The Top 40 Italian Spots in NYC

There are a few things that will always be quintessential New York: running to catch your train, grabbing a surprisingly good coffee from the corner bodega, applying a red lip in the back of a yellow cab.  But sometimes nothing feels more New York than date night at an incredibly classic Italian restaurant.

We unabashedly love all types of Italian food, from Margherita pizza to biscotti with espresso and (of course) gelato. And while we may not be Italian, we certainly wish we were: Especially when watching TV staples like The Sopranos or mob movies like Goodfellas. That’s when we feel the need to break out the carbs and red sauce, and NYC is well equipped for that. Scroll above for the New York City Italian spots we love…

Also see our favorite Italian bakeries in NYC! And click the links to check out the best Thai, Japanese and Mexican restaurants in NYC.