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Americano

4.3
4.3
537 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Americano is a vibrant, casual Italian restaurant located within the downtown Dallas hotel, The Joule. The experience, full of whimsy, is an inviting atmosphere punctuated by Americano’s eclectic design inspired by 1960’s Italian cinema. Some of the menu features include hand-made pastas, neapolitan pizzas, and creative takes on classic Italian-American dishes. With a flexible outdoor patio space, Americano is a go-to spot for an assorted audience and perfect for large and small parties. From a celebratory al fresco meal, to a cozy corner for two, or a seat at the bustling bar, Americano offers an array of dining options.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 261-4600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet for all restaurant guests.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing egg white frittata - coffee and tea were both amazing as well! Cute space and very attentive waiters! We loved it.
  2. CO

    COMO1

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Reunion with friends.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    My boyfriend had a brunch reservation and weren’t waited on for 25 minutes in a very empty restaurant. So we made reservations at a place down the street and just ordered a bloody
  4. RK

    ReneeK

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was so so. Do not let their advertisement of gluten free pasta fool you. They boil it in the same water as regular pasta. They refused to make it in fresh water so the only thing I could eat on the entire menu was the cauliflower salad. Very loud.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was loud, but great service and good food!
  6. H

    Haddence

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal while in Dallas at a conference. The steak was great!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great spot for casual Italian cuisine
  8. A

    Avery

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  9. j

    julesw

    Central Texas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good and the service was exceptional.
  10. MG

    MakGator

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    tasty menu as usual and excellent service with extra coffee
  11. G

    Gregg

    Dallas

    321 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    321 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great spot for lunch or a late afternoon snack. Food and service is exceptional
  12. n

    notthatgreat

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Loud, was not enjoyable to converse with people. Food came out at different times. Pizzas were burnt on the bottom. Couple of the pasta dishes were good.
  13. BK

    BrandonK

    Austin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Bad service, terrible food, overall waste of time and calories
  14. DB

    DannyB

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    They were out lasagna and ravioli . No real spaghetti. Big disappointment for our party of 7 . Service was extremely slow .
  15. MT

    MarkT

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have gone there at least 5-6x and it's consistently good
  16. J

    Jared

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. The ambiance was great and it’s in a cool area of downtown Dallas. We sat on the patio, and it was very enjoyable for a double date. The soup and lasagna were especially good.
  17. F

    Frank

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great food! However the service was not what we would have expected given our previous visits were top quality. There was poor timing with the sequence of how the food came out. Appetizer and entrees arrived at the same time. Silverware was not dropped off with dessert and it took longer than a while to receive. We had to ask for refills of water each time. The wait staff and kitchen did not appear to be in sync. Perhaps it was an off night as prior experiences have been solid on the service front.
  18. SB

    SteveB

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent fresh pasta and sides. Can’t go wrong.
  19. S

    Suze

    Naples

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, service very good. Not an extensive menu, but what we ordered was great! Sauce on the rigatoni was delicious, had a little kick. Meatballs were very good. Dessert was so nice. If you are staying at The Joule, definitely try it if you are looking for a casual good restaurant.
  20. MM

    MichaelM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good, service good. We were served limoncello that was undrinkable. It tasted like rubbing alcohol, apparently not prepared correctly qnd or long enough. We reported this to the server and bartender but were still charged $27 for three glasses.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for our first anniversary, and the location couldn’t be more beautiful. Be sure to ask for patio seating because you get a lovely view of downtown! The service was very considerate, and even offered us free wine for our special occasion! The giant garlic knot is superb.
  22. m

    mattr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    My wife ate there and said it was awesome. We both are there at 8 pm and it was terrible. The pizza had NO sauce and was very dry. The salad had wet, wilted leaves and was bad. My wife wants to try again, but I don’t know.
  23. k

    kiddles18

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I am always looking for new places to try and my friend and decided on Americano for a girls night. We shared the garlic bread knot which was amazing. Nice crunch and flavor, however the chicken parmigiana was disappointing. The chicken was dry and overcooked and the pasta was bland. Drinks are served in small glasses, which would be fine if the waitress were a little more attentive, however service was slow and a bit stressful while waiting for the check and change ( as we were heading to a musical after dinner).
  24. l

    luna

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Server brought both appetizers and main course at the same time. Pizza was very plain and although crispy it tasted of nothing. Would not come there again.
  25. SC

    SarahC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was a bit slow and inattentive, with an automatic 20% service charge for our large group of six. Portion sizes were inconsistent - a side eggplant dish was the same size as an entree lasagna, but the pappardelle bolognese was huge (and sadly mostly pasta and hardly any sauce). The ambiance was really cool and the wine selection was fantastic, but the food and service could have been better for what we paid.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The menu is different on the Open Table website.
  27. C

    Chris

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Americano has a great quiet ambiance which is perfect for a date night. Food was good and unique, but a bit pricey. I would go back again.
  28. SU

    SU29driver

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I was staying at the hotel where the restaurant was located. Although I had requested a booth inside they sat me at a table outside. It took maybe 10 minutes for the wait staff to take a drink order and another 10 minutes to bring it. Then it was 10-15 minutes before anyone came over to take my food order. I ordered a cheese plate which I had intended to eat as a first course, but they brought it with my main course — pizza. Maybe I should have told them or maybe they should have asked. The pizza was really outstanding/best part of the meal! Had to request the check. It was busy but could have been more organized. The staff was friendly enough but I’ve got to ding the manager: poor staff communication and poor management of resources.
  29. MM

    MichaelM

    New England

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We have enjoyed several meals at Americano and this was another great meal. We started with the Charcuterie and Marinated Olives, perfect start to our meal. My with order the Pasta Bolognese and I the Chicken Parm, great plates and fantastic flavors. I had several glasses of the Barbara, amazing. Emergency finishes with and Affogato and Cappuccino. We will be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was not what i expected at all but it was really nice. We went to dine there before a show and were looking for a quick bite. The food was delicious and i will definitely be returning
  31. SL

    StefanoL

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and wine, service slower than average but overall great experience.
  32. BV

    BrianV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service took FOREVER. Not sure what was going on
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If you want good food and service go somewhere else
  34. TA

    TahaniA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was great! It was a great experience overall!
  35. EH

    EveH

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good. The waiter was attentive without being overbearing as my guest and I had a leisurely dinner.
  36. CC

    CCfromtheRanch

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Aperol Spritz was great. Service was very good. Didn’t love the cheese board but overall I would definitely go back.
  37. LP

    LPeck

    Dallas

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. It was our first time there. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and personable. We took her suggestions for dinner and it was fantastic. We felt like we had a lot of food coming so we didn’t order a salad. She brought us a Caesar salad to split because she wanted us to try it - for free! We will definitely go back.
  38. CM

    CynthiaM

    Dallas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  39. p

    planobmw

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Way off their normal game. Super inattentive staff. Food was marginal as our order came out staggered for some reason. Waited forever....
  40. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Although the pasta was fresh and seemed to be homemade, portions were small, prices were expensive and the sauces on the food was not good

FAQs

Americano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 261-4600.

Americano is rated 4.3 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet for all restaurant guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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