A good Italian restaurant can sweep us away to the fields of Tuscany or the streets of Rome without ever leaving the area.
Age-old recipes, passed down from generation to generation, still inspire local chefs today. So whether its for the stromboli or the lasagna, the meatballs or the ravioli, these places keep us coming back for more.
And because each place has laid claim to its own unique flavors, we each have our favorites. So where's yours?
Vote for your favorite local Italian restaurant among those below previously nominated by readers. We'll accept votes until Friday, August 17.