Italian Restaurants in Raleigh


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  • Gravy
    Reserve a table for two! Gravy specializes in intimate Italian cuisine for those looking to add some romance to dinner. None of the fare at Gravy is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Gravy, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Bring the whole clan to Gravy — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. At Gravy, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Gravy, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Gravy — it's strictly casual. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Gravy as well. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Meals at Gravy usually set you back about $30 per diner.
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    135 S Wilmington St
    Raleigh, NC US
  • Moonlight Pizza Company
    Moonlight Pizza Company doesn't settle for traditional pizzas. Instead, their artisan chefs sprinkle pies with more than 50 gourmet toppings, including avocado slices, pine nuts, and shiitake mushrooms, and construct gluten-free crusts upon request. They extend the same care to the rest of their menu, which spans a variety of casual Italian dishes, such as calzones, antipasto, and strombolis. Their salads come with a choice of six dressings that, like US ambassadors' gingerbread body doubles, are made from scratch each day. Their Farm to Fork Craft Menu presents guests with new entree options each month while continuing to use locally grown ingredients. Outside, tree-covered outdoor seating on two recently improved patios complements mouthwatering slices and buttery crusts. Inside, bright-green walls create a vibrant backdrop for exuberant conversations or cooking shows with lots of special effects.
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    615 W. Morgan St.
    Raleigh, NC US
  • Capri Restaurant Raleigh
    Before opening up Capri Restaurant in 2000, owner Dino Pinelli worked as a restaurateur in the French Riviera, on Caribbean cruise ships, and in New York. These experiences helped him develop a simple, yet universally appealing philosophy around food: if you wouldn't serve it to your family, don't serve it to customers. He and his kitchen team showcase this ironclad ethos in each dish served at Capri, from the lunches of caprese paninis made with fresh mozzarella to the hearty, rustic dinners of spaghetti carbonara, dijon-crusted salmon, and tender veal saltimbocca. The restaurant's soothing crimson walls and cloth-clad tables help the dedicated staff cultivate a romantic ambience, but the team can also eschew the elegant digs to cater for 700 people at weddings, large office celebrations, or the birthday parties of children who are absurdly popular.
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    6325 Falls of Neuse Road
    Raleigh, NC US
  • Ciago's
    Over plates of Italian dishes and drinks, visitors to Ciago?s can spot multiple generations of the Candes family bustling between the kitchen, dining room, and full bar. The family and staff carry plates of veal parmesan and pizzas crowned with artichoke hearts, jalape?os, and eggplant, which diners wash down with more than 20 wines. Beneath spotlights at the 20-seat bar, patrons look up breathlessly at high-definition televisions as athletic events reach their conclusion and players are doused in Gatorade to prove they aren?t robots. Tabletops line up beneath the awning of the outdoor patio and snake out into sunnier areas dappled by the shade. Glittering strings of hanging lights illuminate the patio when night falls or when oversized passing parade floats eclipse the sun.
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    522 St. Marys St.
    Raleigh, NC US
  • Z Pizza Raleigh
    zpizza— voted best pizza in Raleigh by CitySearch and Best Pizza in Cary by WakeCary Magazine —is known for its inventive, California-style pizzas: think zesty Thai-style chicken pizza with peanut sauce and cilantro, or Mexican-style pizza loaded with taco fixings. But even a simple cheese or pepperoni pizza from zpizza is sure to be memorable. That's because the restaurant's cooks use only top-shelf ingredients in their brick-oven-baked pies, from the Montana winter wheat that goes into their hand-thrown crusts to the organic tomato sauce and Wisconsin skim mozzarella layered on top. Diners can customize pizzas with other toppings, including locally sourced meats, fresh produce, and gourmet ingredients such as truffle oil.
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    9630 Falls of Neuse Rd.
    Raleigh, NC US
  • Casa Cinelli's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
    The cooks at Cinelli's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria craft New York-inspired classic and modern Italian entrees, including tilapia encrusted with crabmeat, filet gorgonzola, tortellaci—a homemade beef and veal dumpling—in a wild-mushroom ragout with truffle oil, and a goat-cheese-stuffed portobello mushroom topped with arugula, fire-roasted peppers, and balsamic reduction. Their success has allowed them to spread across multiple locations, each of which also serves New-York-style pizza.
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    4158-103 Main at North Hills St.
    Raleigh, NC US
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