If you live in the Dallas, TX area, here are the best Italian restaurants:
Brother’s Pizza at 13317 Montfort Drive (972-458-1375) has the closest approximation to the mozzarella dream cake in Big D.
One of the best Italian restaurants is also Salve! Ristorante at 2120 McKinney Avenue. Its cool, slick Milano-inspired décor may be a bit too much fro some in Dallas to stomach although some think it’s stunning. They may be reached at 214-220-0070.
Raneri’s has the best spaghetti and meatballs. They’re at 8604 N. MacArthur in Irving (214-574-7655). The past is firm and tender.
The best pizza by the slice can be found at Porta di Roma at 1623 Main Street #104. Forgot those stampeding bulls near City Hall: Pizza joints are the best thing downtown has going for it. The number is 214-752-0855.
Ferre Ristorante & Bar at 3699 McKinney Avenue #106 (214-522-3888) is also considered one of the best. Parked in the West Village, where the tanned and tucked preen and leased BMWs breed like lab bunnies, Patrick Colombo’s Ferre is an impeccably dressed Tuscan feedlot – razor-sharp.
Arcodoro Pomaodoro is little more than a simple pair of Sardinian joined-at-the-hip dining experience. Located at 2708 Routh Street they may be reached at 214-871-1924.
So what makes a good pizza? Some say it’s fresh toppings, others the crust. Piggie Pies has both and they are located at 5315 Greenville Suite 120B, corner of Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue). They may be contacted at 214-821-6465.
The best way to eat a Sicilian is at Café Nostra where their tagline is “We’ll make you a pizza you can’t refuse.” They’re a New York-style Italian restaurant, family-owned and operated and they have seating for 50 people. On or off-site catering is available and delivery too with a $10 minimum and $2 delivery fee. All major credit cards are accepted and they are open seven days a week They also do corporate catering parties, private affairs, kids’ “Make your own pizza” parties, and they have a large catering area servicing the Metroplex .They are located at 2023 Lower Greenville and the phone number is 214-821-2100.
The best cheap Italian is Sal’s Pizza at 2525 Wycliff Avenue (214-522-1828). For all but the heartiest eaters, $7 goes someplace at Sal’s, someplace good. The best reason to think you’re in Brooklyn is at Sal’s Pizza. It’s the kind of neighborhood family spot you find all over the outer boroughs of New York: bright, bustling, and filled with good smells and foreign, friendly waiters.
The best pizza for pickup is at Alfonso’s at 718 N. Buckner Boulevard #222. You may think you need to live near this White Rock eatery to order its pizza, but some would argue that the trip is worth it unless you live in Wylie or Red Oak – – and even then, it may be a good idea to give it a go. The phone number is 214-327-7777.
Another best Italian restaurant is Café Amore at 400 Coit Road #2050 in Richardson (972-699-8322). Somewhere between Mi Piaci and Chef Boyardee lies the concept of the family Italian restaurant which is best exemplified by Café Amore.
A “best other suburban pizza place” is Paparazzi Pizza at 2145 N. Josey Lane #114 in Carrollton. There are a few magic words when it comes to pizza: “Delivery,” wood-burning oven,” “stuffed crust,” “extra pepperoni.” They may be reached at 972-820-8686.
Il Mulino New York at 2408 Cedar Springs Road (214-855-5511) has large portions and bold flavors. The bench in Dallas for mouth-watering, clean, elegant Italian cuisine is thin; thin enough to make into a racy camisole.
Wrapping up the list for best pizza is Fireside Pies at 2820 N. Henderson Avenue. This is a tough category because everyone has a different version of what make a great pizza: thin crust, chunky tomatoes, lots of sauce, extra cheese; etc. The restaurant may be reached at 214-370-3916.