Italian cuisine in North Phoenix has been developing and changing for years. The general love of Italian food has given birth to so many alterations and styles that it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite. While you may only think “pizza” or “lasagna” if asked to name a typical Italian dish, there are many other dishes that are worth a trip to one of these North Phoenix restaurants. With all the options out there, we polled our Facebook Group to bring you a list of the 5 best North Phoenix Italian Restaurants.
The Top 5 North Phoenix Italian Restaurants our locals love!
19420 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
Located off the 101 and 59th Ave, this warm and inviting North Phoenix Italian Restaurant puts a modern spin on traditional Italian fare. The owner, Nick DiLello was born in Milan, Italy and was inspired by his mother to follow his passion into the industry.
Make sure to try: The creamy limoncello, made in-house
Fabios on Fire
8275 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy #101, Peoria, AZ 85382
This family-owned North Phoenix Italian Restaurant located off the 101 and Beardsley is one you don’t want to miss. Chef Fabio Ceschetti serves the highest quality ingredients in his family recipes. They have been handed down for generations of family from Puglia in Southern Italy.
Make sure to try: The ciabatta Puglese bread
6327 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Since 1987, Christo’s has been serving old-world Italian food off of Bethany Home and 7th Street. The vibe is exactly what you imagine in a small Italian town, everyone is friendly and you leave feeling like family.
Make sure to try: Veal Cristo or the Clam Linguine
2530 W Happy Valley Rd Suite 1271, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Just off off I-17 and Happy Valley Road, you will find this amazing North Phoenix Italian Restaurant. At Osteria Mia, everything is made fresh in-house from their hand pulled mozzarella to their fresh made pastas. This understated Italian restaurant has all of the classics, plus dishes with a modern twist. The service and ambiance are sure to impress.
Make sure to try: The bruschetta
2602 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Having 3 locations across the Valley, Times Square brings the New York City twist to Italian food. Perfect for comfort and a friendly atmosphere, their menu is large and all inclusive. Not only can you get amazing thin crust pizza, but you can even stop in for breakfast.
Make sure to try: The pizza!
North Phoenix Italian Restaurant Google Map
As a bonus, we plugged ALL of the North Phoenix Italian Restaurant recommendations we received into a simple North Phoenix Google Map. If you’re not sure where to go for dinner on Friday night, simply open the shared map and pick one! Make sure to JOIN THE GROUP and let us know when you try one and what you think!
You can access the google map HERE.
It’s not Italian but if you love burgers check out Paradise Valley Burger Company…and the interview we had with them about their amazing burgers (also featured on Diners DriveIns and Dives.