Italian Restaurants in East Highland Park

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This family owned business is a staple of the Richmond Community, being in business for over 60 years. Italian Kitchen is under its third generation of operators and continues to treat customers as they are a part of the family. The perfect place for a date night, family night, or special events!

7522 Lee Davis Rd
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

The chefs at Mimmo's Restaurant whip up New York–style pizzas, hot subs, pasta dishes, and other Italian-American eats. Seven days a week, you can cruise the huge menu, which includes more than 10 types of calzones, 8-inch subs, and daily specials such as homemade spinach ravioli.

8319 Bell Creek Rd
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

The chefs in the kitchen at Sapori craft both Italian dishes of pasta and chicken parmigiana with Latin classics such as sweet plantains. They craft each dish to order including empanadas stuffed with beef and ceviche cooked in natural lemon juice with ginger, red onions, and Spanish spices.

7154 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

Long before she became the owner and executive chef at Europa Italian Cafe & Tapas Bar, Michelle Williams cut her teeth in the restaurant industry as a hostess and a cocktail waitress. Ambitious from the start, Williams soon finished a rigorous chef apprenticeship program, became a sous chef, and learned to cut onions so expertly that everyone nearby would weep tears of joy. Today as a founding member of the Richmond Restaurant Group, she oversees a slew of unique local eateries.

At Europa Italian Cafe & Tapas Bar, Williams and her cooking staff blend dozens of Spanish tapas with classic Italian pastas and seafood. The restaurant's signature paella mixes scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, and fish to harmonious ends, and the meat paella alters the classic recipe, replacing seafood with chicken, chorizo, and lamb sausage. More than 50 bottles of European and American wine—as well as housemade sangria—complement the dishes.

1409 E Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

Overlooking the James River, Sensi delights the senses, serving modern Italian fare in a lush and luxurious atmosphere. Modern artwork decorates the warm walls of the chophouse, and comfortable, elegant plush chairs surround red-clothed tables so they can’t escape. The menu features a variety of fragrant appetizers, salads, pastas, and entrees to enchant taste buds and stomach branches. The warm and dimly lit round bar showcases an ample selection of specialty cocktails, beers, and other lust-worthy libations.

2222 E Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

Family owned and operated, Italian Delight whips up a massive, multi-faceted menu of savory and fresh pastas, pizzas, and salads for gastrognomes and gastrogiants alike. Dig into dining with an appetizer such as the bruschetta ($6)—ideal for practicing for impending sharing competitions—or sink fangs into the foliage of the Caprese salad ($7.50), a hillock of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. Pastaholics can shirk table manners and slurp their way through the baked spaghetti ($8.50) or linguine with shrimp sauce ($13.99), spiting a nefarious nanny with each disappearing noodle. The Italian sub ($6.50) makes munchables from a motley crew of ham, salami, and provolone, while the traditional New York–style pizza ($9.50 for a 12-inch, $11.50 for a 16-inch) can be bedecked with toppings ($1 each) such as pepperoni, pineapple, and green peppers.

6331 Jahnke Rd
Richmond,
VA
US