Salute! A go-to cuisine style for many, Italian food is as delicious as it is comforting. The next time you’re in Greater Raleigh and looking for an Italian restaurant that will knock your socks off, try one of our all-time favorites that we can’t get enough of.

Posta Tuscan Grille is authentically wonderful, with traditional recipes that result in simple, flavorful dishes. This dining experience used to be available only in Marco and Gianni Betti’s first restaurant in San Casciano, Italy, but now you can experience Tuscany right in downtown Raleigh.

Energy flows through Vivace, where a contemporary dining experience meets progressive Northern Italian cuisine. The restaurant’s amazing patio makes it a top choice for dining when the weather’s nice, and the vegetarian and gluten-free menu options make the cuisine welcoming to everyone.

Wake Forest’s Italian gem is Girasole Trattoria, an upscale, yet modestly priced restaurant and bar that serves Northern Italian creative dishes. Dine on mouthwatering wood-fired pizza straight from the restaurant’s brick oven and then linger over a glass of fine Italian wine. This neighborhood restaurant uses local ingredients to assure absolute freshness in all of its signature dishes.

Many more of our favorites can be found on this comprehensive list of Italian restaurants. Ciao!