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Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco, Waco, TX

Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco

4.4
4.4
59 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

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Good for business meals

  • Central Texas

    Innovative

  • Central Texas

    Good for groups

  • Central Texas

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Texas

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Texas

    Lively

  • Central Texas

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Clayton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. The food was phenomenal!!
  2. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely adore my server Jackson! He was such a fun person to speak to, had such good energy, good food recommendations, and always asked if there was anything else we need.
  3. CC

    CarlC

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was fine but nothing special. No reason to return.
  4. GH

    GaryH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Pignettis and it was wonderful! Food and service excellent. We will definitely go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Underwhelmed by the food quality and service given the elevated price point for Waco. Temper your expectations.
  6. RK

    RandyK

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first visit to this location. We really enjoyed it and will definitely be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Great food and atmosphere. However they need to work on how to make a proper vodka dirty martini. 2nd time Ive ordered it there and both were not good at all.
  8. DS

    DonnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First and foremost the food was quality and delicious, service was just as outstanding. Noise level is high. Will come back.
  9. d

    davidh

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  10. OB

    OpaBurb

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Easy to reserve a table. Great choices of cocktails, wine, and food! Prompt and attentive. Would definitely go back. My wife doesn’t prefer Italian and she even said she wants to go back.
  11. CC

    ConradC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, food and beautifully decorated. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to enjoy our 10 year anniversary.
  12. KS

    KayS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good. I always get the lasagna and Caesar salad. My takeout was not good. Calamari was really fishy and inedible
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of 8 of us went to dinner here on a Tuesday night. We had a lovely table in front of the fireplace. The food was delicious- everything was exceptional and we tried a lot of different dishes. Our server was attentive and made great recommendations on wine and food. Would definitely recommend this place. We come to Waco every other month for business and have tried a lot of restaurants in town. This is our new favorite!
  14. JL

    JenniferL

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Waco Pignetti's has a nice, relaxing atmosphere and the full bar is a plus. The menu is great and has something to satisfy every palate. The grilled country bread was a hit at our table of six, as was the spaghetti and meatballs that two of the gentlemen had. The fettuccini alfredo was rich and creamy with just the right amount of sauce, and the kitchen went out of it's way to keep it simple for me. Everyone loved the desserts and the limoncello cake was a hit with my husband who said it was light and refreshing. I really enjoyed the pumpkin cheesecake as did 2 others. Overall, it was a good evening. The only thing that could have made it better was having the table cleared in a more timely manner, and less talking by the waiter.
  15. C

    Canadia99

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. Good selection on the menu. Food was outstanding. We will be back again for sure.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Highly recommend for an awesome dinner
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Pignettis for our first anniversary dinner. We had wine, appetizer, meal, and dessert! Can’t say I can complain about any of them! We absolutely loved the Wagyu steak… the hype is real. Totally worth the price for a special occasion. Everything was priced very well for the quality. We will definitely be back- with friends!!
  18. G

    1edGrip1

    Houston

    202 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    New Still with limited menu Food was well prepared and service was good Energetic vibe Will only get better Would recommend
  19. NP

    NathanP

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food and service - a must go to for great Italian food!
  20. H

    christinaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We were expecting it to be wonderful but unfortunately it wasn't 😔 We ordered two Appitizers the bread by recommendation it was very burnt all over which made it bitter We also ordered the meatballs they were Amazing but only get 3 average size for $14 not worth the price we also got a side salad with dinner it was $10 I can see 5 but not 10. Our Main entrees were priced good compared to the app and salad but we ordered the Fettuccine and the noodles were way over cooked swimming in the Alfredo sauce that was broken the butter was separated from the sauce and the Bolengnaise was the other dish we ordered it was very sloppy the poperdelle noodles were all broken into super small pieces and way over cooked the sauce was not even luke warm and had a heavy taste of wine that needed to be cooked out more also the amount of noodles compared to sauce was way off we also got the mushroom ravioli those were very good but ravioli noodle seemed raw needed to be cooked another couple mins the sauce said Brown butter but looked and tasted just like the heavy Alfredo sauce wasn't what we were expecting! For Dessert the Lemonchello cake was absolutely delicious the chocolate cake was very dry like it had been sitting in the fridge with no cover. Needless to say we won't be going back :(
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner! Food and drinks were fantastic and service was superb!
  22. RL

    RonL

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed dinner. Easy to park. Quick service . Great food.
  23. GB

    GeorgiaB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We enjoyed visiting with Renee, the greeter. Jesus our waiter was so pleasant and only missed on a couple of drink orders. The food was good, but not excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken Alfredo Winner!!
  25. RD

    RachelD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Service was outstanding. We are so happy to have Pignetti’s in Waco! It’s a must visit!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance! Food was amazing. Top notch service.
  27. B

    Blandbirthdaydinner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Too expensive for barely edible lasagna and charred chicken.
  28. MD

    MrDCTaylor

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time there. The menu was small. My wife chicken parmigiana was small and served with very little pasta, which we found odd. It was very tasty though. Drinks were good. Service was good. Atmosphere was nice. I wish there were more menu options.
  29. JH

    JerryH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Enjoy Pignetti’s in Temple and was looking forward to the Waco location. Food was very good, currently they are operating on a limited menu. Was disappointed, service was subpar, waiter didn’t even know if bread came with meals(it didn’t). Had to pay $3.50 for burnt bread as an appetizer. Noise was off of chart , don’t plan on having a quiet conversation. Staff, clothing, didn’t look like they belonged in an upscale restaurant. Will give them 6 months to sort out current issues and try again ( really hoping they improve).
  30. JC

    JoCH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Good food. The Brussels sprouts were the best thing we ate.
  31. MP

    MommaP

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out with a table for eight. It was a beautiful evening and we sat on the patio. Happy hour wine and appetizers (calamari, truffle fries, arancini) were all delicious. We stayed for dinner too (Lobster ravioli , caesar salad and Chardonnay) Jenna our waitress was wonderful. I always like seeing the Chef stop by the table and check on us. I highly recommend.
  32. DH

    DavidH

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing ! Atmosphere was perfect . Will definitely be going back !

    Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - WacoResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much David. Look forward to seeing you again.

  33. WB

    WildBill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pignetti's is a new Waco outgrowth of the venerable Pignetti's, in Temple, TX. We were delighted to dine there. Our waiter (Jackson) was polite, very attentive, and not intrusive. Chef Blaine Fischer found a few moments from his very busy kitchen, to come and say hello . . . you can tell that he really wants to please his customers' pallets! The food was fabulous (it's slightly different menu, than Pignetti's Temple), hot, and cooked to perfection (Wow, the boulonnaise and lobster ravioli are to die for!). We can't wait to see more, as they expand their menu a bit in the weeks to come.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent! But their check in and seating process is horrible. We had a reservation set through OpenTable for 7:15pm. We arrived and it took about 10-15 minutes to check in because there was no hostess at the front. There was a line of folks out the door waiting to get checked in. When we finally did check in, they seemed puzzled at our party size even though it was right there on their iPad. We were told they would have to find somewhere for us. We were put in the lounge area and told to wait. Which we did for over an hour as we sat and watched group after group after group walk in after us and be taken to a table. Several of those groups were the same size as us. Our 7:15pm reservation for 6 people turned into us being seated at 8:30pm. The food was really great but I wouldn’t worry about a reservation. Just show up. It seems you’ll get seated faster that way.

    Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - WacoResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much for joining us last week for dinner. I apologize you had to wait for your reservation. We were overwhelmed, as you noticed, on Saturday with a great crowd. It was a challenge to get everyone seated at their requested times. Thank you for your feedback. We are working daily to address the staffing needs to help us exceed expectations of service, food and atmosphere. I hope you give us another opportunity in the future.

  35. D

    Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The food was pretty good but no complimentary bread. Two slices cost $3.50. Service not great as well. When these were mentioned to the manager , the response was “customers are getting used to it.” Pignetti’s in Temple is better!

    Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - WacoResponded on November 1, 2022I regret that we are charging for bread service at our Waco and Temple as all costs of doing business have gone up. We are doing our best to provide the highest quality food, service and atmosphere in Waco and in Temple. Hopefully you will give us another opportunity in the future at either location.

  36. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic experience for date night! Waco needed something like this! Our server Erica was so sweet and attentive. We started out with Arancini (delicate fried risotto balls nestled in a bed of mouth watering marinara). Hubby had the Ribeye Lasagna and I had the Triple Delight. Both were amazing! Topped it off with a giant piece of raspberry drizzled cheesecake. Delicious!

    Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - WacoResponded on November 1, 2022Glad you enjoyed everything and thank you for taking the time for the great review.

  37. TW

    TinaW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While visiting Waco, I wanted to enjoy Italian fare to celebrate my book release. From the moment I walked in, I knew I was in for an enjoyable evening. Although my reservation was just before closing, I was enthusiastically welcomed by the bartender Brandon and server Billy. I imagine they were ready to close for the night, however I never felt rushed or uncomfortable. The vibe was warm, welcoming and full of good conversation. The well-appointed bar, lovely decor and comfy lounge areas were a nice surprise since photos hadn’t been posted yet. When the kind manager Shanna treated me to dessert I was delighted. The Limoncello Cake was recommended since the tiramisu was sold out. After enjoying my fresh salad, savory Chicken Parmesan, and well-balanced wine, the Italian cake was the perfect complement. When I return to Waco, I will be sure to book an “earlier” reservation. After all, I don’t want to miss out on the tiramisu!

    Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - WacoResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you Tina. Good luck with your book! Look forward to seeing you again.

  38. EO

    EricO

    Central Texas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food as I expected. A bit of sticker shock, but I guess that’s our new normal. A little loud, but having been there when it was the Phoenix, not unexpected.
  39. C

    Cole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Our waitress was so slow we got our appetizer delivered by a different waitress before she brought a beer and cocktail to us. Then our food came out 3 minutes after appetizer.. food wasn’t hot. Told our waitress we wanted wine with our meal so we had wine after our meal. Charged 3% for credit card use. So spent $110 for a terrible 35 minute experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great!

FAQs

Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco is rated 4.4 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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

  • 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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