There is something comforting and homey about eating Italian food, especially when they are made fresh with local ingredients.  There are plenty options for Italian restaurants around Missoula, from little deli shops on the corner to a more formal setting.  The perfect meal is waiting for you at one of the restaurants in the heart of Missoula.

Caffe Dolce – Offers fine dining in an informal setting.  From breakfast to an after dinner traditional coffee, their menu can take care of your whole day.  With items made fresh daily like pasta and pastries.

Tip:  Their lunch and dinner menus are very different, and change seasonally.

Romeo’s Italian Kitchen – With daily specials and a welcoming atmosphere, Romeo’s Italian kitchen hits the comfort food mark in Missoula.

Tip:  Sitting by the fire on a chilly Montana evening is a great way to warm up and enjoy a lovely meal.

Ciao Mambo -Big City Italian in Missoula, Montana.  You can kick back and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the pizza throwers make your dinner and the kids can color right on the table!

Tip:  They have a flour less chocolate cake with huckleberry sauce for dessert.

Carino’s – Nationally known for their American-Italian dishes.

Tip: Try the Red Velvet Cheesecake, if you have room left after the fairly large portion sizes of their main dishes.

The Silk Road – While The Silk Road is not exclusively an Italian restaurant, they do serve food from all over the globe and their menu changes frequently. They feature fresh local ingredients when possible, and season items as well.

Tip: Do not forget dessert!  The Crostada Di Fragola E Fico – fruit, almond pastry and local ice cream come together for this Italian dessert.

Tagliare Delicatessen – so much more than a deli, with shopping experience happening as you are ordering your lunch.  You just never know what you will find tucked away on a shelf or table.  It is also the perfect place to go looking when you need a gift for someone who has everything.  Their sandwiches have music themed names such as The Clash, The Cure, and Journey.

Tip:  Tagliare Delicatessen sandwiches are great for a picnic.