Momo's Pasta Dallas
Momo's Pasta Dallas

Momo's Pasta Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.momospasta.com/
  • Phone: 2145213009x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:00pm- 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lacelede and Routh near Theatre 3
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Momo's Pasta Dallas
Like a friendly neighborhood trattoria you might find in Naples or Venice, MoMo’s serves fare passed down through generations. The atmosphere is friendly and intimate, with exposed brick walls and sunny patio. The patio invites people watching along Knox Avenue at the uptown location. MoMo’s continues to set the standard for Italian dining in Dallas.




Directions: Best secret restaurant in Quadrangle . We are located at Lacelede & Routh next to Theatre 3
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Momo's Pasta Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)romantic (17)fit for foodies (14)great for outdoor dining (13)special occasion (13)good for groups (10)notable wine list (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • I would go back...
    KloisVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I definitely would return, however do not get the "pink bread". It is basically just plain bread with some mozzarella on top. The pizza was outstanding, we had it with Pesto sauce which was great. Server really struggled, I think they need more waitstaff. Still, the ambiance is great and I will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy and Quiet
    Danno
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Hoss, and the entire team at Momo's are wonderful and make you feel like family. The artwork changes monthly and is presented by local artist.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch for a group
    cindih
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a group of 8 for lunch. They put us at a nice table that felt tucked away and quiet but not isolated. The service and food was very good and timely. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Wonderful Evening...
    SkinFlickVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant was not very busy for a Friday night and we couldn't figure out why? The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. The food was amazing from the appetizer special to the salads to the entrees. I had gnocchi that were out of this world! We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only one Momo's - others pretend
    ejunker
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Gattini's have served outstanding Italian cuisine since 1992, at least in my experience. The old Forest place was a traditional maze of spaces requiring a lot to fix/present a meal, still the food was great, the wine selection limitless - still is - BYOB. Service was never short of excellent. Today, it's a modern Italian picture of efficiency and pleasing design. Food and service are authentic and five-star. A 2nd generation of Gattini's run it, it's easy to understand. Beware pretenders wearing the name, but if you're looking for dowdy, convenience, over-the-top foodieness, or economical family spaghetti, they're maybe a better bet for you. For the quality Italian experience, in Dallas it's MoMo's Italian Kitchen, 8989 Forest Lane.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor frozen food
    CosmicChgo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I started with the Melon & Prosciutto. Melon slices were not wrapped as is often customary. The proscuitto was laid flat on the pate and melon slices resting atop. The main dish, a mahi mahi special, was far from special. The fish was clearly from a large frozen bag with the texture of rubber. Frozen vegetables accompanied it along with creamed peas -- the brownish-gray-green color indicating it came right out of a can. When I asked for bread, it was like strips of pita bread. The place may be nice for a drink before going to the nearby theatre, but the food I found lackluster.
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  • Good location in uptown
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The wine selection was good and the wait staff were friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic Food & Service as Always
    GildedGrapefruit
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Momo's is our go-to-spot for delicious Italian food made from scratch without too much fuss and without breaking the bank. The service is always above and beyond. They make all their pasta in-house and you can truly taste the difference. They also have a wonderful selection of gluten-free options. Whether we are going for a date night or out with friends, the ambiance is the perfect fit in uptown when you don't want to have to yell over a crowd. They have a good wine list and I also love that they allow BYOB if you have your own bottle! I also highly recommend the Insalata alla Momo if you like seafood. Hands down this is my favorite Italian restaurant and I love that it is a 5 minute walk home.. especially after a bottle of wine ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Momo's Good for Pre-theater dinner
    DallasDinah
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed dinner at Momo's before a performance at a nearby theater. The staff were friendly and our server was great! One diner had the porterhouse that was perfectly grilled and stuffed w/prosciutto and cheese; he said it was very good. The pasta dish was good, according to the other diner. My broiled trout siciliana was a little dry (as broiled lean fish can be,) but all the vegetables and light, garlicky sauce over it were delicious and added moisture without being heavy. We were seated, served and finished in time for the show. Want to go back when we can eat more leisurely and enjoy some wine.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience for the Price
    LBIII
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Not a lot of customers when we dined but the experience was very nice. The attention to detail and the service we received were outstanding. The entrees were reasonable in size and bursting with flavor. Overall, good experience for the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious Late-Night Pasta
    CM296
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Found Momo's while looking for Italian places near me that were open late night (Momo's is open until 11pm everyday except Sunday). It's tucked away in the Quadrangle with a very nice quiet patio, and I liked the immediate service upon walking in. The waiters were attentive, helpful, and quick, and the whole dining experience was very authentic Italian. The tomato sauce was not too sweet, and the homemade pasta was absolutely delicious. We ordered the CONCHIGLIE a MODO MIO, MACCHERONI alla VESUVIANA and the POLLO alla MARCHIGIANA special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Experience
    MortgagemasterVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had a great time at Momo's. We enjoy dining out when the rest of the world is not. The Monday special is half off on bottles of wine up to $50 and they have a nice selection. We enjoyed a higher-end wine (Jordan Cab) at 30% off and it was a wonderful find, and served at the right temperature (not "Dallas room temp"). The food and service were exquisite and overall this represents a good value with interesting Italian food, nothing Americanized about it. We live nearby and will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 172 reviews are from the Momo's Pasta Dallas reviews archive.
  • radicalinD
    radicalinDVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a group of ten and everyone was very happy with the fantastic food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family dinner
    LB624
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My family enjoyed a dinner here, although there weren't many other diners. Good food and wine, attentive service.
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  • GmanVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    A wonderful spot for an enjoyable lunch. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Brunch!
    PatzmarVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great menu! Best food! We love to go after church!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Momo's Please!
    jamiesq
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I took my dad to dinner for Father's Day and when he told me he was craving Italian, we decided to try out Momo's. I'm happy to say it was a great choice! My dad and I loved our food, the service was very prompt and attentive, and we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. I had the seafood pasta and my dad opted for the lobster ravioli but we couldn't resist stealing tastes from each others dishes. It was delicious! Thank you Momo's for helping me show my dad a great time for Father's Day; we'll definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real Italian
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Oh thank heavens! This is lovely non corrupted Italian food. It is not over seasoned or over oiled or over served or over tomato-ish. This is fresh tasting, beautifully presented, and delicious Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good nuevo rustic italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great outdoor dining in an interior patio. Cozy seating and great bar inside. Nice wine list, excellent dishes. Don't miss the tiramisu for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nono's
    FoodieB
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The place smelled like the bathroom, they messed up my order and most of my group had a stomach ache the next day and I was violently ill. Would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • spaghettios
    catylea
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Don't bother. If you want to eat Italian and eat here you might as well open a can of spagettios and nuke it at home. It would probably taste better.
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  • thank you for the great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    friendly staff, great food, very authentic italian ambiente. Also a little present for my wifes birthday, thanks! If we are in dallas we will come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Waste of money
    CLaritape
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Went thinking I could have decent pasta. Big disappointment. Will not go back and would not recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian fare
    smars17VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great pasta, delicious appetizers, and wonderful salads. Liked the variety and was able to get a complete Italian meal with a starter, salad, pasta, pizza, and entree course to share between three people at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend getting one or more pastas for the table. Overall a nice dining experience and will certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Momo's maybe
    mtdicksonVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We came of lunch and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. Two of us had salmon and fresh veggies, two had pastas, one had chicken. The chicken came out tepid, but when the waiter was notified, he quickly fixed it and then gave us a tiramasu on the house. They seemed a little understaffed for the lunch run so that might have accounted for the chicken cooling so quickly. I would probably try Momo's again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kind of disappointing
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Saw a number of favorable reviews and decided to go. The restaurant is located in a central downtown dallas location that looks like it has been rehabilitated, but it is DEAD (no people). I had been to this restaurant about 18 months ago for lunch, as I remembered when arrived..I remembered the lunch as pretty good. Things were slow in the restaurant, as was the speed between courses. I had the seafood pasta in a tomato sauce and it was very pedestrian. I eat in Italy, and I know to make a USA adjustment, but below par even after the adjustment. The evening was OK, but if you are in downtown Dallas there are better places to spend money.
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  • Pre Theater dinner
    DadwithteenagersVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had theater tickets at Theater Three and enjoyed great salads, and seafood and the chicken dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Service was a bit slow and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Service was a bit slow and this was the second time at this restaurant where there where language barriers with the server. The server also had to come back to the table to confirm the order and still it was questionable as to weather the order was taken down correctly. The manager however was very helpful.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Better than Knox
    PrivateDiner
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I was sad to see this restaurant leave Knox Henderson area but this location is even better. It's a larger restaurant and quieter. Food is superb with lots of variety. They should serve better bread. Something bulky and earthy. The bread didn't hold up to the wonderful pasta and tomato sauce. Otherwise nearly perfect. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughter's Birthday Dinner
    DadwithteenagersVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had a large group for my daughter's birthday. The Salmon special was incredible. The fresh pasta dishes and chicken breast in a sherry sauce were excellent. The pizzas were loved by all ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal before the theater
    sweettalktx
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Best pasta I've had in a while. In fact, I keep thinking about it afterwards. Restaurant decor was appealing and appropriately lit. Service was very courteous. We were seated immediately and good came out quickly; however, we had to wait too long to get out check and then again to pay. Making up for that was the discount we received because we were headed to the theater afterwards. Will definitely be back to Momo's!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed ourselves
    Mommapokes
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had a very nice relaxing birthday dinner for six. The food was very good, the service was just right and finally a restaurant that the music wasn't so loud you couldn't hear others at your table. All in all we truly enjoyed ourselves. This was our first time, but it will not be our last.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was very good- I
    new2dallas
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    the food was very good- I had the Momo salad and mussels as I wasnt very hungry and my companion had the spaghetti bologanse which he said was better than what one usually gets plus it was a huge portion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Italy in Uptown
    KDN1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went to this restaurant for Valentine's day with my girlfriend and it was perfect. The manager was very complimentary and welcoming , service was spot on...didn't have to ask for much..they pretty knew what I needed, and the food...perfecto. She was happy and so I was happy which means that Momo's gets a great review. The ambience was great....good background noise but not loud enough that you can't hold a conversation with those next to you. I liked the modern decor...a very well put together establishment. Worth coming back to again. If you want a great italian experience for two or whether you want to go with family....Momo's is the way to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Terrirs
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Though Moma's advertises itself as an Italian restaurant it is a bit confusing. The music playing the whole time we were there was Mexican and the decor is not really Italian/not really Mexican/not really ? so it was a relief to get the menu and find Italian food. It all sounded great in the descriptions. Some of it was really good - the Pink Bread which is an EXTREMELY small serving of 5 VERY SMALL pieces of french bread w/ pepper paste and cheese - was great though tiny. The salads were good. The pork tenderloin entree tasted odd and grainy with a side of vegetables and creamed (I think) peas. Not good. The pasta was OK if unremarkable. The tiramisu was some of the best we have ever had. A very uneven meal given the great reviews I read.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day Special
    Craig
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We stopped in for the 3 course Valentine's Day special. The selections for the special were wonderful. It was a great meal and dining experience and the service was outstanding. We had the crab stuffed shrimp and the Chilean Sea Bass for entrees and both were exceptional. The crispy crepes as an appetizer were a wonderful delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day ruiner
    Diner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Didn't get greeted at all after waiting 10 minutes in the front. We walked out. It may have been a different experience if they weren't busy. Understaffed
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  • Awesome
    jdine20
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great evening. Very nice place with the right music selection. Food was great, service was wonderful and on time. Setting was romantic, wine list was great. I would recommend this place to my friends and family. Momo's is the place to be even if your just looking for a place with fine wine for the night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service tarnished good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Yes, it was a busy evening (Valentines Day). Yes, we had a terrific table in the back for our group of 7. The fixed price menu looked promising. But having to hail a waiter for water, then wine then dinner then dessert is what we remember most. Begging for service when those around you are attended makes for an aggravating experience. The manager was helpful but short of becoming our server, could not overcome the isolation we all felt. Too bad; the food was tasty and the ambiance was attractive yet there are too many restaurants whose staff would be happy to provide adequate if not outstanding service. This is not one of them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MoMo Revoew
    Linny
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Excellent food, great Italian place and great atmosphere. Offer gluten-free pasta, everything very fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.