Outer Banks Italian Restaurants

Viva l'Italiano, Outer Banks style! If you notice the pizza places from Corolla to Ocracoke, you could stop about every other mile or so to grab a slice! Of course, many of these places deliver, so you could also just stay at your house and enjoy a pie...or two...or three – an affordable way to feed a big group, for sure. Pizza is one way the Outer Banks spells Italian, but we also spell it with authentic dishes straight from the old country. With chef/owners who cook from generational recipes at Outer Banks Italian restaurants, you'll feel like you're sitting in a piazza! Of course, they make their own meat sauces and marinara, and you can tell the difference in the rich tastes. And, while they certainly include fresh, locally caught Outer Banks seafood in their dishes, if you're ready for a break from all the ocean's bounty, our Italian restaurants are a good option. All of them include fresh-made pizza on their menus -- but they go well beyond the pies. And you must leave room for their homemade desserts such as tiramisu, Amaretto biscotti or mascarpone with chocolate sauce. Several of these Outer Banks Italian restaurants are very popular, so calling for advance reservations is probably a smart idea, especially during the summer months.

 

Outer Banks Restaurants by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Restaurants by Category

Cosmo’s Pizzeria

Outer Banks Italian
5591 N. Croatan Highway, The Marketplace, Southern Shores
(252) 261-8388

Cosmo’s offers Italian-style food that’s worth seeking out. We think the crust is dandy — perfectly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and with just a hint of sweetness. Choose from any of their fabulous pizza concoctions or create your own. Cosmo’s also offers salads, pasta dishes, subs, beer and wine. You can eat in or take it out.... read more

Cosmo’s offers Italian-style food that’s worth seeking out. We think the crust is dandy —... read more

Giant Slice Pizza

Outer Banks Italian
785 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-3199

Giant Slice Pizza has been a Corolla favorite since 1994. Located in TimBuck II, Giant Slice bakes hand-tossed, New York–style pizza in their stone ovens with your choice of more than 18 toppings. Other popular choices are their appetizers, stromboli, calzones, subs, baked wings and Italian desserts. They offer dine-in, carry out or delivery service that is free from Pine Island through Ocean Hill. They... read more

Giant Slice Pizza has been a Corolla favorite since 1994. Located in TimBuck II, Giant... read more

Jason’s Restaurant

Outer Banks Italian
1110 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3434
Jason's Restaurant has a lot of loyal local customers because it serves tasty, traditional and reasonably priced food in a casual atmosphere. Pizza, pasta, subs, sandwiches, salads, steaks, chicken and, of course, fresh seafood are served for lunch and dinner. See their beer and wine menu for drink choices. Seating is available indoors and on the outside screened porch. Don't miss the mouth-watering homemade desserts... read more
Jason's Restaurant has a lot of loyal local customers because it serves tasty, traditional and... read more

La Dolce Vita

Outer Banks Italian
798C Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-0069

With recipes handed down from within the family, La Dolce Vita is a celebration of family, friends and coastal Italian cuisine. Favorite items from their menu are the mussels, crab and shrimp penne vodka, hand-tossed, thin-crust pizzas and mini Italian crab cakes, and they offer nightly seasonal specials as well. They have plenty of shaded tables on their two sound-view decks, so get there in... read more

With recipes handed down from within the family, La Dolce Vita is a celebration of... read more

Lucky 12 Tavern

Outer Banks Italian
3308 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 12, Nags Head
(252) 255-5825

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood, hand-patted burgers, great New York-style pizza, authentic Buffalo chicken wings and Boardwalk Fries. Everything is fresh and well-prepared, and the chef creates tasty daily specials. There's a menu for kids. The dining room is open for lunch and dinner. The bar is also a popular late-night hangout, and you can... read more

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood,... read more

New York Pizza Pub

Outer Banks Italian
2217 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Nags Head
(252) 441-2660

With their new outdoor deck, new sound system and a variety of delicious food, New York Pizza Pub features so much more than just pizza! Serving dinner nightly and lunch on the weekends, they have great Italian entrees such as lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccine alfredo. They also serve hand-cut Angus ribeye, chicken and vegetarian entrees as well. Enjoy hearty salads, burgers and appetizers such as... read more

With their new outdoor deck, new sound system and a variety of delicious food, New... read more

Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill

Outer Banks Italian
1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 597-1606

One of the few restaurants in Corolla remaining open all year long, Uncle Ike's serves a wide range of fresh, homemade foods. Sure to please the whole family, the menu includes tasty selections from handmade burgers, salads and Southern fried chicken to local seafood dishes, including tuna tacos and crab cakes. Outdoor seating is available, but in the busy months, you may want to call... read more

One of the few restaurants in Corolla remaining open all year long, Uncle Ike's serves... read more