Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Mesa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

In the Mesa area, consumer spending at restaurants tends to climb the most in December and November, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of online reputation management and direct response marketing for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Mesa-area restaurants last year rose by 24% in November over the month before, just shy of the top monthly increase of 26% in December.

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1. Nello's Pizza Mesa

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First on the list is Nello's Pizza Mesa. Located at 2950 S. Alma School Road, the Italian and gluten-free spot, which offers pizza and more, is the highest-rated restaurant of its kind in Mesa, boasting 4.5 stars out of 291 reviews on Yelp.

2. Sam And Luca Rustic Kitchen

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Next up is Superstition Springs's Sam and Luca Rustic Kitchen, situated at 1959 S. Power Road. With 4.5 stars out of 173 reviews on Yelp, the wine bar and Italian eatery has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Oregano's Pizza Bistro

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Oregano's Pizza Bistro, a location of the chain located at 1130 S. Dobson Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Italian restaurant, which offers pizza and more, four stars out of 354 reviews.

4. Venezia's New York Style Pizzeria

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Venezia's New York Style Pizzeria, an Italian place that offers pizza, chicken wings and more, is another go-to, with four stars out of 261 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5057 E. McKellips Road to see for yourself.

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