It wasn’t so long ago that Americans equated Italian food with red sauce — understandably, since the majority of the country’s immigrants to the U.S. came from the south, merging their traditions with those of their new homeland to create the meat- and tomato-laden dishes that defined the category stateside for nearly a century. But times have changed, and we now understand that Italy’s regional cuisines differ as greatly as those on our own shores; what’s more, just as they do here or anywhere, they evolve.
Listed geographically from north to south, these 18 restaurants reflect that diversity in all its dynamism. (Craving pizza specifically? Click here for our list of top parlors.)Read More