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 Columbia'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 Columbia. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Dianne's on Devine or tell you that Garibaldi's of Columbia gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.

Al's Upstairs Italian Restaurant

Known as a special occasion hotspot, Al's Upstairs does everything right, from its tuxedo-clad servers to its fantastic skyline view to its classic (mostly) Italian cuisine. Begin with a Caesar salad, crab-stuffed mushrooms or fried green...  Read More

Chef-owner Fulvio Valsecchi's Northern Italian cuisine has reached near-legendary status in the Midlands. The classic atmosphere augments selections such as smoked mountain trout, Italian sausage with polenta and marinara, gnocchi with your...  Read More

Villa Tronco

In the restaurant biz, longevity is usually an indication of reliability. Villa Tronco has been around for 60+ years and continues to be popular – lunch is a little less busy, so if you're looking for a substantial midday meal this is a great...  Read More

This Vista spot is a upscale gathering spot that gets great reviews for its wine list (more than 40 available by the glass) and awesome selection of tapas. The setting is sharp and sophisticated without being too dressy, and there's patio...  Read More

With a warm Tuscan color palette, Travinia artfully achieves a place as one of Columbia's most appealing, unpretentious restaurants. Efficient servers accommodate guests, who relax to top-quality food and conversation as Rat Pack vocalists croon...  Read More

Pasta Fresca

Locally owned pasta joint where everything is made in-house, fresh, every day. Including the pasta.