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txag Jun 21, 2008 03:23 PM

Went to Two Guys from Italy recently and wow. Thought it was one of the better Italian places I have been to. Have not heard much about this place. I would strongly recommend it. Cheap and very good food.

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    Alex4356 Aug 9, 2008 04:15 PM

    I'm a big fan of acadoro pomodoro on Mckinney ave. Great freakin carpaccio!

    1. twinwillow Aug 9, 2008 01:40 PM

      My two (closest to what you get in Italy) favorites are, Nonna and Taverna.
      Otherwise, the two best classic red sauce restaurants are, Carraba's and Amore Cafe.

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        Analisas mom Aug 5, 2008 04:26 AM

        Made a 3rd trip to Bene Bene this past week-end. We tried some diffrent things the food was just great and the service was fantastic. I had a lemoncello martini from the bar one of the best drinks I have ever had strong you just need one but so good.

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          lindasmarcus Jul 18, 2008 05:13 PM

          Where is the resturaunt located?

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            birddogfoodie Jul 18, 2008 07:19 PM

            Two Guys From Italy
            11637 Webb Chapel Rd
            Dallas, TX 75229
            (972) 247-6814

            Just south of Forest Ln on the west side on the street. Parking in back.

          2. LewisvilleHounder Jul 2, 2008 08:05 AM

            You have not heard much about it b/c most people seem to think that since it is in a faltering neighborhood then the chow meets the same guidelines. It is definitely not anything exquisite but for the price they do have some great dishes. I have been going there for over 20 years and I have found no soup better than their minestrone. Other dishes might be better elsewhere, as I doubt they hand make their pasta. Two Guys From Italy is a great place to go for an inexpensive meal. You have to admit that it beats Olive Garden and priced about the same. For a cheap meal I go for the free bread, bowl of minestrone, a tray of giardineria, and water for less than $5.00 it can't be beat. It has been brought up on several occasions but is always the underdog to others in North Dallas and the Uptown area.

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              Nita01 Jul 1, 2008 05:58 PM

              I want to second the recommendation for Bene Bene. My husband and I ate there last Saturday after we read the review in the Dallas Morning News. It was fabulous! We started with the sauteed calamari and the artichoke salad. Hubbie had the penne and I had the ravioli. Both were great, but the ravioli was beyond amazing in the browned butter sage sauce. We ended with the tiramisu, which I normally am not a fan of, but loved!

              We ended up going back last night. We had the calamari again followed by the orecchietta and the gnocchi. I swear that gnocchi is one of the best dishes I have ever eaten! This is definitely one of our new favorites...

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                pizzaQTpie Jun 27, 2008 07:20 AM

                Branching out to 'other Italian' is Arcodoro/Pomodoro on Routh st. in Dallas. It is Sardinian Italian. It's been one on of our go to places here in Dallas for the last 13 years and still remains one of the best here.

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                  ieatdallas Jun 28, 2008 07:01 AM

                  Two Guys from Italy is great for the pocketbook. My 3 favorites are Ferrari's on Midway in Addison for the Americanized Italian done better than anyone else, Arcodoro for something different and authentic, and Nonna for simple yet traditional.

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                    Christopher.Chambers Jul 15, 2008 03:48 PM

                    Wow, their Arcodoro Ravioli is good; seriously good. I'm talking change-your-standard-for-all-and-any-future-ravioli-that-you-put-in-your-mouth-and-turn-you-into-a-ravioli-snob good.

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                      bond007 Jul 17, 2008 02:52 PM

                      The wild boar pasta is my favorite dish ther. I dine there 4-5 times a month for the last 10 years and have never had a dissappointing experience.

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                      foodie06 Jun 26, 2008 12:56 PM

                      We really liked Bugattis although we don't get there often anymore. We also found a great place at Frankford and Preston called Positanos. I think the owner also owns an Italian place in Addison circle. The sea bass was cooked to perfection and our meal was outstanding.

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                        Analisas mom Jun 26, 2008 08:06 AM

                        We had a great Italian experience the other night at a place at Frankfort and The tollway called Bene Bene and we are really picky as we travel to Italy a lot. It was really good.

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                          bond007 Jul 17, 2008 02:49 PM

                          The Chef/Owner ..Rhino sures moves around alot. Think this is is 6-7 place in 5 years. Hopefully he will stay put fpr awhile! His food is awesome. He had a great review in the guidelive a few weeks ago.

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                          margiehubbard Jun 25, 2008 03:57 PM

                          I've never heard of it at all. I'll have to check it out. My current favorite, hands down, is Nonna.

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                            sandih Jun 25, 2008 01:01 PM

                            Danieli Osteria in Oaklawn is as good as it gets. Expensive though.

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                              pizzaQTpie Jun 22, 2008 04:55 PM

                              I enjoy their food. Ravioli is really good.

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                                BluffViewChound Jun 22, 2008 04:20 PM

                                You should give Bugatti Ristorante a try.

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                                  sass Jun 23, 2008 03:10 PM

                                  Somehow, I had never heard of Bugatti until last week but we tried it and it certainly did not disappoint. A bit pricey but the service is worth every penny. Their tiramisu could also be close to the best I've ever tasted.

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