Non-Chain Italian Restaurants


Since the Non-Chain Mexican Restaurants POI went over well, how about Italian?

If the place just has pizza, save it for the pizza POI.

If you can, I prefer this format:

Del Taco
9507 S Cicero
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 229-1988

Feel free to include web page and your personal comments about a location.


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Our favorite local spot:

Abbondanza II
653 - 655 Washington Street
Norwood MA 02062

A long-time favorite in our area. Old world, family style, huge portions. This is a busy spot, they do take reservations.


This is a nice "parents' night out" kind of spot meaning kids and Al Forno aren't an ideal match wink

Al Forno
577 South Main Street
Providence RI 02903
(401) 273-9760

(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT + DS61LMT-S Boston MA

Non-Chain Italian Restaurants

While more of a Greek restaurant - many Italian dishes.

Enzo's Ristorante & Pizza
207 Boices Ln
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 383-3696‎

I've got a good one in the south

Latitude: 30.4206 / Longitude: -91.139775

Gino's Restaurant
4542 Bennington Avenue,
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Allentown, PA

-75.486453, 40.558183
Louie's Restaurant
2071 31st Street SW
Allentown, PA 18103
Since 1958

Two places I've eaten at many times. Great pizza, sandwiches, and Italian food.

-75.430166, 40.639463
Taste Of Italy
1860 Catasauqua Rd
Allentown, PA 18109

-75.499771, 40.603808
Salvatore Ruffino's
1840 Allen St
Allentown, PA


Good family owned Italian restaurant

-98.532009, 33.905797, Toscani's Italian Restaurant, 507 Beverly Dr., Wichita Falls, TX 76309, (940) 766-2600.

"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

POI has been updated and

POI has been updated and extra lines have been removed that may have been causing some problems.

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sure ... i'll add two of my favorites ...

Inky's Italian Foods
3945 N Detroit Ave
Toledo, OH 43612
(419) 476-0500
Closed Sunday

Palermo Pizzeria and Restaurant
44938 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 455-5210

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Still throws error

cpjanda wrote:

POI has been updated and extra lines have been removed that may have been causing some problems.

The 2/2/09 version is still throwing an error in POILoader on my 750. It looks like there are still bad breaks in the description of the last entry.

Found those breaks when I

Found those breaks when I updated, not sure what happened.

The file has been updated and should work, if not let me know.


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More Non-Chain Italian Restaurants

Scalinis Italian Restaurant - Open 25+ years
2390 Cobb Parkway SE
Smyrna, Ga. 30080

Scalinis Italian Restaurant - Open 12+ years
1205 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, Ga 30068
They have been featured on Natl TV for their Eggplant Special for Expectant Mothers. See website

JG - Nuvi 2460

Cleveland's Little Italy also referred to as "Murry Hill"

To many good restaurants to name so here is the coordinates that will put you plumb in the middle of it all, and by the way, Oh yea, each and everyone is independent non chain made from Grandma's recipe type Establishments.


And to hit the area at a perfect time hit The Feast of the Assumption Festival at the same coordinates:

The four-day Feast of the Assumption is a wonderful mix of religion and secular fun. The entire length of Mayfield Road, between Euclid Avenue and Cleveland Heights is closed off to traffic. In their place are carnival rides, delicious Italian-themed food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and live music stages, playing everything from rock to "It's Amore."In addition, there are fireworks at night and a parade on August 15. Just as everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day; everyone in Cleveland is a little Italian during the Feast of the Assumption. The event draws over 100,000 visitors each year. Admission is free.

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Ricci's Delicatessen

Ricci's Delicatessen

17317 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 925-1039

Enjoy anything from a delicious sandwich ordered at the deli in the front to a multi-course meal in the restaurant in the back.

Non-Chain Italian Restaurants

It would be nice if you could break the list up by state.

Jack j

File Updated

I have updated the file with the recent entries.

Jack J: I think the file is still pretty small, no need to break up by state.


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Non Chain Italian Restaurants

Frank Guido's Little Italy

-74.002287, 41.929334
14 Thomas St
Kingston, NY 12401

Great food - served family style

Mama Carolla´s

Mama Carolla´s
1031 E. 54th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 259-9412

Two from DFW Area

5309 Colleyville Blvd
Colleyville, TX
-97.151062 32.887295

Family owned with fresh made food. The veal dishes are outstanding.

600 N Industrial Blvd
Euless, TX
-97.099537 32.844482

Family owmed New York Style Italian.

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Wausau WI Area

Carmelo's Italian Restaurant
3607 North Mountain Rd
Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 845-5570

In the clubhouse at the golf course

3115 Camp Phillips Rd
Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 848-2202

File has been

File has been updated.
Thanks for the additions!!

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File updated via email

File updated via email entry.
Thanks Plornch!!

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Arizona Resturant

La Stalla Cucina Rustica
68 W Buffalo St
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 855-9990

Updated! Thanks for the

Updated! Thanks for the addition.

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Nonna Emilia

Nonna Emilia Ristorante Italiano
17210 SW Shaw St
Aloha, OR 97007
Dining Room 503-649-2232
Take Out 503-649-8531

Generous portions, perfect pasta, rich sauces. Their pizza is divine, layered thick with toppings. Always plan to take home ample leftovers.

Costa's in Birmingham, AL

Costa's Mediterranean Cafe
3443 Lorna Rd
Hoover, AL 35216

The food is good and the portions are large.

Cuisine is both Italian and Mediterranean (Greek)

Chicago western suburbs

6740 S. Route 53
Woodridge, IL 60517

Non Chain Italian Restaurant for you

-87.6258, 41.8878

Bella Bacino's
75 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601





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Colosseo Ristorante Italiano

Colosseo Ristorante Italiano
670 Corydon Ave
Winnipeg, MB, R3M 0X7
(204) 284-4977

While working in Canada I ran into this place and go there every time I get to back to Canada.

Unreal Tarragon Mushrooms, more pasta varieties than you could ask for, quiet atmosphere, great prices.

dang I am hungry now!!

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Victim of the economy

TXRVer wrote:

-98.532009, 33.905797, Toscani's Italian Restaurant, 507 Beverly Dr., Wichita Falls, TX 76309, (940) 766-2600.

Sadly, this one went out of business so it should be removed from the file.

"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Thanks for the addition and

Thanks for the addition and update. New file uploaded.


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Non-Chain Italian Restaurants

My family and I just ate at a great place in Lancaster, NY.
Desiderio's on Broadway
5827 Broadway
Lancaster, New York 14086


add to the list

-74.34491, 40.55501
Loucas Restaurant
9 Lincoln Hwy
Edison, New Jersey 08820

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My favorite place for a business lunch. Quite, great service, cloth table cloths and wonderful food.

La Rosetta Ristorante
315 Garrisonville Rd
Suite 109
Stafford, VA 22554
Agueda Flores Chef/Owner
Fine Northern Italian Cusine

Thanks for the additions

Thanks for the additions garmin_geek!
File Updated!!

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Christiano's is the place Billy Joel sang about in his song "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" from his 1977 album "The Stranger" (Bottle of red, bottle of white")

Christiano's Italian Restaurant
19 Ira Road
Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 921-5588

-73.501666, 40.823390

Drivesmart 66, Nuvi 2595LMT (Died), Nuvi 1490T (Died), Nuvi 260 (Died), GPSMAP 195

Thanks Rock! File

Thanks Rock!
File Updated.

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Giovanni's in Beaverton, Oregon

Resurrecting an old thread...

-122.80365, 45.48748
Giovanni's Italian Restaurant
12390 SW Broadway St
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 644-8767

Large selection of excellent pasta and pizzas. Most items have meat and non-meat options, with no compromise on flavor.

Core de Roma (West Chester PA)

Core de Roma
327 E. Gay Street
West Chester PA 19380

Phone: (610) 701-8485

John from PA