1/28/2013 12:00:00 PM

The Hottest Italian Restaurants in the U.S.

Bestia, Los Angeles
It's Italian Food Week here on Zagat Blog, which means in addition to talking about all things saucy, it's time we took at look at some of the biggest innovators in the Italian food game nationwide. Which U.S. restaurants are changing the game for Italian cuisine? Click through the slide show below to find out, and let us know your favorites in the comments.


  1. IF you dine at Balena in Chicago, stick with the pastas. The entrees are overrated beyond belief.

  2. Fiola is a joke...oversalted, overly rich fat expense account/lobbyist take on Italian cuisine...run by j****...