The Top 4 Italian Restaurant Chains in the U.S.

List: Posted: 08/16/11

Italian restaurants range from very formal, expensive venues to very casual dining.  The restaurant chains in the United States tend toward being casual and having menu items that are affordable and familiar to most people.  Some of the most popular chains in the U.S. are based on this model.

Olive Garden


Olive Garden is one of the most well-known names in the United States.  This restaurant features meals that are generally mid-range in price, relative to the area they're located in, and features a wide variety of casual Italian fare.  This is Italian-American food, so it's best for those who are looking for something simple, and not for anyone wanting to eat an exotic and authentic meal.

Buca di Beppo


Buca di Beppo is another very popular chain of Italian restaurants.  The food tends to be a little bit more expensive than Olive Garden, but is served in a more traditional Italian way, with everybody sharing from very large entrees that are presented in the center of the table.  The environment is perhaps the most fun part of the experience, with the walls decorated in quirky, Italian art.



There are several other chains of Italian restaurant in the U.S., including Bertucci’s and Carino’s Italian Grill.  Some of these restaurants, depending upon the area they're located in, can be very busy.  Even where the casual dining restaurants are concerned, it's best to call ahead and see if you need reservations.

Dining Tips


Olive Garden Italian restaurants can be extremely busy on weekend evenings, no matter where the restaurant is located.  For very expensive, authentic Italian fare, it's generally better to go to an independent restaurant that is family owned. 


For a good Italian-American dish, however, any of these restaurants offer affordable prices that won't disappoint those who want something simple and delicious.


Italian Restaurants

    Sopranos Pizza and Pastaserves the best pizza and Italian food in the Seattle, WA area. The pizza and pasta restaurant has been delighting patrons since 2002 with a brand new delicious special every single month. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty pizza, a filling pasta dish, or any other type of Italian cuisine, Sopranos’ menu contains a variety of mouthwatering options.Pizzas at Sopranos come in sizes as small as 10” or as large as 18". All ingredients are prepared fresh daily, and you have the option to choose between traditional, thin, or gluten-free vegan crusts. Pick from traditional pizza choices such as cheese, pepperoni, and Roma, or try a specialty pie for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking for a great place to go for lunch or you’re looking for delicious dinner ideas, Sopranos features enticing pasta and sandwich options that are sure to fill you up while leaving you looking forward to your next meal from the restaurant. If you want to enjoy your food in the comfort of your own home, Sopranos features a pizza delivery service, as well as the ability to order online. There are also gluten-free and vegan options, ensuring that everyone will be able to enjoy a delicious meal.Take a look at the full menu, including Italian desserts, by visiting Sopranos Pizza and Pasta online.

    • 3208 W Mcgraw St
    • Seattle, WA 98199
    • (206) 283-6005

      Romios Pizaa has proudly been serving the Downtown Seattle area for over 27 years. We offer fast and courteous takeout and delivery service.

      • 927 Howell St
      • Seattle, WA 98101
      • (206) 622-6878

        Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, near Queen Anne, Pasta Freska Italian Restaurant offers a unique and fresh new way to enjoy fine dining.

        • 1515 Westlake Avenue North
        • Seattle, WA 98109
        • (206) 283-1515
        • Seattle, WA 98101
        • (206) 913-2858


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