Maybe it's their fresh bread, tasty sauce or al dente pasta.
Whatever makes them stand out, we want to know which local restaurant YOU recommend heading to for the best Italian food.
Let us know your nominations for "Best Italian Restaurant" in the comments section below, between now and July 9.
Once the nomination period ends, we'll post a poll shortly thereafter for you to vote.
This special, extended edition of Readers' Choice will continue throughout the summer as we look for the "best of the best" and give you ample time to nominate and vote for your favorite local businesses.