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January 25, 2024
10 Italian Restaurants in NEPA

All over NEPA, local restaurants are dishing out homemade pastas, sauces, meatballs and more using traditional, old-world recipes. Check out these 10 local favorites for top-notch Italian cuisine.

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1. AV Restaurant and Lounge

Scranton, PA

Creativity meets traditional cooking at this upscale, Downtown Scranton spot for authentic Italian eats, uniquely crafted cocktails and plenty of historical ambiance.

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2. Marianacci’s

West Wyoming, PA

It’s all about history, dedication and consistency in each and every homemade dish coming out of this classic neighborhood Italian joint in West Wyoming.

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3. Rikasa

Pittston, PA

Dine in style at this Downtown Pittston staple well-known for its authentic Italian specialties. Enjoy a menu featuring fresh handmade pasta, elegant steak and seafood options and more.

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4. Macaluso’s Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Nesquehoning, PA

Take classic Italian dishes, add the freshest ingredients, imported herbs and cheeses and a bit of a creative twist and you have an evening of truly authentic flavor at this Nesquehoning favorite.

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5. Mia Via Restaurant & Bar

Luzerne, PA

Try this Luzerne hot spot for traditional Italian classics with a somewhat modern twist. They’re also known for great seafood, steaks, chops and Grandma’s homemade desserts.

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6. Suraci’s Italian Cafe

Forty Fort, PA

Head to this Forty Fort favorite for fresh, handmade pastas, homemade sauces and a laid-back atmosphere. And don’t forget to grab something to go from their popular deli counter.

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7. Lucca Restaurant

Taylor, PA

Try all of your homemade favorites at this local standard for authentic Italian cuisine in Taylor. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a little Tuscan flare.

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8. Grico’s

Exeter, PA

Arrive hungry at this long-standing, neighborhood gem in Exeter. Enjoy a classic, homemade Italian feast featuring award-winning sauces, perfect pastas and perhaps a steak.

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9. Picciocchi’s Pasta

Clarks Summit, PA

Enter handmade pasta heaven at this family-owned favorite in Clarks Summit. Choose from a wide variety of classic and unique pastas to pair with their decadent, scratch-made sauces.

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10. Isabella Restaurant and Bar

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Plan a date night at this sleek Wilkes-Barre hot spot for contemporary Italian American cuisine. The menu features seasonal, local ingredients paired perfectly with choice steaks and seafood.

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10 Italian Restaurants in NEPA
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Jason Castrogiovanni, Intern