Best Italian in Dallas
Hey guys, I'm new to the DFW and I always consult Chowhound for recommendations and then confirm on Yelp, but this approach isn't panning out in Dallas. It's odd, there no consistency in people's opinions in this town. Even the places with 4 stars have plenty of 1 and 2 star ratings. The most perplexing thing is a couple of the places people seem to love on this board, Nona and Momo's, have 3 1/2 star ratings.
The only real consensus is around Lucia's and I'd love to go there, but it's a little out of our price range for this weekend.
Can anyone help settle this discussion and give me the top 5 spots for Italian that never disappoint?
400 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081
Think about the Italian Club of Dallas. They serve meals at their "clubhouse" (not sure what to call it) in North Dallas/Addison on Inwood Road, just south of Beltline. I have only been for lunch, where you get soup, salad, pasta, and entree for $14 (some about less for less courses, but the portions are appropriate for lunch time). The guys are Italian and they are proud of their food. I have read about big family style dinners that they do on fridays and Pizza and anti-pasti nights on Wednesdays I think. I want to try one of those meals out.
Dallas proper, it'd be Nonna or Lucia. In all DFW, Nonna Tata by a long shot. Keiichi gets an honorable mention too especially for bang for the buck.
PS: better move to use Yelp to weed out the noise, then use CH to confirm!
1400 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
Good question Scagnetti!
As far as I'm concerned, Nonna and Lucia are the only real (true) Italian restaurants in Dallas.
But, Taverna can be very good at times.
However, I'm sure others here will offer differing opinions.
And God help anyone who names Olive Garden as the best Italian!