Homemade Fried Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

Homemade Fried Ravioli with Marinara Sauce and Basil

It’s March 20 — happy National Ravioli Day!

Yes, there is a “holiday” for just about everything, but ravioli definitely deserves some love once in a while. 

Luckily, Northern Utah has plenty of great Italian restaurants where we can celebrate this delicious holiday — or just visit because we’re craving authentic Italian food. 

According to reviewers on Yelp, a website dedicated to providing reviews of restaurants and more, these are the best Italian restaurants in Weber and Davis counties. 

Note: Although they are included in Yelp’s listings, restaurants that only offer pizza were not included in this list because they deserve their own, which you can find here


Rating: 4 stars with 156 reviews

Address: 197 N. Main St., Layton

Hours: Noon-9:30 p.m. Monday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Sunday.

BZ 110315 Gabor Brothers Dining Guide 13-12

Mussels in the shell and creamy wine butter sauce with sautŽed onions and tomatoes at Gabor Brothers Main St. Grill in Layton.

User reviews:

“This place is our local favorite. We also order to go when our new son won't behave enough for us to go and sit down. This place is the best hole in the wall pizza joint. Everything is super good and worth trying. The PBR in a mason jar is always refreshing. The calzones are best here, order it when you first sit down because it takes at least 30 minutes. Only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because even when not ordering the calzone, the service from the kitchen takes a long time. But that's usually because it's so busy there all the time because the food is soooo good. Keep up the good work!” — Kenny C. 


Rating: 4 stars with 118 reviews

Address: 174 25th St., Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday. 

User review: 

“Wow. I would drive an hour to come back here. Tomorrow. Great wine list and spirits. Live music that is the right volume and really good. Beautiful venue. The owner brings you to the table. The waitstaff is observant and detail oriented. And the food. Dear God, the food. Everything is made in house. They had me at meatballs. The Mister had linguine and clams he claimed were better than San Fran. The rolls were amazing. As in wow I could give up a piece of my soul for this. But then. Dessert. Have you noticed that it seems like everyone is going to lava cakes? Frozen, then nuked? So tired of that. Not here. Oh no. Not here. The owner's daughter makes all the desserts. From scratch. Like the old country And we've been after a good piece of chocolate cake. And we had this, and it was like the universe stopped and angels sang a little. And then we ate it. Lo carb diet be damned. Take that FrontRunner right passed Salt Lake and end up here. This is the place. Try the Cashmere.” — Tess H. 


Rating: 3.5 stars with 42 reviews

Address: 234 25th St., Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

User review: 

“This is a small restaurant so there may be a small wait to be seated. But it is absolutely worth it. The food here is amazing!! My girlfriends and I have been here several times. The service is always great. The servings are huge. This is the best Italian restaurant that I have found here.” — Kitty S. 


Rating: 4 stars with 24 reviews

Address: 375 N. Main St., Bountiful

Hours: 4-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

User review: 

“Happened on this by chance and totally loved it! The bruschetta was delicious, we even had seconds. I had the spinach ravioli and my husband had the meat cannelloni. Both were very flavorful and made fresh. The salad was very simple and basic, but that was okay. The Italian dressing was delicious. The owners/cook/servers were very pleasant and friendly. They have been working hard at this location for 21 years. We will definitely make the effort to go back. A month later went back and was even more impressed with the food. I had a very flavorful and yummy garden fettuccine. My husband had the Chicken Parmesan.” — Debby S. 


Rating: 3 stars with 14 reviews

Address: 2798 N. Hill Field Road, Layton

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Morrelli's Italian Ristorante-5

A plate of meat ravioli with meatballs at Morrelli's Italian Ristorante in Layton.

User review:

“We got military discount. Many people come and take out food. The atmosphere in the restaurant is calm and very warm. The style is like traditional Europe and class style. Food is clean, and pizza is delicious, it's not very salty like other pizza restaurant, I think it's traditional Italian pizza and pasta. The service is nice and friendly. But the only thing is they are in short of food servers, so take a little time to get your order. A relax place, nice.” — Angelia Y. 

Have a favorite Italian restaurant that wasn’t included? Tell us why you love it in the comments below.

Contact digital producer Makenzie Koch at mkoch@standard.net, like her on Facebook at facebook.com/MakenzieKochSE or follow her on Twitter at @makenzie_koch.

See what people are talking about at The Community Table!