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About Americano

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.

1530 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 261-4600

Website:
http://www.americanodallas.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet for all restaurant guests.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Americano can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Americano Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Fun (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
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Hot Spot (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Imaginative menu that is full of surprises. Well-priced, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. The cioppino was well-spiced but had some residual sand in one of the baby octopus and clams... clams are understandable, not the octopus. The branzino was excellent, perfectly cooked, even the skin which was prepared with not one errant scale. Great wine list.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was exceptional. Service was very good.

A little noisy but acceptable

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fun and lively place on a Friday night. Definitely recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Totally loved this restaurant. Was a bit unsure when we walked in and noticed plywood on the walls. Seemed too stark and not cozy. I had made reservations there merely for their highly rated Cioppino which was amazing. The side Cesar salad was terrific too.. I asked for a few anchovies and immediately they appeared on the table. My friend loved the the slivered cauliflower salad and her sea bass with sautéed Asian mushrooms. Totally great experience. My martini was really good but I prefer a better martini glass than what they use.
Enjoy!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Didn’t realize this place was in The Joule Hotel. Interesting mix of modern Italian and Sports Bar. Pretty noisy bar but was still a nice experience. Price a bit higher than I would’ve expected for this type of establishment.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great vibe and great food in a casual atmosphere. Service was particularly good. Salmon with farro was amazing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved it!!!! The service was amazing and the food was impeccable!!!! If you go for brunch do yourself a favor and order the Breakfast Pizza!!!! It was melt in your mouth goodness and the leftovers warmed up fine the next day. We will be back!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great space, but the food and the service . . . maybe not so good.

My wife didn't like her soup and left it untouched, but the waiter chose not to notice as he cleared the plates.

My lasagna was fine if expensive - let's face it, who in Dallas can make good lasagna?

And my friends said they enjoyed their Italian Pie (even if it was a little skimpy on the toppings).

Go back? Maybe for a drink and to split an appetizer. For the price point it's not worth it.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our experience at Americano was perfect! Friendly and courteous staff. Delicious food and drinks! 10/10

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Americano was NOT what I was expecting at all!
I happened to accidentally come here Saturday (day before this second visit) and was extremely surprised with how AMAZING their food is. Seriously. They have papadelle pasta which if you know pasta you know is hard to make and also if they have it their food must be good. Well we had 2 apps. The meatballs are to die for. The wagyu with arugula salad is phenomenal.
And the entree is even BETTER the linguini is amazing! The chicken parm was mediocre. I’ve had better at cheaper places. But back to the parts that matter! The pasta was DELISHHHH! I will be back again and again and again!
Oh and the drinks are pretty good too! Try the swizzle!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We return to Dallas once a year for the annual gift show. We did not try Americano last year, but did this past month. It was delightful and will definitely return again. The noise level is a bit over-the-top, but, in a strange way, it allowed for a private conversation as you were not able to hear the tables next to you.
The food was exceptional. I’m not quite sure who the chef is, and did try to find out, but wasn’t able to determine that. We both had a Ceasar salad to start. It was very fresh and had just enough of a twist to make it fun and interesting. The Charcuterie board was very good, but a bit skimpy. The quality of the meats and the homemade breadsticks however made up for that. We also had the Bolognese and lasagna. Both were made with fresh pasta and were exceptional. Dessert was a bit of a letdown but that often happens at restaurants that do not have a full-time pastry chef.
The crowd at this restaurant is upwardly mobile and young. We do not fit into that demographic, however, felt very comfortable and were treated equally as every other guest in the restaurant.
A note on the drinks. We both ordered martinis and both were very good. They do not have some of the standard accoutrements that you would expect from a bar of that size But their olives, while not stuffed, we’re very good.
Our waiter was excellent.- there when you needed him… and not constantly asking you how the meal was!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had reservations and were seated at the table the size of a stool. He food was ok at best. Wine was not good. But service was fine. Extremely loud too

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My mum and I shared the Arancini and we both were violently ill that night.
Service was average for the price.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The experience was just fine. The service was fine, but the food was not that great. The salmon lacked flavor. The carpaccio was nice and the calamari was good. Nothing really stood out as exceptional. I would go if nearby, but I would not go out of my way to go back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great place, amazing food, vibrant atmosphere, great service! Never disappoints.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We very much enjoyed our experience!
Mike, our waitperson was so very nice and helpful!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I had a girls Sunday brunch here and it was the perfect location! It’s right next to the beautiful joule hotel. There is complimentary valet which is great because downtown parking is a nightmare. Food was really good and $15 bottled mimosas are a great deal! Would definitely recommend!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food is simply fantastic!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good best for date but make sure u know why u order lmao

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was very good. Excellent service. Crazy loud noise level with only 1/3 full room at most. Would come back if in the area but not if really needing to talk with anyone.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went to Americano for anniversary we were very disappointed food was OK It was to loud we won't be going back !!!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our 3rd time here. It was a totally different experience from the first 2 times. We ordered the linguine with shrimp, spaghetti with meatballs, and rigatoni with pesto. Every dish tasted completely bland. There was no flavor whatsoever! On top of that, all the pastas felt overcooked, mushy and watered down. Not at all what we expected for handmade pasta. We ordered calamari, Caesar salad and pizza for appetizers. The calamari and Caesar were good. We never received our pizza. When we were brought our entrees, we told our waiter that we never received the pizza. His response was “oh that’s because I didn’t put the order in. Do you still want it?” No apology at all. So disappointed. We will be sticking to Nonna, Lucia & Sprezza in the future for Italian.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Pappardelle was tasty but the Cannelloni was amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Main dishes were good and tasteful. However, we went elsewhere for dessert.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I loved the spaghetti and meatballs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Cozy, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Organic, Casual, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have been 3 times now and both the first two times were decent. Service is always slow but the food this time was phoned in. The linguini was supposed to come with these beautiful gulf shrimp that are large and succulent. They are normally seasoned. This time I received unaeasoned salad shrimp in my pasta. I don’t know if they were out of the normal shrimp but it was not good. The pasta itself was fine but nothing special. My friends lasagna was gross and they served us wine in water glasses. I don’t think I will be rushing back.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and Atmosphere was great! Service was terrible. Wish I got the guys name but he disappeared and never came back. Hostess ran our card so we could get on to our show. Didn't want to be late. Take that guy out of the equation and all was good!

Tags: Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and atmosphere was great. Our specific waitress was not very attentive and did not introduce herself or give us a run down of how the menu worked. After asking another waiter he did take the time to explain the menu and portion sizes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Some of the best food I have ever had....

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent, served hot. The service was impeccable. The cocktails were delicious! The whole experience was wonderful!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great spot and the food (amazing Italian and I’m not impressed with Italian easily thanks to growing up with fantastic family recipes/cooking) was awesome!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had the calamari, garden salad, and pepperoni pizza. Every bite was delicious! They have a great selection of draft beers and knowledgeable servers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Located in the heart of downtown and right in the same building as the Joule Hotel makes this a good spot for a nice dinner with a significant other or a lunch with a business partner. It is by no means the authentic Italian joint you'd expect in NYC but for Dallas, Americano works just fine. The food isn't mindblowing but the environment is clean, organized and curated. I will recommend this place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great patio and a good experience for brunch
Went there before the Cowboys game. Do not need reservations but recommend getting some. It fills up fast

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Nice selection of beers, good pizza, solid menu

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was great. Food was good. Order was served fast and hot.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We met a few friends for dinner at Americano and loved our food! We all ordered something different and it was delicious. The roasted cauliflower side was also delicious. And the wine was good!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

First time at the Americano was a great experience. Some unique food and beverages wonderfully presented. Plan on coming back when we can. A shout out to our server Bryant. Very nice and extremely capable young man. He wowed us. Thanks Bryant.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our table was ready when we got there! Such a cute place. The food was great! My only complaint is it would take about 15-20 minutes to get our drinks every time we ordered one. They weren't overly busy, so I thought was very slow.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was our second visit and it was just as good as our first time! The selection is varied and it was hard to choose what we wanted to eat. So we tried a few dishes and shared. We started with the carpaccio salad with shaved parmesan. Delicious. Second was the meatball appetizer. Wow. I could just eat those all the time. For the dinner dish we shared some rigatoni with pistachio pesto. That was amazing. I wish we had room for desert.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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