With National Pasta Day just a few days ago it had us thinking (and dreaming) of the perfect bowl of pasta. Is that a linguini, fettuccine, or a ravioli? What about the sauce?… red, white or something else? The general consensus – if we had to pick just one dish – it would be spaghetti and meat balls. The classic. There is a unique and unparalleled joy in savoring the perfect combination of al dente spaghetti intertwined with succulent, homemade meatballs, bathed in a rich and aromatic tomato sauce. Each twirl of the fork captures a burst of flavors, harmonizing the hearty meat with the tender pasta, creating a delightful symphony of textures and tastes that never fails to evoke a sense of comfort and satisfaction. The timeless classic, spaghetti and meatballs, not only fills the belly but also warms the heart, leaving a lasting impression of culinary bliss. Are you with us?
So we did what everyone else would do and we asked the Google what the best pasta place was in Fresno. That led to a couple of big pasta chains and even a few ramen places. Ramen? Not at all what we were looking for. We switched the query to Best Italian Food in Fresno and that gave us slightly better results.
Here’s what Yelp lists as the Top 7 (you’ll find them below our poll).
We know how yelp is often skewed, which is why we’ve got a poll. We want to hear what you think is the BEST ITALIAN FOOD (PASTA) IN FRESNO. We’ll add your “other” suggestions to the poll as we go along. We would also love to hear what your favorite dish is in the comments!
HERE’S ARE YELP’S TOP ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN FRESNO:
Angela’s opened in July of 2018. Angela’s is also family owned.
Popular dishes include their lasagna, ravioli and spaghetti.
148 Reviews and 4.4 stars.
The name means “This is how to eat today“. They feature a house made gnocchi with a gorgonzola sauce, penne pesto con pollo, and spaghetti and meatballs!
305 Reviews and 4.3 stars.
Favorites here are their rigatoni, tortellini, and spaghetti and meatballs! Chef Rafa has been in the restaurant industry for over 30 years and worked closely with Fresno staple restaurants such as Il Vesuvio, Parma, Pepinos, Slates, and Campagnia.
Just 16 reviews and 4.8 stars.
We’ve written about The Annex Kitchen quite a few times before. Favorites pastas include agnolotti, bucatini, and tagliatelli – which are all so much fun to pronounce properly.
Over 1,500 reviews and 4.4 stars.
They started in 1990. Popular pastas here include a spinach ravioli, fettuccine alfredo, and a pappardelle campagnola.
173 reviews and 4.1 stars.
French and Italian cuisine With Asian Touch. Favs here include a lobster risotto, gnocchi with shrimp and yes… spaghetti and meatballs!
280 reviews and 4.4 stars.
Andiamo is a family owned and operated Italian Restaurant. In addition to the dining room they have a patio, banquet room, and a bar. They have a wide variety of pastas here with favorites being their spaghetti, lasagna, and manicotti.
473 reviews with 4.1 stars.
Note: We used stock images in this post because we couldn’t find quality pictures for each location.