La Bistro Italian Restaurant

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363 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

La Bistro Italian Restaurant, in Hurst, serves fine Italian cuisine with passion and knowhow in its elegant and inviting eatery. For a delicious start to your meal, enjoy the mushroom caps stuffed with escargot and the cheese topped garlic bread. Homemade pastas, such as the meaty baked lasagna, the fettuccine primavera with spring veggies in a creamy sauce and the linguini matriciana with bacon and onions, are some of diners’ favorite meals. La Bistro Italian Restaurant’s house specialties include the chicken La Bistro with mushrooms and shallots in a brandy dill sauce, the veal Jerusalem sautéed with artichoke hearts and garlic and the filet mignon madeira in a luscious wine and mushroom sauce. The homemade cannoli, filled with sweet ricotta cheese and topped with chocolate sauce, makes the ideal dessert.

Be sure to visit La Bistro Italian Restaurant on the weekends to hear the resident piano player.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, romantic restaurant. Service was wonderful, food was great! Get the date cake for dessert- you won’t be disappointed! We will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience! I got the filet mignon and it was off the chain! I will definitely be going back soon. Top 3 best steak I’ve had in my life!

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CarterH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going there for many years and always great food and service from waiters who have been there for as many years.

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StephanieS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was grear5

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BillyD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! We will be back!

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vipJoyceM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant, fabulous food and service and the experience are exceptional! Perfect for special occasions and date night,I would go every day if I could

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Samm64
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants! They never disappoint. If you have not been, it is a must. Chicken Murphy is my favorite. Please visit them. Our fantastic local restaurants need our support more than ever.

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vipDiner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

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PSVAC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Took a trip down memory lane only to be dissapointed. Visiting from Ohio and went back to a weekly restaurant choice of mine years ago. Fondly looking forward to the lobster bisque and great Italian fare. Sadly the lobster bisque has changed and is now more tomato based and not the silky lobster soup I remembered. Several entrees came loaded with a Mushroom Marsala Sauce, which was ill fitting for several of the dishes, such as Chicken Cordon Blue. It was restaurant week and 2 of our party ordered the 4 course menu only to have the 2nd course not presented. When advised the waiter question us and then said "well I can box up some soup". Overall a disappointing evening.

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Joy1
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was impeccable. Our food was very good, only a couple of drawbacks.
The Caesar salad was drenched in dressing which made it soggy. The lobster bisque was really a tomato bisque with one almost imperceptible piece of lobster. The bread pudding was very heavy instead of fluffy.

The restrooms were not clean. We were on a Sunday night.

Everything else was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for DFW Restaurant week and chose to eat from that menu. The food was great (as expected from restaurant week) and my husband really enjoyed the interactive cooking style of his filet on an 800 deg salted lava rock. Said it was the best he’s ever had!! We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always looking for a great Italian place, found it only a couple miles away from our house! Amazing food, amazing service. Surprisingly beautiful on the inside!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipKristieB
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome date night and food was fabulous !

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vipKenE
Dallas
106 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy going to La Bistro, Great service, good food and it's in the neighborhood.

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vipPromotekeller
Dallas
78 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent local favorite.

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vipSteve
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite places

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vipDavidS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great value. What else can one say?

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vipGoingfirstclassalways
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most bulletproof place to get great home cooked Italian food. This is also a place where the staff takes COVID-19 precautions very seriously, which we appreciate, being of an age making us more vulnerable than younger people.

The moment you walk through the door, you forget you’re in a strip center setting. This looks like a standalone, old world, family Italian restaurant.

Don’t miss the crispy calamari; I think it’s the best I’ve ever had in a restaurant. And also, for gods sake, you must have a cappuccino pie for dessert.

You may be greeted by the owner, Syd. He started waiting tables here, and now he owns the place. It’s the great American success story, and it’s based on the fact that he worked very hard to make this one of the best and most pleasurable dining experiences you will have in the metroplex. Tell Syd that Ruth Buzzi and Kent Perkins sent you!

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PeterS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent ! All in all, it was a great night- the owner and staff were so welcoming and friendly- YOU SHOULD GO HERE FOR DINNER SOON !

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service, food & the restaurant scene!!!

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vipBluedevil
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to have great experiences here! Wine list is a little pricey

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billyp
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time good vibe nice place..
Good choice for authentic Italian food this restaurant is a Pleasant choice very unique.

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BretM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a date night and ran into friends so we all sat together. The food was fabulous and our waiter was wonderful!

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vipDeniseC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fabulous.

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cindyw
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved this place! i saw great reviews and since it's been around since the 80's i decided to try it. my new favorite restaurant. planning another visit in a week'

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RalphH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. Multiple entrees were delicious. On the Rocks filet was particularly good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have simply the best chicken parm I have ever had! I always want To get something else when I’m there, but don’t want to miss out on the chicken parm. Our family has been going here 20+ years and it’s been one of our favorites and has not ever disappointed. Hidden gem. Never crowded and the staff is fantastic.

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vipSteve
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoy coming here, has always had a family feel, even when we first started coming here. Wished they had a large bar but hasn't stopped us from continuing to dine here!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so nice and attentive. Gave great recommendations. Our food was delicious. I had the steak “on the rock”. SO GOOD! I will definitely go back again and have already told several friends.

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SeriousFoodie42
Dallas
69 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The calamari is the lightest, crispiest we have ever had. The salmon is spot on with the roasted veggies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatness. Love this bistro.

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ASHLEYB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Wait staff and owner were very attentive. Will be going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is charming family owned restaurant. The ambiance is upscale, but the prices are very reasonable ,and you can still show up in your shorts or jeans if you want and you will be treated just as well. They are just very warm and welcoming and happy for you to be there. Great for special occasions and everyday dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! We will be back!

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vipTimothyG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Their menu items are consistently wonderful and they have a staff that values its customers. Try it, you’ll love it

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vipTvgirl
Shreveport
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice old-school Italian restaurant with a cozy vibe.

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PatrickS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and the service is second to none. This is a family business and the owner is always there when we dine. He is always checking on tables and assisting the staff. Every dish we have tried has stood out in some way. Tonight my wife has the orange ruffie special and LOVED it. Great wine list too!

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AdrianV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We love your food and service, but it is much to noisy especially with a large crowd and piano playing.

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KariR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We visited on Valentine's weekend. The food and the waiter's service were excellent! They had also decorated with Valentine's balloons for a festive atmosphere. The live piano music was a lovely touch. 5 stars for all of that!

However, when we arrived (on time) for our reservation, the small lobby was packed with people waiting, all of whom also had reservations, many of us at the same time. The restaurant had clearly overbooked itself. We waited over 30 minutes for our table. Not a big deal, but the poor host was SO FRAZZLED and was running around the restaurant snapping at the employees to set up the tables faster, generally sending out a very stressed vibe, both in the lobby and in the dining room. His attitude, while a bit understandable given the circumstances, kind of ruined the ambience of the experience. If he had calmed down and acted in a more appropriate fashion, we really wouldn't have minded the wait time, and we would have enjoyed our romantic occasion much more.

As it was, we had a lovely meal. Just wish we hadn't had to try so hard to ignore the harsh vibe!

FAQs

La Bistro Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 281-9333.

La Bistro Italian Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 363 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.