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Top 5 Restaurants - "Best Italian"

  (5 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 27, 2016 
Aired on: February 27, 2016 
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Cascina Spinasse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cascina SpinasseSee Cascina Spinasse Video ($$$)
(959 ratings)

1531 14th Ave Map It!
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 251-7673
www.spinasse.com
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Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Italian"
  • Tajarin al Ragu
    fine hand cut egg pasta w/ beef/pork-based ragu & topped w/ Parmesan; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
959 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); since 2008; simple, refined handmade pastas dishes grounded in authentic techniques from Piedmont region of Italy
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As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Italian"
  • Veal Smash Job
    veal chop smashed thin on the bone, lightly fried, topped w/ house made Filetto di Pomodoro sauce & fresh handmade mozzarella
4.5 out of 5
208 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); since 1964; three-generation family owned
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Al Forno Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al Forno RestaurantSee Al Forno Restaurant Video ($$$)
(553 ratings)

577 S Water St Map It!
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 273-9760
www.alforno.com
  • Golden Delicious Apple Tart
  • Baked Pasta w/ Five Cheeses
    Pecorino Romano, Fontina, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, ricotta in tomato-cream sauce in pasta & baked; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
553 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); opened in 1980; dishes are re-crafted to reflect the products of New England's farms & waters cooked in wood-burning ovens & on grills over hardwood charcoal fires; opened for dinner only & closed on Sundays & Mondays
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Domenica: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DomenicaSee Domenica Video ($$)
(1689 ratings)

123 Baronne St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 648-6020
www.domenicarestaurant.co...
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Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Italian"
  • Lasagne Bolognese
    7-layers of pasta verde (parsley-infused pasta), bechamel, mozzarella, pork ragu; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1689 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); inside renovated historic Roosevelt Hotel that is as warm & inviting as a traditional Sunday supper in a rural Italian village (Domenica means Sunday)
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Enoteca Maria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Enoteca MariaSee Enoteca Maria Video ($$)
(371 ratings)

27 Hyatt St Map It!
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 447-2777
www.enotecamaria.com
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Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Italian"
  • Pappardelle Di Mare
    fresh sauteed octopus, Italian cuttlefish, calamari & shrimp; available on certain days (call in advance)
4.0 out of 5
371 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); opened in 2007; goal is to create an authentic Enoteca where each cook--a nonna (Italian grandmother)--represents a different region in Italy where they share a passion for cooking traditional local dishes that have been handed down from mother to daughter, generation after generation; menu changes regularly depending on which nonnas are cooking
Top 5 Restaurants - "Best Italian"   (5 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 27, 2016 
Aired on: February 27, 2016