Italian cuisine is the go-to for many people, and how can it not be when it’s so delicious? Everyone has ordered a pizza on a Friday night, or gone out with friends for some pasta and bread. If you’re in Dallas and looking for your fix of satisfying and fulfilling Italian cuisine, you’ll be happy to know you have a lot of amazing options to choose from. There are so many options, in fact, that it can be difficult to narrow it down to just one. That’s why we’ve made this list of the best Italian restaurants in Dallas so you have an easier time choosing!
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1905 Greenville Ave.
Gallo Nero Italian Bistro will give you the best dining experience of your month, starting off with the cozy atmosphere and accommodating service. Best of all is the taste of their dishes: Italian classics done just the way you like it. They use fresh and simple ingredients for the taste of delicious homemade cooking. Try their house speciality pastas such as the Tour of Italy, containing lasagna, cheese ravioli alfredo, as well as tortellini alla panna. You can also order a 12 or 18 in pizza in your favorite style, such as their Philly Romano pizza.
“BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN DALLAS… Soft warm bread in a basket, while watching fishes swim in an aquatic wonderland, sipping on red wine, makes you wonder if you've died and gone to heaven. Top it all off with the BEST PIZZA EVER…” - Yelp Review
7033 Greenville Ave.
Roma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant specializes in serving you the excellently prepared meal you were hoping for. Whether you want to go out for pizza or order some out, Roma will bring you a hand tossed pizza topped with fresh sauce and your favorite toppings. Try signature pizza such as the shrimp pizza or Roma’s supreme pizza. You can’t miss out on trying their signature calzones stuffed with your choosing, from meats to veggies. Roma’s also has homemade pasta, a long list of your favorite appetizers and wines, and subs and burgers.
“I have been a customer for Roma's for years. Hands down, the best Italian place in Lake Highlands. Food is fresh, authentic and delicious. Decor is cozy, quiet and inviting. Staff is superb and dedicated to providing the best service possible.” - Yelp Review
718 N Buckner Blvd.
The first thing you’ll notice about Alfonso’s Italian Restaurant is its cozy and welcoming interior that makes for a great setting to catch up with friends and family. To put you in a further good mood, Alfonso’s is also well known for excellent service and devine food. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, stop by for a wonderful dining experience and a menu suited to your appetite and tastes. Get started with a light soup or salad before enjoying your choice of pasta or pizza. They also have a selection of fresh seafood, chicken dishes, and a small dessert menu to end the meal on.
“The food is very good and the atmosphere enjoyable. The rolls provided are excellent, as is the house salad. A very good Italian restaurant for the classic dishes… Prices are very reasonable. Oh, did I tell you their pizza is great too?” - Yelp Review
3751 Forest Ln.
Anthony’s Eatalian is going to serve you some of the tasties Italian cuisine you’ve ever tasted! Get comfortable in their casual dining area and consider ordering one of their specialty coffees. They can get you started with delectable appetizers such as garlic bread, homemade meatballs, and fried zucchini. All pasta dishes are beautifully -- as well as tastefully -- served with sprinkled parmesan and chopped parsley on top. You’ll also enjoy their chicken and seafood portions of the menu, as well as their freshly made pizza pies and calzones. It’s a real comfort coming to Anthony’s Eatalian and getting a tasty dish put in front of you!
“I can't believe I had been living in this neighborhood for so long and just getting a chance to try this place. What a hidden little gem. Great delicious food. Great service… ” - Yelp Review
2815 Greenville Ave.
Terilli’s is providing an experience you haven’t had before, with delicious Italian cuisine and live jazz music. Their dining area is bright with natural light for a lively space to eat and listen. Order one of Terilli’s famous ice-cold martinis, with flavors such as pomegranate, pear, cucumber, and lemon. There’s nothing like their pasta specialties that include dishes such as lobster fettuccine and vegetable lasagna. Or order one of Terilli’s grilled specialities that will satisfy you no matter the size of your appetite. After dinner, as you listen to more jazz order an after-dinner drink and something for your sweet tooth.
“Terillis is one of our favorites on lower Greenville. My hubby always gets something new and has loved every Italian dish he has tried! I order a veggie salad and they always go above and beyond. The service is wonderful and it's really a delicious, nice restaurant…” - Yelp Review
Bishop Arts District
408 W 8th St.
Lucia’s makes the best quality Italian cuisine so that you know you have a fresh and delicious meal every time you visit. This restaurant is chef owned and highly popular. They make their pasta from scratch and house-cure their own salumi. The menu changes frequently so chefs at Lucia’s can introduce interesting and amazing new flavors, which makes returning to this venue a must. You can see what dishes they’re serving currently by heading to their website and checking out their sample menu. If you see anything you like, make sure to make a reservation and invite some friends along!
“Made from scratch pasta. Lucia is a small and quaint restaurant that is quality over quantity. Every day their menu changes to ensure that the food is served with quality… It's a charming little restaurant with a very pleasant experience with such quality food.” - Yelp Review
Italian food is great for on the go, a casual take out, or a fancy dining out with others. No matter what the occasion is for your next Italian meal, you want a friendly dining experience and to taste a delicious meal. At these Italian restaurants in Dallas, both are a guarantee. They’re the recipe for a perfect meal, so choose your favorite one nearby and get ready to eat well! When you’re in Dallas, you can expect the perfect Italian dish.