Dallas >Food & Dining > Pietro's Italian Restaurant
5722 Richmond Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520632.815993 -96.768809
Sun, Tue-Thurs 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: "M" Streets
The best authentic Italian food in Dallas – The negative reviews on here are fake, probably done by competitors. We have been regulars at Pietro's for over 20 years, have celebrated birthdays, anniversary's and will be there for another this Saturday & we will be coming all the way from Southlake! I have traveled all over the world and enjoy dining, and the Veal Franciase at "Pete's" is one of a kind. The family lives upstairs, and the charm just jumps out at you. If you haven't tried the cream of vegetable soup, the garlic crab claws in lemon butter, the sauted artichoke hearts or the many other dishes, you are missing out on something amazing. If you can get Pietro to make his incredible flaming Chicken Fra Diavola, you will be a devotee for life...Don't miss out on a chance to experience one of Dallas's most originat Italian places...
They should be ashamed to call this Italian food – Some of the worst Italian food I have ever had. We had Italian Sausage/Pasta and Baked Ziti, salad with oil and vinegar and garlic bread. The sausage was mealy, and had no flavor and no fennel. They need to change meat suppliers or get it locally. The pasta was undercooked. The salad had oil & vinegar only. No tomatoes or onion. But the worst was the sauce. It was way too spicy, overladened with a hot, peppery seasoning, like mexican or chinese food. It was not edible. The same peppery flavor was also in the baked ziti. It was way too spicy hot, and not tasty at all. It tasted more like mexican than italian. Perhaps the owner should get a new cook or cookbook, as this cannot be called Italian. Oh, I almost forgot the garlic bread. It was soggy, and I didn't have much garlic on it. The only saving grace was the server, who was very cordial and attentive. If you want real, good Italian food, don't go here.
What's Italian without GARLIC! – I just wanted to make a correction to the previous review made about this restaurant. The pizza has always been awesome. The homemade Caesar dressing is always great, full of flavor with the right amount of tanginess. Pizza without garlic, you are obviously not a connoisseur of Italian, garlic is the essence of the food, practically. I would just like to keep positive reviews of Pietro's. This family owned and operated restaurant has been a fave of mine for many years as are the smiles behind it. The chef is great! I will recommend this restaurant as well as the diablo pollo.
Beware, beware, beware – Based on the reviews I read, I decided to try Pietro's. Initial impressions were good: quaint restaurant, old man Pietro making the Caesar salads, and the charming wait staff reciting an incredible list of specials. I ordered a caesar salad, a bottle of wine, and a pizza with my ususal ingredients: pepperoni, italian saugage, onions, mushrooms. and green olives. The bottle of wine I recieved was tasty and relatively inexpensive. The caesear salad, however, was not. The lettuce was brown and the dressing had no flavor. But, the salad pales in comparisson to the pizza. Pietro himself made my pizza. In addition the the ingredients that I ordered, he smothered the pizza with fresh garlic. When confronted, he admitted to putting a lot of garlic on the pizza and refused to replace it with one as ordered.
Bottom line, beware of the casar salad, the garlic pizza, and the jack*** ornery owner. Drive the extra mile over to Louie's or Fireside Pies -- Worst Pizza in Dallas!
The bad reviews are bogus. – My husband and I frequent Pietro's on our nights out. Pietro is always up front to greet us with a smile and the food is AWESOME. Trying the chicken tetrazinni is a must. As is the fettucinni alfredo. The pasta is hand made. 5 stars all the way around!!!
Best Italian Food! – I just found this place with a few friends last weekend. It is great! They stayed open after they had closed the kitchen so that we could have some take-out. We had the awesome calamari, the beef cannelloni, a seafood dish and sausage pizza. The pasta was fresh, the sausage was homemade and everything was so good! We've decided that we HAVE to go back!
box pasta, low grade meat and canned pasta sauce – My husband and I visited because of the rave reviews we read here. However, it was the biggest waste or money and a meal. The food was extremely low grade, not properly prepared and even the garlic bread was bland. My husband had veal that was not cooked well and and cut wrong (much too thick). The salad was brown and had bottle Kraft ranch dressing. The girl next to us even had to send back her eggplant because it was "silly". I would not recommend a trip here.
Great Italian Food – This is one of my favorite Italian dining experiences. The ambience is great, and the food is from the old family style kitchen. The price is great. The service is very good. This is one experience you will enjoy if you are an Italian food lover.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Classic Italian restaurant off Lower Greenville offers traditional fare in a casual atmosphere.
One of the Finest in Dallas – My wife and I have been going to Pietro's for over 15 years. Pietro makes the best Caesar salad I have ever tasted. The menu is extensive and the service excellent. I highly recommend this family owned establishment.
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