Tim Love has often worked the occasional ravioli or risotto into the Texas-y menus at his flagship Lonesome Dove Western Bistro. But what most people don’t know is that he’s actually fanatical about Italian food. So when the opportunity arose to lease a small, informal suburban location, he jumped at the chance to concentrate on his (second) favorite cuisine. The menu is expectedly casual, with everything from a couple of nice salumi plates to seared pork osso buco (the latter on Sundays). If cheesy, rectangular Detroit-style pizza counts as Italian, he’s got that too (his wife, Emilie, is from Michigan). For lighter appetites, he turns out a lovely celery root carpaccio with spiced walnuts in vinaigrette. The chipper setting, a little building painted white, pink, and green, has bountiful gardens that are fun to see (they supply vegetables for the kitchen) and small cabanas where you can relax with a drink and a nosh.
City: Fort Worth
Hours: L Fri–Sun. D 7 days.
Last updated: February 17, 2020