ROCKFORD —Whether you are looking for a local slice or want to enjoy an authentic Italian meal these pizzerias and Italian restaurants have got you covered.

Readers voted on the best pizza and Italian restaurants in the Rockford area for the 2021 What Rocks Community Choice Awards, and winners were announced late last year.

If you want to try the best of both, a few restaurants on the list were either winners or finalists in both categories.

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Here is a list of the winners and finalists in the contest’s pizza and Italian restaurants categories.

Pizzas

Winner: Lino’s

Lino's was voted as the best pizza in the area in the 2021 What Rocks Choice Awards.

Lino’s was voted as the best pizza in the area in the 2021 What Rocks Choice Awards.

Address: 5611 E. State St., Rockford

Contact: (815) 397-2077, linosmenu.com

Hours: 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Finalist: Capri Restaurant & Pizza

Pizza from Capri Italian Restaurant, 313 E. State St. in Rockford, is a local favorite.

Pizza from Capri Italian Restaurant, 313 E. State St. in Rockford, is a local favorite.

Address: 313 E. State St., Rockford

Contact: 815-965-6341, caprirockford.com

Hours: 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Finalist: Nunzio’s Restaurant

Nunzio's Restaurant was voted one of the finalists in the area in the 2021 What Rocks Choice Awards.

Nunzio’s Restaurant was voted one of the finalists in the area in the 2021 What Rocks Choice Awards.

Address: 5800 N. 2nd St., Loves Park

Contact: 815-633-5000, nunzios.com

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. on Friday, 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, 3-8:30 p.m. on Sunday

Italian

Winner: Lino’s

A special salad at Lino's in Rockford, pictured here on  Aug. 11, 2021, is a 40-year-old recipe that includes Romano cheese, Romaine lettuce and a special house dressing made with oil, vinegar and spices.

A special salad at Lino’s in Rockford, pictured here on Aug. 11, 2021, is a 40-year-old recipe that includes Romano cheese, Romaine lettuce and a special house dressing made with oil, vinegar and spices.

Address: 5611 E. State St., Rockford

Contact: (815) 397-2077, linosmenu.com

Hours: 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Finalist: Capri Restaurant & Pizza

Address: 313 E. State St., Rockford

Contact: 815-965-6341, caprirockford.com

Hours: 4:30 – 9 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Finalist: Salamone’s North

Salamone's North was voted as a finalist for the best Italian restaurant in the area in the 2021 What Rocks Choice Awards.

Salamone’s North was voted as a finalist for the best Italian restaurant in the area in the 2021 What Rocks Choice Awards.

Address: 2583 N. Mulford Road, Rockford

Contact: 815-639-1200, salamonesnorth.com

Hours: 4-8 p.m. Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday,

Shaquil Manigault: [email protected]; @RRstarShaquil

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