Piola Restaurant and Garden

4.7
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209 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Using family recipes that have been handed down for generations, Chef Bobby Albanese creates delicious, authentic Italian dishes in a comfortable at-home setting, complete with a beautiful garden for guests to enjoy.
Experience the richness and diversity of our menu while relaxing in an elegant space that takes you back in time. Located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Piola restaurant is a short walk from the museums and a short drive from downtown.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piola NEVER disappoints. Space is cozy, owners and waitstaff are very attentive and friendly and the food is amazing!

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tuefun
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff. Nice cozy place.

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Odie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Donna and Bobby are super people. Glad to have them as friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great ambience an delicious meal!

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GNOeats
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio and it was a wonderful experience!

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vipPottress
London
52 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We choose Piolas for the spacious and therefore safe patio and because I was wanting mussels. No mussels on menu and the Chicken Pesto and Sun dried tomato chicken were just so so. We ordered an appetizer to share and a salad to share. They took it upon themselves to split the salad in the kitchen and charged us an extra $2. Meh

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ChristiT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great price would definitely come back again!

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Fonduekungfu
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. We felt the portions were a little small for the price but overall an excellent meal and we’ll be back.

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LintonD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The crab cakes, salad, and red snapper were excellent. Service was good; wine list ok

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vipCC89
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

As we all venture into the new dining experience i was a bit troubled with our experience. The sever was nice and attentive. Our dinner was flavorful and creative as expected. However, with each stage of the dining process we were constantly told we had to make quick decisions because the kitchen was about to close at 9 and the kitchen wanted to get orders to close. Our reservation was for 8:15. We were greeted quickly and delivered menus. Around 8:30 we ordered our dinner choices. Our dinner arrived in a timely manner, but our server repeatedly reminded us the kitchen was closing any minute. We were told we had to order deserts almost immediately following the service of our meal. After a couple of times I finally asked why they take 8:15 dinner reservations if they are going to repeatedly remind patrons they must order all courses before 8:30. While I appreciate his desire to make sure we didn’t miss out on a final course, it was a annoying. Moral of the story, book dinner at 6:00pm if you want desert. I will go back, but they have service issues that need to be addressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is perfect for any occasion but especially a date night. Bobby and his staff (especially Matt) are top notch and the food is wonderful. Great neighborhood spot, we’re lucky to have them.

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vipAJacks
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating on the patio is so great there! Food is amazing! We love it there!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience as always. Perfect service, and wonder food. Enjoyable wine list. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to Piola for the first time. The man that greeted us (seemed to be a manager or maybe the owner) was so sweet! The restaurant is decorated super cute and is on the smaller side, which made it feel very comfortable and homey.
We ordered the Caesar salad — delicious — the dressing is not a thick Caesar dressing, it is thinner and very lemony.
I had the sun-dried tomato chicken entree, my husband had the lasagna, and we shared a side of asparagus risotto. We shared the creme brulee for dessert.
Everything was SO delicious!!!!! We REALLY enjoyed our dinner.
The only mild “complaint” I have is that I ordered a glass of wine, and reminded the server, but she forgot both times. No huge deal, she was busy and I just really liked the Chardonnay! 😂

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RonnieR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was delicious, the ambiance was charming, but the service was subpar. The waitress was about as far removed from personable as she could get. The drinks were just ok. The Old Fashioned was made poorly and my friends Vodka and Tonic had to be sent back at least twice.

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Colleyville
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my friend’s birthday. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Piola’s for lunch to celebrate my birthday with some girlfriends .The two course meal is not only a bargain, but the food is delicious. Always great service.

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LisaM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a Fabulous Italian Restaurant, owned by an Italian, in this very charming house that sits on this corner lot not 10 minutes from the Kimball Art Museum. We brought our friends to dinner after seeing the Flesh and Blood exhibit, they actually own a villa in Italy, and they loved the whole experience! Food was delicious and freshly made...nice wine menu as well! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a unique dining experience, so quaint!

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BarbaraY
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time , this time with friends and the food was great, service is always outstanding. Can't wait for the weather to be better so we can use their beautiful patio. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The front of the house was wonderful and seated us earlier than our reservation time on a busy Saturday night. Our waiter Tim was friendly, attentive and very helpful. The food was delicious! We can’t wait to go back next time we are in town.

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vipMichaelR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great place for quiet dining as a couple or with friends. The ambience is wonderful as is the food. When the weather is nice, the outdoor patio is outstanding!!

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MichaelL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a birthday dinner for my wife. The restaurant is in on old converted house and the exterior and interior are very nice. It was too cold to try the patio but it looked very inviting as well.
We arrived at our appointed time and were immediately seated by the owner. Our waiter was very prompt getting to our table and took our wine order right away.
Appetizers were an order of crab cakes and an order of steamed mussels. Both were prepared very nicely. Crab cakes came with a lemon aioli which paired well with the crab flavor. The mussels were steamed in a classic white wine, herbs and garlic broth. Mussels were plump and juicy and not overcooked like many other restaurants.

Entrees were the two specials of the evening. Seared scallops and shrimp paired with a red pepper risotto. Moist and tender scallops and shrimp with just the right amount of searing. The risotto was the best we have had in a long time. Soft and creamy texture that stayed that way throughout dinner.
I had the veal chop special. a 14oz bone in veal chop with a mushroom demi-glace accompanied by garlic seasoned fried potatoes with goat cheese sprinkles and steamed asparagus. The chop had a nice sear on the outside and was a perfect medium rare in the center. The demiglace enhanced the overall flavor of the chop nicely. The potatoes were well seasoned and were crisp and the cheese added a nice tanginess. The asparagus was steamed to perfection. a nice little snap to the outside and a soft middle.
Dessert was a shared creme brulee that made for a nice finish to a wonderful meal.

Service was prompt and efficient even though there was a full house. The noise level was a little loud for our taste it wasn't loud or obnoxious, so we just leaned a little closer to hear better. Overall it was a very nice dinner in a lovely old house. The pricing was very good considering the quality and service. I have paid a LOT more for less at other so called fine dining restaurants. We will definitely visit Piola

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had another pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my 4th time to visit Piola's, but the first in a few years. My date had not been before so I was excited to share the experience with him. Unfortunately, we were both disappointed in our meal. His linguini had undercooked vegetables and was lacking in flavor and my lobster ravioli was drowning in its vodka sauce. While we were underwhelmed with our food, the service was fantastic and made it a pleasant experience overall.

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NikkiH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This was our first time trying this establishment and was VERY disappointed that they had a set menu for Valentine’s night. Had this been advertised in advance that the full menu would not be available we would have picked another night to patronize. I didn’t feel like the options we had to pick from was worth the price assessed and we couldn’t make any substitutions 😡

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vipfivenomads
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have been to Piola several times over the years. It seems that the food has declined in quality and taste. Very disappointing as this was one of our go to restaurants close by.

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vipScottT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all great!!!

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FAmor
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. They always cook fish perfectly. Service is good without hovering.

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KarenD
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors from out of town ... wanted good experience where noise level was minimal for ease of conversation. We got everything we wanted. Love Piola!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose to celebrate my 60th Birthday at Piola. The food is always delicious, the service is outstanding and I have never had anything other than a positive experience. I highly recommend both the Lobster Ravioli and the Rigatoni Bolognese.

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vipenjoythejourney
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special place. Neighborhood vibe. Extremely good hospitality. Great for any occasion.

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PoppyandNana
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was excellent

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viprrhodew
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a nice selection of both food and wines. Service was very attentive and professional. Great experience, which is typical for this establishment.

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vipNancyT
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was not very personable . This is not what I have become accustomed to at Piola.

Would have preferred to be asked if our table of three women wanted separate checks. As it was, we had to do the math and split out the costs ourselves. This is 2020 with computers! Not too hard to split out what each person had. At least ask if a table would like separate checks.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received fantastic service from Tim, and the meal was delicious as always. Not one morsel of food was left to bring home. We look forward to returning!

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StacyS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and the staff went out of there way to make my father’s birthday a charming celebration. For a unique dining experience with elegance, this is the place.

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vipLayla
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner this past Saturday night. There were six of us with each person getting a different dish, and everyone walked away happy. Great service and great food!

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GandT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived around 5pm and enjoyed happy hour drinks and appetizers. It was very quiet and cozy. The waitress was very attentive. My husband had the risotto and shrimp dish, which he really enjoyed. I had a pasta and shrimp dish that I thought was supposed to have spinach in it, but didn't. It tasted good. We had the chocolate ganache for dessert and it was outstanding.

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Piola Restaurant and Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Piola Restaurant and Garden also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 989-0007.

Piola Restaurant and Garden is rated 4.7 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

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