Bloomington, Indiana is the home of Indiana University. It is also within easy reach of several universities and colleges located in Indianapolis. Unsurprisingly, Bloomington has some great places to eat. If you are looking for an Italian restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana, see the list below. It includes my top picks for best Italian restaurants in Bloomington, Indiana.
Grazie! Italian Eatery
This Italian restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana is located on the Square at 106 West 6th Street. There is an outdoor patio, large interior and a private room for meetings and functions. This Italian restaurant also offers catering for events. For lunch, I like the Spinach & Artichoke al Forno. It combines fresh spinach, tomatoes and artichoke hearts, which are simmered in an Alfredo roasted garlic sauce. It is served in a sourdough bread bowl and topped with quattro formaggio cheese. It costs $9.00.
For a great dessert at dinnertime, it’s a toss-up between the cannoli made with ricotta cream, chopped chocolate and orange zest and the tiramisu – ladyfingers in dark espresso and coffee liqueur, Italian cream and sweetened mascarpone cheese.
Mother Bear’s Pizza
For a more casual Italian restaurant, check out Mother Bear’s Pizza. It is located at 1428 East Third Street in Bloomington, Indiana. Besides pizza, this Italian restaurant sells hot subs, salads, pasta dinners, snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine. I like the toasted sesame thin crust pizza, made with honey. Prices start at $3.70 for a 6 inch cheese pizza. This Italian restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana has a menu with 6 inch, 10 inch and 14 inch pizzas and a variety of toppings. You can choose from pan, deep dish and thin crust.
Puccini’s La Dolce Vita
Among Italian restaurants in Bloomington, Indiana is Puccini’s La Dolce Vita. It is located at 420 East Fourth Street in the heart of downtown Bloomington. If you like spaghetti, go for the Spaghetti alla Puttanesca. The spaghetti is tossed with garlic, kalameta olives, sautéed capers and anchovies in a Mediterranean sauce. It costs $13.00. This Italian restaurant also includes a carryout menu, which you can view on the website listed above.
If you like Italian restaurants, you won’t struggle to find a favorite in Bloomington, Indiana. Visit the websites above of Italian restaurants in Bloomington, Indiana to find out more about price ranges, hours, menu options and other details.