10 Best Italian Restaurants in South Dakota!

Craving pasta or pizza? South Dakota has you covered with some of the highest-rated Italian restaurants in the country. From Roma Ristorante Italiano in Aberdeen to Sabatino’s Italian Ristorante in Rapid City, here are the 10 best Italian restaurants in South Dakota.

Sabatino’s Italian Ristorante, Rapid City, SD

Sabatino’s is the best restaurant if you want a multi-course dinner. They use imported ingredients from Italy, plus they have a massive menu filled with pasta, meat, and classic Italian desserts such as cannolis.

Roma Ristorante Italiano, Aberdeen, SD

Roma Ristorante is the best place to visit for lunch. Their lunch special includes bread and soup or salad, and they offer various daily specials. Roma Ristorante always serves a significant portion and everything on the menu is worth trying at least once.

Nonna’s Kitchen, Spearfish, SD

Nonna’s Kitchen is a family-owned restaurant owned and operated by Nancy and Darren Manzari. Nancy prepares her family recipes and takes on the name “Nonna” (translates to “grandma”) by her own grandchildren and the public. The food is delicious and authentic, making it a favorite place for those visiting the Sturgis Bike Rally.

La Minestra, Pierre, SD

La Minestra is the best place for pizza. They offer New York-style pizza, baked fresh and denoted with creative names, such as the PBR.

Cruizzers, Keystone, SD

Cruizzers is a great pizza restaurant, especially if you want to sit outside. The restaurant is next to train tracks, and guests love watching the 1880 Train drive past. The neighborhood is charming and scenic, reminiscent of simpler times.

Tomacelli’s Pizza & Pasta, Sioux Falls, SD

Tomacelli’s is the place to go for great service. Even if you order delivery, their staff treats your order like a priority and will deliver it quickly.

Craft Chop House & Lounge, Brookings, SD

Craft Chop House is the perfect place to go with a group. This restaurant offers delicious Italian appetizers and catering, and they can host events, making it the perfect place to celebrate a birthday or hold a corporate party. They also host a daily Happy Hour, Pasta Tuesday, and Ladies' Night every Wednesday.

Charlie’s Pizza, Yankton, SD

If you’re looking for a vintage-inspired restaurant, you’ll love Charlie’s Pizza. The restaurant has been open since 1959, and still boasts old decor and art. Be sure to bring the kids — they have an arcade!

Gold Pan Pizza, Sturgis, SD

Gold Pan Pizza is a fun place to visit if you visit the Sturgis Bike Rally. While their pizza is delicious, regulars especially love the Pasty. Keep in mind that this restaurant is only open on Wednesday and Friday.

El Fredo Pizza, Vermillion, SD

El Fredo Pizza opened its first location in Sioux Falls in 1965 and a second in Vermillion in 2020. While guests love their pizza, their pasta dishes are also very popular. This is a kid-friendly restaurant, and they even offer a children’s menu.

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