Few meals are more satisfying than a warm bowl of pasta topped with your favorite sauce and paired with a nice glass of wine, especially when celebrating a special event with your family. When we heard National Meatball Day was on March 6th, we thought it'd be a great excuse to head out to our favorite local Italian eatery and indulge in our favorite pasta or pizza.
Italian cuisine has always been a favorite of our real estate agents, so it wasn't too difficult for us to compile a list of our favorite Italian restaurants around Western Michigan. Here are six of our favorite restaurants:
- Porto Bello - 41 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Located in the historic Piano Factory building, Porto Bello is a laid-back Italian restaurant just down the street from these Grand Haven homes for sale. Choose from all your favorite pasta dishes or share a delicious specialty pizza. Don't forget to finish your meal with a piece of Italian Lemon Cake or Tiramisu. Looking for a place to host a special event? Porto Bello also caters meals at the beautiful Harbourfront Grand Hall which is adjacent to the restaurant.
- Noto's At The Bil-Mar - 1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417
This upbeat, modern Italian restaurant on the lakeshore offers a variety of shared Italian plates, pizzas, salads, and an eclectic wine list, to mention great views of sunsets over Lake Michigan from the dining room. The combination of great food, spectacular views, and a fun atmosphere makes Noto's At The Bil-Mar the perfect date night location.
- Two Tonys - 723 E Savidge St Suite E, Spring Lake, MI 49456
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in an old-world atmosphere at Two Tonys Kitchen and Wine Bar. Start off your meal with Two Tonys Meatballs, which are topped with fresh marinara and fresh mozzarella cheese. For dinner, choose your favorite pasta, risotto, or Italian entree and finish your meal with some sweet, savory cannoli. The casual vibe and great food at Two Tonys make it a local favorite.
- Stomboli's Express - 6210 96th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464
If you're craving a gourmet pizza, handmade Stromboli, or some tasty subs, we recommend stopping by Stromboli's Express. This carry-out only dining establishment is known to have some of the best pizza in town. It's always fun to pick up a pizza at Stromboli's and take it to a nearby park for a picnic in the summertime.
- Scooters Cafe & Pizzeria - 322 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
Scooters Cafe & Pizzeria is known for its big bright dining room and delicious pizza and pasta. Choose from a wide selection of specialty pizzas or try the classic Spaghetti with Meatballs. If you still have room, Scooters S'mores Pizza is the highlight of the dessert menu.
- Licari's Sicilian Pizza Kitchen - 3627 Baldwin St, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Home of MLive's 2016 Best Pizza award, Licari's Sicilian Pizza Kitchen's pizzas feature homemade dough and a secret homemade sauce that can't be beaten. While they're known for pizza, they also offer pasta entrees, sandwiches, salads, and more. There is also a great wine selection, cocktails, and happy hour specials. Best of all, you'll find some spectacular Hudsonville homes for sale just down the street.
The quality, variety, and taste of our local Italian restaurants are what make them special. For more information on the wonderful local businesses around Western Michigan, contact us today.