Where You'll Find Savannah's Palate-Pleasing Italian Pizzas, Pastas and Parmigianas

Savannah may be a long way from bella Italia, but if you need your Italian "food fix" while you're in town, you'll find several local establishments dishing up recipes from the old country, sure to please the most discerning Italian food aficionado. Restaurants like the upscale Garibaldi Café offer Old World elegance along with a delicious selection of Italian cuisine. The trendy Florence features southern-grown ingredients, but the focus is definitely Italiano. The elegant Leoci’s Trattoria offers home-made pasta and brick-oven pizzas in an indoor and outdoor setting, close to the Victorian District. Bella’s Italian Café in Midtown offers a cozy atmosphere and a terrific selection of Italian specialties. Corleone’s Trattoria in the Historic District highlights an extensive, traditional host of Italian favorites. If pizza is what you want, you'll find a number of casual eateries serving fresh, hot pies. Some of the downtown favorites include Vinnie Van Go-Go’s, Your Pie and Screamin’ Mimi’s Pizza and Subs. 



Founded in 1978 by Paul and Juanita Lovezzola, this family eatery features an amazing roster of Italian culinary favorites. From pizzas to calzones, garlic breads to strombolis, you'll find a wide selection of family style recipes to choose...  Read More



This family- family friendly, neighborhood pizzeria located on Savannah's Southside offers hand tossed pizzas, pasta, hoagies and more. They use only the freshest and finest ingredients and pizzas can be ordered by the slice with your choice of...  Read More

Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar
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Tucked into The Brice, A Kimpton Hotel, Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar Restaurant is a convivial neighborhood favorite offering the coziness of a rustic Italian farmhouse while dishing up coastal Italian cuisine - with a definite Southern...  Read More



With two locations in Savannah - on Ellis Square in the Historic District, and in the Sandfly neighborhood near Isle of Hope - this regional chain restaurant has been offering Savannah diners a unique concept since 2008. You can simply select...  Read More

Historic District


This award-winning City Market pizzeria is popular with locals and visitors alike for its oversized New York City-style slices, bountiful toppings and easy-going Savannah vibe. Thin, hearty crust Neapolitan-style pizzas can be ordered whole or...  Read More

Historic District
Corleone's Trattoria
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Its prime location in Downtown Savannah combined with the authentic cuisine and excellent service, makes the award-winning Corleone's a favorite with locals and visitors alike. The varied menu offers something for everyone and includes...  Read More



If you're in the mood for thin crust pizza loaded with fresh toppings, then Screamin' Mimi's is your kind of place. The Jersey-style pizza and sub joint conveniently located in one of the Historic District's only shopping centers, offers an easy...  Read More

The Florence
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Opened in June 2014, this trendy eatery - the brainchild of award-winning owner and Chef Hugh Acheson and Chef Kyle Jacovino - is one of Savannah's most popular restaurants. The ingredients are Southern-grown, but from the freshly baked bread,...  Read More

Historic District
Garibaldi Café


Old World elegance provides the perfect backdrop to this upscale Italian restaurant which has been a staple on the Savannah scene for more than 30 years. The romantic eatery - tucked into the 19th-century Germania Fire House - dishes up...  Read More


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