Mouthwatering pizzas and pillowy pastas, these are what Italian cuisine dreams are made of. Sure, Dallas may be best known for barbecue and Tex-Mex, but that doesn’t mean the city is lacking in Italian food fare.
For those who want to embark on an Italian feasting adventure like no other, try to score a coveted table at Lucia, a charming and intimate trattoria that's on every Dallas best restaurant hit list.
Equally as terrific is Nonna, a beloved neighborhood haunt that’s famous for its handmade pasta, salumi platters and crispy pizza.
Speaking of pizza, you can’t go wrong with Olivella's or Doughâ€“where Neapolitan style pizzas are baked in a wood-fire domed oven and topped with just about everything under the sun.
And don’t let its unassuming strip-mall location fool you, Osteria PaneVino is 100% legit. The place churns out homemade pasta, wood-fired pizzas and pretty much everything you’d expect from a top-notch classic Italian restaurant.
Still hungry? Keep reading: From rustic eateries to authentic Neapolitan pizzerias, there top spots turn out Italian dishes that are guaranteed to leave a tasty impression.