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Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco, Waco, TX

Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco

4.5
4.5
384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
An upscale casual Italian Steakhouse in the middle of downtown Waco! Our sister restaurant opened in the early 2000's in Temple and 20 years later we are ready to come and serve the wonderful people of Waco. A large dinning room and patio paired with our private dinning room gives us plenty of space to accompany you and any guest.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (254) 294-8947
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Waco
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

    $25.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Pignetti's is excited to announce our all you can eat Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Buffet! Experience our great atmosphere while indulging in over 30 options. Seasonal fruit station, scrambled eggs, waffles, muffins, breakfast sausage, vegetables, bruschetta, caprese salad, caesar salad, mixed pasta stations, fried chicken parmesan, pastry's, desserts and more! The brunch buffet is $25 per person. It will be available from 10:00am-2:00pm Easter & Mother’s Day Sunday. Roasted prime rib will be available for an additional $19 for a 10 oz portion steak. Served with au jus & horseradish cream. Brunch featured drink specials $5 Mimosa's, $5 Bloody Marys, $5 Sangria

What 384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Good for business meals

  • Central Texas

    Good for groups

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Texas

    Most Booked

384 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience, very good food, incredible service, just a bit loud for my taste.

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  2. AidaR

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to visit, the food is fantastic, services is great!! Great place to hang out with friends and family.

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  3. SheilaG

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing. Our server helped me choose what I should try. It was something I would never have picked.... but he was right.. it was awesome! The drinks were very well made and pretty. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be going back.

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  4. wrrjr

    Austin

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food with large portions. Service was good and Ruben was helpful answering questions. Lovely place.

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  5. Wacodiner

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an enjoyable experience. Food is very good and comes out quickly. The service this night was a little slow. ? New wait staff. Asked for Tonic with lime for my cocktail and was brought a water glass with tonic (no ice). About ten minutes later a shot glass was dropped off with three wedges of lime in it. Otherwise very enjoyable as usual.

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  6. JohnM

    Dallas

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great! Service is amazing. A great place to try if you Have not yet been.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was hoped, a little skimpy on the Shrimp Fettucine. However, the service was great, and the food tasted superb!! A solid 4-1/2 stars.

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  8. DebraH

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Shared a caprese salad, steak was perfectly cooked med-rare and seasoned. Mushroom ravioli really favorable, lots of mushrooms, too much cream sauce, was supposed to be brown butter sauce but maybe in Texas that was their sauce. We enjoyed our eclipse dinner.

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  9. LindaM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Chelsea, was great! Easy to get a reservation on a Wednesday evening.

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  10. LisaA

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian we’ve had in years!!! From start to finish, everything was delicious.

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  11. TMac

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pignetti’s never disappoints. Excellent food and wine, great bar, and excellent service. We make it a point to eat here anytime we’re in town.

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  12. RobbL

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very delightful experience and would return soon!

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  13. JessicaI

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was amazing, but the risotto was so salty we couldn't eat it.... and they didn't even take it off of the bill after we told them we couldn't eat it.

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  14. RonF

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very cool place. The food & special cocktails were really good. Robert was our waiter & he was GREAT! He was very knowledgeable & his recommendations were right on point! Will definitely return.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love our waitress her information was valuable 

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  16. TammyH

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, great service, quaint atmosphere, the owner Donny introduced himself and opened our bottle of wine. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful with menu choices.

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  17. JackieH

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was spot on! If ever in Waco again I will certainly eat here again.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak was underdone, asked for medium and came out rare. Noodles with meat sauce had too much wine. Was inedible.

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  19. Wendy

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff and food was excellent. My husband’s pork chop was one of the best ever. It was a bit too loud which made it difficult for my husband to hear with hearing aids. Overall it was a great experience to end our day of driving.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter seemed to be a little ADHD and had to ask about our drinks, but did an excellent job. It was my girlfriend’s birthday but she did not want me to say anything when making reservation and I didn’t (just said a date), but somehow they knew it was her birthday. Was a great dinner to finish off our day in Waco!!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was prompt and friendly. Our waiter made several recommendations and was very knowledgeable about the whole menu. The food was fabulous! The atmosphere is very warm and has great ambience. Highly recommend!

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  22. DebiJ

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We so enjoy the ambiance, the service, the food and drinks, the timely manner of all things and the value of the food will keep us coming back! High recommendation from everyone in our group!

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  23. SusanB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The Maitre d’ was extremely rude and warned me that I better gather my party promptly and “Go Sit Down” at our table because they had a very busy night! We were at the bar closing out our tab when our guests arrived and were in the middle of placing a drink order to take to our table. Here’s the best part…I mentioned the rude host to the waiter because he overheard me talking about it. In no way was I trying to be a Karen and get anyone in trouble! The manager however came over and apologized, covered our desserts and brought over Limoncello shots and even had one with us! The food was amazing! Love this place! We’ll be back!

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  24. Lenore

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening with my friend Tom Hanks. We enjoyed chatting with Don, and both Rebecca’s were super friendly and solicitous.

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  25. AmyP

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donnie and his team did an amazing job ensuring that my birthday dinner was a success. Steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly and the servers and bartender made sure we were well taken care of!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rebekah was our server and she was FANTASTIC! Great recommendations. A true pro!

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  27. Bill

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been before for dinner and it was fantastic This Sundays Brunch was so bad I felt like I was being sabotaged. But then I noticed other patrons experiencing the same and knew it wasn’t just me. I think the server did try, but the food was so bad it didn’t matter. Everything was prepared wrong and overloaded with salt. Burger ordered with no cheese… came with cheese, so salty couldn’t eat anyway. 2 quiches ordered with sausage, no sausage came an honestly don’t think there was any egg product, just cream and cheese… crust was good. Ordered the Cinnamon rolls in a skillet… but all we could taste was the rusty skillet, I took 2 bites and my tongue was numb. My wife drank a full glass of tea to wash it down. I got home and brushed my teeth. I asked if they had cappuccino, he said let me see if I have any left. Came back and said , here is your espresso. Table next to me had a ton of problems, I think they comped their meal. I didn’t really compl, but they took off 15.00 because of the burger and quiche fumbles. Didn’t matter, it was terrible. I still tipped appropriately as I felt all servers were just so frustrated with kitchen… those guys are clueless

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  28. JasonE

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good service and facility. Food was just OK and wine list was poor. Probably good for groups activities, but would avoid for special occasions or dates.

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  29. timothyb

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute restaurant with good music. Our server, Carson, was top notch along with the specials we tried. Definitely try the fried risotto!! Would recommend!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rachel (the funny one) provided a great service and the food was delicious. Especially enjoyed the meatball appetizer, although my wife and I were surprised that it was a bit spicier than we anticipated but it was still very tasty.

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  31. DianeM

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our “go to” when we visit Waco. Great location close to Baylor and wonderful food! Love the lobster ravioli, salads and desert. Will return!

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  32. KatherineG

    Central Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for a belated Valentine's dinner. We had been once before for our anniversary (last June) and were pleasantly surprised by the experience and were up to try again. On the whole, the first experience was better than the second. Service was fine and friendly, though took a but longer than was necessary all told (it wasn't a terribly busy night and mostly couples dining). The wine list is decent, can recommend the Sangiovese for a lighter but earthy red. Husband's pasta was a success for him...it was loaded with shrimp, chicken, and sausage, and the sauce was nice. The bread is tasty, but different from last time and a bit overkill (don't need toasted, buttered, cheesed bread AND oil + spices for dipping...one or the other would have been better). The calamari was bland though the marinara sauce was great. I got the pork chop again, which was pretty decent, though too overdone to be "medium" as the server said it came. The green beans were rather wimpy, both in terms of quality and portion. The first time I had this it came with broccolini which stood up under the cooking method better. Also, it was rather oily/buttery, which is usually fine by me except for the rest of the dish was very heavy (mashed potatoes delicious but overly rich) meaning that the meal itself was out of balance. I don't mean to complain about it being different than what I had before--love it when restaurants change it up depending on what they have and want to do. However, the quality was just not there this time, and can't say it was worth the price. Could have been an off night after a busy Valentine's Day, but I'm hesitant to give it another try.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! We had the three course meal for Valentine’s Day and it was the perfect way to end the night!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They were busy! Good thing. My Chicken Parmesan was very much a TV frozen dinner heated up. And even at that it took over an hour to get it. The building is great. The people are friendly. But the food is always disappointing. Oh and expensive.

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  35. Partyof5

    East Texas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice place, exposed brick & beams keep the character of the Phoenix. Will be coming back.

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  36. AdrianeT

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant ambiance is very cool and warmth. Our server was great and we followed her recommendation of lasagna and lobster ravioli and the plates were delicious. The ravioli had good pieces of lobster and real lobster flavor. We had bruschetta for appetizer and it was really good too, I loved the fact that had a really good balsamic, and very fresh tomatoes.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak was very tough. Almost inedible. Lots of fat.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was so good but most of all the staff was very friendly . Rebecca, with the beautiful red hair , was such an awesome server . She checked on us without being annoying . The lady that seated us was also nice ! It was such a good experience!

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  39. JasonD

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, wait staff did a wonderful job. Food was great . We enjoyed a great evening . Thank you

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  40. KND221

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best experience at Pignetti’s. The food was incredible (especially the garlic bread - don’t miss) and the ambiance was lovely.

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FAQs

Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco is rated 4.5 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco

401 S 3rd St, Waco, TX 76706-1017

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Waco
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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