10 Best Italian Restaurants in New Mexico!

Italian food is one of the world's most diverse and tasty cuisines. So it's no surprise that New Mexico, with its rich history of immigration and cultural exchange, has some of the best Italian restaurants in the country. From fine dining to casual, on-the-go options, here are 10 of the best Italian restaurants in New Mexico.

M'tucci's Moderno, Rio Rancho, NM

M'tucci's Moderno offers a creative Italian menu and delicious cocktails with a great view of the Sandia Mountains. One reviewer online says "Our waitress was great and fast to respond to all our requests."

Michael J's Italian-American Restaurant, Ruidoso, NM

Grabbing a meal with friends? Book a table at Michael J's Italian-American Restaurant, which boasts an extensive menu and boozy beverages. One diner says on Google: "The atmosphere was lovely, service top notch and the food was excellent!"

Sassella Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM

If you're looking for real Italian food in Santa Fe, visit Sassella Restaurant, voted #1 For Italian Dining on TripAdvisor. Chef Cristian Pontiggia hails from Sassella, Italy, and dishes up some of the most delectable Italian food in the country. Reserve your table quickly, as they fill up fast!

Portofino, Roswell, NM

If you're in Roswell and want some Italian food that's out of this world, stop by Portofino. At this laid-back eatery, you can get a tasty slice of pizza or a plate full of pasta, plus other familiar Italian-American classics.

Stella's Italian Restaurant, Taos, NM

If you're looking for a restaurant where kids are welcome, try Stellas. Patrons love their relaxing outdoor patio seating, and kids will love the children's menu which has something even the pickiest kid will love.

La Baracca, Truth or Consequences, NM

La Baracca is one of the most eclectic restaurants on this list. It's a self-proclaimed premium-inspired spot created by Chef Micheal Demeo, who usually has a waiting list for his dishes. So order ahead to make sure you taste this delicious Italian take.

Joe's Pasta House, Rio Rancho, NM

Joe's Pasta House is where you want to go when you're craving a big bowl of pasta. They've got all your traditional Italian favorites, seafood, and steak options.

Capo's Corner, Red River, NM

Capo's Corner may be located in a small town, but they offer big flavors. Visitors describe the restaurant as "a family-type casual Italian place with the staples and some offbeat creations on the menu."

Pizza 9, Farmington, NM

Pizza is a staple in both Italy and New Mexico, and Pizza 9 delivers a massive menu with rave reviews. One guest went so far as to say that the calzone was "the best I've ever had."

The Trinity Hotel Restaurant, Carlsbad, NM

At the Trinity Hotel in Carlsbad, you can enjoy a fun night out plus a plate of pasta that will knock your socks off. The restaurant offers Italian and American cuisine, as well as live music during happy hour.

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