Susquehanna Life's Summer 2019 Dining Guide
Best Italian Restaurants,
as Chosen by Our Readers
Dolce Vita (1509 Market St., Camp Hill) has been serving some of the best Italian food around since 2006. The owner, Nino Basic, serves the food, heightening the experience. Eggplant Parmagiana, Bowtie Primavera, Chicken Marsala and Chicken Frances are standouts. Chicken Cardinale, with artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper and mozzarella cheese in lemon, butter and wine sauce, is superb. Everything is homemade and cooked to order. Located in a former house, seating is tight. Reservations are strongly recommended. Don’t miss the cannoli.
Gabriella Italian Restaurant’s ( 3907 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg ) chef and owner Pietro Carcioppolo promises you the “most memorable dining experience you’ll ever have” and you’ll be “treated like family.” You can’t go wrong. Imagine Sauteed Asparagus Antipasti, followed by Penne Matriciana (bacon, ham and onions sautéed in a light marinara sauce) or Eggplant Contadina (stuffed with spinach and ricotta and topped with marinara and mozzarella and served with a side of pasta). Delicioso!
Ecco Domani (216 E. Fairmount St., Coopersburg), family owned, serves up Old World Italian cuisine. Chicken Scarpareillo (sautéed with sausage and finished with a garlic lemon white wine sauce) and Shrimp Marinara are recommended and hot sandwiches range from Eggplant Parmigiana to Chicken Cheesesteak. Brick Oven Pizza rounds out the menu. Weekend specials recently included Red Snapper Picatta and Ecco Shells (filled with ground sausage, ricotta and spinach served in a creamy pink vodka sauce and topped with melted mozzarella).