Piola Restaurant and Garden

4.7
468 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 468 people are saying
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RedWing
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offer amazing cuisine. Great parking options and wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The ambience was great. Perfect place for a family dinner or a date. Will definitely fine there again and it will be part of our regular outdoor dining experience. A true Fort Worth gem.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my birthday with friends. It was a lovely experience. I originally requested a table for one and then had 4 more people decide to join me. The restaurant was extremely helpful in fixing accommodation issue.

The food was wonderful and my Tiramisu came with a candle on it. 😊

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vipbcregular
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening at Piola with friends. The food was very good, especially the calamari. We get it every time we are there. Always a nice time and service was good. Bobby does a wonderful job with his restaurant and food.

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vipMarlinM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food wasn’t up to their usual standards. The chicken involtini was tough and not really edible. Service atmosphere and experience was fine. Will give them a pass this time and will come back.

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vipSusanW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great ambiance. I would highly recommend the veal parmigiana and the buffalo meatballs.

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vipBruceB
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Wonderful selection, reasonable price, attentive service, awesome food.

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vipRalphW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very attentive service, good food

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SarahS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this hidden gem !! Bobby and his wife have created a great place to enjoy really nice dishes , terrific wine list and an ambiance that is sophisticated but very welcoming at the same time. We hadn’t been able to go in some time but last night we were reminded of how much we love dining here. The calamari is an absolute must. We have never had it prepared the way they do and it was/is AMAZING! You will not regret your visit !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Yes, it was NYE but our waitress was rude and inattentive. The veggies were borderline raw. If you don’t want to host a NYE meal, just don’t.

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vipJohnSzTexas
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding offering for New Years dinner, plenty of choices which were so delicious!

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Becky
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place for a special occasion. We had a great server who took good care of us! Food was good but not outstanding for the price. Great patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, love the outdoor patio

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, as always!! Best scallops we have ever had!

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MidgeR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food, the ambience, the service. A lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lasagna was good. Could have been a bit warmer but it was fine. Service was really good too.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with excellent food!

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BigSir
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Full and festive!Food great and served timely.
Perfect evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a 6:15 reservation to celebrate a graduation and we felt very rushed so they could turn the table. Otherwise the food was very good.

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RobertB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small venue with good, bright ambiance. Clean and bright lines, not the dim interior with painted frescoes of classic Italian restaurants. Service was very good and the food arrived quickly. Appetizer, main course, and dessert were all very good with a definite home cooked flavor (e.g. the sauce didn’t taste like it came out of jar). A bit pricy, so reserve for important occasions.

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vipcileM
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is prompt & staff is personable & helpful. Meal was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy restaurant with superb service and delicious food. Definitely a great spot for a treat and a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been several times but took my husband for his first time last night. As usual, the service and the food were outstanding. My husband is now a fan, too.

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vipKipling44
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent, as always.

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Mscott
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! Good food, quiet enough to talk and have conversations. Good wine! Lovely evening with friends.

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StewartH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I hadn’t been here in a long while, but will be coming back soon!

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VeronicaN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. We were looking for something different than normal and this place did not disappoint.. great and very friendly staff! Food was great and topped with great wine. Definitely coming back!

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vipAnne
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place

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Jerry
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great selection on nice fall evening for sure - would do this again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I met with some friends for dinner here and enjoyed every minute of it. We will definitely be back soon.

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vipTroyS
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food, well prepared and nicely presented. Good wine selection. The indoor seating area is beautiful and nicely decorated. Only improvement could be to add sound absorbing ceiling tiles, or other surfaces, as the atmosphere becomes very vibrant when busy. Wonderful spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, clean, with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful hidden gem.
The food was outstanding and the staff is both informative and attentive.

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vipBiosafetybabe
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, everyone enjoyed their food. There was a wedding party nearby (outside patio) and it was a little noisy, but really enjoyed the patio ambience.

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CherylL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Love the owner and staff.

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vipIrinaS
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Piola is a local gem and has charm and great service. I went for my birthday to try it for the first time and was overall impressed, although I did find some of the food lacking. You have to order garlic bread separately and it looks like the frozen kind from the bag. Also, the crab cakes were small and over fried, I think I even somehow tasted bone fragments but no real or fresh crab was detected. I would not order that again. The goat cheese bruschetta was good, that was the best part of the meal. My friend wanted to order something without mushrooms but was told no because the veggies were already premade together? Overall, the food just does not warrant the price or the ambiance of what the place could be.

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Jeff
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance is excellent, always has been. They could use a dedicated bartender, but I’m nitpicking, it’s a gem of Fort Worth.

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Everett
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the best value in Fort Worth; wonderful atmosphere and excellent food and wine selection. Waitstaff was very attentive.

FAQs

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

Piola Restaurant and Garden is rated 4.7 stars by 468 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.