Top 100 Independents

2019 top independent Italian restaurants

Italian concepts saw a slight jump on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking.
Photograph courtesy of Del Posto

With more than a dozen Italian restaurants on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking, it’s clear that this is a segment drawing a lot of diners. While many of the concepts tout classic Italian fare, others focus on the shared aspect of Italian meals, offering small plates and bottles of wine that create a group experience. Here are the Italian concepts on this year’s ranking. 

RankRestaurant2018 SalesAverage CheckMeals Served
2Carmine's (Times Square)$36,889,370$37.97437,566
5Lavo Italian Restaurant & Nightclub$27,521,650*$90.00*203,000*
24Gibsons Italia$20,307,587$94.89229,887
27Bottega Louie$19,316,031$37.39384,843
29Del Posto$18,775,235$194.0097.000
40Quality Italian$17,754,366$97.44172,366*
54Lavo Italian Restaurant & Lounge$16,594,100*$92.50*135,664*
55Original Joe's Westlake$16,568,217$37.03457,341
66Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse$15,200,000*$57.50*287,900*
72Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar$14,473,893$31.19426,274
74Carmine's$14,354,617$36.46137,331
92Carmine's$12,676,686$41.58128,385
97Original Joe's$11,841,187$47.40252,180*

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