Piola Restaurant and Garden

4.7
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167 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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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I attended your restaurant Because it is quite and we could carry on a conversation however we had a very nosi

r
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a nice night out! Gentlemen, if you're looking for a place in fort worth to impress a date, this place will do it! Food was great and the atmosphere was equally impressive. Give it a try!

V
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch is extremely reasonable since all meals come with a first and second course! We had the shrimp and asparagus risotto which was excellent. Great place to have a meeting and not have to speak loudly above the background noise because there isn't any.

s
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Piola! Every time!❤️ Everyone’s dish was amazing and nice staff!

K
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service.

s
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great service and atmosphere. Food left something to be desired. Have not eaten here in some time and wanted to go try some of the places in Fort Worth that have been around for awhile. In my opinion the food has gone down hill. Buffalo meatballs tasted like a Salisbury steak TV dinner. Snapper was rubbery, overcooked, and previously frozen. Better lasagna served at a chain restaurant. Tried, but with food like this, competition will win out.

RL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for special occasions. Excellent food, exceptional service. Its nice to have a wait staff that are adults and not teenagers with tats, purple hair, and attitudes!

HM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always consistent, prices are incredibly fair and the vibe is perfect............one of Fort Worth's secret treasures for dining

WP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance with the home converted to a restaurant. My first time there, had Chicken Piccata, it was just above average, it could have been better.
I would certainly recommend this place for date night romance.

TT
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a delightful time at Piola. Intimate, but friendly setting, great food and good service.

DR
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall the food was brought out in a timely manner, and very tasty. However, I found the portions to be very small. The tables are very close together and the noise level seemed to be very high The waiter was courteous and knowledgeable

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always one of my favorite places! Very romantic and nice ambiance and the food is always superb!

T
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch. Good food, good conversation in a lovely environment.

GH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by 2 of our friends independently. Did not disappoint. It was a cold Monday evening so tables were available on short notice. We’ll be back when it’s warmer for patio seating. Can’t wait for that!

L
Dallas
104 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special occasion & was great. Food outstanding. Will definitely return.

B
Dallas
83 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I think we hit an off night. Our meals were very good, but not quite excellent. Still a great place, and we will be back.
Everyone there is so nice!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to a concert at the Dickies Arena & this was convenient in terms of location. We were pleasantly surprised by the awesome service & delicious food! The pesto pasta & chicken parmigiana were amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A date with my daughter before the Nutcracker.

RR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to dine at Piola’s. By far, our new favorite restaurant.

E
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had been to this restaurant about 10 years ago when my husband and I lived in Fort Worth and first started dating. We were in town to celebrate my brother’s birthday, and it is located close to where he lives. I am not a “food snob” by any means, but the quality was just not up to the standard that I remembered (or maybe we were just too young to notice that it wasn’t very good). I am only disappointed because we had a $250+ meal that didn’t feel worth the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my wife (of Italian descent) there for our 26th wedding anniversary. Neither of us had ever been there before. She is the type of person that will not go to that big chain Italian restaurant (Olive _ _ _ _ _ _) because “it’s just overpriced peasant food”. I was a little nervous taking her to an unknown (to us) Italian restaurant, however, we were both very pleased with the menu choices, the preparation of the dishes, and the friendly service. We will absolutely return. I kind of don’t want to tell anyone about this place so it can be our special little secret place to go.

Thank you for making our 26th a special night.

h
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse and I ate at Piola Restaurant and had a lovely time. The most important reason for that rewarding experience was the young woman who took such good care of us for the evening. Arte was amiable, well-informed, and helpful. A perfect evening.

r
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood linguine, great tiramisu, great service.

FA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here often. Always great food and service. Their risottos and fish dishes are especially good.

K
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance for a business meeting.

j
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Excellent meal. Great ambiance. Service was ok, not great. My bolognese was not hot, or even luke warm. Didn’t see server again until we were almost finished - that is how good bolognese was - I ate it anyway. They were not busy so not sure where server was.

S
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved our experience. Great food, relaxing attractive atmosphere. We will be back for sure!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a unique and lovely spot for a quiet dinner. The service was impeccable.

F
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the patio. Great setting. Service and food were superb.

JV
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and the Veal scalopina was excellent. Fresh salad and a good Cabernet wine selection. We used the outdoor garden patio.

B
Dallas
83 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service. Our favorite place!

K
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal firs large group. Everything came out hit & delicious at the same time. Excellent service. Highly recommend for business or casual lunch.

S
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch dining al fresco! Food was delicious & service was friendly & attentive.

TF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Cool place with great outdoor dining, good ambiance and service--all leading to the expectation of great food--which it wasn't. After a long wait, much heralded lasagna was barely warm and certainly nothing special. Shrimp Scampi was very salty and overpowered with garlic. Lobster bisque was quite good. Not worth a return trip.

SU
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piola is a wonderful restaurant with a beautiful garden seating area. There are heaters and a large fireplace that made it very cozy on a Fall evening. Donna and Bobby are fantastic hosts and see to it that everything is absolutely perfect. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious; we had lasagna, chicken picatta, and chicken marsala in our party and everyone raved about the taste of each dish.

SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the salm

JP
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive service. Flavorful food and we nice portions.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The music was loud. The service was distracted despite a fairly empty dining room. The lobster ravioli had no lobster to speak of and the cheese was mushy with water inside and awful.
Shocked at how much was charged for something that was so lacking in taste.
We want to love this local place, but it is the second time our meal was worse than we could make at home and not worth the expense.