10 Best Italian Restaurants in Dallas Perfect for a Night on the Town

Do you love Italian food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Italian cuisine in Dallas. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Dallas restaurants.

We share the places that get great buzz, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Lucia. We also point out good neighborhoods for Italian restaurants in the Dallas - Uptown area, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix! No matter what you're in the mood for - Dallas has it all!

Looking for a classic, quaint spot that features low lighting and red-and-white checkered tablecloths? Head to Amore or Bellini's Cafe and Pizza. Want to share a pizza with friends and watch the beautiful people of Dallas? Taverna, in the hot Knox-Henderson neighborhood, is the place to be. Planning a romantic night on the town and want to impress your sweetie with a classic Italian restaurant? Go to the intimate, 2-story Adelmo's to impress him or her. If you're traveling with the entire family and want a cost-efficient restaurant that has items the entire family will like, go to Campisi's or Inforzato's.

Located in the Oak Lawn neighborhood, Bellini's Cafe and Pizza specializes in homemade Italian comfort food. Some of the most popular menu items there include the crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, penne pasta dinner, ravioli, eggplant parmesan and the...  Read More

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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...  Read More

Not to be confused with Campisi's, and considered a Dallas institution, Campisi's Egyptian has been satisfying Dallas appetites for nearly 50 years. First known as the Egyptian Lounge, this local favorite decided to tack on "Campisi" name and...  Read More

Charming and intimate, this Italian restaurant has the look and feel of a neighborhood eatery, thanks to dim lighting, red tablecloths, and exposed brick walls adorned with various interpretations of the "Mona Lisa." It's set in the quaint...  Read More


Be forewarned – portions are huge, so order accordingly. Start off the delicious crab claw appetizer or order the goat cheese appetizer to share with the entire table. Favorites like lasagna, baked ziti, and classic spaghetti and meatballs...  Read More

A charming and romantic two-story restaurant, Adelmo's is an ideal date spot. Italian and Mediterranean cooking dominates the menu, and standouts include veal osso buco, ravioli Florentine, seafood linguine and grilled Mediterranean-style...  Read More


Classic Italian cuisine is Campisi's forte. A local favorite, the restaurant offers delicious pasta and pizza combinations. It even allows patrons to bring their own beer and wine. Some of the most popular menu choices there include the crab...  Read More

Lucia Dallas
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Located in the Bishop Arts District, Lucia is a small, chef-owned restaurant that features Italian food that can compete with the greats in New York City. The menu there changes frequently as it features hand-crafted salumi and fresh pasta made...  Read More

Considered one of the best venues for taking in local jazz performers, Terilli's attracts a trendy, upscale crowd to its romantic, cozy interior that is the perfect setting to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine. On a nice night, sip a glass of wine...  Read More


Meet Denise Brandenberg

Born and raised in Dallas, Denise Brandenberg has been a self-proclaimed “Dallas Ambassador” for out-of-town friends and colleagues for years.

Denise started her career as an advertising...  More About Denise

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