Eater Detroit

Where to feast on handmade pastas, balsamic panna cotta, and Italian subs


With metro Detroit’s rich Italian history, there’s a lot of diversity in the offerings when it comes to food from the Boot. The area boasts a wide range of Italian eateries running the gamut from casual pizzerias such as Supino to top-end romantic restaurants restaurants like Bella Piatti and Mexican-Italian establishments like El Barzon. Below, find some of the finest from each category serving up handmade pastas, Neapolitan slices, and more.


1. Cantoro Trattoria

15550 N Haggerty Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 420-1100

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Go grocery shopping and eat a fantastic Italian meal in one spot. It’s hard to go wrong with the tagliatelle alla bolognese prepared with scratch-made tagliatelle pasta and traditional meat sauce of ground veal, beef, sausage, and pancetta. The trattoria also boasts a fully stocked bar featuring a vast selection of wines, liquors, and beers. For dessert, one of the Italian coffees, espressos or cappuccinos pair perfectly with gelato. Cantoro recently opened a second, sprawling outpost in Troy.

Cantoro Trattoria