Prima Pasta!

Mama Mia! We love Italian food and we know you do too. Fresh salads, homemade sauces poured over noodles, and buttery bread — covering all the classics, we’ve served-up a five-course list of Italian restaurants in Evansville.

Milano’s Italian Cuisine (500 Main St.)

Downtown, Milano’s is one of our favorite stops for lunch. Their lunch pasta specials include your choice of tasty dish, two rolls, and a side salad. The inviting dining room also is open for dinner serving traditional entrees, Italian-American favorites, and pizza that will make you throw up a chef’s kiss!

Photo provided by Milano's.

Little Italy (4430 N. First Ave.)

The North Side steps up to the plate with another staff favorite — Little Italy. Aptly named for their authentic menu items, the restaurant often recommends reservations if you want to snag a seat and something delicious to eat among their crowd of regulars. You can’t go wrong when ordering at Little Italy, from their eggplant parmesan to the chicken pesto pasta.

DiLegge's Restaurant and Banquet Room (607 N Main St.)

Dinner for two, three, four, or 20 is made easy at DiLegge’s. Customers can choose to dine-in, order curbside pickup, or rent their banquet space and enjoy the Italian-American cuisine in true fine-dining style. We highly recommend a trip to North Main Street for their specialties, such as the brochette salad, from the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Smitty’s Italian Steakhouse (2109 W. Franklin St.)

Come for the atmosphere and stay for the food at Smitty’s on Franklin. Gerst Haus’ Italian cousin offers diners a combination of authentic cooking and a relaxed setting. During the warmer months, you can’t go wrong with a quiet night on the spacious patio with a plate of classic fettucine alfredo and a specialty cocktail.

Sauced (113 Parrett St.)

The red brick house at the heart of Haynie’s Corner is more than an appealing facade. It’s the home of Sauced, an American-Italian restaurant with creative dishes and a romantic atmosphere. The intimate dining room is complimented by the trendy Blue Bar, which offers house-made cocktails. Once you’re done with drinks, be sure to try one of their many colorful entreés, such as traditional pastas or pan seared fish that are as good to look at as they are to eat!


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