Italian Restaurants in Dearborn

Up to 52% Off Prix Fixe Italian Dinner at Buon Giorno Bistro

Walkerville

C$64 C$32

Prix fixe dinners include veal or chicken parmigiana, gnocci, vegetable of the day, potatoes, house salad with bread, and Italian dessert

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Mezzo Ristorante

Walkerville

C$30 C$15

Chef Michael Barlozzari innovates Italian cuisine by blending classic flavours with unique and locally sourced ingredients

Up to 52% Off at La Guardia

City Centre

C$30 C$15

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Traditional Italian cuisine including 15 veal dishes served in a softly lit restaurant with live music on the weekends

Up to 50% Off at Cheese Wheelz

Multiple Locations

C$10 C$5

Garlic-crust pizzas decked with toppings such as gyro meat and sun-dried tomatoes, breadsticks, garlic fries, and pan-roasted chicken

Enzo's Trattoria – Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine

Walkerville

C$30 C$15

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Authentic, made-to-order Italian dishes served alongside imported & domestic wines

Up to Half Off Italian Dinner at Da Luciano Trattoria

Erie Street

C$90 C$45

Salads and specialty-pizza appetizers precede penne in a blush sauce and entrees of chicken parmigiana, followed by an ice-cream dessert

Up to 51% Off at La Bistecca Italian Grille

Plymouth

$96 $58.75

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Piedmontese beef tips, roasted portobello caps with goat cheese, italian truffle mac 'n' cheese, and other Northern Italy–styled dishes

Up to 53% Off Italian-American Food at Station 885

Plymouth

$40 $20

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Classic entrees such as stone-fired pizzas, apple-glazed pork chops, and Great Lakes whitefish in a former Chesapeake freight house

Papa John's — $18 for Pizza Dinner

Farmington

$35.47 $18

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from California-grown tomatoes

50% Off Pizza and Grinders at Bellacino's of Farmington

Downtown Farmington

$16 $8

Signature grinders served on freshly made bread alongside specialty pizzas and other pizzeria standards

Up to 40% Off Sandwiches and Pizzas at Original Buscemi's

Clinton Township

$10 $6

For nearly six decades, Buscemi's has been dishing out famous torpedo sandwiches, square pizzas, and other Italian-American classics

40% Off Pizza and Chicken at The Tomato Kitchen

Sylvan Lake

$20 $12

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Pasta dishes such as spaghetti topped with housemade meat sauce; rib dinners plus chicken pizza topped with a caesar salad

Domino's Pizza – Up to 49% Off

Multiple Locations

$15.79 $8

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Ubiquitous pizza franchise bakes classic pies with more than 37 toppings to choose from, accompanied by savory bread bites

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The family-owned Toarmina's has served up its signature sweet sauce and gullet-stuffing, 24-inch pies since 1987. The menu boasts traditional pizzas ranging from the small one-topping ($8.99) to the two-footer with three toppings ($24.39)—a favorite at giant-division ultimate frisbee leagues. The casual eatery's aromatic ovens also cook up deep dish ($11.99–$13.99) and specialty picks such as the steak and cheese ($12.49–$28.99), which blankets melted mozzarella and american cheese over steak, mushrooms, onions, and golden italian dressing, and the veggie ($11.49–$25.99), a garden party of mushrooms, black olives, diced green peppers, and onions.

27344 Ford Rd
Dearborn Heights,
MI
US

Like chili popsicles and videos of grizzly-bear ballerinas, Italian food is enjoyed around the world due to its versatility and heartiness. The menus at Cariera's are drawn from globally pleasing Italian recipes, and the pastas are homemade. Begin a meal in traditional fashion with an antipasto of steamed mussels ($10.25), calamari Cariera (the family recipe—sautéed squid in lemon butter sauce with tomatoes, onion, and capers, $11.25), or bruschetta ($5.25, add mozzarella, $7.25) and a glass of Chianti Classico Reserva ($10). Settling the debate over whether or not to order pasta, all entrees at Cariera's that aren't made with pasta come with a side of pasta, so you can order your lasagna ($13.25), bistecca di lombo di vitello (chargrilled veal chop with cherry-balsamic reduction, $22), or pollo frangelico (almond-encrusted chicken breasts with Frangelico cream sauce, $15.25) with confidence. A glass of grappa is a fitting dessert as the sun sets on Cariera's breezy outdoor patio ($6).

6565 N Telegraph Rd
Dearborn Heights,
MI
US

Steeped in tradition, Mario’s Restaurant has served up old-school Italian cuisine since 1948, when it opened as a casual but luxurious supper club. The crystal chandeliers cast warm light on tables covered in white linens, which attentive servers top with a vegetable and relish tray the moment diners are seated. As chefs prepare house specialties tableside, the dining room fills with the rich aromas of buttery broiled lobster tails, veal piccante, and fresh pasta sauce. Guests can also take a whirl on the dance floor during ballroom-dancing sessions on weekends.

4222 2nd Ave
Detroit,
MI
US

In the restaurant which tied for Best Mexican Restaurant in 2009 by HOUR Detroit, head chef and owner Norberto Garita blends his Mexican heritage with experience in Italian kitchens to craft El Barzon's menus of Italian and Mexican dishes. Diners can embark on the culinary excursion with the zuppa di vongole brimming with clams and shrimp swimming in tomato broth ($12) and the chilies rellenos packed with beef or cheese and drizzled with homemade tomato sauce ($7). Ham and cheese snuggle like a knight and his chain-mail blanket inside a lightly breaded chicken breast in the pollo El Barzon ($16), and Mediterranean-imported sea bass rests under a layer of fresh herbs and garlic ($25). Guests can also sample classic international dishes such as homemade italian pastas ($12+) and mexican tortas ($5+).

3710 Junction St
Detroit,
MI
US

La Dolce Vita: A User's Guide

Innovative Italian Food | Award-Winning Patio | Buzz-Worthy Brunch
Sample Menu
  • Appetizer: chèvre eggplant served with tomato-basil sauce and goat cheese; touted as "perfect" by Hour Detroit
  • Main course: sautéed veal scalloppine with grilled artichoke, kalamata olives, capers, and a veal demi-glace
Where to Sit The patio. Seriously. It's legendary. It wins awards year after year, and consistently lands on "best of" lists across the city, including one in the Detroit Free Press. If you can’t snag a spot on the patio—or if it's winter—the indoor dining room holds its own thanks to rustic details such as brick arches, black-and-white photographs, and warm lighting.

Why it Earns the Buzz: La Dolce Vita's lauded patio sits behind a large wrought-iron gate covered in vines, obscuring it enough that it probably goes unnoticed by drivers passing by on Woodward Avenue. On the other side of that gate sits ornamental street lamps, tree trunks wrapped in lights, and a fountain surrounded by flowers and plants. A tiki bar punctuates the whole scene, effectively transporting diners to an exotic terrace, or, as Detroit Free Press put, "a secret garden" all to themselves.

Inside Tip: La Dolce Vita isn't all about lunch and dinner: The restaurant's brunch has also received its fair share of recognition. In fact, in 2012, CW 50 named it one of the Best Champagne Brunch Spots in Detroit.

Vocab Lesson
Chèvre: literally “goat” in French; another term for goat cheese.
Piccata: a dish prepared by coating and sautéing thin slices of meat—usually veal or chicken—and serving them in lemon-butter sauce.

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Take your own architecture tour. Palmer Park is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Detroit, and it was even placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The area touts some of the most diverse styles of architecture in the entire state, including Tudor, art deco, Spanish, and modernist.
After: Cap off your evening with a refreshing lager at the Dakota Inn Rathskeller (17324 John. R. Street), a charming restaurant devoted to German food, spirits, and music.

17546 Woodward Ave
Detroit,
MI
US

Cooks at Amicci's Pizza's two locations crown giant 24-inch pies with italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto before delivery drivers chauffeur orders straight to homes and dorm rooms. The cooks begin with a flavored crust, such as garlic butter, sesame seed, Cajun, or mantel, then top the pizza with a custom blend of fresh veggies, meats, and cheeses. Specialty combinations include the pesto delight topped with mozzarella, mushroom, and tomato and the chicken thai pie with sweet 'n' spicy ginger sauce, red peppers, and mushrooms. The cooks also pile oven-baked 14-inch subs with steak and au jus or italian meatballs covered with pasta sauce.

3849 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit,
MI
US