July 12th, 2018 by

The beautiful town of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, offers a variety of food choices. If you are looking for an Italian meal, there are three main options in town.


Enjoy a true family taste of Italy in the heart of Roanoke Rapids. The family welcomes you into a beautiful fine dining atmosphere. The price range is moderate to expensive depending on your meal.

Some of the favorite dishes here include the classics such as spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna. If you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, take your food to go, including mouthwatering pizza. If you want to enjoy your dinner on the road, they do have a variety of both hot and cold sandwiches on their menu.


This moderately priced option is located not far from Roanoke Rapids High School. This makes it the perfect location for a family meal before or after a school event. It is open until 9 p.m., Sunday thru Thursday. On Friday and Saturday nights, Carini’s welcomes guests until 10 p.m.

The menu features a variety of family-style dinners. They include traditional pasta dishes like Fettuccine and spaghetti. There is also veal parmigiana on the menu. If you want seafood mixed in with your Italian meal, they offer shrimp scampi as well as seafood mixed with pasta.

In terms of quick options, they offer all different types of sandwiches, calzones, and strombolis. One of the best is their take on a Philly cheesesteak. They also have a variety of pizza available from traditional toppings to the Hawaiian combination of pineapple and ham. You can either order a whole pizza or pizza by the slice.


The final Italian option in town is Pino’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant. They offer dinner up for a moderate price range. It is located in a strip mall on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway. This is definitely the casual option for your Italian dinner. They also a takeout option, so you can pick up dinner on your way home.

Some of the popular family dinner items on their menu include tortellini with Alfredo, shrimp scampi, and the trio dinner. The trio includes one manicotti, one cannelloni, and one stuffed shell.

There are also seafood options for full dinners. These include shrimp parmigiana and the seafood sampler platter. The platter includes three oysters, three shrimp, three scallops, and one flounder filet. The seafood dishes are served with salad, bread, and your choice of either fries or spaghetti.

In terms of quick options, Pino’s offers a stromboli filled with a variety of meats. There’s also a vegetarian option. They offer a variety of both hot and cold sandwiches. Some of the hot sub offerings include a pizza steak, oyster parmigiana, and the chicken souvlaki. If you are looking for a cold sandwich, you can choose from a tuna fish with cheese. They also have an Italian with ham, salami, and cheese.

If you are looking for a location for a larger party, Pino’s has plenty of space for your party.

Whether you are looking for fine dining or something more relaxed, enjoy the Italian cuisine in Roanoke Rapids with your family and friends today.

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