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: With a serious reputation for homemade pasta, wood-fired specialties and wicked desserts, it's no surprise that locals consider this handsome pocket-sized trattoria to be one of the top restaurants in town. Just be prepared, getting a table in the intimate dining room is unlikely without a booking, but if you're lucky there may be a spare seat in the bar. Chef/owner Julian Barsotti whips up a seasonally inspired roster of modern Italian fare, which includes the likes of everything from tagliatelle with white truffles to Neapolitan style pizzas and a drool-worthy duck breast with fennel crema. However, it's Barsotti's lobster ravioli, featuring paper thin pasta pockets stuffed with Maine lobster, that clearly steals the show. A well thought out Italian wine list, and desserts--think persimmon cheese cake with caramel or praline nougatine semifreddo-- seal the deal.
: Located in the heart of Highland Park, Nonna opened in 2006. Many Dallasites claim that Nonna's is best Italian place in town. This neighborhood, yet elegant, Italian restaurant serves regional... Read More
: Located in the heart of Highland Park, Nonna opened in 2006. Many Dallasites claim that Nonna's is best Italian place in town. This neighborhood, yet elegant, Italian restaurant serves regional cuisine with a focus on artisanal salumis, pizza and pastas. Nonna also serves only the freshest ingredients, so the menu is seasonal and based on locally-produced meats and vegetables. Some of the most popular menu items there include the lobster ravioli, sweet corn sformatino with rock shrimp, and fresh burrata. Bottles of wine start at around $50, and this restaurant is on the pricey side - but it's worth every penny.