Italian Restaurants in Downtown Erie

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Full serve italian/american menu. Homemade hand tossed pizzas. Dine in, carry out, delivery. Daily pizza, pasta and salad buffet (m-f). On or off premise catering menu available. BYOB Restaurant

827 State St
Erie,
PA
US

Anchored by its fresh-baked dough made from scratch from an old family recipe, Papa Joe's pizzas conquer hunger with their formidably large size and plethora of toppings options. Crusts can be rolled thick or thin, then topped with a traditional red sauce, pink sauce, spicy ranchero, or garlic and oil. Carnivorous cravers might opt for meaty toppings such as pepperoni, sausage, bacon, or chicken, and herbivorous appetites will pine for layers of spinach, mushrooms, or jalapeño peppers resting on a mozzarella bed. This Groupon is good for carry-out and dine-in, though those looking to enjoy a relaxing meal in Papa Joe's casual dining area can also take advantage of the free WiFi, ideal for quickly settling heated dinner debates over whether New Delhi is the capital of India or Indiana.

402 W 8th St
Erie,
PA
US

Located in an Erie landmark eatery, la bella entices appetites with an extensive menu of homemade dishes served in a casual setting. Wanting to look perfect for its big dinner plate, the curly-leaf spinach takes a quick dip into the deep fryer ($6), while the sweet italian sausage prefers a long, hot bath in a sweet-and-sour poached-fig-and-date sauce ($8). Patrons looking for traditional Italian specialties find the ragu bolognese ($15) leading a roster of palate-pleasing pastas, as the lobster mac 'n' cheese ($25) and honey-jalapeño ahi tuna ($18) flaunt their flavors elsewhere on the menu. A nearby plant hatchery supplies the key component for vegetarian classics such as the eggplant parmesan ($18) and the eggplant veracruz ($17). Gluten-free guidelines help diners discern diet-friendly dishes such as the bittersweet chocolate-apricot cake ($8).

802 W 18th St
Erie,
PA
US