Italy has perfected a style of food, and even here in Washington we can’t get enough of their delicious pasta, pizza, and sandwiches. If your mouth is watering for some quality Italian cuisine, here are 15 restaurants around our state that you’ve got to try:
1. Via Rosa 11, Bainbridge Island
The pasta dishes and handmade meatballs here will change your life. They also make some fresh sauces, including puttanesca, vodka, marinara, basil pesto, Bolognese, porcini, and wild mushroom.
2. Italia Trattoria, Spokane
If you're undecided, their Potato Gnocchi with a roasted herb ragu, mozzarella & parmesan is a tasty choice!
3. Tappi, Twisp
This spot has so many great options! Pictured is their "Dr. John" sandwich, made with slow roasted meat and smothered in mozzarella.
4. Marzano Italian Restaurant, Tacoma
Meatball sandwiches are almost always a good idea...especially one from this place!
5. Basilico Ristorante Italiano, Olympia
You've got to try one of the appetizing pasta dishes from this place in our state's capitol!
6. Andante, Chelan
Their Chicken Piccata comes with chicken, lemon, white wine & capers, and is served with pasta as well as your choice of marinara or parmesan alfredo!
7. D'Anna's Cafe Italiano, Bellingham
Their butternut squash ravioli (as pictured) is only one of many incredible dishes on the menu at this place north of Seattle!
8. Bella Italia, Port Angeles
Be sure to try the Pasta Primavera with Chicken from this restaurant near Forks!
9. Grazie Ristorante - Canyon Park, Bothell
Pair your wine with any of the pizzas, or if you're a pasta lover, try their Capellini Gamberetti - made with angel hair pasta, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, prawns and artichoke hearts in a sherry sauce with asiago!
10. Burrata Bistro, Poulsbo
Their Penne Alla Puttanesca and Cannelloni are both worth being on your radar. You may want to save room for some of their house-made ice cream after the main dish!
11. Cascina Spinasse, Seattle
Washington pasta lovers can't help but enjoy the Lamb Ravioli from this place in the Capitol Hill area.
12. Pasta GiGis, Battle Ground
Pictured is their mouthwatering Baked Ziti. There is always a great daily special at this restaurant just north of Vancouver!
13. Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano, Snoqualmie
You won't believe how delicious their shrimp & crab ravioli tastes in a Pomodoro tomato sauce!
14. Italiano’s Serious Pies & Pasta, West Richland
This gem makes some mouthwatering lasagna, calzones, pizzas and more!
15. Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, Kennewick
Does this pic of their Chicken Alfredo look pretty tempting or what? This family-owned business in the tri-cities is a must try!