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  • Adelo's Pizza, Pasta & Pints

    8801 N. Indian Trail Rd. Spokane - North


    Adelo's opened as a strictly carry-out establishment, but moved to a nearby storefront in the fall of 2013 to start offering an eat-in option and an expanded menu that includes pasta, salads, wraps and sandwiches, as well as 18 microbrews on tap. (Jan. 2014)
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  • Angelo's Ristorante

    846 N. Fourth St. Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls


    The dim interior at Angelo’s is decked out in nostalgic Italiana and religious iconography. The menu features an impressive list of entrees: chicken (organic) and veal four ways, seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Save room for tiramisu at this always popular Coeur d’Alene eatery. (July 2013)
  • Arlo's Ristorante

    330 N. First Ave. Sandpoint


    When it comes to eating Italian in Sandpoint, Arlo’s has got you covered. The restaurant added flatbread pizzas to its offerings, as well as solidified a spot on the menu for its extremely popular mussels dish — an item that sold out every time it was on special. Kick back with a great meal and a glass of wine. (July 2013)
  • Cafe Italiano

    151 W. First Ave., Colville Rural Eastern WA


    Relocated to Colville, Wash. as of Feb. 2015.
  • Europa

    125 S. Wall St. Spokane - Downtown


    Nice enough to take a date or Mom, Europa is a good option for dinner or splitting a bottle of wine and ordering one of their appetizers (from calamari to hummus and spinach-artichoke dip). If it’s pizza you’re looking for, take a look at Europa’s 13 different Tuscan-style pies. The wine list is long, varied and features something for every oenophile. (July 2013)
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  • Ferrante's Marketplace Cafe

    4516 S. Regal St. Spokane - South


    This family-owned neighborhood restaurant serves up true Italian style pies, hand tossed and thin-crusted. The toppings are simple, but chosen for their exceptional quality. Order the Palermo ($15.95), and we guarantee you won’t find pepperoni like this anywhere else. It’s thicker, with more spice and none of that telltale grease. The Linguini Pomodoro ($10.95) is light and flavorful, and in the winter, the Sweet Italian ($14.95) house sausage served in a chianti sauce on penne pasta is the ultimate comfort food. (July 2013)
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  • Ferraro's Homemade Italian

    11204 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane Valley


    Authentic Italian family recipes from owner and chef Pat Ferraro, who originally hails from Casole Bruzio, Italy, make dinner at Ferraro’s like a quick gastronomical trip to Europe. Mildly spicy broth chock-full of peas, celery, tomato, green beans, kidney beans and tiny pasta team up to make Ferraro’s delicious minestrone, and the signature dish, spicy Chicken al Diavolo with peppers and spices, will make your mouth water and your tongue tingle. (July 2013)
  • Ferraro's North

    3022 N. Division St. Spokane - North


    Although the Dewey's Burgers and Brews name is no more, Ferraro's still serves up a lot of the same dishes that made the pub a hot spot. You might come here for a few drinks, but you have to try the hot, juicy, double-meat, double-cheese burger that ranks right up there on the burger nirvana scale. You’ll find a handful of other burgers on the menu, including a spicy jalapeno burger and the ‘Shroomburger, topped with Swiss cheese and sauteed mushrooms. Pub grub doesn't describe the food Ferraro's makes. It's more like perfection. (September 2012)
  • The Fieldhouse Pizza & Pub

    4423 W. Wellesley Ave. Spokane - North


    This family dining and bar hybrid provides all the necessary requirements for a night out. Between the 25 toppings and six sauces, they have create-your-own pizza lovers covered. The menu also includes 14 signature pizzas, from the Alley-Oop to the White Flag, and with full satellite TV coverage, football fans will feel comfortable leaving the house on Monday nights. (October 2012)
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  • Italia Trattoria

    144 S. Cannon St. Spokane - Downtown


    Nestled into the heart of Browne’s Addition, Italia Trattoria is a home-cooked hit from former Luna chef Anna Vogel. With a focus on natural and sustainable ingredients, the menu features handmade pastas, braised pork shoulder and seasonal vegetables spiced and grilled to perfection. No one is doing Italian quite like this. (July 2013)
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  • Italian Kitchen

    113 N. Bernard St. Spokane - Downtown


    Terra-cotta floor tiles, etched glass, heavy draperies, dark wood and kitschy Italiana set the mood for traditional Italian-American favorites. For lunch, the meatball sandwich is delightful. For dinner, check out gnocchi, lasagna and ravioli, plus steaks, chicken and seafood. And don’t forget the dark, high-ceilinged, old-wood bar next door. (July 2013)
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  • Ivano's Ristorante

    102 S. First Ave. Sandpoint


    Roasted tomato caprese, ravioli toscano, saltimbocca, scaloppini di anatra. Or maybe just tiramisu and an espresso. You’ll feel like you’re in Italy just reading the menu. And owners Jim Lippi and daughter Jessica treat you like family. Gluten-free diners welcome. (July 2013)
  • Laguna Café

    2013 E. 29th Ave. Spokane - South


    After eight and a half years on Regal Street, Laguna’s owners decided it was time to move the cafe to a larger space, while keeping all the other aspects of Laguna as much the same as possible. The new location (as of mid-2015) on East 29th Avenue in the Grapetree Village Shopping Center offers additional seating space, a full bar, more parking and a bigger patio, while retaining a drive-through. Laguna's menu of mostly burgers, filet mignon, ribs and salads has remained the same, but there are plans to make some additions to it now that the new location is officially open. (July 2016)
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  • Lasagna's-On-Ya

    521 E. Holland Ave. Spokane - North


    Pick up pre-made lasagnas inside this family-run operation on Holland Avenue or just swing through the drive-thru. There are five basic kinds to choose from, ranging from the classic meat lasagna to the Tuscan chicken (there are even gluten-free options). Don’t worry, they have more. Cheese lasagnas are offered and you can also craft your own delicious Italian dish. Just in case that didn’t fill you up, pick up some tiramisu or one of the seven different flavors of cheesecake (we suggest you try the huckleberry). (August 2012)
  • Lenny's American & Italian

    1204 First St. Cheney


    This classic Italian restaurant in Cheney offers the best of traditional Italy. The food and wine menu display tempting options for all food lovers. Guests can’t get enough of the veal parmesan and the fettuccine is made with reduced fresh cream. A great spot for the whole family. (July 2013)
  • Luigi's Italian Restaurant

    245 W. Main Ave. Spokane - Downtown


    Craving Italian? Voted Best Italian for more than 10 years by Inlander readers, Luigi’s serves traditional Italian favorites. Although it’s tempting to fill up on the hot sourdough bread and garlic butter, pace yourself. Minestrone soup is next (why have a salad when their homemade soup is this good), followed by an entrée like veal piccata or chicken cacciatori. Need some gluten-free or carb-free options? No problem. (July 2013)
  • MacKenzie River Pizza Co.

    2910 E. 57th Ave. Spokane - South


    With a northern Rockies lodge feel, eating pizza sounds much more cozy in this Montana-based chain. Nearly two dozen pizzas are on the menu, with toppings like pine nuts, crumbled bleu cheese and mandarin oranges. Creative toppings rest on sourdough, natural grain, and thick or thin crust, including one that’s gluten free. Both Spokane locations (downtown, upper South Hill and the north end of Nevada Street) are spacious and work well for large groups and date nights alike. (April 2013)
  • Maialina Pizzeria Napoletana

    602 S. Main St. Moscow/Pullman


    Owners of Moscow’s Sangria Grille, a Peruvian-style restaurant, are adding to their ventures with the opening of a new pizzeria in the same town, Maialina Pizzeria Napoletana. The pizzas, made largely with local and seasonal ingredients, are cooked in less than two minutes in a wood-burning oven at more than 800 degrees. Other rustic Italian cuisine such as homemade pasta and Italian cured meats and cheeses make up the menu. To go with it all is a hefty Italian wine list that represents each wine region in the country. (July 2013)
  • Mamma Mia's

    420 W. Francis Ave. Spokane - North


    It’s all home-style southern Italian at this north-side dining room, with sauces, pastas and breads made from old-time family recipes. The menu has plenty of munchable appetizers to keep families happy, alongside traditional pastas (that you can now take home), pizzas and meat entrées (we love the garlic chicken). Mix and match any of their pastas and sauces for a new combination each time. They offer simple, hearty lunch options, too: Italian sub sandwiches, pizzas and calzones. (April 2013)
  • Martino Tuscan Grill

    2360 N. Old Mill Loop Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls


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  • Mission Bistro at Cassano's

    2002 E. Mission Ave. Spokane - East


    The bistro space inside family-owned Cassano's Grocery is simple, homey and authentic, as is the menu: pizza, pasta and deli sandwiches all made fresh and from scratch. Their homemade lasagna is to die for and if you would rather test out your own Italian cooking skills, you can pick up all the desired ingredients, such as imported Italian cheeses, fresh-baked Tuscan bread and a multitude of spicy and sweet deli meats. (July 2013)
  • Old Spaghetti Factory

    152 S. Monroe St. Spokane - Downtown


    Little ones will enjoy the kid-sized spaghetti and sauce, at this family-friendly Italian spot inside an old brick warehouse by the railroad tracks. They'll also love the spumoni ice cream for dessert, but adults can take solace in the pasta with browned butter and grated myzithra cheese. Also, the surprisingly beautiful bar, which could be pretty cool if it weren't, well, at the Spaghetti Factory. The space is old-world chic, with a huge wood bar-back, plush booths, a backgammon tabletop and 10 or so inexpensive cocktails.
  • Olive Garden

    221 N. Wall St. Spokane - Downtown


    If you’re looking for friendly service and a family atmosphere, don’t miss the bar at the Olive Garden, where they also offer wine sampling and unique Italian drinks. (January 2013)
  • Pend Oreille Pasta

    476534 Hwy 95, #B, Ponderay Rural Idaho


  • Pete's Pizza

    821 E. Sharp Ave. Spokane - East


    Welcoming families and patrons since 1972, Pete’s does not disappoint. Called “The Calzone King” by some locals, Pete’s offers food that’s great for after class (there’s one near Gonzaga) or on your way home (there’s another on Northwest Boulevard). Their secret-recipe, homemade pizza dough is blanketed in sweet, slightly spicy marinara sauce and piled with fresh ingredients. (July 2013)
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