Too often, Italian in the Gateway City means soggy chain pizza that you want to get away from. The comfy family atmosphere here invites prolonged stays that can extend to the outside patio and bocce court. Drive-up service runs like a Swiss train and portions are generous. The bambino menu, with downsized portions, will thrill parents and their budgets. Order this to go: Our meal always begins with the hearty beer-battered artichokes slathered with a heady aioli (avoid if you’re on a first date). Tuck into a Mia Muffaletta: a focaccia bun dangerously thick with capicola, mortadella, prosciutto, and mozzarella and accompanied with the house jardiniere and a Calabria pepper aioli. All you need to add is a Cowboys game on demand. Pro tip: If you’ve got friends to feed, the charcuterie and burrata board is a no-nonsense bunch of goodies like coppa, burrata cheese, prosciutto, and salami, all ready to mount on toasted crostini and gild further with some seasonal jam (fig if you’re lucky), a luxurious balsamic reduction, or edgy stone-ground mustard.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.
Hours: L & D 7 days.
Last updated: May 2, 2021