Piola Restaurant and Garden

4.7
297 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 297 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSunnyD
Dallas
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offer a nice array of items on their menu including fish. Wonderful options! Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. Best Italian restaurant in Fort Worth.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The entire menu is great, but the dessert is exceptional !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I am embarrassed I took my date to Piola’s for our Valentine’s Day celebration. The menu was $60/person for a 3 course meal, which at first felt like a great deal, but the food was subpar and the service was just “ok” until the check was literally slammed onto our table after being one bite into desert. The service thing is obviously not exactly the restaurants problem, but I was truly embarrassed to have paid over $150 (120 for dinner + 20 wine + tax 10 + tip 25 = $175) for this meal. I truly felt ripped off upon exiting. After reading reviews now I see that Piola’s may have a Valentines Day issue rather than a restaurant issue because the other reviews seem amazing and the pictures look great as well. These other reviews are what sold me, but I would suggest you save yourself the embarrassment and go somewhere else for Valentine’s Day 2022.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Piola and we enjoyed it. We tried the tomato soup, caprese salad, chicken with pasta and tomato and mushroom sauce, a surf & turf special. Everything was delicious, including the dessert (creme brulee and chocolate ganache cake). The staff was nice, everyone was wearing masks and the tables had a good distance between them. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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CatherineS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here for a horse show @ Will Rogers & a friend found this place. ADORABLE restaurant with a serene ambiance. The food was fabulous & the service was great!! We came here twice, it was that good. We will be back next time we’re in Fort Worth!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Great spot for a cozy Italian meal. Give this restaurant a try, you won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was SLOW.

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ShannonB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, service and food! This is one of the best restaurant choices in Fort Worth for a date or any other special day occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Experience

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! It’s our favorite date night spot!

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LukeA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Make sure to book in advance, but worth it!

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Nathalie
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really good food , and service , the only thing that made me give 4 stars was because the "polenta" was made with grits , since I am Italian, I got a little disappointed... I thought I would find there an authentic Italian food... but the food was delicious!

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Kris
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it has been each time my wife and I have come it was fantastic!! Greeted warmly and service was flawless. Everything was clean and tables are safely spread out. Would highly recommend for a date night or special occasion. Best Italian food in Fort Worth!!!

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magnolia
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Mediocre in every way. Crowded, noisy, and food just not that tasty, well prepared or served. Very disappointing.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get so much for your money at Piola. The food, service and atmosphere are impeccable. Wine selection by glass or bottle is good. Started with Giant Calamari. Wonderful. Wife had bisque and I had Mediterranean salad. Entrees were veal lobster ravioli and spicy linguini. Desert was Lemon Sorbet and Cappuccino Ice Cream Pie. The owner (Bobby) is always there making sure everything goes perfectly. The service staff take care of everything. Simply the best white tablecloth restaurant in the city for the money. I can't recommend them enough if you like Italian food.

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vipTomandDee
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were quite pleased with the quality of this restaurant. The service was perfect. My the food was hot when served. Excellent selection of wine. The staff were very friendly. We'll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Sinaloa
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment!! And the food was amazing.

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vipBeachman
Dallas
93 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not dined out for almost a year, and decided to visit one of our favorites. This place is hard to top!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience overall! Mike is a great member of the team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Calamari was amazing but the Buffalo meatballs were not as impressive. We loved our salads.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite date night spots. Hidden gem of Fort Worth! Best service, ambiance and food around. Cannot beat it!

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vipSunnyD
Dallas
92 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant in Fort Worth! The menu items combined with the outstanding service made for a wonderful, relaxing evening!

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DonC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Cute restaurant. Food was ok but not worth what we paid.

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vipLeo1
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, love the outdoor seating

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Ginger
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it was amazing! Quiet and romantic restaurant... the service and food was great! Highly recommend and definitely will be back!

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PaigeS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Christmas eve with my daughter. Was excellent!

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KevinS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piola was so great for my wife and I last Friday. Service was outstanding, food was perfect, wife had the grouper special and I had the lasagna, with cappuccino cake and coffee. Everything was great, safe, and distanced. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and as always felt like being home- great food great service

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vipbusinesslunch4
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner on the patio. Great food especially the salmon and lasagna. One of our favorite places

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GreatPlace
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's just excellent. Been here multiple times and have a great experience everytime.

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Brent
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding. Been there twice. Both times top notch.

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SherryB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was great. Socially distanced a pleasant bonus. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 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
4 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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vipmakallen
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

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

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 297 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.