Italian restaurants are a hallmark of Reading and Berks County. Homemade pastas and hand-crafted pizzas are just the beginning of the Italian delights we’ve found. Here’s a look at our reviews of Berks County’s Italian restaurants:

A round foil to-go container with baked ziti topped with cheese.

Review: Nino’s Italian Ristorante of Wyomissing

A visit to Nino's in Wyomissing for homemade Italian comfort food, including lasagna and baked ziti.
A tray of freshly rolled potato gnocchi

Review: The Culinary Classroom

In a Berks County Eats first, we are doing the cooking - making gnocchi during our lesson at the Culinary Classroom.
A plate of tortellini topped with meat sauce, peas and mushrooms from Gino's Cafe in Shillington

Review: Gino’s Cafe

Gino's Cafe is among the many great options for Italian food in Berks County. We tried the Chef tortellini, baked ziti and lasagna, and enjoyed it all.
Russo Market Pizza

Review: Russo Gourmet Foods Market

On my first visit to Russo Gourmet Foods Market, I am blown away by the market selections and their Sicilian pizza.
Blue Marsh Italian Restaurant Margherita Pizza

Blue Marsh Italian Restaurant

Our #NationalPizzaMonth celebration continues with a visit to Blue Marsh Italian Restaurant to try their margherita pizza.
Salute Pizza Montanara

Review: Salute Ristorante Italiano / Dante’s 900

We made a return visit to Salute Ristorante Italiano, via Dante's 900. It was an evening of highs (potato ravioli with duck ragu) and lows at a restaurant we loved on our last visit three years ago.
Juliana's Tigliatelle alle Norcina

Review: Juliana’s

The third restaurant in the location in three years, Juliana's marks the return of Chef Gianluca to Berks County and to the former Basil in Fritztown.
bowl of baked ziti

Review: Calabria Italian Restaurant

Anticipation for a new restaurant is one thing. Anticipation for the reopening of a restaurant - especially one that had been closed for more than two years - is another. After a 29-month rebuilding process, we visit Calabria Italian Restaurant to see what all the excitement is about.
Pepperoni Pizza from Paolo's Restaurant and Bar in Shillington

Review: Paolo’s Restaurant & Bar

Continuing our #NationalPizzaMonth tour, Berks County Eats visits Paolo's Restaurant & Bar, one of the largest and most popular Italian restaurants in Berks.
eggplant Parmesan from Mimmo's in Reading

Review: Mimmo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

A year and a half after visiting its sister restaurant (Vincenzo's), we make the shorter trip to Mimmo's for another Italian feast.
bowl of spaghetti and meatballs in red sauce

La Cantina Italian Restaurant & Pub – CLOSED

One of my new regular spots, Julie joins me for an official visit to La Cantina for a taste of their classic Italian dinners.
Review: Folino Estate Vineyard and Winery

Review: Folino Estate Vineyard and Winery

In celebration of Julie's birthday, we went in search of a memorable meal, and found it at Folino Estate Vineyards and Winery.