Piola Restaurant and Garden

4.7
263 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 263 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love LOVE. Feels like home!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing and authentic Italian dinner in such a relaxed venue. My girlfriend and I were literally looking at each other like 🤯🤯 followed by 🤤🤤. The food was hands down some of the best I’ve had in my life, not to mention Fort Worth, I had the lobster ravioli and the vodka sauce was unbelievably delicious and the raviolis were just as good if not somehow even better! My girlfriend had the shrimp scampi with lemon butter sauce and it looked like she was about to pick up the dish and start drinking the sauce after she ate all the pasta and shrimp. Oh! And the calamari was to die for. Not like your typical fried calamari the breading was rich, flavorful and the calamari was cooked to perfection. Never had calamari like that and don’t think I’ll ever find anywhere else that does it that well ever again!! I’m really not the type to write a lot of reviews but this place immediately became one of those “we are definitely coming back” kind of places. All I can say is thank you to the staff and chef and our wonderful waitress, Leandra, for a special night. I cannot recommend this place enough.

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diniray
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the cozy atmosphere and selection of tasty dishes here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time and we sat inside but they have a nice patio area with heaters. We enjoyed the experience and were treated very well. The downfall was that I expected the food to astound me and it didn’t. It’s obvious the chef puts a lot of effort in the dishes but at least what I tried didn’t wow me. The cappuccino pie on the other hand was amazing, though.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice relaxing atmosphere and great tasting food.

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cileM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food & wonderful large outdoor patio that accommodates current Covid-19 situation.

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makallen
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

The usually great food was tough and flavorless. Avoid the veal chop

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JodieC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their service , food, and outdoor area. Always a sure thing!

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vipDinner
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with outstanding service

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JimC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere as soon as you walk in the door is amazing. Our server was very good as well as the rest of the wait staff. Food came at a nice pace, nothing was rushed. All our food was excellent and the presentation done well.
We will definately be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Oh! And spectacular wine!

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CarlaN
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

I came here with my family who was in town for the weekend. The food was delicious but we could hardly have a conversation at our table because of how loud the restaurant was. There was a huge birthday party in one section of the room whose volume overtook the whole room. At times the party members came out of the room and crowded near our table. No one was practicing social distancing. I left the restaurant with a sore throat from having to yell just for the people at my table to be able to hear me.

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MattB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Went with my family for my Birthday- sat on the patio. Will go back!

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betsyr
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat outside and social distance! Excellent service and food!

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KarenD
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time pre-symphony on Saturday. Always enjoy this place.

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diniray
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So elated I found this neighborhood gem. Peaceful, beautiful outdoor dining experience. The menu has great selection and our entress were flavorful - I am looking forward to returning

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Janet
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love piolas- in our neighborhood and love love the outside!!!
food yummy as are the drinks
THANK you piolas!!!
janet hardin

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vipAngelaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside eating area very romantic

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vipLouiseK
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Piolas!
People, food, service, and ambiance are the BEST!🙏

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LucyC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. WE will try this again.

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MichaelP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice setting. Atmosphere and service were very good. Food Is good slightly above average. Could step up the culinary ladder to make a 5 star

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FrankD
Amarillo
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was well handled and I felt perfectly safe with very ample social distancing and cleaning measures. Food was excellent, waitstaff was very attentive and it was a very enjoyable fall evening outside. I high recommend it!!

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GEJII
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved that they can do most pasta dishes with gluten free pasta. Plus, they cooked the GF pasta perfectly. Great outdoor dining space and our server was great.

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AmberH
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere & quality service! Highly recommended.

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vipSouthernFoodi
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Chianti by the glass was the worst possible temperature and taste. Sent back. Sauce very heavy (lot's of cream).

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JosephN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piola is our favorite restaurant to dine in Fort Worth. Whether it's date night or family night out. The food is always excellent and the service is top notch.

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Rango
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance and food selection. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and very quick with the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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Garth
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The starter of Giant Calamari was not interesting. It had lots of fried batter on long strips of squid that was difficult to find and tasteless. However, the sauce was good. The crab cakes were average at best. Then what ruined the evening was the arrival of our main plates when we were only halfway finished our starters. Our meal cooled as appetizers were eaten. Main courses were good but their early arrival tainted the experience at Piola. Previous meals there had been enjoyable. This may have been an anomaly but it will be some time before I return there.

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JodieC
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband said it was the best lasagna that he had ever eaten. Lots of meat and cheese and a reasonable amount of noodles.
Our first time but not our last.

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rdw0330
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the patio seating. Especially during this time to distance. We had a great experience.

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CarolS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time. The misto salad was wonderful and the chicken picatta was light and flavorful with big fat capers (to be honest, the capers are the only reason to eat ANY picatta). My partner made a meal of appetizers, and the giant calamari and the crab cakes were outstanding. The calimari was prepared in a way he'd never seen before: fried crispy with sweet chili sauce as the dip instead of marinara. We had not anticipated dessert because the online menu just listed the usual high fat suspects such as creme brule and cheesecake. But the had an off-menu choice of lemon sorbet, and it was light and lovely. I want to come back and check out the house lasagna. The only thing that blemished our visit was the crowded entry where we could not socially distance from those entering without wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Situated within the confines of a 1920’s-30’s era home directly across the street from the UNT health sciences complex it’s easy to miss. Park in the Univeristy lot directly across the street behind the posted signs we missed, this being our first visit. Waitstaff was attentive but not overly so. Food was excellent - from antipasto to main course. We saved room for the chocolate Grenache. Wine selection is solid. We went with the Brunello to celebrate our 32 anniversary and our “in progress” move to Ft Worth. We dined outside for pandemic reasons. They could have done a bit more Mosquito eradication in the patio, but as we are new here we will withhold judgement and bring our own “supplies” next time just in case. Well worth the visit! Will become one of our regular haunts.

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PaulaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We to Piola for my birthday with two other couples. We all had a great meal and the ambiance is so nice in a quaint setting. Loved that we could all hear each other and it wasn’t noisy.

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viprrhodew
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bobby, the owner, is wonderful and very attentive and appreciative of all of his patrons. The food is good and they have nice wines. The wait staff is very nice but not always very experienced and knowledgeable. The indoor dining is nice and the patio is spread out, comfortable and shaded but not special.

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A very pleasant experience for our 52 anniversary.

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HeatherC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming atmosphere with great food! Priced well with excellent service! It has been a while since I enjoyed Italian food as much as this!

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vipCulturall10
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the evening. The service was very good.

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TwanaB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was excellent and the food was phenomenal! Looking forward to eating here again!

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Tony
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and reasonably priced. Staff was friendly. We will be back!

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Foodie
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and we absolutely loved it!! The food and service were absolutely fantastic! The atmosphere is beautiful as well. We will travel back to Ft Worth just to eat here again. Thank you Piola for a wonderful 23rd anniversary experience.

FAQs

Piola Restaurant and Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 263 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.