Sometimes, the urge to have Italian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Birmingham's best Italian restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Birmingham. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Lovoy's or tell you that GianMarco's gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.

Nabeel's Café & Market

Locals have named this restaurant "Birmingham's Favorite," and it's no wonder why. The Krontiras family has diligently worked to bring the most authentic Greek and Northern Italian food to your table. Nabeel's is a neighborhood café and market...  Read More


Some of the finest Italian food you'll ever find. Expertly prepared homemade ravioli, veal and seafood satisfy the most discriminating palate. One of the top spots for Birmingham locals. For a more casual experience, dine in the sister café next door.


Located in the old Martin Biscuit Building (now part of the Pepper Place development), this neat little trattoria is one of the best places Birmingham has to offer when it comes to pizza. What sets Bettola's pie apart from the pack? Their pies...  Read More

Bottega Café

More laid-back and casual than big sister Bottega, this café serves contemporary Italian dishes and cuisine from the wood-fired oven and rotisserie grill, with an emphasis on pizzas (either gourmet or traditional), chicken, and beef. Al fresco dining is also available.


With its comfortable dining room, friendly bar area, and homey vibe, GianMarco is a perfect fit for the old residential neighborhood surrounding it. Indeed, this is the type of place (and setting) that you could stroll to in the evening and...  Read More

You'll need to make reservations if you plan to dine at this intimate Italian eatery in Greystone Center. Dim lighting and small, candle-lit tables help make the place exteremly popular with local romantics. Best of all, the homemade Old Country...  Read More

Giuseppe's Cafe

Taking into account the classic green, white and red signage and old school brick exterior, it's not surprising that this Gable Square establishment has been on the scene for quite a while. Homemade sauces, pizzas, calzones and pasta dishes...  Read More

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