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The dream? To live in Italy and eat nothing but red wine pasta for the rest of our lives. But since that probably isn’t happening any time soon, we’re scouring the country for the best pizza, pasta and tiramisu the U.S. has to offer, with help from our friends at Yelp. Presenting the top-rated Italian restaurant in every state. (Warning: Don’t read while hungry.)

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Alabama: Trattoria Centrale

Brunch pasta with an egg on top? Don’t mind if we do.

207A 20th St. N., Birmingham; 205-202-5612 or

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Alaska: CampoBello Bistro

It’s all about the seafood at this Anchorage favorite—order the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp.

601 W. 36th Ave., Anchorage; 907-563-2040 or

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Arizona: Tommy’s Place

We like our baked clams served with a side of live music.

2827 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix; 602-368-6113 or

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Arkansas: Café Amoré

The lasagna is big enough for two, but sorry, we’re not sharing.

2070 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs; 479-253-7192 or

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California: Sonoma Wine Shop & La Bodega Kitchen

One bite of the Mediterranean platter and you’ll be transported to Italy.

2295 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol; 707-827-1832 or

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Colorado: La Forchetta Da Massi

Pueblo’s best-kept secret. There’s nothing like the osso buco on a cold winter’s night.

126 S. Union Ave., Pueblo; 719-253-0126 or

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Connecticut: Café Silvium

We’re dreaming of this cavatelli with broccoli rabe, sausage, garlic and EVOO.

371 Shippan Ave., Stamford; 2013-324-1651 or

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Delaware: Scalessa’s

It’s a salad, so it must be healthy, right? (Right?)

1836 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington; 302-656-1362 or

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Florida: Fratellino

You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, as long as you eat it on the gorgeous patio.

264 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 786-452-0068

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Georgia: Italy’s Pizza & Pasta

This takeout joint makes a mean pepperoni.

2590 Hamilton Mill Rd., Buford; 770-932-7121 or

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Hawaii: Paul’s Place

This beauty is called the “breakfast caprese,” and yes, it’s every bit as amazing as it looks.

132 Punahoa St., Hilo; 808-280-8646

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Idaho: Cucina Di Paolo

This restaurant has its own lasagna menu. Case closed.

1504 S. Vista Ave., Boise; 208-345-7150 or

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Illinois: La Nonna

Three words: chicken pesto panini.

3400 N. Lawndale Ave., Chicago; 773-253-7471

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Indiana: Pangea Kitchen

Cooked at 900 degrees, this pizza's crust has charred edges, but the center remains chewy. True Neapolitan fashion.

111 S. Green River Rd., Evansville; 812-618-9241 or

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Iowa: Taste of New York

Can’t get to the West Village? Make a pit stop in West Des Moines.

165 S. Jordan Creek Pkwy., Ste. 160, West Des Moines; 515-223-8669 or

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Kansas: Four Seasons Pizza & Pasta

Salad optional.

7820 Quivira Rd., Shawnee; 913-248-1554

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Kentucky: Lotsa Pasta

It’s all about the sandwiches on crusty bread at this no-frills Italian spot.

3717 Lexington Rd., Louisville; 502-896-6361 or

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Louisiana: Cibo

Who wouldn’t want a side of pasta salad with a gargantuan “Broadway” sammie?

1114 S. Carrolton Ave., Ste. A, New Orleans; 504-592-7797 or

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Maine: Coletti’s Pizza Factory

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried caprese garlic bread. You just haven’t.

497 Elm St., Biddleford; 207-571-4476 or

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Maryland: Joe Benny’s

Come for the meatballs, stay for the Sicilian-style pizza.

313 S. High St., Baltimore; 443-835-4866 or

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Massachusetts: Firenze Trattoria

Save room for the out-of-this-world cannoli.

2 Lynde St., Salem; 978-219-1188 or

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Michigan: Eataliana Homemade Pasta

Go with any of the ravioli. Trust us.

52901 Shelby Rd., Shelby Charter Township; 586-580-2136 or

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Minnesota: Mama’s Pizza

If you like your pasta (and pizza, and sausage, and pretty much everything else) dripping in cheese, this is the spot for you.

961 Rice St., St. Paul; 651-489-2005 or

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Mississippi: The Sicilian II

We’re all about the homemade mozzarella sticks. (You heard us.)

1670 Pass Rd., Unit I, Biloxi; 228-207-9676

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Corner Bistro

Missouri: Corner Bistro

Expert tip: The Meat Lover’s pizza is best eaten on the patio.

4993 Loughborough Ave., St. Louis; 314-353-1811 or

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Montana: Biga Pizza

Don’t leave without a slice of the pesto.

241 W. Main St., Missoula; 406-728-2579 or

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Nebraska: Lombardo’s Bistro and Bar

We never thought our go-to for Tuscan salmon would be in West Omaha. We were wrong.

13110 Birch Dr., Omaha; 402-844-9800 or

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Nevada: Il Chianti Italian Steak and Seafood

Will travel for risotto.

72 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 100, Henderson; 702-566-1999

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It’s all about the cheesy pies with crispy crust at T-HOP. (Cool with you guys if we get that nickname trending?)

298 Main St., Tilton; 603-286-3333 or

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New Jersey: Fiore Deli of Hoboken

No frills, only amazing sammies.

414 Adams St., Hoboken; 201-659-1655

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New Mexico: Fresh Bistro

We'll take a triple order of the crab ravioli, please.

7319 Fourth St. NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque; 505-985-8449 or

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New York: D’Amore Winebar and Ristorante

There are lots of amazing Italian spots in New York City, but this East Harlem gem (and its to-die-for prosciutto flatbread) is tough to beat.

118 E. 116th St., New York; 646-678-3681 or

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North Carolina: Red Heron Café

While this hometown joint isn’t purely Italian, the fettuccine Alfredo is worth the trip.

118 Harrison St., Williamston; 252-508-4670 or

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North Dakota: Fireflour Pizza + Coffee Bar

The pizza with hand-stretched mozz is out of this world, but don’t forget to save room for some gelato.

111 N. Fifth St., Bismarck; 701-323-9000 or

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Ohio: The Brick Oven Bistro

Singlehandedly proving that eggs, banana peppers and home fries totally belong on a pizza together.

1012 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky; 419-624-1400 or

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Oklahoma: Giorgio’s Pizzeria

Now that’s a calzone.

1601 N. Harrison, Shawnee; 405-273-1515

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Oregon: Gumba

The short-rib pappardelle is what pasta dreams are made of.

NE 23rd and Alberta, Portland; 503-975-5951

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Pennsylvania: Mariano’s La Puccia

This spot is home to the original “puccia,” a flat quesadilla-like treat filled with pizza toppings. (It’s a must-try.)

1109 Wyoming Ave., Exeter; 570-883-1690 or

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Rhode Island: Enoteca Umberto

It’s all about the rustic pastas at this exceptional Providence spot. (We like ours with Italian peas.)

256 Atwells Ave., Providence; 401-272-8466

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South Carolina: The Pickled Palate

This low-key café and wine bar is the perfect place to grab a tuna melt panini. (And OK, a slice of coconut cake.)

511 Hibben St., Mount Pleasant; 843-388-7813 or

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South Dakota: Harry’s Spaghetti Western Restaurant

Do yourself a favor and order a heaping plate of the specialty, the spaghetti and meatballs.

65 Sherman St., Deadwood; 605-717-6830

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Tennessee: Pasta and Cream

This mom-and-pop restaurant may look small, but its food packs a punch—case in point, the penne vodka with grilled chicken.

1203 Murfreesboro Rd., Ste. 160, Franklin; 615-224-3971 or

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Texas: Tony’s Italian Delicatessen

If heaven exists, it looks (and tastes) exactly like this chicken Parm.

16283 Highway 105 W., Ste. 9, Montgomery; 936-588-4800 or

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Utah: Centro Woodfired Pizzeria

One bite of the perfectly charred crust and you’ll understand.

50 W. Center St., Cedar City; 435-867-8123 or

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Vermont: Costello’s Market

This cute-as-a-button deli in Middlebury has a surprisingly large Italian menu, featuring gnocchi, shrimp scampi and our favorite, eggplant Parm.

99 Maple St., Ste 13A, Marble Work District, Middlebury; 802-388-3385 or

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Virginia: Tortino Mare

If seafood is your thing, you’re gonna want to try this lobster risotto. Trust us.

120 Kent Village Square, Manassas Park; 703-636-2023 or

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Washington: The Station

If you’re looking for an Italian-style caffeine fix, look no further than this Seattle gem.

1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St., Seattle; 206-453-4892

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Washington, D.C.: Rose’s Luxury

From small plates to family-style feasts, you’ll want to add this cozy dinner spot to your regular rotation.

717 Eighth St. SE, Washington D.C.; 202-580-8889 or

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West Virginia: Muriale’s Italian Kitchen

Who says you have to choose between spaghetti and lasagna?

1742 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont; 304-363-3190 or

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Wisconsin: Glorioso’s Italian Market

The meatball sub is big enough to share, but sorry, we need this one to ourselves.

1011 E. Brady St., Milwaukee; 414-272-0540 or

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Wyoming: Bella’s Bistro

Love olives? Order the Pasta di Luca and savor every damn bite.

218 N. First St., Saratoga; 307-326-8033 or

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