Piola Restaurant and Garden

4.5
369 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 369 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both 5 Star!

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vipKipling44
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and wine. Good service. Also great spot for special occasions.

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BillF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The Food and Service were great and we can't wait to come back! !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

As before the food was divine. Praise ends there unfortunately. To enjoy the exceptionally pleasant weather we sat outside; the patio has nice bones but gives a bit of a garage vibe (very different than the interior). The effort at cocktails was quite average, mine arrived in a small dollar store version found at BYOB establishments). Worst of all - BIG service gaps extending our dinner by about 20 minutes! Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic hidden gem! Totally would recommend!

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vipDotmark
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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TalleyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piola NEVER disappoints!

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vipOldManDan62
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were seated promptly but had to ask for menus after 15 minutes! Once that was done however, the service was good. Snapper special was very tasty but perhaps a bit overpriced. No complaints from dining partners. Overall remains a solid place to dine in Fort Worth after all these years.

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vipTrish
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We came to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We decided to eat outside on the patio since it had just rained and was cool outside. The service at the beginning was good. We got our wine promptly and our order was taken. After our food was delivered service went downhill. I ordered a glass of wine to go with dinner that was brought out after my food. A fly flew in my full glass of wine (did I mention the flies were horrible?) and the waitress never came back for me to tell her. I finally asked another waiter to let her know about my fly. She never came. We finally asked another gentleman (I think a manager) if he could send her over. We were finished with dinner which was wonderful, and the other waiter brought our ticket for the meal. She finally showed up after all was said and done and did give us more water. Finally. I’m not sure if she was busy with tables on the inside or what. Nothing was ever explained. I know restaurants are slammed right now but if that were explained it might have helped. Like I said the food was good but the dinner was not enjoyable not having any service.

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TwoCouples
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Overall the food was good except for the Scampi. Instead of the usual sauce, it seemed more like chicken soup but wasn’t served with a soup spoon. Very disappointing. The best food was the watermelon salad. Our first visit but doubt we’d return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Owner is always A+ and our past experience was good but this time we arrived for 8:15 reservation, seated on the patio as requested. Waitress was harried and not particularly friendly. We ordered drinks and apps while we waited for one person in our party to arrive. Then we were told we had to order ASAP because kitchen closes in10 min (at 9) Food was just ok, eggplant parm was super tough (undercooked?) and the fish in the special had to be subbed out at the last minute and it was mediocre. We were celebrating our anniversary with our adult children from out of town and it was a disappointing experience

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vipbcregular
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal. Very good as always. Everyone is friendly and personable.

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Keeper
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the wait staff was very friendly and gave us outstanding recommendations. Unfortunately we were seated next to a very loud table which made it extremely difficult for us, a party of 3, to carry on a conversation. I would have rated them 5 stars overall, IF we could have conversed easily with each other. Unable to do so, make the meal and the evening less enjoyable that what we wanted.

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ElenaF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful outdoor seating! The food was delicious and there were many wine options!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dining experience on the patio (tho fans were a bit loud). The food was excellent and the service equally so. Great find for out-of-towners looking for a more refined experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Real Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, overhead fans were a little noisy but not bad.

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StevenH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance - very relaxing, beautiful table settings. Solid service. Fish special was very good; lasagna - one of their best sellers - was not my favorite. Respectable selection of wines. Nice option for an evening of food and conversation with your spouse.

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JenH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here... service spectacular, food delicious... a family favorite!

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Chaaad
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We dined at Piola’s on a surprisingly busy Monday evening. We were not greeted immediately upon arrival or even acknowledged by the person at the entrance, but someone quickly came from the dining room and showed us to our table. Our server was very friendly and familiar with the menu and specials. Only snafu, our martinis came out with olives instead of the lemon twists we had requested. That was remedied fairly quickly, and the rest of the evening was fine. My husband ordered the black cod special and I had an Italian selection off the regular menu. Both dishes were delicious!

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Court
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience3

There were flies buzzing around everywhere, portions are tiny, bathroom didn’t work. It was not worth the money we spent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, great place to be a bit fancy. Inside is small so it was a bit warm but they have nice outside seating too.

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RobertC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was very good and the service was also good. Noise level was pretty high as we had a birthday group of 10 close by.

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MarkA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date night! Giant calamari was a treat. Nice service too.

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vipSteve
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent family run restaurant. Very friendly and great food.

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viplive2eat
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved the ambiance of the restaurant!

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zhoomer
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sitting close to the water display outdoors is kind of distracting and interferes with conversation, particularly if you are hearing impaired. Recommend sitting as far away as possible from this distraction if you choose outdoor dining. Inside dining is perfect. Quiet and comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with Piola! The mome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints...always an amazing meal. Love that the owner is always present, working alongside his staff. He will make great wine selections for you too.

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PatriciaH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great tasting food, cute outdoor dining area

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a special Mother's day meal! Food was amazing, highly recommend.

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vipDinner
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. Outstanding food and service...usually. Server was not friendly at all but did her job...took order and brought food.

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vipMichaelR
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our "go-to" restaurants on a regular basis. The outdoor patio is fantastic! We highly recommend this for food and atmosphere. Donna and Bobby are phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Morher’s Day at Piola. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The service was sub par (our waitress kept disappearing). The pictures that you find online of the food are all doctored versions from the owner. She must have gone in the kitchen and made sure with her chef they were picture quality. My husband was supposed to have chicken in his dish and all he got was literally 1 bite of chicken. The owner didn’t care and neither did the waiter. Also they get their daily specials at different times of the day so if you go before 6pm for dinner you probably won’t be offered them. Well we have a 1 year so early dinners for us. I don’t know how they get away with what they are doing. This would be a place for me to intentionally tell people NOT to go to. I’m sure Ft Worth has much better options.

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vipRaquelJ
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love the place! Excellent food. Service could’ve been a bit better.

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vipdawnS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We have been to the restaurant several times before on visits to forth worth and loved it. I booked this reservation 6 weeks prior to my daughters graduation. They clearly were very busy and had other reservations after ours but the service felt rude and rushed. We were a table of 7 and wanted to visit a bit. I asked for a few minutes to decide on what we wanted and they just came back and said i need to get your order. I understand the need not to tie up a table on a busy weekend but our table was out the door in an hour and 20 minutes I would have been more understanding if anyone would have greeted us with a smile or any pleasantries
In the end everyone’s food was mediocre and very very small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined inside where the ambiance was lovely. The dedication of the owners there was clear.

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 4.5 stars by 369 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.