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Italian food makes for a very romantic dinner. Pennsylvania has some great Italian restaurants, and now, one of theme has actually been named one of the top 20 best in America. conducted a study to determine the 20 best Italian restaurants in America. “Based on the beauty and simplicity of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and the joys of sharing food with others, Italian food is almost universally known and beloved,” they state in the article. “Its history can be traced back to the Roman Empire with a cookbook from the first century B.C.”

They also state that Italian food is the second most popular in America. That’s makes finding a good Italian dish easy. “Finding the best, though, is a different challenge,” they write. That said, they scoured the country to find the best Italian restaurants overall.

As it turns out, one of the best Italian spots is in Philadelphia. It’s Vetri Cucina, a local favorite. What makes it so good? writes, “Created with seasonal, local, and specialty ingredients, the menu at Vetri features an antipasto, a pasta course, an entrée, and a dessert, plus a cocktail and an amuse-bouche to get things started.” They add, “Your menu may include dishes such as venison carpaccio with roasted leeks and smoked creme fraiche, paccheri with clams and sea beans, dover sole with radishes, capers, and white wine butter, and pineapple tarte tatin with pine nuts and vanilla gelato. Whether you choose to have the tasting menu with pairings, or to sip wine by the glass, the experience is bound to be remarkable, as Vetri’s cellars hold more than 2,500 wine bottles, representing every Italian region and some of the world’s major producing regions.”

Find the full list of the best Italian restaurants in America here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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