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Italian Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico

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Albuquerque

Firenze: A Mobile Wood Oven PIzza

Albuquerque NM
688.0571
firenzemobilepizza.com
Call for daily locations and hours. (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchOpen Late

4 rating (9 votes)
Steven and Felicia Meyer have had their stylish custom wood oven in tow since April 2011. Featuring local and natural ingredients, this mobile pizzeria sets up outdoors and doles out artisan pizza at hot spots like the Downtown Growers Market and many other events around town. Just follow the fragrance of hardwood smoke. (Alibi Staff, October 25, 2012)

Albuquerque - Downtown

Café Giuseppe

222 Gold SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 268-1858
cafegiuseppe.com
Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm Sat: 8 am - 2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

4.33 rating (3 votes)
This cute, Italian-styled café is tucked between Gold Street Caffé and P’tit Louis Bistro in one of Downtown’s most desirable dining districts . The rest of the place follows suit with bello hand-pressed espresso (tea, too), panini and other Euro-centric treats. (Alibi Staff, July 12, 2011)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

Chez Bob

7610 Carmel NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 872-9097
chezbob.com
Tue-Thu- 5pm-8:30 Fri-Sat5pm-9pm Closed Sunday-Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3 rating (4 votes)
This French/Italian restaurant occupies the end of a strip mall in La Cueva Town Center at Paseo and Wyoming. Surprisingly, organic beef, free-range chicken and wild-caught salmon from the Fish Hugger are standard. The lunch menu is a pared-down version of the dinner menu in smaller, cheaper portions, while dinner includes European classics like beef Wellington and sole meunière. We still get happy thinking about a plate of immense diver scallops in a clarified beurre blanc, flanked with a rainbow of perfectly roasted yellow and purple potatoes. Have a soft spot for crepes? Chez Bob’s, both sweet and savory, could hold their own on the streets of Paris. Seriously. (Alibi Staff, March 29, 2012)

Scarpa’s

5500 Academy NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 821-1885
www.scarpaspizza.com
Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)

3.29 rating (25 votes)
Brick-oven pizza may have come to us from California, but they do it pretty well here in New Mexico. Well, at Scarpa’s, anyway. The chicken Caesar pizza is genius, with white cream sauce and a salad right on top of the pie. And if the pizzas don’t get you going, there’s homemade pasta and yummy minestrone. Perhaps the best thing on the menu is the torta dessert—a mountain of puff pastry, baked apples and cinnamon ice cream. Dive in with a demitasse of fresh espresso. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Tomato Cafe

5920 Holly Ave NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 821-9300
www.tomatocafe.com
Lunch: 11:00am-2:30pm daily Dinner: 5-8:30pm daily (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.77 rating (16 votes)
New location! One of you wants pizza, another insists on soup and salad, the third won’t eat anything but pasta. Don’t waste time fighting; just get on over to Tomato Cafe. It’s quick, inexpensive and all-you-can-eat. Those aren’t usually words you’d use to describe genuinely good food but the pizza here is. Super-thin-crusted and topped with things like feta, basil, barbecued chicken and artichoke hearts, it’s a dream come true (except for Chicago-style fans). (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Trombino's Bistro Italiano

5415 Academy Rd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 821-5974
www.bistroitaliano.com
Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri: 11am-10:30pm Sat: 3-10:30pm Sun: 3-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Italian

3.9 rating (35 votes)
Trombino's Bistro Italiano has been an institution of family-style Italian dining in the Heights for almost 30 years. It houses an impressively fat menu that includes a full bar, espresso drinks and an ample wine list. The service is quicker than a Hollywood marriage, and the waitstaff seems particularly knowledgeable about the food and wines. Gravitate to the more rustic Italian fare—lemon-basil chicken salad, grilled homemade Italian sausage or meatballs, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, and manicotti are amply portioned and tasty. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - I-25 Corridor

Torinos' @ Home

7600 Jefferson St NE Ste 21 (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 797-4491
www.torinosfoods.com
Tue- Sat: 11 am- 9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.71 rating (7 votes)
Torinos’ is owned by Maxime and Daniela Bouneou (a husband-and-wife team from Nice, France, and Torino, Italy, respectively), and their Northern Italian restaurant is the next best thing to a plane ticket to Occitania’s northeast corner. Everything is made from scratch, and ingredients are sourced as locally as possible. The pappardelle all’Amatriciana — fresh, house-made wide linguine tossed in a light tomato sauce with pecorino , chile, olives and guanciale bacon is a glorious bowl of pasta. In the guilty pleasures department, the foie gras would satisfy the itch of the most jaded addicts. Don’t pass up the spezzatino, a slowly braised beef brisket served with seared polenta cubes. There’s also half-melted mallard duck confit served with cranberry rhubarb compote. Drop in for à la carte breakfast and lunch, or book a table for dinner service—a $36, six-course set menu. Vegetarians and other food restrictions can be accommodated, Maxime says, but it’s best if they call ahead. “Then we can make something special.” (Alibi Staff, February 2, 2011)

Albuquerque - Midtown

Saratori’s di Tully

1425 San Mateo NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 268-2627
www.tullysitaliandeli.com/P...
Tues-Sat: 9am-5:30pm Closed Sunday & Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

2.7 rating (23 votes)
Combining his daughters’ names—Sara and Tori—Tully’s owner Johnny Camuglia came up with Saratori’s, then put to use a wealth of family Italian baking recipes. Limone farfalla (crumbly lemon bows), buccellati biscotto (rolled cookies filled with figs), buttery, shell-shaped sfogliatelle with hundreds of flaky ripples and an orange rind-and-ricotta cheese center, and albicocca biscotti (apricot-stuffed biscuits) are just some of the goodies to be found in Camuglia's cases. All are delicious. Closed Sundays and Mondays. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Tully’s Italian Deli

1425 San Mateo NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-5370
www.tullysitaliandelishop.com
Mon-Fri 9 am-5:30 pm Sat 9 am-5 pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4 rating (19 votes)
This small Italian delicatessen is jam-packed with enough imported and domestic meats, cheeses and specialty items to turn any kitchen into an authentic cucina Italiana. At the meat counter you'll find fresh prosciutto, salami, house-made sausage, and a variety of veal, beef and pork cuts. Cheeses run the gamut from humble staples like Parmesan, Pecorino Romano and fresh Mozzarella to fancier formaggio like Fontina, Gorgonzola and Locatelli. Step over to the lunch counter for a quick Italian snack made with ingredients you know are top-notch. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Venezia's Pizzeria

3908 San Mateo NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 883-6000
veneziaspizzeria.com
Sun-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

3.15 rating (27 votes)
Really, it's all about the crust. A slice of pizza, no matter what its style, should stand on its own without the help of heaps of toppings. Venezia's New York-style slice ($2) does just that, right down to the last bit of carbohydrate crunch. You can add lots of the usual toppings (30 cents each) and some better-than-usual ones, like fresh garlic, fresh tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Thick-crusted, deep-dish, Sicilian-style pizza is available in one size, 12-inch by 16-inch ($12). The owner’s mother (who is from Italy) even gets in on the act with her famous marinara sauce; delicious, smooth-textured meatballs; chicken and eggplant Parmesan for heroes; and pasta dishes like meat lasagna and baked ziti. Open until 10 p.m. weekdays. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Il Vicino

3403 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 266-7855
www.ilvicino.com
Sun-Thu: 11am-11pm Fri- Sat: 11am- midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

4.13 rating (37 votes)
Il Vicino’s thin-crusted, gourmet-topped pizzas are perennial favorites among Alibi readers, but the big salads are equally popular. Order at the register and a server brings the food to your table, making weekday lunches speedy. The open kitchen gives you something to stare at while you wait. Stop in for a quick lunch or a late afternoon microbrew at one of the sidewalk tables.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Limonata Italian Street Food Caffe

3220 Silver SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 266-0607
Tue-Fri 7am-5pm Sat 9 am- 5pm (hours can change without notice)
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

5 rating (4 votes)
This sunny café occupies the sweet spot in The Village at Silver and Wellesley vacated by Café Giuseppe. Giuseppe regulars will be happy to know Limonata still offers killer espresso, now paired with a large array of mouth-slavering Italian treats. Try the prosciutto panino, the antipasto platter for two, or stock up on authentic Italian groceries in the market. (Alibi Staff, December 10, 2012)

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-8781
www.scalonobhill.com
Sun 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–9pm Mon–Thu 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–10pm Fri–Sat 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.5 rating (51 votes)
The surprising thing about Scalo is that it’s simultaneously more fancy and less expensive than you’d think. It’s just as breezy and classy as ever in its high-ceilinged dining room. All of the bottles on the wine list are half-price on Monday nights, and there’s free, live music in the bar. Voted Best italian for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - North Valley

Itsa Italian Ice

215 Phoenix NW (at Second Street) (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 268-2560
Tues- Sat: 11am-7:30 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

4.93 rating (8 votes)
Itsa Italian Ice is an old favorite for many Burqueños. Originally located on Lomas years ago, Itsa was—and is—for kids and grown-ups alike. Diners can choose from several fruity flavors like cantaloupe, lemon, cherry, watermelon, black raspberry, lime, grape or banana, as well as other flavors like chocolate or "blue moon" (cotton candy). Each tastes remarkably like the food it was named for, and the portion sizes are enormous. On the hot side, there are hamburgers, dogs, and a Philly cheese steak that’s tender and visibly marbled, made with steak that actually tastes like steak. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Joe S. Sausage and Ravioli

3846 Rio Grande NW (North Valley)
Suite C
Albuquerque NM
(505) 688-0445
Tues-Fri: 11am-4pm Sat: 11am-2pm *These are only formal hours of operation, call ahead for more flexible hours. (hours can change without notice)

4.43 rating (21 votes)
This little North Valley specialty store turns out three things—sausage, ravioli and pierogi. You know it’s got to be good. An amazing and constantly changing variety of flavors (“crazy hott” Italian, maple-blueberry or pico de gallo sausages; dolce mare, salsiccia Vesuvius, goat cheese with red pepper and garlic raviolis) are made fresh every day by Joe S. Sausage himself, which he freezes and sells for his loyal customers to take home. Plop the raviolis in some simmering water for a few minutes and they cook up perfectly tender. Serve alongside Joe’s sizzling-fresh sausage and you’ve got the fastest, most delicious “homemade” meal you’ve ever tasted. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Luigi’s

6225 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 343-0466
luigis-ristorante.com
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.76 rating (20 votes)
Luigi and his mom, Tina, do all of the Italian cooking themselves at this North Valley staple. Try the pasta dishes with a variety of family recipe sauces or the veal and seafood specialties; then top it all off with a fresh cannoli or a slice of homemade tiramisu. (There’s also New York-style and Sicilian pizzas and calzones.) Luigi’s dishes out a daily all-you-can-eat buffet (along with an AYCE spaghetti special for lunch) and a seafood buffet on Friday evenings. Cap it all off with a fresh espresso and, believe us, you won't leave hungry. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Mario’s Pizzeria & Ristorante

5700 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 344-4700
www.mariospizzaabq.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm Sun: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

3.5 rating (11 votes)
Mario’s is great in the afternoon after the lunch crowds and before dinner for any size of meal. The sandwiches, calzones and pizzas are far more substantial. You and the guys just come in from a rousing game of golf? Stop in the afternoon and share Mario’s mega meat pizza or the gumba nachos. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Northeast Heights

Fratelli Bistro

2740 Wyoming NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 554-2602
www.fratellibistro.com
Mon– Sat 11 am – 2:30 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

4.21 rating (8 votes)
Fratelli's reincarnation revives the menu and familiar decor from the former Lomas deli with oven-baked subs, pasta platters, pizza, and their popular calzones. Add a side salad or a Fratelli antipasto to complete your meal or sample the pastries and donuts (made fresh daily). (Alibi Staff, October 29, 2012)

Mario’s Pizzeria & Ristorante

11500 Menaul NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 294-8999
www.mariospizzaabq.com
Sun-Thu 11am-9:0pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: High Ridge (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

3.89 rating (19 votes)
Mario’s is great in the afternoon after the lunch crowds and before dinner for any size of meal. The sandwiches, calzones and pizzas are far more substantial. You and the guys just come in from a rousing game of golf? Stop in the afternoon and share Mario’s mega meat pizza or the gumba nachos. And there’s espresso and gelato, too. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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