Mille Lire

4.5
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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Mille Lire promises a constantly-changing menu of regional Italian cuisine. And is a nod to “la dolce vita,” or “the sweet life,” of Chef Matarese's childhood in Italy. Diners can look forward to antipasti, along with pizzas fired in an Italian oven and pastas made fresh daily with an imported pasta-maker. Entrees include chianti-braised short ribs, diver scallops with cauliflower puree, octopus, and much more.

A full menu of beer, wine, and hand-crafted cocktails will keep diners from going thirsty. A curated wine list features the best expressions of Italian regions that perfectly pair with Chef Giuliano's creations.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

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JP
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both excellent.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was terrific. Attention to detail, from the artwork to the garnishments on the food, was superb.

IM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a random day lunch, this place is heavily slept on. The lunch offering is brilliant considering the 2 course offering. Delicious apps, fantastic pasta, great cocktails. The ambiance is absolutely beautiful, perfect for dates, well lit, etc. Service was quick, and enjoyable, regularly checked on, water refilled, plates cleared. If you're coming, park in the garage and validate with your phone number before leaving the restaurant. I honestly love this place and rave to it to all my friends and family. Next time I'm coming for dinner.

LZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a Valentine's day dinner and there were some special dishes. Foods are great, but taste almost the same. I am not happy with the cleanliness because tablewares are not clean and there are a lot of white furs on the black napkins. Overall experience was not so well.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My request through Open Table for a special desert wasn’t taken care of.

NP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited Mille Lire this week for the first time and found it to be a pleasant surprise. We had an excellent waitress who gave us some great tips on ordering her favorite things from the menu. We had the crispy Brussel sprouts for an appetizer which were incredibly delicious. Then we each had the squash and ricotta filled pasta in a butter and sage sauce which was also lighter than expected but so delicious. Good wine selection. Wonderful Italian restaurant in the Oak Lawn area. We will return soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Happy hour prices are not available in the regular dining room, therefore we moved to the bar area. A woman brought a yorkshire terrier into the area and sat it in the booth. The dog didn’t have anything on it indicating it was a service animal. The manager was aware of the animal and allowed it to stay seated in the booth. At one point, the dog came over to our table and jumped on us and then proceeded to run through the dining room. It scared other patrons and the manager had to pick the dog up before the owner even realized the dog had ran off. This seemed unacceptable in a restaurant much less one that seems as nice as this one. Overall, it was a pretty disappointing dining experience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was slow and inattentive. Food was decent, but expected outstanding based on the reviews and reputation.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiter was forceful with his opinions and place wasn’t very crowded. Wine the waiter recommended gave me heartburn so couldn’t eat much. Bread and spread was great! As were the cauliflower.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was contemporary and romantic with friendly attentive service. The Music was a little loud at first for comfortable conversation. But they turned it down thankfully. The pasta and appetizers were outstanding. We will be back. Great place for a romantic date.

RC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service makes this restaurant our favorite in Dallas.

SM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom here for her birthday. The meal was excellent and the service phenomenal!! We loved every minute of our dinner. Thank you!

S
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A bit of understated elegance describes the decor. I went for lunch around 11:30a (right when it opened to avoid the crowd). This afforded me the opportunity to take in the food, the service and the aesthetics. All winners in my book. I even recommended the place as soon as I got back to the office. I will be back.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easily one of the best Italian places in Dallas. As an Italian guy originally from the northeast, believe me. It’s legit & our city needed it.

BF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, energetic atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Definitely recommend.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Venue is beautiful, brunch was great and just the right amount and service was awesome as per usual

PL
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the lunch special! I will be back.

CF
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Italian Restaurant is one of the best in Dallas, I was very impressed and surprised that more people didn't know about Mille Lire! I would highly recommend, there is not a bad meal, service is excellent!

MM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the most authentic Itialian food in the city...exceptional food and service at a reasonable value.
We especially appreciated the extensive wine list that offered a range of wines at a good price. We can't wait to visit again.

NT
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice experience. Not our first time there but food and service was *really* good!

TV
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in 6 States! In spite of the place being packed (3 separate large groups) - Chef Matarese and staff's attention to individual detail was impeccable. Appetizers are so wonderful it is truly difficult to make a "wrong" selection. As for main courses, I am not certain I have had Halibut that was Chef Matarese's equal. Mille Lire's food faithfully reminds us of our travels in Italy and why we do love the place, the staff and especially the food experience. There is a reason the Italian Embassy has blessed this Dallas outpost as one of it's own. This is as good as it gets folks - the real deal - just like being there. BTW: Wine under $100 on Monday/Tuesday is 1/2 price - what a deal!.

AD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was terribly disappointing. We had the grilled octopus as an appetizer and it was drizzled in a sauce that was overdone and made it too spicy for us to enjoy. This should have been offered on the side. The Caesar salad was dry and flavorless. The risotto was thick with sweetness because of a pasty brown gravy that tasted more of a jar than that of a fine chef. Very disappointing to say the least! Our server, however, was lovely and professional and the environment pleasant.

RT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful! Our server, Kassidy, was knowledgeable, attentive, and gave great recommendations. The ambiance was terrific. We had a very nice meal and look forward to dining at Mille Lire again!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, the food is prepared with a lot of thought and care...
beautiful presentation!

PB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!

F
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and perfect Italian food. Outstanding. Service great again. So nice. We will be back.

R
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We will ask for Matthew again!

KL
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining for dinner, and the food was outstanding! Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. We took his advice and ordered some things he recommended that would not have normally appealed to me, and the flavors were out of this world! Don't forget to try the house made burrata. The chef is exceptional!

MR
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Not their best night. Loud and intrusive music and very slow service (although, to be fair, this was acknowledged and free desserts offered as recompense. The food, when it arrived, was good

RC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely the best Italian in Dallas as it’s stated. The food was excellent, great variety of delicious entrees. And don’t forget to order dessert, they have an awesome panettone bread pudding & tiramisu. Truly authentic Italian. Service was above top notch. Atmosphere was great, quiet but yet very bright & cheerful. Can’t wait to go back.

SM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening with awesome food and great service.

AG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was so so delicious. Their truffle Cacio e Peppe was worth every penny!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our server and the food was amazing

KS
Jackson Hole
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mille Lire is truly one of Dallas' finest restaurants in all regards! Keep up the good work guys!!

d
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Mille Lire on New Year’s Eve and our food was excellent! Our waiter, Matthew was very polite, friendly and knowledgeable. I plan to make reservations for next week with other friends so we look forward to enjoying our food and friends again!

H
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The manager who served us completely forgot about us and we ended up having to go to the bar. We sat with Hasni at the bar and he was phenomenal, but both of my parents were extremely disappointed by the manager’s lack of service.

OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I was so excited to try Mille Lire but the service was bad bad bad. I usually give servers the benefit of the doubt but our server made mistake after mistake with drinks and the check. Our appetizer was amazing but my pasta was lacking flavor.

OT
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Having been to ML twice before I expected so much more than was delivered on Monday. The service was very slow. Details of orders were not noticed. The lamb meatballs are wonderful but our order was one short of our request. One dish was charred and not in a positive way. They did take it back and did not charge for that dish. It was half-priced wine night and the bill came through without the discount. I will go back to give the restaurant another chance, keeping in mind my previous wonderful experiences. It was so disappointing the other night.

T
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service! I’ve been here for happy hour and loved it so I thought I’d give brunch a try. I wasn’t sure how it would be since there isn’t a ton of food on the menu but I love authentic Italian food. We were very pleased with our experience. I love their Prosecco bar! The flavors are so unique and definitely a great deal for $3 each. We split the burger and the fettuccine and there was plenty of food. Both dishes were delicious—especially the fettuccine! Would definitely go back.

SK
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food great, service not so much