Italian Restaurants in Southern West VirginiaFebruary 9, 2023
Southern West Virginia is known for many things, from our national parks and outdoor recreation to our rich history and performing arts. But one of our favorite and most delicious, features is our food! Our area’s exquisite Italian restaurants offer mouth-watering specialties like brick oven pizza and classic pasta. Hungry? Here are some of our local favorites.
Opened in 1934, Calacino’s was Beckley’s first pizzeria. The menu features brick oven pizzas, pasta, wings, hot sandwiches (called “stackers”), and more. Specialties, like the Dominick Supreme pizza pie — loaded with four different types of meats and various vegetables — and the pepperoni rolls — a local favorite — keep their loyal customers coming back.
With more than 50 locations throughout West Virginia (it was also founded here in the state), Gino’s Pizza and Spaghetti House is a well-known restaurant chain in the region. From pizza and pasta dishes to breaded chicken wings and sandwiches, Gino’s offers a wide array of Italian food. Looking for one of Gino’s signature items? Try a ham pubwich or a made-to-order calzone!
Expect high-quality, well-executed versions of tasty classics like our famous wings or the black Angus burger made from a custom grind of chuck, brisket, and sirloin. Oh! And we’ve got two wood-fired pizza ovens on the patio making the crust bubble on our award-winning pizza selection!
Pasquale’s is a family-owned and operated restaurant located in Beckley that has been serving our area for over 50 years. Specializing in both intimate, formal dining and group events, Pasquale’s is popular with residents and travelers alike. With over 50 menu items — from spaghetti with meatballs and eggplant parmesan to stuffed flounder and veal marsala — there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Serves handcrafted pizzas, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and desserts along with offering an extensive selection of beer and wine. Outdoor dining is available complete with a playground for the kids. Open 7 days a week, year-round, for lunch and dinner.
The Dish Cafe is a culinary delight bringing unique flavor combinations, fresh ingredients, and made-from-scratch recipes to your table. From Chicken Parmesan Pasta and Zesty Pasta Parmesan to locally grown beef burgers and pizzas there is sure to be something the entire family will enjoy!
The Market located on the corner of Second Avenue and Ballengee Street in the Hinton Historic District. We make fresh food with quality ingredients. Get a brick-oven pizza, soup, salad, sandwich, and house-made desserts.
The next time you are craving some Italian fare, check out one of our tasty local eateries. Let us know which one you like the best!