Looking for Italian Food in Upper Arlington?

Check Out The Top 8 Italian Food Places In Upper Arlington! These places are sure to satisfy your Italian food cravings!

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3311 Tremont Road Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
(614) 451-7400
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Bridget Houlihan


Jan 21, 2021

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When you’re in the mood for some delicious food, nothing beats going for some of your Italian favorites. What’s not to like about handmade sauces, fresh herbs, and perfectly prepared meats? There is no shortage of Italian restaurants in Upper Arlington, which speaks volumes of how much the locals love Italian food.

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Whether you’re in the mood for something quick-- or prefer to sit and linger over a couple of courses-- Upper Arlington has some amazing Italian restaurants that you need to check out. We’ve put together a list of some of the best, so if you’re visiting the area or are a seasoned local, you’re sure to satisfy any cravings for some wonderful Italian dishes.

Moretti’s of Arlington

One of Upper Arlington’s favorite spots for Italian food

Pasta dishes are a favorite at this Italian restaurant! Image courtesy of Moretti’s of Arlington.
Pasta dishes are a favorite at this Italian restaurant! Image courtesy of Moretti’s of Arlington.

2124 Tremont Center

Upper Arlington, OH 43221


Mon-Thurs 4:30pm-9pm

Fri-Sat 4:30pm-9:30pm

Moretti’s of Arlington is where all the locals will tell you to go if you’re in the mood for some seriously authentic Italian dishes. One of their specialties is meatballs, but there are also many other items on the menu to choose from, such as flat breads, pizza, pasta, and bruschetta. They also have some vegetarian items on the menu as well!

This place also has a wonderful wine list to accompany all of their beef, veal, and chicken options. Make sure to bring the whole family to check out their weekly specials!

“I've visited Moretti's multiple times. The food here is delicious. I cant complain. We've ordered a variety of dishes and haven't been disappointed.” -Yelp Review

2. Caffe DaVinci

This place serves up all your favorite Italian dishes

Delicious Italian fare served alongside a gelato bar-- you can’t beat that! Image courtesy of Caffe DaVinci.

3080 Tremont Rd.

Columbus, OH 43221


Mon-Thurs 10:30am-9pm

Fri-Sat 10:30am-10pm

Sun 4pm-9pm

If you’re looking for a great place to have a quick lunch or an easy weeknight dinner, Caffe DaVinci is your best bet for delicious Italian food in Upper Arlington. They offer everything from soups, wraps, paninis, pasta dishes and plenty of chef’s specialties. If you’re in the mood for pizza, not to worry, they have many options for that as well-- including white, margherita, and Chicago style.

Don’t forget to indulge in some gelato from their gelateria after your meal! You’ll find all kinds of flavors here, and you can be sure that each one is homemade using techniques that have been passed down through the generations.

“I certainly enjoyed this stop for lunch. Friendly staff...The menu is quite extensive, so it will require multiple trips.” -Yelp Review

3. Carsonie’s Stromboli and Pizza

The perfect local spot to enjoy Italian food in Upper Arlington

a pasta and chicken dish drizzled with ranch in a unique take on italian fare
This Italian place makes all your favorites-- from strombolis, to soup, to pasta. Image courtesy of Carsonie’s Stromboli and Pizza.  

1725 West Lane Ave.

Columbus, OH 43221


Mon 11am-9pm

Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm

Fri 11am-11pm

Sat 11am-10pm

Sun 12pm-9pm

Carsonie’s Stromboli and Pizza is a great place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a great meal. You should come hungry to this Italian restaurant, as the portions are large and full of flavor. The locals of Upper Arlington flock to this Italian restaurant whenever they’re in the mood for a stromboli, calzone, or hoagie-- they make some of the best in Columbus!

With other options on the menu such as salads and homemade pastas, you’ll definitely want to stop in more than once. Make sure to come by often and sample some of their daily specials, you’ll definitely be glad that you did!

“Yumm! Just thinking back to my experience at Carsonie's was great! This is a great location and the food here is amazing!” -Yelp Review

4. Piada Italian Street Food

Upper Arlington loves the fast, friendly service at this spot

Quick, simple, and delicious Italian food are what makes this place so popular. Image courtesy of Piada Italian Street Food.

1315 West Lane Ave.

Columbus, OH 43221


Mon-Sun 10:45am-10pm

The next time you’re craving some street-style food, make sure to put Piada Italian Street Food at the top of your list. This place is designed for busy people who still want to have a delicious and flavorful lunch on the go. Piada Italian Street Food specializes in piadas, which are similar to wraps and contain anything you want to put in them, including vegetables, meat, and cheese. You can order piadas ready made and off the menu or you can create your own, it’s up to you!

They also have fresh salads and warm pastas made each day. Or if you’re feeling creative, create your own customized salad or pasta as well!

“I love piada but this location has given me consistently good food and great service. Today at lunch they workers were fast and beyond kind.” -Yelp Review

5. Gallo’s Kitchen and Bar

Best place in Upper Arlington to watch the game and munch on Italian favorites

Old Italian recipes make up the extensive menu at this restaurant. Image courtesy of Gallo’s Kitchen and Bar.

2820 Nottingham Rd.

Columbus, OH 43221


Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm

Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

The next time you’re in Upper Arlington, make sure to stop by Gallo’s Kitchen and Bar for a drink or a meal-- where you’ll be treated like family! The recipes at this restaurant have been passed down through the family over the years, and are the reason that this place is so popular with tourists and locals.

This is a family-owned restaurant that takes pride in serving their neighborhood authentic Italian cuisine, made with the freshest seasonal items around. With a great selection of beers and drinks, it also makes this restaurant a popular place for the big game.

“Fantastic food And great service!!  If we find ourselves in this area again, we will be back!!” -Yelp Review

6. Panzera’s Pizza of Upper Arlington

One of the best places in Upper Arlington for pizza

a heart shaped pizza on the counter of panzera's pizza in upper arlington ohio
This place is a local favorite when it comes to handmade pizza. Image courtesy of Panzera’s Pizza.

3794 Fairlington Dr.

Columbus, OH 43220


Mon-Thurs 4:30pm-9:30pm

Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm

Sun 4:30-9pm

Sometimes you just want a delicious, hot, and tasty pizza. Many places claim to make the best, but the locals of Upper Arlington will agree, Panzera’s Pizza of Upper Arlington makes one of the best. In addition to fantastic pizza, they also offer hoagies, pastas, and salads, so there’s something for everyone.

No matter what toppings you like on your pizza, this place is sure to make yours perfectly. One bite and you’ll be hooked too!

“Love this place. The owner is always over the top in customer service. Really, the friendliest pizza owner I have ever met.” -Yelp Review

Trattoria Roma

Fine Italian dining in Upper Arlington

Fine Italian dining with exceptional service and atmosphere. Image courtesy of Trattoria Roma.

1447 Grandview Ave.

Columbus, OH 43212


Sun-Thurs 4pm-9pm

Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm

Whether you’re looking for an elegant restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, or just feel like celebrating the end of the week with a fabulous happy hour, Trattoria Roma is a great place for both. All of their authentic Italian dishes are made from scratch and use the best locally-sourced ingredients.

Their bartenders are well known throughout the area for making creative and seasonal cocktails, made fresh to order. Stop by their aptly named Sinatra Bar for happy hour and enjoy small plates and drink specials-- it’s sure to turn into your favorite after work spot!

“Trattoria Roma has always been one of our special places to visit. The food is amazing. Always cooked to order and tastes wonderful. Service is always superb.” -Yelp Review

8. Z Cucina di Spirito

The food and service are stellar at this Italian restaurant

elevated italian fare at z cucina in upper arlington, OH
This Italian spot is sure to be your new favorite! Image courtesy of Z Cucina di Spirito.

1368 Grandview Ave.

Columbus, OH 43212


Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm

Z Cucina di Spirito manages to perfectly blend traditional and modern Italian cooking, and the results are fantastic! The atmosphere of this restaurant is warm and inviting, and perfectly matches the Italian and Mediterranean cuisine found on their menu. All of the items on their menu are made from scratch, including raviolis, sausages, cheese, and desserts.

They have an extensive wine list that highlights many of the wine making regions of Italy, so be sure to ask their well-trained staff which one would complement your meal!

“Z Cucina was good! It is a solid neighborhood Italian restaurant...I would recommend this place to family/friends.” -Yelp Review

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If you’re in the mood for some delicious Italian food-- whether as a quick lunch stop, or an elegant sit down meal-- Upper Arlington has got you covered. There are many places well worth the visit in the area, you’ll have a hard time deciding which one to try next!

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