- Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 08:00
- Written by Breanna Bright
It’s more than spaghetti and meatballs, Italian cuisine brings to mind fragrant wines, aged cheese, and lean pasta. It’s the romantic date-night food, but also the home of pizza. Get a taste of Italy with these fine restaurants.
In Cape Girardeau Bella Italia offers a romantic getaway and outdoor patio. Patrons can enjoy their meal on red checkered tablecloths topped with candlelight and olive oil. They offer a variety of dishes including fish, baked pasta, tossed pasta, and more.
On the other side of Cape, Ciao Ristorante offers a traditional Italian setting with fun atmosphere. They serve a variety of Italian dishes including lamb, pasta, and vegetarian options.
For a fun and casual atmosphere the Italian Village Restaurant in Carbondale is the place to go. They have pizza, pasta, and a bar for local wines. A salad bar is served atop a boat, there’s an arcade corner, and a beautiful outdoor dining area.