While we all love Italian when it comes to classics like chicken parmigiana and spaghetti and meatballs, a journey through the cuisine should never stop there. Just one meal at Da Marco, the white-tablecloth trattoria from chef Marco Wiles, is all it takes to open your eyes (and mouth) to the country's culinary possibilities. Wiles's attention to sourcing high-quality ingredients (some of which are even flown in straight from Italia) allows dishes like whole-roasted wild branzino and rich pastas with seasonal truffles to sing. With the recent shuttering of stalwarts like the nearby Mark's, we're happy to see this Montrose gem standing strong. It may not be the cheapest Italian meal you can have in town, but it will be the best.
READERS' CHOICE: Carrabba's Italian Grill