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Piola Restaurant and Garden, Ft. Worth, TX

Piola Restaurant and Garden

4.7
4.7
540 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (817) 989-0007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Albanese

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant Main Dining Room and Garden Area.

  • Private party contact

    Donna Albanese: (646) 337-7159

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU

  • Cross street

    Haskell Street

  • Parking details

    Parking available across the street from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Worth

    Best Value

  • Fort Worth

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Fort Worth

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. SB

    SamB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there before a concert at Dickies Arena. Googled based on proximity and reviews. It did not disappoint! Food, service, and location were excellent! Would definitely return!
  2. H

    Hillcountryhousegirl

    Dallas

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, friendly service and fabulous food!
  3. L

    Lovetodineoutside

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always excellent. We have never had a bad meal. Great wine selections, too. Nice ambience. A great place to celebrate a special event or a date night.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We normally love Piola but this wasn’t a great night for them. Our food order seems to have put in all at once. When we got our entrees, they had been under a heat lamp- the asparagus was way overdone. The server was at our table almost constantly to see if we needed anything- we were in and out in an hour and fifteen minutes including appetizers and desserts. It was like they were pushing tables as fast as possible and they were not fully booked. I don’t know what was happening but we will not be back for some time to come. Just too many other places to go.
  5. JS

    JSpeter

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, good wine selection, the Owner takes great care of us.
  6. SM

    ShannonM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. Food was good and reasonably priced.
  7. MS

    MattS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! Misto salad! Shrimp scampi. Family got lasagna and dessert as well.
  8. CG

    ChristinaG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had muscles, watermelon salad and smoked fettuccine. We are pescatarians and they were accommodating . The food was great! The service was adequate but not friendly.
  9. M

    Mayfare15

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reservations were made through Open Table with a notation that we were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary; this was never mentioned or acknowledged in any way which I found strange. The last few special events, noted in OT, at the very least got a “happy this, or happy that” by the person seating us, or a manager, or our server. What made this particularly annoying was the table next to us drew more people, multiple waiters, the wine steward, even the chef/owner who pulled up a chair to visit. And while this was our first visit, we felt like intruders to a party of insiders, all while I was hoping someone would wish my beautiful wife a happy day. Lovely space, good but slightly overpriced food (their bread was disappointing; thin, limp slices of simple white bread) served with oil-the insider table next door also got butter-but who expects the bread to be disappointing in an Italian restaurant? Will we return? I’m really not sure.
  10. TD

    TomandDee

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great filet and mash. We enjoyed the service and chef's abilities. Will return.
  11. P

    Pete

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is reliable delicious, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Would highly recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fantastic service- we hadn’t been since before the pandemic but are excited to return. Our server couldn’t have been better and the food was fabulous! We will be back soon!
  13. MP

    MarciP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and greeting from the chef/owner. Recommendations for food/wine and a great table. Totally enjoyed our dinner from start to finish.
  14. KD

    KarenD

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love the garden and the weather was perfect last night. Food (as always) was really good, service impeccable.
  15. SH

    StewartH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Very casual feel.
  16. DL

    DavidL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Consistently great
  17. SD

    SheilaD

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Seated promptly for our reservation and found staff friendly and welcoming. Hubby’s giant squid starter was true to its name - looked like giant fish fingers. My salad misto was OK ( over sauced w dressing which seems a trend lately). Rigatoni Bolognese was good and a bit spicy. My red snapper ( special) was a thin fillet which was dry and over cooked ( it was not much thicker than most scallopine in places/ crispy- I believe it to be a small portion for $38 Accompanying risotto was well prepared. I would try this place again but will stick w Italian staples for main course.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening. No frills. Quiet, cordial service. Relaxed ambiance. All that we hoped for.
  19. P

    Phill

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We ate inside on a Friday night. Very busy and noisy. Server was helpful in answering our questions and taking our order. Kitchen was backed up so getting our food was slow coming out. The Smoked Chicken and pasta dish was very good. Would consider eating there again but on day earlier in the week.
  20. NT

    NancyT

    Anchorage

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took an elderly friend to dinner. We were able to have a nice conversation without straining to hear each other.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant! Great atmosphere and the food is delicious!
  22. RH

    RaHad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    We love Piola! The food is always so fresh with the best sauce recipes in town! Atmosphere is quaint and formal but it can get noisy!
  23. JC

    JodyCS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & service is always excellent. I love the Buffalo meatballs & the Caesar salad which has a marvelous dressing.
  24. JO

    JonnyO

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious! You’re always treated like one off the family at Piola’s by the host and the staff. We always love and enjoy eating there.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Piola! Charming, Quaint, and the food is Superb! Plus, Chef Bobby somehow manages to greet you personally and always makes you feel special.
  26. JV

    JVJr

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were great as usual. The noise was more than we cared for since the restaurant is an old house with wood floors and just one loud guest can disrupt the ambiance. Last night we had a group of 8 who thought they were the only ones in the place. May eat outside next time as the food is excellent.
  27. DH

    DanH

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good service, great food, unbearable noise level on Saturday night.
  28. 2

    21forthewin

    Orange County

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely intimate and relaxing space. Wonderful food and service. We had chicken piccata and pasta bolognese. Both very good.
  29. CR

    CyrilR

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was wonderful as usual, patio was very pleasant!
  30. M

    Monga

    Central Texas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again we had an outstanding evening. We are never disappointed with the food, service or atmosphere at Piola.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  32. JJ

    JohnJ

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time having dinner with my customers. Quiet patio setting with delicious food. Bread is homemade, sauces are unbelievable, and the wine list is great. Will come back again soon!
  33. JL

    JackL

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent waitress, not noisy like a lot of restaurants.
  34. SP

    SteveP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Noise inside so loud we chose to eat outdoors on patio; not tto hot for a Texas evening. There were several already seated on the patio when we arrived but nothing had been swept or the table cleaned off from the leaves and bugs. My wife liked her lobster bisque appetizer. My caesar salad disappointing; the dressing was definitely out of a jug, not even close. My wife ordered shrimp scampi with linguini and caramelized onions. The shrimp were firm and tasteful along with the white sauce and pasta was al dente. Onions were large and plentiful scattered throughout the serving but not even close to caramelized. I tried one and it was crispy as still raw. My rigatoni with bolognese sauce was excellent. The acidity of the tomatoes was cut with a bit of creme. The bread was closer to Mrs Baird's than being Italian. We shared with the waiter the not so carmelized onions which had the manager come to our table with a serving of the onions to demonstrate that his rendition of carmelized was actually still raw. I had a soda and my wife ordered a long island iced tea. Not even close, it was hard to tell the difference between my coke and her drink. I guess we are too picky but we had expected more from an established, privately owned restaurant where the owners oversee the cooking and operation.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers! Great place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Great food! Great Hosts! We are definitely going back. Found our place to eat and enjoy refreshing cocktail drinks.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought friends that were new to the area,very pleased and we will be back Thank you MVK
  37. p

    paiges

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite date night spot. great food and service. we will be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT little neighborhood restaurant. Wish more of these places existed. We stayed at an Air B&B just up the street within walking distance to the restaurant. The atmosphere, service and location was perfect. Notice I didn’t say anything about the food yet. IT was SUPERB. We ordered 4 entrees, 2 appetizers, and 1 dessert and everything that came out of the kitchen was fresh and full of flavors. We sat out on the back patio as the weather that night was perfect for outdoor dining. There is literally zero negatives I can write about this restaurant. Well done Piola!!!! Until next time….
  39. LB

    LaurieB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  40. r

    rrhodew

    Dallas

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Most dishes are very good. Nice wine selection. Staff is very friendly and professional.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 540 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Piola Restaurant and Garden

3700 Mattison Ave Ft. Worth, TX 76107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Haskell Street

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available across the street from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Albanese

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (817) 989-0007

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant Main Dining Room and Garden Area.

  • Private party contact

    Donna Albanese: (646) 337-7159

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