When the craving for a good red sauce restaurant hits, Santa Fe offers a variety of Italian restaurants that fit your price point. From family restaurants to higher-end experiences, these are the top local choices.

  • Horno—David Sellers is back in the kitchen on Marcy Street and everyone is cheering. He created a menu of foods he wants to eat with an Italian slant.

  • Piccolino's—An absolute top locals favorite for affordable family-style Italian/American dining! Choose from eggplant Parm to meatballs and spaghetti. And the generous portions provide lunch the next day. 

  • Pranzo—After a 30-year run and a few years hiatus, Steve Lemon is back at it at a new location off Johnson. As the chef and owner, things are special at this restaurant and we couldn't be happier. 

  • Rustica—Located on the southside and a sister restaurant to The Ranch House just across the street, Rustica is a new addition to Santa Fe's food scene. They made their own pasta and even make gluten-free pasta. Everyone has been raving about their dining experience and boasting about the lovely patio. 

  • Sassella—This high-end Italian restaurant on Johnson Street has an Italian heading the kitchen. Loyals have been bragging about the lobster risotto as the dish that keeps them returning.