Oct 26, 2018

Top 6 Outer Banks Italian Restaurants

From Corolla to Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, our list of the best Italian restaurants in the OBX will help you find a spot with the perfect menu, price and atmosphere for your group.

If you’re searching for the best OBX Italian Restaurant according to the locals, look no further! In case you didn’t already know from scrolling through our Instagram feed, the Twiddy team loves to eat. We’ve put our expertise to use compiling this list of our tried and true personal favorite Italian restaurants on the Outer Banks.

Italian Restaurants In Corolla, NC:

La Dolce Vita

  • Perfect for: dining out with la famiglia, outdoor dining
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Menu: https://www.ladolcevitacorolla.com/menus/
  • Address: 798 Sunset Blvd., TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Phone Number: 252-453-0069

Newly expanded and renovated, La Dolce Vita offers a rich, inviting atmosphere and a vast daily menu of classic Italian family recipes. You’ll also find delicious nightly specials, and of course, a list of specialty cocktails and wines. Grab the Mussels Sicily as an app with a glass of Chardonnay. Or, skip straight to the main course and order the signature Crab & Shrimp a la Penne Vodka. Save room for dessert! You won’t be able to resist their cannolis and tiramisu. Find it in the in TimBuck II Shopping Village in Corolla.

Pasquale’s Pizza & Pub

While there’s no pasta on the menu, it’s impossible to leave out Pasquale’s when talking about Outer Banks Italian restaurants. Pasquale migrated from Naples in 1970 and has since owned restaurants from NYC to North Carolina before opening this Corolla restaurant in 2014. While his hand-tossed pizzas and calzones are the highlight, the sandwiches, salads, and appetizers shouldn’t be overlooked. Oh, and it’s the only restaurant that offers delivery to the 4×4 beaches!

Italian Restaurants In Southern Shores, NC:

Pizza Stop

  • Perfect for: delivery or takeout
  • Price: $
  • Menu: https://pizzastopobx.com/menus
  • Address: 5385 North Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949
  • Phone Number: (252) 261-7867

New York-style hand-tossed pizzas cooked in stone ovens, pasta dishes topped with delicious sauces made in-house, and hoagies served up on Amoroso’s hearth-baked rolls fresh from Philadelphia are just a few menu highlights. As an added bonus, they’ll also deliver wine and cold beer right to your door along with your dinner!

Italian Restaurants In Kitty Hawk, NC:

Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen

Located in Kitty Hawk, Josephine’s is a quick trip from Duck, Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head… and boy is it worth the trip! Originally from Sicily, owner and chef Josephine Caggese owned an Italian Restaurant in New York before bringing her delicious authentic recipes and decades of experience to the Outer Banks. A new weekly menu is posted on their website each Monday, so there’s always new and exciting to try. This week, you can come in for an order of Fried Four-Cheese Ravioli, a Palermo Pear Salad, and an order of Veal Saltimbocca. Plus, there’s always a great selection of wines to enjoy. No matter what’s on the menu you can always expect a quaint, friendly atmosphere and an unforgettable meal.

Italian Restaurants In Nags Head, NC:

New York Pizza Pub

  • Perfect for: large groups, takeout, nightlife
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Menu: https://nypizzapub.com/menus
  • Address: 2217 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-2660

Besides a good pizza pie and a wide variety of Italian options,  New York Pizza Pub is well-known on the Outer Banks for their live music and nightlife scene. Stop in for a late bite & party into the morning hours, or come by on a Sunday evening for a relaxed Jazz Dinner.

It’s All Gravy Italian Market

If you’re staying in the Nags Head area, a catered dinner from this South Philly-style Italian eatery is a must! Choose from a long list of Italian favorites like Manicotti and Chicken Cacciatore or put in a special request with the chef. If you’re in a hurry, stop in for a pre-made grab and go meal to prepare yourself in your vacation home. And don’t forget the Limoncello Cake for dessert!


As you can see, there’s no shortage of options for delicious, authentic Italian cuisine on the OBX. Once you’ve stuffed yourself full of the best Italian food on the Outer Banks, consider walking it off with a shopping trip at one of the great OBX shopping locations.

Duck Boardwalk

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Oct 26, 2018

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