1. Casa Lu Al
Location: 2323 N. West St., Lima
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday; 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday
Highlights: We all know summer moves pretty fast and that’s exactly why you really need to relax at Casa for awesome Italian food. Besides knowing many of the families dining there, you’ll feast on some authentic dishes. Stuffed rigatoni, Italian sausages, lasagna and chicken parmigiana are all staples at Casa. Casa has been in this top spot for 10 straight years. Relax, you’re with family here.
2. Olive Garden
Location:1936 Roschman Ave., Lima
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 am. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Highlights: Ciao! Welcome to the Olive Garden where Italian is just a breath away. Create your own pasta bowl or opt for ziti, lasagna, ravioli or eggplant parmigiana. The kitchen is alive and preparing new and delicious Italian dishes at Olive Garden. Stop in.
3. Milano Cafe’
Location: 2383 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 .m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Strolling into Little Italy never got easier than your next trip to Milano’s. Take in the savory smells of Italian dishes where garlic, tomatoes, bread and wine await you. Milano’s also has many smaller rooms which gives it a romantic appeal when you are dining with your special someone.