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Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco, Waco, TX

Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco

4.7
4.7
365 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 37 times today

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

What 365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Best Overall

  • Central Texas

    Best Service

  • Central Texas

    Great for brunch

  • Central Texas

    Good for business meals

  • Central Texas

    Good for groups

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Texas

    Romantic

  • Central Texas

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Texas

    Most Booked

365 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  2. DebiJ

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    27 reviews

    vip
    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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  16. Partyof5

    East Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. MariaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect walking distance from the silos. We were able to get seated immediately thanks to the open table app. Our server was top notch, food was delicious and plentiful. Our cocktails were perfect also! All in all a great experience!

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  23. AustinFred

    Austin

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food and service was fabulous. the bathroom is huge, 15 ft ceiling and 3X space of usual cramped bathroom. BUT... Finding the restaurant was super stupid. They are in the Phoenix building but looking at the of address 401 S 3rd street from the street you only see a red brick wall with windows and a 401 number/NO signage about Pignetti's on this side of the building. They need to direct patrons to the parking lot on the corner of Webster and S 3rd street because Pignetti's is on the East side of the red brick 401 building. Once you get to the Webster side of the building their sign works great. But from 4th or 3rd street you can barely, if at all, see their sign.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would love bread to table. Service was wonderful. Food was outstanding! Thank you for accommodating us!

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  25. Kadun

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive waist staff and excellent Bolognese! Will definitely come back

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would recommend!! Best Italian food we have ever had. Had the sweetest waitress. Great experience. We drove 50 miles to celebrate our 44 wedding anniversary.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Excellent service great pricing! Will definitely be returning and also they personal touches to celebrate a birthday top notch

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was cold ,and no taste. Manager did take it off of our bill

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  29. BeverleyK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the evening out. This is always a nice place for dinner . The food is good and the atmosphere is nice.

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  30. RickS

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was nice! The building is loud so conversations were difficult. Food was good, but not exceptional. As example; the bruschetta looked delicious, but was overloaded with tomato and light on the vinaigrette, cheese sprinkle, and balsamic reduction.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Much better experience than we’ve had in the past. They seem to be turning things around. Our server was friendly and efficient. Our food was also good, a little overpriced. Great atmosphere.

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  32. Ljb1123

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with great food and wonderful service. Def recommend!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a freezing cold, iced-over-everywhere night, so crowd was very light. So, the restaurant was trying to close early, so I felt our server/ service was rushed. Food was good though, so I’ll give it another try - just underwhelmed by last night’s experience.
    Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - WacoResponded on January 16, 2024
    Thank you for taking your time to comment on your experience last night. I am sorry you felt rushed in any way and we made you feel we were trying to close early. I have addressed my staff and management about your feedback. Hopefully you will give us another opportunity in the near future. Thank you again.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miguel was fantastic! The food, ambience, service, and overall experience was unmatched.

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  35. BrookeA

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty good and nice overall. Service was slower than should have been and felt a little rushed.

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  36. zfoodie

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. Our first time to Pignetti’s. Robert was our waiter and was great. We had the lobster ravioli and the bolognese. Both were wonderful. Great wine. We’ll be back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere! The service was outstanding!The food is fabulous! I will definitely be back!

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  38. WhittenW

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good. Server spoke very fast. Im not alcoholic so I didn't drink

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  39. SharonJ

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10 out of 10 will definitely return next time I’m in Waco. Go early and catch a great happy hour in the bar!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! The atmosphere is great for a date night!

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Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco is rated 4.7 stars by 365 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 37 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
  • 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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