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There’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of carbs. If you’re looking to fuel up before a big sports game or are in need of a new date spot, here are a few Italian restaurants to try around Phoenix.

Adela’s Italian Restaurant

Family owned and operated, Adela’s has been serving the Phoenix area since 2014. The portions are big, with a warm and friendly atmosphere to make you feel like you’re eating a true authentic homestyle feast. The Gnocchi alla Vodka is a local favorite, and make sure to ask for the dessert menu. All the classic favorites are here, deliciously accomplished.

Avanti Restaurant

If you’re looking for a romantic date night, Avanti is the destination. Chef and owner Angiolo Livi has a long history in authentic continental and Italian cuisine. The menu features classic noodle favorites, as well as high-end seafood dishes. They’ve won several awards, been in the Zagat guide, and most importantly, they make fresh pasta and pastries daily in their exhibition kitchen.

Red Devil Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

The Red Devil has been serving great food for over 60 years. They offer Italian favorites, pizzas, and calzones, and even sandwiches. The Red Devil is more than a dinner spot, it’s an any-time-of-day spot with options that cater to any appetite.


Tratto is a trendy, upscale eatery with a rustic vibe, located east of downtown Phoenix. It is home to James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Bianco. Their mission is to collaborate with local farmers, ranchers, and millers to create an Italian meal with a Southwest twist.

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