These are nine restaurants that not only serve great Italian food but also will send you home happy.

The Italian cuisine is one that is highly simple but leads to incredible results. Add together just a few fresh ingredients and you are on your way to what Guy Fieri calls "flavortown". While these restaurants may not have been featured on his show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, they very well could be with how good they are.

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When it comes to finding a place for Italian food, you really do need to do a little research and read some reviews. The list below isn't necessarily judging based on a good plate of pasta, but the overall menu.

Luckily for us in the Mohawk Valley, finding good Italian cuisine isn't a hard task. Which could be partially due to the major Italian influence on the area. If you had to name off five Italian places in the area in ten seconds, surely you would be able to. Let's see how many of those restaurants crack the top nine list according to Yelp.

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