Permanently Closed - Sallio Itallio

4.0
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Dallas restaurateurs, Larry & Karen Williams bring their taste for luxury comfort food to classic Italian Cuisine in the heart of Uptown. Executive Chef Reuben Rodriguez spins house made pasta dishes, wood-fired pizzas, and the freshest seafood into new Italian favorites for you and your family. Sallio Itallio post new chef specials on the board every day to highlight the freshest and best of the season. Join our table for Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch and a daily happy hours, we can't wait to wow you!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
Fri, Sat 10:00 pm–12:00 am
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(972) 707-9696
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Reuben Rodriguez
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Private party facilities
Corporate Luncheons, Networking Happy Hours, Formal Dinners, Holiday Parties, Birthdays, Graduations, Anniversaries, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, etc. Email: events@sallioitallio.com
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Catering
Off-Site catering available! Email: events@sallioitallio.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McKinney and Hall
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Parking details
WE VALIDATE PARKING IN GARAGE LOCATED BEHIND OUR BUILDING! Garage Parking is available on Hall Street corner of McKinney Ave with straight pass through to the restaurant. VALET available for $5
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Public transit
M-Line Trolley stops right in front.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
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food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow considering it was half empty. We asked about the specials and were told they were on the board- we were seated under the board so that was rather frustrating. If we had not read about the salts not sure that would have been explained. Drinks were very slow and the restrooms were like a sauna.

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SM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Sat outside and enjoyed the patio which was adorable. Food was delicious and the service was great. Loved the different flavored salts they brought out. The owners even stopped by and said hi which was lovely.

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C
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. We will be back again soon.

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KS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place! The food was absolutely delicious and service was fabulous!

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S
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently good here. We are regulars, and we appreciate the wonderful service. We hear that there is a lot of turnover in the kitchen, which is a surprise given the consistency of the food. They don’t seem to be very busy, so I hope they stay around. We don’t see much about the restaurant on social media, so if they are having special events, we aren’t hearing about it.

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KG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Food tasted bad. The pomodoro sauce was made from canned tomatoes

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p
Dallas
101 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We love Sallio but the noise got to us. A booming bass sound of music with no voices or singing could be heard. And since it was a holiday-screaming babies (obviously not your fault)

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LB
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Easter there it was fabulous definitely kind of empty very surprised because it is such a great place. It has such a great ambience such great service and the food is awesome. Also our waiter Jordon
sings opera

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband had the mixed grill special and I had the cioppino. Both were excellent. The Brussels sprouts starter was amazing. I highly recommend the bread pudding with the praline ice cream. Playing around with all the table salts was fun as well. The staff were friendly and attentive. I love this place.

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LB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was really good. Only complaint was the appetizers took a long time (40 minutes) to come out and the calamari was soggy. The food came not long after the apps button course was ordered 20-25 minutes after apps, so timing was a little off

Waitress forgot drinks a couple times and was slow to bring check after dessert. She was very friendly and otherwise really good.

We’ll be back, patio was very cute and loved the custom salts.

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LB
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most lovely brunch on Saturday at Sallio we have now been there twice and had Jordon as our waiter both times he is absolutely fabulous. Impeccable with his service his knowledge of food and the restaurant and overall just a pleasure to be around . Karin the owner was there passing out samples of watermelon salad as well as their incredible rigatoni sauce. This is our new favorite hangout

Ray and Lyndsie

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JL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Excellent service provided by Jordan.

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SB
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood new arrival. Good food and great service by Gonzolo. Will definitely return.

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KT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant. What concerned me is the menu was limited because they were out of the Fondue, Chicken Ravioli, Calamari, Mussels, Pork Chops, and a white wine. The portions were small in comparison to other restaurants in the area.

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TH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the first Drag Me to Brunch event, and it was so much fun! We will be back to experience this again. Great entertainment, food, drinks, and service.

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LR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Food is poor quality though the array of salts offered is an interesting and thoughtful addition. Really the food is sloppy and not restaurant quality. Our server/bartender however was great and extremely attentive.

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LH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great customer service! Very friendly atmosphere.

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A
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was mortified to have suggested it for our evening out.
The decor is bad diner, they had run out of everything on the menu.. it was a complete disaster!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed. Made Birthday reservations and upon arrival the place was DARK!! Not a sole insight. There was a piece of paper on the door saying they were closed due to technical difficulties. I’m fine with closing but where was my call or emailing notifying me!! Very poor communication

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We arrived for 9:00 pm Valentine’s Night Res. By 10:30 we had not received our food, just bread & wine, so we left without eating.
Not sure what was going on. Other tables having same problem🙁

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Valentine’s Day experience.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

It took two hours to get our food. The server was amazing, they gave us a free meal, but we did not plan on being there for 3.5 hours with 2 hours between appetizer and main course. They need to work out the kitchen kinks.

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m
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a pretty restaurant. Chicken piccata was outstanding. Will definitely return!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Sallio’s last night for a date night, and i am absolutely in love. The food was out of this world (I had the Lamb Surf n Turf and Clams as an app), the ambiance was unparalleled, and the staff was beyond amazing. Stephanie (I hope I spelled that right) was our waitress, and her enthusiasm, attentiveness, and outgoing personality made us feel like we were at home. Karen, one of the owners spent time talking with us as well, and she one of the most kind, passionate, and genuine individuals I have ever met. Additionally, the cocktails were especially delicious, and one of the bartenders, Jessica (I’m terrible at names) made the experience even more elevated with her bubbly personality. Make sure to save room for dessert, because their Bread Pudding is out of this world (Even better then NOLA). We will definitely be back for many more Sallio experiences! Thank you for making our date night so special!!

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PR
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding! Great cocktail list as well as fun seasonal ones. The space is beautiful and the service exceptional. We ordered the calamari for appetizer and when we asked our server about the fish option vs. the pizza she incredibly answered the pizza ~ it was spectacular! Just appreciate a server that suggested a $15 price point less because we told her what we liked.

Definitely go again.

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MM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time eating there and it was great. I brought a friend with me and he loved it. I will most definitely be dining there again!

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d
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were graciously greeted and easily accommodated our request for a comfortable booth

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KS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was delicious and loved the salt varieties!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the made from scratch italian food at Sallio Itallio! The waiters and staff work very hard to make sure everyone is happy. This is my new davorite reataurant!!!

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GG
Dallas
156 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went early for a quiet dinner. Food was straightforward in an "italian red sauce" kind of way. Nothing will knock you socks off, but the food was fine and the service attentive. Try the bread pudding for desert.

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c
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barron was a fabulous waiter. The food was outstanding. We will come back soon

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K
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great, service was terrible. Would not go back.

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CG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food!

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CA
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent for the late brunch, we will definitely come back for dinner. Lots of salt choices to make each bite different. Menu changes twice a day!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

They may not have their game together yet, having only opened 2 weeks prior, but overall left with a very lackluster impression. Service overpromised and underdelivered on numerous items and got the bar order wrong. Was intrigued about the concept of expanding palate with custom gourmet salts, but to do so, you can't salt the food as aggressively from the outset. I prefer much less sauce on the pasta in order to let the flavor and chew of the pasta itself to ring through. Manager also didn't take time to engage us with open questions to solicit some well-meaning feedback. I'd recommend using "What could we do to enhance your experience next time?" There are far better choices available in town.

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D
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Frequently sit at the bar for conversation and more attentive service.

Food delivery was sporadic. 3 salads, 2 delivered. Pizza was lukewarm followed up by 5 minutes later the other entree arrived...

And please don't make me ask for a drink when mine is empty.

It's a great location in Uptown. Improve on the service and the place can be a success.

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n
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was not good. Plain and simple. The salad was way overdressed and the dressing was cloying. The blue cheese grits that came with the lamb were inedible. WAAAY too much salt and blue cheese. The lamb was good though. My friend and I asked for double vegetable instead of the grits and they didn't do as requested. The atmosphere is so lovely that I REALLY want to like this place. I gave it another chance and again, the food was disappointing. The lettuce was lukewarm, salad was fair. The waygu meatballs were too salty and did not taste good. The sauce was too spicy and overwhelmed the meatballs. My friends chicken was bland. We told the waiter that we were unhappy with our meals. He deducted a sizable portion off the bill and gave us a card for complementary dessert to use in the future since we didn't want desert that night. The restaurant handled the situation beautifully but I am afraid I wont go back because of the poor quality of the food.
I am perplexed as to why the food is so poor since i really like their other restaurant Salio's in the Forest /Preston shopping Center.

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London
53 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat. They have only been open for a week but they are already knocking it out of the park—a tribute to their leadership in this industry.

The food was delicious and the service was flawless. This is not a spaghetti and meatball/lasagna kind of Italian restaurant. It is upscale with a wide variety of offerings. The portions are generous so there was no room for dessert. However, they sounded wonderful!

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I will return

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PC
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We eat at Sallio Itallio on last Friday during their soft opening. Food was great, but the lack of menu and server who was not knowledgeable of the offerings weighed the experience down. Hopefully they get the bugs worked out soon. We are a big fan of Sallio Bisto, the Mediterranean restaurant at Preston and Forest, so we visited Itallio with great expectations. We has the pasta dishes (Carbonara and Bolognese), and they were very original with fresh-made pasta. We will return for the food, so we hope that the experience improves with time.

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