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


Although the name lists three items this desirable restaurant offers, plenty more go unmentioned until you step inside. From there, you'll also discover seafood, steaks, and an assortment of rotisserie options. Family recipes have been adapted for the menu, and the quality of the food confesses their origins. Elegant without being pretentious, Troia's makes conversation effortless and dining a welcome respite from the everyday. A full bar offers plenty of accompaniments, and outdoor dining is a pleasure as well.

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Burnished tones, floral arrangements, and Old World artwork create an enveloping atmosphere at this restaurant, named after its owners. Amid the romantic, lively environs, patrons delight in fabulous Italian cuisine, especially the homemade pastas and authentic veal dishes. Linguine carbonara, veal Marsala, grilled rib-eye, and sauteed prawns provide indication of the menu's possibilities, and a classic tiramisu also appears. Live music adds another layer of sensory appeal.

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How could it not be Italian with a name like Joey? In fact, the restaurant pays tribute to guys named Joe with its gallery of famous world citizens. It's likely they'd all applaud the restaurant that boasts their moniker, given its menu of fresh pastas, its substantial servings, and its specialty, Vitello Mamma, or veal laced with garlic cream cheese and topped with Marsala sauce. Desserts are always in order, and Joey's warm, welcoming atmosphere is extended to all who grace the restaurant's door.

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This bustling, upscale pizza place rises head-and-shoulders above typical chain enterprises. It's known for its gourmet pies and fresh salads (which come in a variety of sizes), and although the food is great, it's not chi-chi enough to prevent families with kids from stopping by. Homemade sauces and toppings both expected and exotic render the pizzas some of Sedona's best. To make the experience that much more enticing, there's also outdoor dining and a full bar.

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