19 Essential Italian Restaurants in Metro Detroit
Where to feast on handmade pastas, balsamic panna cotta, and Italian subs
With metro Detroit’s rich Italian history, there’s a lot of diversity in the offerings when it comes to food from the Boot. The area boasts a wide range of Italian eateries running the gamut from casual pizzerias such as Supino to top-end romantic restaurants restaurants like Bella Piatti and Mexican-Italian establishments like El Barzon. Below, find some of the finest from each category serving up handmade pastas, Neapolitan slices, and more.
1. Cantoro Trattoria
Plymouth, MI 48170
Go grocery shopping and eat a fantastic Italian meal in one spot. It’s hard to go wrong with the tagliatelle alla bolognese prepared with scratch-made tagliatelle pasta and traditional meat sauce of ground veal, beef, sausage, and pancetta. The trattoria also boasts a fully stocked bar featuring a vast selection of wines, liquors, and beers. For dessert, one of the Italian coffees, espressos or cappuccinos pair perfectly with gelato. Cantoro recently opened a second, sprawling outpost in Troy.