Best Italian restaurants in Omaha
8. Roma Italian restaurant
The Italian restaurant Roma offers homemade food and reminds you of dinner at Grandma’s. With so much food at reasonable prices, diners often go home with enough leftovers for another full meal. The chicken parmigiana consists of two large fried chicken breast fillets over a hearty serving of spaghetti. The lasagna and manicotti take up a full plate and offer a delicious selection. The Bellevue restaurant quickly became a favorite among Omaha Metro diners when it opened a few years ago.
9. Eat Italian
Mangia Italiana brought a piece of Sicily to Omaha and opened its doors in 2007. Located in a nondescript building in Irvington, the hotel is deceptive in Mangia’s case. Mangia has an excellent menu of pasta and pizza and is possibly best known for its pizzas. For pizzas like meatballs, combo and buffalo, the Vincent Special with beef, pepperoni, bacon, meatballs, onions and garlic is the best. Pasta dishes such as spaghetti with sugo (Sicilian meat sauce) and chicken fettuccine add to the culinary experience.
10. Nicolas Italian wine and tariff
Located in the old market, Nicola’s Italian Wine and Fare offers an upscale menu of lobster ravioli and spaghetti with olive oil and kalamata olives. Whether you dine inside or enjoy your dinner on the terrace, Nicola’s is an excellent place to celebrate special events such as an anniversary. With an excellent selection of wines, they can help you choose the perfect drink for your meal.
11. Orsis Italian bakery and pizzeria
Omaha’s oldest Italian restaurant, Orsi’s Italian Bakery and Pizzeria, opened in Little Italy in 1919. At 102, Orsi’s continues to be one of the best pizzerias in Omaha. From a quarter sheet with six large slices to a full sheet with 24 slices, the square pizza is a popular choice for locals. Orsi’s best bet is perhaps the goudarooni, a double crust pizza with regular toppings that fill the center of the crusts. If seating is limited, I recommend ordering your take-out pizza in good time. The bakery serves fresh bread and rolls every day. The staff bakes from early in the morning until late at night. With fresh Italian meat and cheese, as well as imported products like olives and peppers, Orsi’s Deli serves as the neighborhood market. Photos and newspaper clippings adorn the wall in Orsi, which in fact serves as the Omaha Italian Sports Hall of Fame.
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