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

Dare Devil's Pizzeria

Outer Banks Italian
1112 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6330

For more than 30 years, Dare Devil’s has been serving delicious pizzas, strombolis, subs, salads and appetizers in Kill Devil Hills. All of the sauces and dough are made fresh daily, and you can really taste the difference. You can eat in at a table or at the bar or take your order to go. Dare Devil’s is open for lunch and dinner seven days... read more

For more than 30 years, Dare Devil’s has been serving delicious pizzas, strombolis, subs, salads... 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. Don't miss the mouthwatering homemade desserts for the finishing touch for your meal.

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 outdoor deck, superb sound system, 28 TVs and a variety of delicious food, New York Pizza Pub features so much more than just pizza! Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, they offer pizzas, whole and by the slice, in addition to great Italian entrees, such as lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccine alfredo. They serve hand-cut Angus rib eye, chicken and... read more

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system, 28 TVs and a variety of delicious food,... read more

Pamlico Deli

Outer Banks Italian
50840 N.C. Highway 12, Frisco
(252) 995-3305

Pamlico Deli specializes in big, made-to-order, New York-style deli sandwiches and pre-prepared, authentic Italian takeout meals, all made with high-quality ingredients. A variety of sandwich options are on the menu, from a classic Reuben to the innovative Southern to a couple of vegetarian options. Charcuterie boards are available as well. Standouts at Pamlico Deli are the house-made marinara sauce, pasta dishes, cold salads, desserts and even fresh mozzarella, which... read more

Pamlico Deli specializes in big, made-to-order, New York-style deli sandwiches and pre-prepared, authentic Italian takeout... read more

Pizza Stop

Outer Banks Italian
5385 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Sandy Ridge Shopping Center, Southern Shores
(252) 261-7867

The Pizza Stop bakes fresh, hand tossed, authentic New York–style pizzas in their own stone ovens. All dough, sauces and most of the dressings are made in house. Choose from a variety of specialty pies or create one of your own with fresh, often organic, veggies and toppings. They also serve subs, pasta dishes, salad, wine and beer. You can eat in, take out or... read more

The Pizza Stop bakes fresh, hand tossed, authentic New York–style pizzas in their own stone... read more

Pizzazz Pizza

Outer Banks Italian
603 Currituck Clubhouse, The Shoppes at the Currituck Club, Corolla
(252) 453-8858
1187 Duck Road, Loblolly Pines Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-8822
2515 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 261-1111

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if... read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because... read more

Sorella's Pizza & Pasta

Outer Banks Italian
659 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7777

Sorella's specializes in authentic Italian dishes, salads, pastas and, of course, pizza. The pasta dishes are sublime, and the pizzas are gourmet quality. Patrons have the option of full-service, sit-down dining in the small dining room, where a bar and Tuscan colors make for a relaxing setting. You can also order take out and pick up your order from a special to-go window. Or, free... read more

Sorella's specializes in authentic Italian dishes, salads, pastas and, of course, pizza. The pasta dishes... read more