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6 Best Italian Restaurants in South Dakota!

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Craving pasta or pizza? South Dakota has you covered with some of the highest-rated Italian restaurants in the country. From Aberdeen to Rapid City, here are the 6 Italian restaurants in the Mount Rushmore State.

Sabatino’s Italian Ristorante, Rapid City, SD

Sabatino’s is the restaurant if you want a multi-course dinner. They use imported ingredients from Italy, plus they have a massive menu filled with pasta, meat, and classic Italian desserts such as cannolis.

Roma Ristorante Italiano, Aberdeen, SD

Roma Ristorante is the place to visit for lunch. Their lunch special includes bread and soup or salad, and they offer various daily specials. Roma Ristorante always serves a significant portion and everything on the menu is worth trying at least once.

Craft Chop House & Lounge, Brookings, SD

Craft Chop House is the place to go with a group. This restaurant offers Italian appetizers and catering, and they can host events, making it the place to celebrate a birthday or hold a corporate party. They also host a daily Happy Hour, Pasta Tuesday, and Ladies' Night every Wednesday.

Charlie’s Pizza, Yankton, SD

If you’re searching for a vintage-inspired restaurant, you’ll love Charlie’s Pizza. The restaurant has been open since 1959, and still boasts old decor and art. Be sure to bring the kids — they have an arcade.

Gold Pan Pizza, Sturgis, SD

Gold Pan Pizza is a fun place to visit if you visit the Sturgis Bike Rally. While their pizza is delectable, regulars especially love the Pasty. Keep in mind that this restaurant is only open on Wednesday and Friday.

El Fredo Pizza, Vermillion, SD

El Fredo Pizza opened its first location in Sioux Falls in 1965 and a second in Vermillion in 2020. While guests love their pizza, their pasta dishes are also very popular. This is a kid-friendly restaurant, and they even offer a children’s menu.

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