January 14, 2022

The 20 best Italian restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Italian cuisine goes beyond pizza and spaghetti and some of the best Italian restaurants are found throughout the metro Detroit area. We teamed up with our good friends at Yelp, to pull together this list of the best Italian food spots across the metro area. From cold cuts and cannolis to eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu, these are the best Italian eateries in metro Detroit. 

According to our friends at Yelp: This is a list of the top Italian eateries in metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw) according to Yelp. We identified the top Italian eateries in metro Detroit and ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of Jan. 14, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of Jan. 13, 2022.

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20. Ventimiglia Italian Foods
35197 Dodge Park Rd., Sterling Heights; 586-979-0828
“Very authentic and efficient. The service is great and never lacks options!! The food is amazing and is my go-to when making Italian dishes. particularly, the Italian bread, and olives from this place are outstanding! I highly recommend this place to you!! I hope to return soon!” - Gabe C.
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20. Ventimiglia Italian Foods

35197 Dodge Park Rd., Sterling Heights; 586-979-0828

“Very authentic and efficient. The service is great and never lacks options!! The food is amazing and is my go-to when making Italian dishes. particularly, the Italian bread, and olives from this place are outstanding! I highly recommend this place to you!! I hope to return soon!” - Gabe C.

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19. Lena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant
214 E. Adrian St., Blissfield; 313-406-9475
“We are new to the area after living in major cities the last 30 years.  Lena's is spot on point for great food at a good price.  Pizza is very good - don't need to get extra cheese.  We did the veal parm and carbonara and both were great.
This is rich Italian food done up for a hearty meal.  One of our new go to places!” - Paul M.
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19. Lena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

214 E. Adrian St., Blissfield; 313-406-9475

“We are new to the area after living in major cities the last 30 years. Lena's is spot on point for great food at a good price. Pizza is very good - don't need to get extra cheese. We did the veal parm and carbonara and both were great.

This is rich Italian food done up for a hearty meal. One of our new go to places!” - Paul M.

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18. Magdaleno Ristorante
152 Elm St., Wyandotte; 734-283-8200
“Love Chef Ernesto!  Cooks Italian food like he has been an Italian all along, even though he is of Hispanic origin.  We have enjoyed having family events there and everyone loved their food.  Word of caution, a bit pricey, but worth every penny!” - Rosalba L.. 
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18. Magdaleno Ristorante

152 Elm St., Wyandotte; 734-283-8200

“Love Chef Ernesto! Cooks Italian food like he has been an Italian all along, even though he is of Hispanic origin. We have enjoyed having family events there and everyone loved their food. Word of caution, a bit pricey, but worth every penny!” - Rosalba L..

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17. SheWolf Pastificio & Bar
438 Selden St., Detroit; 313-315-3992
“Outstanding dining experience. Authentic Italian everything. Wait staff superb and enthusiastically split our tab six ways. Can't wait to return to Detroit and visit again.” - Christina H.
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17. SheWolf Pastificio & Bar

438 Selden St., Detroit; 313-315-3992

“Outstanding dining experience. Authentic Italian everything. Wait staff superb and enthusiastically split our tab six ways. Can't wait to return to Detroit and visit again.” - Christina H.

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16. Ardiana’s Restaurant
41602 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi; 248-349-2470
“Great place with caring staff. The food was delicious and lots of great choices. We will be back next time in the area.” - Dimitry B..
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16. Ardiana’s Restaurant

41602 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi; 248-349-2470

“Great place with caring staff. The food was delicious and lots of great choices. We will be back next time in the area.” - Dimitry B..

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15.Testa Barra Kitchen & Cocktails
48824 Romeo Plank Rd., Macomb; 586-434-0100
“Delicious! Mushroom risotto was yum. Italian Mule was tasty. Fun interior. We'll be back!” - Kris S.
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15.Testa Barra Kitchen & Cocktails

48824 Romeo Plank Rd., Macomb; 586-434-0100

“Delicious! Mushroom risotto was yum. Italian Mule was tasty. Fun interior. We'll be back!” - Kris S.

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14. Villa Restaurant
21311 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe; 586-778-1780
“One of the best family owned Italian restaurants in Macomb County. Consistent quality and service is the hallmark of this restaurant. They've been in business since 1957.” - Bill B.
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14. Villa Restaurant

21311 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe; 586-778-1780

“One of the best family owned Italian restaurants in Macomb County. Consistent quality and service is the hallmark of this restaurant. They've been in business since 1957.” - Bill B.

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13. Licavoli's Market
20915 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods; 313-642-4404
“The pizza is so so but the subs are great. The meatball is great but the eggplant and Italian are some of the best we've ever had.” - Stephen S.
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13. Licavoli's Market

20915 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods; 313-642-4404

“The pizza is so so but the subs are great. The meatball is great but the eggplant and Italian are some of the best we've ever had.” - Stephen S.

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12. Cantoro Italian Market
15550 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth; 734-420-1100
“This is a great place to go to - lots of authentic Italian foods and wines to purchase. They also have a bakery with a huge selection of treats.
Make a reservation at the restaurant and try the authentic Italian dishes. The pizzas are fresh and delicious. I also had the risotto which was just perfect - not too heavy or salty.” - Anna K.
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12. Cantoro Italian Market

15550 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth; 734-420-1100

“This is a great place to go to - lots of authentic Italian foods and wines to purchase. They also have a bakery with a huge selection of treats.

Make a reservation at the restaurant and try the authentic Italian dishes. The pizzas are fresh and delicious. I also had the risotto which was just perfect - not too heavy or salty.” - Anna K.

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11. Mani Osteria & Bar
341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-769-6700
“Best italian food in AA. A good place for a nice night out. The pizza are great, especially the chipollini  and the mushroom one. I highly recommend the pasta dishes as well! Pricey but very much worth it!” - Yonit R.
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11. Mani Osteria & Bar

341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-769-6700

“Best italian food in AA. A good place for a nice night out. The pizza are great, especially the chipollini and the mushroom one. I highly recommend the pasta dishes as well! Pricey but very much worth it!” - Yonit R.

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