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Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco, Waco, TX

Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco

4.5
4.5
96 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

9:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day PreFix

    $60.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate LOVE with us at Pignetti's Waco on Valentine's Day with our special prefix menu!

What 96 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Good for business meals

  • Central Texas

    Innovative

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Texas

    Lively

  • Central Texas

    Most Booked

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  1. b

    billm

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    food ordinary - service abominable. waitress seemed totally disinterested/new/incompetent. other waistaff seemed responsive.
  2. GC

    GeoffreyC

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a reservation, was seated immediately while the restaurant was completely full. Appreciate keeping to reservation time. First visit, have high expectations for Italian cuisine and was not disappointed. Service was great also
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’d heard Pignetti’s Waco was fantastic, and I knew the chef when he was young, so I wanted to try it out. I made the reservation for a date night, and everything I had heard was confirmed. The hostess was pleasant and we were seated promptly. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was classy with an edge. I loved the huge graffiti bear. The food was very good, from the house salad with tomato vinaigrette to the chicken parmesan. It was so filling that I could only eat half. My husband’s salmon primavera was quite good as well. We were so stuffed we didn’t have room for dessert. All in all, it was a pleasant evening I hope we can repeat soon.
  4. CE

    CharlesE

    Austin

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Menu lacked veal options, which most Italian places have, and there were not a lot of seafood options. But the food we had was very tasty, though a little on the heavy side. Extensive wine list, but you have to search hard to find something at a reasonable price. The food, however, was priced very reasonably and the portions were generous.
  5. OD

    OlenaD

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yesterday it was our first visit to Pignetti’s, and we absolutely loved everything! Good, decor, service, ambience, patrons, etc. were on the highest level! We got calamari, arancini, salmon primavera, and tiramisu. Outstanding!! We strongly recommend!
  6. KT

    KathyT

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my Mother's 75th birthday here with my family and had amazing time! The food was spectacular and the wine list perfect. Our waiter was absolutely the best! He made us all feel very special and took very good care of our table. Thank you.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    The noice level was extremely loud. My wife and me couldn’t even talk to each other. The food actually made us feel bed all night until the morning. I would not give it a good recommendation to others. The staff was very friendly.
  8. T

    Tastingdiva

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for a conference and found this local gem. We enjoyed our ambience as well as plenty of great options on the menu. My only suggestion would be add a few local Texas wines and brews to the menu. We had the arancini, ribeye, pork chop and pasta. All we’re great!!
  9. C

    Chewdoc

    Dallas

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new brunch menu!
  10. J

    Jeanmk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and were very pleased with the waitstaff. Even the restrooms were great with five stalls, which is unusual to see. Very clean and pretty.
  11. JB

    JenniferB

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good! Bar was very slow on this night. We were seated in back of restaurant close to the kitchen & it was a little loud since it is an open concept kitchen. Overall very yummy & would go back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch with my girls after an amazing morning! Trying out Pignetti’s new addition of brunch. Italians really do, do it better.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing dinning experience. The family that owns Pignettis are first class people and the ambiance and food they offer is exceptional. Absolutely wonderful experience
  14. KE

    KESL

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a little behind. Had to wait for some food at our table, but food was very good.
  15. WS

    WayneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good service. Getting it Done right in Waco
  16. E

    Elcid91

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent steak!
  17. JC

    JudyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with fun, friendly environment and service. Hoping for more entre options soon.
  18. RB

    RandyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is very nice and very comfortable. This is a good place to take a special someone on a special occasion. Great food at a reasonable price.
  19. A

    Albc

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food good service
  20. c

    chase

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience.. Donny/Blaine and the entire staff did a tremendous job!!!
  21. CB

    CharlieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pignettis is now on our regular date night rotation. Loved it.
  22. W

    Waco254

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and even better service! Will most definitely be back.
  23. MH

    MikeH

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our original seating arrangement for five was not really suitable for all of our party. As we arrived early, we were accommodated suitably. The food presentation & flavor was delicious. A good time was had by all and Jose served us graciously.
  24. P

    Phantom

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Poor quality, cold food. Rushed service, felt like we needed to eat and get out. Servers hovered over us and were very annoying.
  25. RK

    RandeeK

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Location is beautiful, food was yummy but appetizer came out same time as food. Also there is a credit card fee use for dine in & the fee was added to the other couple’s cash payment. Service could have been better, waiter was overwhelmed with two large parties.
  26. MC

    MCkgk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and drinks. Server and Bar Manager were so warm and friendly!
  27. GS

    GaryS

    Central Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    White staff needs more training. Not able to offer appetizers entrée and dessert appropriately. White staff use the word entry for entrée not good. Three words that any white staff should know or appetizer entrée dessert and if you’re gonna call the entrée an entry you still need more training. Overall food was average and not up to Pignetti standards.
  28. J

    John

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was really good but the food was really slow coming out, took us over 30 mins after ordering entrees to get our food. Our total experience there was almost 2 hours. The food is great, the drinks are great and Jackson’s service was fantastic. The bar and the kitchen could be faster. Go, but not if you’re in a hurry.
  29. VG

    VickyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was a hit! The food was all so fresh and made to perfection. The homemade tiramisu was the perfect way to end the night. Also the hostess last night truly made us feel so welcomed as if we have known her for years.
  30. TS

    TeresaS

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our food and Jackson (our server) was fantastic. We would absolutely dine here again.
  31. CP

    CameronPark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Already looking forward to coming back.
  32. LK

    LynneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Y’all were very generous giving us 3 appetizers bc our table wasn’t ready. And you then gave us the best table in house by fireplace. I appreciate you guys!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raviolis were amazing!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous from scratch pasta!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved our waitress, Meagan! She made our dining experience extra special. The food was good and we enjoyed the atmosphere.
  36. S

    Salbertsons

    Dallas

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Jackson is the best! He was very attentive and engaging. Our experience would have been 5 stars, but the Waygu beef was over cooked. Highly recommend!
  37. C

    Clayton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

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

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    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.
  39. CC

    CarlC

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

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

    GaryH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

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

FAQs

Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - Waco is rated 4.5 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 26 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

  • 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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