Growing up with Italian grandparents I was used to walking through the door and having food immediately in my face being told to "mangiare, mangiare" ( eat, eat). Of course, I was happy to oblige, and who wouldn't be with all that delicious authentic Italian food? 

If you're like me and love a fantastic Italian restaurant just like homemade, Michigan has some pretty incredible places to try. Of all the culinary gems, one has been officially crowned the "Best Italian Restaurant in the entire state, and this one definitely takes authenticity to a whole other level.

Recently, Taste of Home put together a list of "The Best Italian Restaurant in Every State". Their culinary team set out to round up the best Italian hot spots from coast to coast, and north to south, across America.

What is the Best Italian Restaurant in Michigan?

For the Great Lakes State,  Cantoro Trattoria, has been officially crowned the Best Italian Restaurant in the entire state of Michigan. Located in Plymouth, this charming eatery has long been celebrated for its authentic flavors, warm ambiance, and unwavering commitment to culinary excellence.

"Not only does Cantoro offer an authentic Italian dining experience, it’s also a fully stocked Italian market. Enjoy a meal in the dining room, and then pick up the ingredients you need to re-create your meal in the market (the menus tell you exactly which ingredients they used)", Taste of Home said. 

With its rich heritage and a passion for crafting the most delectable Italian delicacies, Cantoro Trattoira has successfully captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors alike.

I need to note, that I have dined at Cantoro Trattoira and while it was amazing, there are some spectacular authentic Italian restaurants right here in Genesee County. A few big-time favorites of mine for that homemade flair are Da Edoardo North in Grand Blanc and Ruggeros in Flint.

Whether you're a passionate foodie or simply someone with an appreciation for exquisite dining experiences, Michigan beckons you to come and savor the true essence of Italian dining with a variety of choices.

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