Pietro's Italian Restaurant Inc
5722 Richmond Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
- Tue - Thu
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Fri - Sun
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Homey Italian restaurant. Lots of choices; good service. Prices are a little high for what you get, but overall a good choice for Italian food.
I have been a eating at Pietro's since 1975 and I have never had a bad meal. I have eaten virtually every thing on the menu and I have never been disappointed.
It is just pure pleasure to eat a meal at Pietro's with my family. Everyone enjoys the food and atmosphere.
My companion and I visited Pietro's this past Saturday night to celebrate. We were greeted by a waitress as we came in and Pietro himself came out as well. I had asked to be seated in the porch area, but we were seated in the back room. That wouldn't have been bad except there was a large birthday party back there already. Alyson was our waitress and was both friendly and very helpful. We had asked for samples of a wine and she both back two generous samples and then assisted further in our wine selections.. We placed our orders - Veal Champagne and Lasagna with Meat Sauce and I optioned for the Caesar salad while my companion got the dinner salad. Then things went sourth. A second larger birthday party came in complete with cameras and people moving around. While I will note they have a wonderful room for parties, seating a couple back with the large parties was an inconsiderate move on the part of the acting hostess. We could not talk freely because of the noise level, being bumped as people walked about and ducking flashes from cameras. .
The salads arrrived and yes, my salad looked brown BUT it was because of the dressing not because it was old or wilted. The homemade Caesar dressing was flavorable but I had too much of it on my salad. The breadsticks were diappointing in anyone can buy them in the cracker aisle of a grocery store.
Our meals arrived and I will say the lasagna with meat sauce was wonderful as was the side of spaghetti accompanying my meal. The Itaiian bread served with the meal was hearty on the inside and crusty on the outside. Exactly the way it should be. I did enjoy that the veal was very lightly breaded and not covered in a heavy overpowering breading. The champagan sauce was delicately balanced. The only fault I could find with this dish is the sauce was too delicate for the veal, but this could be a person preferance as I prefer distinct sauces as one would find with marsala or piccata. Which by the way, they did offer to make Veal Piccata even though it was not found on the menu.
We finished the meal with Amaretto Cheesecake. I must say, I found its taste more like a Grand Mariner cheesecake I had once tried, with undertones of orange and lemon. The consistency was very good, but I was expecting a more almond taste.
In summary, there was nothing so wrong that I would not recommend this lovely establishment to others. The only thing I would say is for couples to ask to be seated in either the porch or main dining area.. And to ditch the cheap breadsticks!
My husband and I met here and have been dining at Pietro's Italian Restaurant for 30 years. When we have a special occasion, it happens either at Pietro's or Celebration Restaurant. which are our favorite Dallas Restaurants.
Consistent menu items properly prepared, exquisite reduction sauces (try the Chicken Marsala, garlic and evoo on the side of spaghetti, which it comes with). I had chicken Marsala at Bucca's and it tasted like it had maple syrup on it (ugh). You can expect your favorites to be consistently prepared and outstanding every time.
This place has been around forever. I remember going there as a child with my parents and still go today with friends and family. Always good food, no matter what I order. I have sent many people from out of town and they were impressed. It's a keeper.
I'm 35 and my brother is 39, and my parents have been eating there for 40 years. We eat there for ALL special occasions. No restaurant's menu is perfect, not everything is excellent, but this place is as close as it gets. I do know that the Meatball pizza is the greatest thing that I have ever put in my mouth, and the eggplant parmesan is the BEST!!! It traditional, baked, not fried like most dumb Italian restaurants do. Baked in it's own dish. Moist and cheesy. It's the real deal. Also, their cannoli's are the best in Dallas. Hands down the best Italian restaurant in Dallas!!
My wife and I and couple of friends visited this place for the first time on the suggestion of someone else and we really enjoyed it. Calamari was excellent, all of our main dishes were great(lasagna, chicken alfredo and sausage and peppers) and we all absolutely agreed the best garlic bread we ever had! Also to top it off beer was ice cold.
THE FOOD IS THE BEST ITALIAN, GREAT SELECTION AND VARIETY.........CHARMING IS THE BEST DESCRIPTION.....BEEN GOING THERE 34 YEARS, EVERY ANNIVERSARY, BIRTHDAY, KIDS ALSO AND THEY STILL GO THERE,,,,,TRY IT.....SAY HI TO PETE WHEN YOU GO IN....
Everything I have ever eaten at Pietro's has been spectacular which says a lot since my family has been going there for about 20 years. Gracie's meatballs are the best! The meatball pizza is incredible as is the caesar salad, garlic cheese bread, fried provolone, spumoni, and my favorite the chicken varinelli!
The atmosphere is perfect, very comfortable. Staff is mostly family and family friends. Say hi to Pete!
So i searched for this restaurant on google after my friends told me how good it was and got city search. Read the reviews and decided what the hell, I'll give it a try. Phenomenal, the food was what i expected, really flavorful old school Italian. Got the Caesar salad, I have not had anything like that ever, very flavorful and puts any restaurant's dressing to shame. My girlfriend and I also really love calamari, so we ordered it. Lightly battered with a marinara sauce for dipping, simply awesome. I ordered chicken marsala and she ordered veal champagne, as the waiter suggested, and both were delicious. I have had chicken marsala before at other restaurants, but have to say, this is the best that i have ever had. While i have not had many veal dishes before, I tried my girlfriend's dish and it was awesome. They also came with a small pasta dish on the side with their spaghetti sauce on it that rocked. Definitely recommend this restaurant to people.
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