Let’s face it Las Cruces has mostly Mexican food restaurants no doubt. So what if you want something different? How about some Italian food for a change. But you can bet that many will have some dishes with a southwest flair and even maybe incorporate some green or red chile in them. 😀 🌶.

Note: Be sure to contact all restaurants in advance to make sure what their current COVID hours and restrictions might be.

Here are the best Italian food restaurants that you will find here locally in no particular order.

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Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant

For the past 18 years, the Las Cruces Sun News Reader’s Choice Awards have called us “Best Italian Restaurant.” Fresh homemade pizza, pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and more are all available at this family-owned and operated restaurant. There are private dining rooms, banquet halls, and catering services available. That’s what I’m talking about!

Curbside Pickup and No Contact Delivery Available

Location: 1753 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 575-521-3505

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Pastaggio’s Italian by Lorenzo

A bit more of a causal Italian offering from the local favorite Lorenzo’s above. They have two local locations to serve you. Serving soup, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and many of your favorite Italian dishes. Gluten-Free options available also.

Curbside Pickup and Delivery Available

Pastaggio’s
Location: 3000 Harrelson St., Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-522-5522
Pastaggio’s at Red Hawk Golf Club
Location: 7502 Red Hawk Golf Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88012
Phone: 575-373-8100

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Luna Rossa Winery & Pizzeria

The best of both wine and pizza. Serving only authentic Italian cusine with the best Italian ingredients in everything they make, from pizzas, calzones, and pasta to panini, salads, and antipasti. Their wine has won many awards and all the wines served are produced exclusively from grapes grown in their own vineyard in Deming, New Mexico. Currently, they have a selection of 15 red, 9 white, and 3 red reserve wines.

Location: 1321 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-526-2484

Curbside Pickup

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

You know Olive Garden and we have always had great service and awesome meals here and it’s always busy. Full bar also.

Curbside Pickup and No Contact Delivery Available

Location: 100 N Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011Phone: 575-522-0124

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Conclusion

We will cover pizza restaurants in another post. I am sure there are other local restaurants that serve Italian dishes that weren’t mentioned here. If you have any other local Italian food favorites that we missed please be sure to comment below and we will get them added.

Hope you enjoy! Let us know which is your favorite