Take a tour of Italian, Italian-American, and Sicilian restaurants across Lehigh Valley, Pa.
On the western side of the region, try the casual Italian fare at Gio Italian Grill in Macungie, for Italian comfort classics like pizza, pasta, and risotto. Head northeast to experiment with modern spins on Italian at Greenhouse Enoteca, featuring locally sourced ingredients in Allentown’s west end.
Make your way to Melt at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley for burrata with toasted pine nuts and grilled bread, the salsiccia pizza, and fettuccine bolognese. From there, head east to Sette Luna for lively dining in downtown Easton. How about an aperol spritz and the fettuccine con funghi, filled with crumbled sausage, nuggets of wild mushroom, and morsels of creamy goat cheese? No regular ol’ plate of spaghetti and meatballs here.
While you’re on this viaggio across Lehigh Valley, check out Italian specialty gourmet markets, like Giacomo’s Italian Market in Easton or Stravino’s in Whitehall where you can get a great sandwich, and do some shopping for authentic meats, cheeses, and grocery items.