La Bistro Italian Restaurant

4.5
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348 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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vipPromotekeller
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent local favorite.

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vipSteveY
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite places

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DavidS
San Francisco
3 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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vipSteveY
Dallas
36 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
67 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
2 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!

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JSSS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We love la no Audi

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overbooked on Valentine’s Day. I know Valentine’s Day is one of the hardest days of the year for a restaurant, but they very much overbooked and did not handle that well. Many people crowding the small entryway, waited over an hour for our reservation, host offered some people waiting drinks but not a word to us, pushed tables together for one group that arrived 30mins after us, so presumably a later reservation, same size party and they were sat because they offered the idea to push tables together? Odd. Multiple tables got up and left as they were finally seated but no one in sight to wait on them. Wish I could have tried the food here, great ratings but not well managed for Valentine’s, left very disappointed.

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AaronN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were not served for over 30 minutes. We had four people and had to beg for our water. We then got two glass of water thereafter. Our server totally ignored us as he kept walking back and forth serving his other tables behind us. Had to ask another person to see if we could get service. Her response was “I don’t know”......

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Went on Valentines day, the place was packed. They made us order from a special that was a 4 course meal for $70 per person. The food was good but the service was horrible! It took over an hour and a half to get our entree and we had to remind the waiter to go check on it. I ordered a well done steak but I got medium rare. I didnt return it in fear of having to wait another hour. After all was said and done it took us nearly 2 and half hours to be seated, eat, pay and leave. The meal and experience were definitely not worth $140. This place may be good any other day but that day they weren't prepared to serve the 4 course meals they made everyone order. Very disappointing.

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Lynne
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

V-day menu way overpriced per person - nothing mentioning a limited menu! Very disappointed!

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vipDavidG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

We have been there twice and both times the service was poor at best. We noticed other servers providing excellent 5 star service but both times we have been there it seemed like we were an afterthought. The table next to us ordered the stone cooking and the ventilation was not adequate or not turned on as the smoke from cooking was distracting and overbearing. The food is amazing and we will be back. Hoping the service is better next time.

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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bistro is a hidden gem in plain sight. I have wanted to try it for years and on my birthday did.
Everything about it was wonderful; better ambiance than when we've paid much more money. The selection was an adventure and the food perfect.
The only negative is that I was so sated and relaxed that I forgot my leftovers on the table.
Can't wait to go back.

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Samm64
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have never been disappointed! Chicken Murphy is a favorite.

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vipTimothyG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a patron since 1986 and that should tell you everything you need to know about how good this jewel of a restaurant is. It is real Italian food and it is a real Italian restaurant. If you like great food, service and ambience then go to La Bistro. It really is that good!

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cmsteer
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delicious dinner. Angel hair Pomodoro, Sea Bass, eggplant parmigiana & manicotti prior to an evening at the Artisan Central Theatre. Excellent service. Nice wine list.

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lynlee
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great, but many a little loud on the piano although she played beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to this restaurant many times and the quality is top notch! A great date place or for any occasion

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Jolly
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better places for Italian food in the Colleyville/Hurst area. The food and prices are hard to beat .
The owner always seems to be on hand and spends time with his customers to make certain they are having an enjoyable experience.

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Ritz
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

1. Their website did not state designated menu for New Years Eve. Charged too much for the food.
2. Food was cold and lobster ravioli was fishy tasting.

In general when we go there it's been good.

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

La Bistro Italian Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

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