Highest-rated Italian restaurants in Rockford, according to Tripadvisor

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August 8, 2022
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Highest-rated Italian restaurants in Rockford, according to Tripadvisor

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty eating experience renowned for its ability to bring people together.

With more than 90,000 establishments offering Italian-style dishes here in America, there are endless options to consider when craving the flavorful, savory tastes of “The Boot.” Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated Italian restaurants in Rockford on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Click through these slides to see if your favorite trattoria made the list.

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#19. Ciao Bella Ristorante

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6500 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111
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#18. Salamone's Cherry Valley

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 103 S Cherry St., Cherry Valley, IL 61016
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3 / 19
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#17. Panino's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 5403 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2337
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4 / 19
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#16. Pino's on Main Pizza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $
- Address: 2511 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
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#15. Joe's Casa di Amici

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 200 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111-4546
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#14. DiTullio's

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Specialty Food Market, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2207 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1555
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7 / 19
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#13. Maciano's Pizza & Pastaria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5801 Columbia Pkwy #101 #101, Rockford, IL 61108
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8 / 19
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#12. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6367 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2540
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#11. Giuseppi's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 950 Halsted Rd, Rockford, IL 61103-3117
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10 / 19
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#10. Sam's Ristorante & Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (118 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6075 E Riverside Blvd #4413, Rockford, IL 61114-4413
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#9. John's Restaurant & Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2914 11th St, Rockford, IL 61109-1208
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12 / 19
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#8. Gerry's Pizza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7403 Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
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13 / 19
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#7. Nunzio's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5800 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111
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14 / 19
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#6. Portillo's Hot Dogs

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (135 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6090 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108
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15 / 19
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#5. Giordano's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (133 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 333 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107-5227
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#4. Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 408 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1015
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#3. Capri

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (122 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 313 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1012
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#2. Franchesco's Ristorante

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (494 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-6826
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#1. Lino's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (654 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2424
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