Best Italian Restaurants in Winston-Salem

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When you have a taste for Italian food, nothing else will satisfy you. Lasagne alla Bolognese, Fettuccine al Pomodoro, Pollo alla Cacciatora, or Pizza Margherita. Your tongue can already taste the savory spices in the delicious sauce, and you must have some. Below is a list of Winston-Salem’s best Italian Restaurants to soothe your craving for anything Italiano!

The Quanto Basta (QB) Italian Eatery and Wine Bar entrance, on West 4th St.
The Quanto Basta (QB) Italian Eatery and Wine Bar entrance, on West 4th St.

You will find an Olive Garden and a Carrabba’s here in Winston-Salem, but these are the local Italian eateries you’ll want to give a try. Look through, scan some menus, and select one. You can’t go wrong. Mangia!

BLL Rotisserie Factory

BLL Rotisserie, in the Italian tradition, only uses herbs to prepare their chicken. They serve appetizers, pasta, ravioli, salad, calzones, pizza, and pasta specials with chicken, seafood, and veal.

BLL Rotisserie Menu

  • 380 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-7071
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11 am-9 pm
    • Closed Sunday

Cibo Trattoria

Cibo Trattoria offers delicious food from Italy’s Northern and Southern culinary traditions in an intimate and upscale atmosphere.

Cibo Menu

  • 529 North Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8977
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 5 pm-9:30 pm
    • Fri, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Sat, 4:30 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday & Monday

Coppola’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant

Coppola’s is an Italian restaurant with a full menu of pasta, house specialties, baked pasta, sandwiches, strombolis, calzones, and NY-style pizza.

Coppola’s WebsiteCoppola’s Menu (PDF)

  • Reynolda Commons Shopping Center, 3512 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-922-1190
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm
    • Closed Monday

Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant

Traditional Italian restaurant voted Best Italian in Forsyth County. Di Lisio’s has an extensive menu featuring appetizers, specialty dishes, house dishes, ravioli dishes, entrees, baked dishes, and create your own pasta.

So difficult to choose one dish!

Di Lisio’s Menu

  • 301 Brookstone Avenue, Winston Salem, NC
  • 336-546-7202
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4 pm -9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday and Monday

Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant

Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant has a menu that features pasta, pasta specials, hot and cold subs, calzones, stromboli, chicken wings, and hamburger plates.

Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant Menu

  • 2824 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-4650
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-9:30 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am -10:30 pm
    • Sun, 12 pm-9:30 pm

Est! Est!! Est!!!

Est! Est!! Est!!! is an Italian restaurant and cafe located at the entrance to ROAR. They offer appetizers, including a charcuterie board, pasta dishes, specialty dishes, and delicious desserts.

Est! Est!! Est!!! Menu 

  • At the entrance to ROAR 633 N. Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-917-3009
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, Lunch, 11:30 am-3 pm
    • Mon-Thurs, Dinner, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, Lunch, 11:30 am-3 pm
    • Fri & Sat Dinner, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Sun, 11:30 am-3 pm


Francesco’s offers delicious homemade Italian dishes and homemade pizza in a casual atmosphere. Dine in or take out. Can accommodate large parties.

Francesco’s Menu

  • 930 Gramercy Park Lane, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-377-3332
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11 am-9 pm

Fratelli’s Italian Steak House

Fratelli’s features pasta classics, Italian favorites, fresh fish and shellfish, sandwiches, burgers, chops, and what they hope is the best steak in town. An Italian steakhouse with a modern twist and distinctive ambiance.

Fratelli’s Menu

  • 2000 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-1704
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sat, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Sun, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Monday

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom is a funky, art-centric restaurant that is fun and laid back with delicious pizzas, burgers, hoagies and sandwiches, salads, munchies, calzones, and a build-your-own pizza menu selection. Vegan and gluten-free choices are also available.

Mellow Mushroom Menu

  • 314 W4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-245-2820
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am- 11 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm

Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar

Quanto Basta is in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem and offers light salads and appetizers or hearty homemade pasta dishes and Italian entrees, and wine. They feature an extensive wine bar, including over 200 labels and more than 50 bottles of wine from Italy.

A “by-the-glass” selection of over 50 wines.

Quanto Basta Menu

  • 680 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6144
  • Hours
    • Wed-Sat, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Sun, Mon, Tues

Tre Nonne

Tre Nonne has closed. It was purchased by the owners of Que Viva Latin Street Grill food truck. They will be opening a Latin fast-casual restaurant in its place.

Vinnie’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Vinnie’s offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu featuring appetizers, hot and cold subs, salads, pasta, specialty entrees, baked pasta dishes, strombolis, calzones, and NY-style pizza.

Vinnie’s Menu

  • Shoppes at Oliver’s Crossing, 5076 Peter’s Creel Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-7898
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11 am-10 pm

Zito’s Pizzeria & Grill

Zito’s specializes in pizza made with locally milled, organic flour. They strive to use the freshest, cleanest ingredients in all their dishes. Besides pizza, pizza boats, stromboli, and calzones, they offer salads, Greek cuisine, poutine, a vegan menu, and gluten-free choices.

Zito’s Menu

  • 3030 Healy Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-765-9486
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 11:30 am-8:30 pm
    • Sat, 4 pm-8:30 pm
    • Closed Sunday

A Taste for Something Different

This list should keep you busy sampling Italian cuisine! I had no idea we had so many places to choose from in our area. If you develop a taste for something a little different, Chinese or Thai food may be what you are looking for!

 Before saying Ciao, tell us about your favorite Italian restaurant in the comments!

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