Are you searching for the best Italian food in Ocean City? Get your pasta fix at any of these fine restaurants in the OC area. Use this guide to help figure out which Italian restaurant you like the best!
Mione’s Pizza & Italian Bistro
You’ll know that you’ve come to a traditional Italian bistro as soon as you walk into Mione’s and lay eyes on the 30 foot display of delicious Italian delights. Order your pizzas, stromboli, sandwiches, or other dishes to take out or eat in the dining area. Dishes like spaghetti, stuffed shells, baked manicotti, chicken cacciatore, veal parmesan, and others are made-to-order and come to your straight from the kitchen. Mione’s is located in the Ocean City Outlet Center in West Ocean City.
Flavors of Italy Bistro
Flavors is an Italian restaurant that is known for their specials. From noon to 6 p.m., stop by for the Italian Early Bird special and eat for just $11.95. Catch the Seafood Early Bird special from noon to 6 p.m. for $15.95. Be sure to try the lasagna, or the spaghetti with traditional meat sauce. You can’t go wrong with traditional spaghetti! There are 2 Flavors locations in Ocean City: 46th Street and Coastal Highway and another on 6th Street and the boardwalk.
DaVinci’s by the Sea
DaVinci’s is celebrating 21 years of business in the Ocean City area this year! For over 2 decades, the DaVinci’s staff have been perfecting the art of Italian cooking at the beach. You’ll enjoy the endless salad and bread while waiting for your homemade Alfredo to come out of the oven. There are 15 items available for under $15. The children’s menu has several great selections for the kids while the regular menu features items like fresh veal and seafood. Sit indoors, or outdoors and enjoy the weather with your meal. Head to 15th Street and the boardwalk to enjoy DaVinci’s by the Sea.
Pasta Marina is located right next to the Sub Marina off of Sunset Avenue in West Ocean City. The cozy dining room is great for eating in, but feel free to carry your food out or ask for delivery. The menu features items like cheese ravioli, fettuccini alfredo, gnocchi, lasagna, manicotti, and so many other Italian dishes!
The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree is nestled on 127th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. This Italian restaurant has been serving Ocean City families for more than 60 years. The restaurant staff says their dishes are “classic, affordable, and delicious!” Parking is available next to the restaurant, behind the Holiday Inn Express, or at Northside Park.
With everything from appetizers and subs to sandwiches or pasta, Lombardi’s has every Italian specialty you’re looking for. House specialties are all served with homemade bread and butter. All of the sauces are freshly made in the trattoria. Lasagna, manicotti, ravioli, gnocchi, penne Bolognese, parmigana, cacciatore, and every other Italian masterpiece under the sun. Place an order for carry out, or eat in the dining room at Lombardi’s Trattoria on 92nd Street and Coastal Highway.
In Italian, DeNovo means “to come again”. That’s exactly what you’ll do after you eat at this informal Italian restaurant in Ocean Pines. Italian dishes served range from linguini and sausage to chicken or eggplant parmesan. Some favorites are the shrimp in white clam sauce and the baked cheese ravioli. The pizzas are plentiful and are sure to be one of the best pies you’ll find in the Ocean City area. Be sure to ask about the daily specials. DeNovo’s is located right inside the South Gate of Ocean Pines in the shopping complex.
Ristorante Antipasti is know for their Striped Bass, Garlic Steak, Timballo and a number of homemade pasta dishes. All Antipasti food is friendly to the health conscious. All food is prepared with pure olive oil, which means no cholesterol. The menu features traditional items like soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, specials, pizza, and desserts. Go to 12th Street and the boardwalk and eat at Fausto’s Bistro or to 31st Street and Coastal Highway for Ristorante Antipasti.
Fresco’s Italian restaurant is located on the bay with a breathtaking view of the sunset.
Fresco’s is one of Ocean City’s few premier restaurants. This restaurant is locally owned and operated, and serves the finest Italian and American seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere. Casual attire expected and reservations are recommended. The daily specials are always creative, new, and exciting. Fresco’s is located right next to the Jive bar so you can dance after you dine! Go to 82nd Street and the Bay to enjoy yourself at Fresco’s.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Carrabba’s Italian Grill is located off of Route 50 in West Ocean City. This restaurant has signature pasta meals and traditional Italian meals that start at just $10. Carrabb’s is known for their Italian recipes that have been passed down for more than 4 generations. Sit at the bar in the back and watch your food, and the entire restaurants meals, be prepared right in front of you. The brick oven is where all of the dishes are perfected. Stop by Carrabba’s for a fun experience.
The Olive Tree was great but closed over a year ago. We still talk about the great meals we had there over the years.