The top 10 Italian restaurant chains in America

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October is National Pasta month. 

With giant portions, fluffy bread sticks, and creamy sauces, familiar Italian restaurant chains are a popular destination for American families.

Polling site Ranker.com surveyed consumers to find the best Italian restaurants in America. 

Here are Ranker’s top 10 picks according to the poll.

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title=”10. Carino’s Italian. Johnny Carino’s began in 1997 and has expanded to more than 90 locations in the US and 10 in the Middle East.”
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title=”9. Bravo Cucina. The chain specialises in Northern Italian cuisine including bruschetta, flatbread pizzas, pasta, steaks, seafood, soup, and salad. Bravo restaurants have Roman-style décor and an open kitchen.”
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title=”8. Bertucci’s. Since 1981, Bertucci’s has been specializing in brick-oven pizza cooking. The restaurant chain has 88 locations in the US.”
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title=”7. The Old Spaghetti Factory. Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays, and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall. Unlike most restaurants, entrées at this Italian chain include complimentary bread, soup or salad, and dessert.”
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title=”6. Uno Chicago Grill. Know for its deep dish pizza, Uno Chicago Grill has been around since 1943.”
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title=”5. Olive Garden. With more than 800 locations, Olive Garden has been around since 1982 and strives create a modern guest experience by constantly updating its menu.”
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title=”4. Buca di Beppo. Buca di Beppo chains have been around since 1993 and now have 96 locations in the US. Recipes are inspired by Northern and Southern Italian cuisine.”
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title=”3. Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture, and conversation, Romano’s Macaroni Grill has been serving guests since 1988.”
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title=”2. Maggiano’s Little Italy. Known for its large portions, this chain began as a family-style diner in Chicago in 1991.”
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title=”1. Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Founded by two Sicilian boys from Texas in 1986 — this chain keeps it in the family by serving authentic Italian recipes from their ancestors.”
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