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

Carino's Italian

This Lexington addition to the Italian chain Carino's is a fun place that's perfect for the whole family. With a roster of classic Italian dishes to choose from, you're sure to find something to hit the spot. Start the evening with an Italian...  Read More

Joe Bologna's

Occupying a former Jewish temple, this Lexington mainstay still sports stained glass windows, chandeliers, and other features from the building's late 19th century origin. These days, however, college students and locals munch pizza in the...  Read More

Upscale and elegant, this spacious restaurant shares quarters with professional offices in a renovated warehouse. Its candlelit dining rooms still retain the building's rustic charms while adding white linens and intriguing local art. Bustling...  Read More

Paisano's Italian Ristorante

Although it's somewhat unassuming, this family-owned restaurant serves some of the area's best Italian fare. A varied menu guarantees that diverse tastes are satisfied, and a cozy dining room makes special dinners or everyday meals a pleasure....  Read More

Dim, atmospheric, and trendy, Pazzo's definitely adds to the cool quotient along South Limestone. The multi-leveled pizzeria is a favorite of college students and makes for a great hang-out any time of day. Constantly busy, the casual place...  Read More

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

A favorite with locals, Giuseppe's sits just off busy Nicholasville Road, not far from Fayette Mall. Its comfortable setting is as pleasant as its accomplished cuisine, which finds favor again and again. The menu promises something for everyone,...  Read More

Puccini's Smiling Teeth Pizza

Begun in Indianapolis, this regional chain built its reliably strong business on pizza, pastas, and salads. The assortment of pies ranges from the Southwest-inspired Cactus Delectus (no cactus) to the Bar 20 (barbecued chicken, red onions,...  Read More

Airport - Lex

Evoking a Tuscan farmhouse, this inviting restaurant boasts plaster walls, rustic beams, touches of greenery and wrought iron, and even a life-sized "tree" growing from the floor. In keeping with the name ("beautiful night"), cut-out stars hang...  Read More