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Best Italian Restaurants in Anaheim

A trip to Anaheim is not complete without stopping in and trying out some of the fine Italian cuisine located all around the area. From pizza to pasta to great old-fashioned entrees, there are options sure to please foodies everywhere. Here you will find the top 4 Italian restaurants out of Anaheim

Cortina’s Italian Market

Website | (714) 535-1948

2175 W Orange Ave Anaheim, CA 92804

Cortina’s is a long standing counter-serve Italian market and restaurant located out of Anaheim since 1963. They offer options including pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, and a retail deli to get all the ingredients you might need to cook at home. 

Here you’ll find hand-tossed pizzas, amazing subs and some of the best pastas in the city. Their Hot Meatball Sub is a can’t miss made with freshly baked bread, homemade sauce and meatballs big enough to ensure you leave satisfied. Their Fettuccine Alfredo is spectacular, made from a family recipe, and the pizzas are all made with fresh meats, cheeses and sauces.

With reasonable prices and a great casual dining atmosphere, Cortina’s is the perfect place to sit down for lunch with friends and take a relaxing break from your day while enjoying quality homemade food.

Marri’s Pizza & Italian Restaurants

Website | (714) 533-1631

1194 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802

In Anaheim, Marri’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant serves authentic Italian food with a great ambience and a convenient location. Located in Southern Anaheim, this is the perfect spot to sit down and enjoy your choice of their pizza, pasta, seafood and calzones which are all made with fresh ingredients. 

One of their signature dishes, the Tour of Italy, is an absolute must-have. It includes Fettuccine Alfredo, stuffed raviolis, and parmesan chicken and will fill you right up and leave your taste buds happy. If you’re looking for a smaller, but still tasty, meal you should check out their homemade Calzone which is stuffed with a three cheese blend, sausage, and mushrooms combination.

 Marri’s has been around since 1957 and for good reason! Located close to Disney, this is an amazing spot to sit down and have great food with the family, before taking on the day.

Roman Cucina

Website | (714) 680-6000

211 N Harbor Blvd Fullerton, CA 92832

Since 2001 the Roman brothers have been serving simple and delicious Italian food with a no-nonsense approach. They pride themselves on having fast and friendly service with food just like their Nonna used to make!

With a 4.5 star rating and over 1800 reviews, Roman Cucina has a reputation for high quality food and service. Some of their most popular dishes include the Pasta Gianni and the Pasta Tombrello and these plates are no joke. Known for having some of the best pastas in town, they also offer delicious soups and salads as well.

With a unique, old timey atmosphere and consistently great food, Roman Cucina should be high on your list of places to check out when you’re craving authentic Italian plates with great service and reasonable prices.

Rufino’s Ristorante Italiano

Website: N/A |  (714) 491-0880

938 S Euclid St Anaheim, CA 92802

Rufino’s is a cozy Italian joint with a warm ambience, serving pasta, veal, calzones & other traditional dishes in the heart of Anaheim. Serving the local area for 55 years, they are a staple of the local community and a great place for tourists to stop in and try out great Italian dishes.

This restaurant has over 600 reviews on Yelp, and almost everyone had something good to say. Fan favorites include Chicken Parmigiana and the Spaghetti Carbonara which are both delicious and filling, as Rufino’s have never shied away from a healthy portion.

If you find yourself in Anaheim looking for quality Italian food with comfy booths and a quiet yet inviting atmosphere Rufino’s is the place to go. With friendly staff and food options for everyone there’s no reason not to treat your tastebuds to some of the best Italian food in Anaheim at Rufino’s Ristorante Italiano.

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