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 Nassau'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 Nassau. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Ristorante Villaggio or tell you that Carmine's gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.

Matisse the painter may have been thoroughly French, but Matisse the café is completely Italian. Set in an 1800s home, the restaurant has a charming courtyard and an abundance of colorful art prints on the walls. The menu changes every three...  Read More

Capriccio Ristorante

From the outside, this looks like an upscale Italian ristorante, with grand columns and an attractive open terrace. Inside, however, the atmosphere is that of a busy trattoria. The midday lineup is mostly sandwiches and salads, accompanied by an...  Read More

Casa d'Angelo

Atlantis' trendy Italian dining room has a particularly elegant atmosphere with classy murals on the ceilings and white linen on the tables. A good variety of appetizers includes caponata, unusual little fried rice balls stuffed with meat and...  Read More


Indigo's international approach to food means that it's possible to get sushi and spaghetti for the same meal, if you should feel so inclined. And both choices are superb, despite the apparent dichotomy. The young sushi chef is truly a master at...  Read More

Set in a former residential mansion, Luciano's says elegance from the moment you enter the marble- and mahogany-clad foyer. Dining areas benefit from creative atmospheric lighting, which accents the warm colors and mesmerizing harbor views....  Read More

Ristorante Villaggio

Nassau has several fine Italian restaurants from which to choose, but this is one of the loveliest, with two covered terraces, cherry wood floors, a display kitchen, and an eclectic collection of multicolored glass bottles along one wall. The...  Read More


Opened in July 2005, this outpost of the favorite New York City restaurant is as convivial and satisfying as the original. Like its northern siblings, this Carmine's sports lots of dark wood, wall-to-wall framed photos, and white linens...  Read More