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Best Italian Food

1st Place: Draganetti’s Ristorante
2nd Place: Mona Lisa’s Restaurant
3rd Place: Olive Garden

You said it nine times, and then you said it again: If you want home-style Italian cuisine in the Chippewa Valley, Draganetti’s Ristorante (3120 E. Clairemont Ave., Altoona), a staple since 1981, is where you want to be. Drag’s kept the No. 1 spot for the 10th consecutive year, followed by Mona Lisa’s Restaurant (428 Water St., Eau Claire). This Italian eatery features creative dishes from an ever-changing menu that is inspired by the seasons. But this list wouldn’t be complete without No. 3, Olive Garden (4920 Golf Road, Eau Claire) and its famous Tour of Italy. Get the chicken parmigiana, lasagna classic, and fettuccine alfredo combo, or mix it up and create your own. — Katy Macek