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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10. Valentino's Italian Grill
185 S. Broadway St., Lake Orion; 248-814-1100
“Fantastic Italian restaurant.  Mussels to die for.  Authentic Sicilian entrees.  Love it!” - Jo C.
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10. Valentino's Italian Grill

185 S. Broadway St., Lake Orion; 248-814-1100

“Fantastic Italian restaurant. Mussels to die for. Authentic Sicilian entrees. Love it!” - Jo C.

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9. L.A. Bistro Canton
44314 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton; 734-392-7028
“L.A. Bistro was a great experience.  The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and accommodating.  When we arrived on Friday at 6:30 pm there was no wait.  The only thing to improve my experience would have been a glass of wine with my Italian entree (L.A. Bistro is alcohol free).” - Walter J.
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9. L.A. Bistro Canton

44314 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton; 734-392-7028

“L.A. Bistro was a great experience. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and accommodating. When we arrived on Friday at 6:30 pm there was no wait. The only thing to improve my experience would have been a glass of wine with my Italian entree (L.A. Bistro is alcohol free).” - Walter J.

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8. Vic's Casual Dining
13499 Dix Toledo Rd., Southgate; 734-246-5900
“Just a great homestyle Italian restaurant. Love the bread (with marinara and dipping oil), the salad with Italian dressing, and especially the Lasagna, Huge Meatballs, and Fettuccine Alfredo! I haven't tried the Cannolis yet, but they look delicious!
The waitstaff was attentive, and even will box up your leftovers for you.
Probably the best Italian restaurant in Downriver!” - Steve K.
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8. Vic's Casual Dining

13499 Dix Toledo Rd., Southgate; 734-246-5900

“Just a great homestyle Italian restaurant. Love the bread (with marinara and dipping oil), the salad with Italian dressing, and especially the Lasagna, Huge Meatballs, and Fettuccine Alfredo! I haven't tried the Cannolis yet, but they look delicious!
The waitstaff was attentive, and even will box up your leftovers for you.
Probably the best Italian restaurant in Downriver!” - Steve K.

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7. Loaf & A Pound
34815 Ford Rd., Westland; 734-728-5623
“I love this place. Small, family owned place, the service is always top notch! The bada bing is my favorite! I haven't had a bad sandwich yet. The Italian pasta is really good as well as the cannolis.” - Kelsie D.
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7. Loaf & A Pound

34815 Ford Rd., Westland; 734-728-5623

“I love this place. Small, family owned place, the service is always top notch! The bada bing is my favorite! I haven't had a bad sandwich yet. The Italian pasta is really good as well as the cannolis.” - Kelsie D.

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6. Buon Appetito Italian Cuisine
117 W. Lafayette St., Romeo; 586-785-3157
“Love our hometown Italian! Authentic & delicious! Also, great for catering for family & friends parties & holidays!” - Christine R.
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6. Buon Appetito Italian Cuisine

117 W. Lafayette St., Romeo; 586-785-3157

“Love our hometown Italian! Authentic & delicious! Also, great for catering for family & friends parties & holidays!” - Christine R.

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5. Mitten & Boot Cafe & Fine Dining
32407 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills; 248-432-7443
“Very good. Friendly owners. Fresh, quality ingredients. Exceeded my expectations for a little Italian cafe, and the lady working there had an Italian accent, at that point I figured it must be good. Caprese, cannoli, and poutine all were delicious, we will be back.”- Katie F.
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5. Mitten & Boot Cafe & Fine Dining

32407 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills; 248-432-7443

“Very good. Friendly owners. Fresh, quality ingredients. Exceeded my expectations for a little Italian cafe, and the lady working there had an Italian accent, at that point I figured it must be good. Caprese, cannoli, and poutine all were delicious, we will be back.”- Katie F.

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4. Giovanni's Ristorante
330 S. Oakwood, Detroit;  313-841-0122
“Giovanni's is hands-down the best Italian food in the state of Michigan. The neighborhood is terrible, but it is so worth living on the edge for! Try the bracciole! You won't regret it!” - Beth D.
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4. Giovanni's Ristorante

330 S. Oakwood, Detroit; 313-841-0122

“Giovanni's is hands-down the best Italian food in the state of Michigan. The neighborhood is terrible, but it is so worth living on the edge for! Try the bracciole! You won't regret it!” - Beth D.

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3. Oak & Reel
2921 E. Grand Blvd., Ste 100, Detroit; 313-270-9600
“Love, love this contemporary Italian restaurant with a primary focus on seafood.  Food and service so good. Olive oil to die for.  Staff very attentive.  Will definitely be back soon!” - Sherry B.
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3. Oak & Reel

2921 E. Grand Blvd., Ste 100, Detroit; 313-270-9600

“Love, love this contemporary Italian restaurant with a primary focus on seafood. Food and service so good. Olive oil to die for. Staff very attentive. Will definitely be back soon!” - Sherry B.

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2. Rocco's Italian Deli
3627 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-315-3033
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“The Mozz and Mozz sandwich is amazing! This place is the best. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Italian lunch. Also, super convenient to pick up some awesome imported Italian wine or beer!” - Deanna S.
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2. Rocco's Italian Deli

3627 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-315-3033 ??

“The Mozz and Mozz sandwich is amazing! This place is the best. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Italian lunch. Also, super convenient to pick up some awesome imported Italian wine or beer!” - Deanna S.

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1. Eataliana Homemade Pasta
52901 Shelby Rd., Shelby Charter Township; 586-580-2136
“SO GOOD. My husband and I love ordering takeout from Eataliana. The portions are generous and the food is just absolutely delicious. I've spent time in Italy and this is some authentic Italian!”- Lauren A.
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1. Eataliana Homemade Pasta

52901 Shelby Rd., Shelby Charter Township; 586-580-2136

“SO GOOD. My husband and I love ordering takeout from Eataliana. The portions are generous and the food is just absolutely delicious. I've spent time in Italy and this is some authentic Italian!”- Lauren A.

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