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New York City is one of the most popular cities in the United States, and for good reason. It has world-class restaurants and nightlife, and it’s also home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. Whether you’re visiting New York on vacation or moving there to live, you’ll want to know where to get your hands on some authentic Italian food. Here are the top five Italian restaurants in New York City:

1) Eataly

This multi-level market is home to more than 100 different vendors selling everything from fresh produce to artisanal cheese and wine, as well as a restaurant with a menu that changes daily. The restaurant serves up traditional Italian dishes like carbonara pasta and chicken parmigiana alongside classic American dishes like burgers and fries.


2) Il Mulino New York

This upscale Italian restaurant offers diners a chance to experience authentic Italian cuisine without leaving Manhattan. It’s located just north of Central Park at 10 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, making it easy for visitors who want an authentic experience without having to leave their hotel room or apartment.

3) Pino Luongo’s Soho

This restaurant offers classic Italian dishes with a modern twist. The menu changes by season and according to what’s fresh at the market, but you can always count on an inventive take on traditional favorites like gnocchi and pork chops.

4). Lombardi’s Pizza

Lombardi’s Pizza is the oldest pizzeria in New York, having opened in 1905. The original location was on Spring Street and it was named after Gennaro Lombardi, who first brought pizza to America. The current location is at 32 Spring Street in Little Italy. The restaurant has been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show, No Reservations and has been written about in many publications including The New York Times and GQ.


5). Veniero’s Restaurant

Veniero’s Restaurant is located on East 46th Street and has been serving up Italian food for over 80 years! The space itself is gorgeous—it’s a stunning example of Art Deco architecture that looks like it must have been built during prohibition—and it has an old-school feel with wood floors and an open kitchen where you can watch your food being prepared.