Food & Recipes

The Best Italian Restaurants in America

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, May 31, 2018

Rachael Ray Show

Aired May 31, 2018

Photo courtesy of Lilia 

Sure, pasta isn’t the most challenging meal to make yourself at home -- but sometimes, you just want to leave it to the professionals. We get it!

Hey, even some of our favorite chefs and foodies turn to each other for their go-to Italian meal.

Check out their favorite Italian restaurants in America below!

Emeril Lagasse: Babbo, New York, NY

Marc Murphy: Barbuto, New York, NY

Kelsey Nixon: Carbone, New York, NY

Curtis Stone:
Cosa Buona, Los Angeles, CA

Anne Burrell and Alex Guarnaschelli: Emilio's Ballato, New York, NY

Melissa Clark: Hearth, New York, NY

Sunny Anderson:
Il Corallo, New York, NY

Daniel Holzman and Gail Simmons: Lilia, Brooklyn, NY

Mike Solomonov: Lupa, New York, NY

Jason Smith: Madeo, Los Angeles, CA

Floyd Cardoz and Chris Kimball: Maialino, New York, NY

Andrew Zimmern and Josh Capon: Marea, New York, NY

Stephanie Izard: Monteverde, Chicago, IL

Geno Vento:
Patsy's Pizza, New York, NY

Michael Chernow: Peasant, New York, NY

Jet Tila: Rossoblu, Los Angeles, CA

Richard Blais: Scopa, Los Angeles, CA

Fabio Viviani: Siena Tavern, Chicago, IL

Graham Elliot: Spiaggia, Chicago, IL

The Pizza Cousins:
Trattoria L'Incontro, New York, NY

Duff Goldman: Union Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA

Hugh Mangum: Vetri, Philadelphia, PA

Rachael Ray: Via Carota, New York, NY

Jeff Mauro: Vito's Old Italian, Elmwood Park, IL