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Lucia

Photograph by Kevin Marple

Formerly one of Dallas’s tiniest restaurants, this jewel of the dining scene has moved into a large adjacent space once occupied by its late cousin restaurant, Macellaio, and it is better than ever. Chef David Uygur’s Italian-inspired dishes showcase top-tier ingredients with magical flavor melds. The menu includes house-made pasta, charcuterie, and bread (the kitchen even mills its own flour), plus phenomenal grilled or braised entrées and sublime desserts. Try this: The crostone (grilled bread) with chicken liver mousse and artichoke conserva is mind-blowing (pair it with a glass of valpolicella). Pastas, including a fava bean agnolotti in brodo (broth), are consistent standouts. The succulent pork shoulder with rapini in a rich jus-and-wine reduction is the best pork dish we’ve had in years. Pro tip: The menu is ever changing, but the online sample sets an accurate tone.

 

City: Dallas

Cuisine:

Drinks: Beer & wine

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★★★

Address: 287 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, TX, 75208

Hours: D Tue–Sun.

Phone: 214-948-4998

Website: luciadallas.com

Last updated: June 7, 2021