If you're searching for a delicious Italian meal, you don't have to go far to find it. Washington is home to some of the best Italian restaurants in the country — and we've got the rundown on the top-rated spots. From Tavolata in Spokane to How to Cook a Wolf in Seattle, here are the 10 best Italian restaurants in Washington.
Bella Italia is a fine-dining Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian dishes with a casual vibe. One reviewer writes: "This restaurant is BY FAR the best Italian restaurant I've been to in the states."
Storia Cucina is one of Bellingham's newest Italian joints, but it's earned its spot on our list. Between their classic dishes like Pappardelle Bolognese or new, exciting flavors like Squid Ink Mezze Maniche, you'll be blown away by the innovative flavors they've brought to Italian cuisine.
Tavolàta, located in River Park Square Mall, is a great place to grab a plate of pasta and wine with friends. One reviewer remarked that he was "extremely impressed" with the standard of the food and the professionalism of the staff.
Pizzeria La Sorrentina is a popular spot for genuine, flavorful Italian cuisine. One reviewer on TripAdvisor wrote: "We enjoy Pizzeria La Sorrentina so much that we come here at least once a week — sometimes more!"
For a good reason, Marzano's Restaurant was voted the #2 restaurant in Tacoma. The intimate, remodeled house setting is far from the ostentatious glitz of other local Italian restaurants. The owner, native to Italy, serves specialties like housemade pasta and braised rabbit.
How to Cook a Wolf differs from the other Italian restaurants on our list. With an ever-changing menu of Italian-inspired small plates and crafty cocktails, consider this spot for a nice date night. One reviewer writes, "We loved the bread with fennel-honey butter and our duck and pasta entrees."
Since 2005, Basilico Ristorante has been a haven for a slow-cooked, savory Italian meal in downtown Olympia. If you're in the mood for a cocktail, try their Spritz Veneziano paired with the Tagliolini alla Riviera.
Girardi's Osteria in Edmonds is a neighborhood staple, with ample patio seating and lunch and evening happy-hour specials in the bar. The Italian menu that has remained unchanged for years.
Yakima's reputation for delicious Mexican food is challenged by Zesty Cucina, which serves up equally tasty Italian cuisine. Diners love the upscale steak and seafood dinners at this popular restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere.
Firenze Ristorante Italiano is an authentic Italian restaurant, not just a place that serves Italian food. One review mentions, "The owner came over and offered us a cordial which was a nice touch (on him) and we all had a good conversation before leaving the establishment."