ovens, Mediterranean arches and, in at least one case, antique pots that have been in the owners’ family for generations.
Whether you favor Northern Italian cuisine with cream, Mascarpone cheese and fresh egg pasta or Southern fare with buffalo cheese, dried pasta and ample tomatoes, it’s available north of River Road.
4777 E. Sunrise Drive
Open daily 5-10 p.m.
LAROCCA’S CLASSIC ITALIAN CUISINE
5689 N. Swan Road
Open daily 5:30-10 p.m.
MICHELANGELO RISTORANTE ITALIANO
420 W. Magee Road
Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
4140 W. Ina Road
Open Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday and Monday 4-9 p.m.
7090 N. Oracle Road
Open Monday 5:30-9 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m.
TRATTORIA DELLA FAMIGLIA
6060 N. Oracle Road
Phone: (866) 906-9447
Open Monday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.
5541 N. Swan Road
Open Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 4:30-10 p.m.
15930 N. Oracle Road
Open Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Monday 5-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
78 W. River Road
Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 4-9 p.m.