Pineola, NC

Hiring: Positions Available at the Italian Restaurant. Flexible schedules. Apply online or in person. Looking for Pizza Maker (will train), Servers, and Dishwasher.

The Italian Restaurant appreciates your business and will be offering full table service and takeout with our full dinner menu.


” Love the food and staff! I moved to Sugar Mountain about a year ago and was introduced to this place by a local. I have been here once a week ever since! Headed there now! Better than the “competition” on their worst day! Thanks for making me feel at home! “

Kimberley Mcallan-Lee Nov 2019

The Italian Restaurant

The Italian style of cooking is simply great food to be enjoyed and shared with family and friends.

Our name, The Italian Restaurant, is simple and that is as it should be. We believe in fresh, premium ingredients prepared with great care to ensure”simple, great food.”

We offer savory, tasty appetizers, perfectly cooked pastas and hearty specialty dinners. All menu items are made with the very best products available. Sauces are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen.

Traditional Italian pizzas and calzones top the list of favorites. Beer and wine available with your order.

Party trays and carry-out are available. So, whether you dine in our restaurant or in your home, it can be said that “simply great food” is to be found in the mountains of North Carolina at the Italian Restaurant. Enjoy!

Family owned and operated

Celebrating 26 Years 1995-2021

” Really like this restaurant have came here for the last 11 years , love the Italian style pizza, and they have really good Pasta’s and good bread to go with it . My children like to go here too it’s kid friendly and also good for anniversaries and such. They also have an outdoor seating area. “

Priscilla Frerichs March 2021

Marinara Sauce Now Available at only select locations at Ingles Markets

Grab Your Favorite Marinara Sauce from The Italian Restaurant in Pineola, NC or pick one up for Your Next Meal to Use at Home. All Natural, No Added SugarGluten Free Marinara Sauce. Available only in select Ingles Markets

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Take Out, Catering, and Large Groups

If you are ordering Takeout or picking up for Catering, please use our drive-in Pick up window for your convenience.

The Italian Restaurant wants to thank you for thinking of us for your catered event. We can provide food catering to go and for pickup only in large tin foil pans. We do not deliver and serve the food. Click here for our catering form to provide us your information and date of your event.

If your have a large group of (8) or more persons and are coming to dine with us please call in advance at (828) 733-1401 and let us know so we can accommodate your group.

During nice weather we can take larger group dining on our outside patio. Again please call in advance. Thank You






2855 Linville Falls Highway

Pineola, NC 28662



Hours of Operation

Summer Hours
May - August:
Tuesday - Sunday
11:00am - 8:30 pm

Winter Hours
September - April:
Wednesday - Sunday
11:00am - 8:30 pm




Contact Information

(828) 733 - 1401



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