Permanently Closed - Mille Lire
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Mille Lire promises a constantly-changing menu of regional Italian cuisine. And is a nod to “la dolce vita,” or “the sweet life,” of Chef Matarese's childhood in Italy. Diners can look forward to antipasti, along with pizzas fired in an Italian oven and pastas made fresh daily with an imported pasta-maker. Entrees include chianti-braised short ribs, diver scallops with cauliflower puree, octopus, and much more.
A full menu of beer, wine, and hand-crafted cocktails will keep diners from going thirsty. A curated wine list features the best expressions of Italian regions that perfectly pair with Chef Giuliano's creations.
Potatoes, Celery, Castelvetrano Olives, Red Onions
Golden Raisins, Pine Nuts, Pecorino, Bread Crumbs
Absolutely loved this restaurant. The decor is sleek and a combination of rustic Italian and contemporary. We had the nicest waiter, Cassidy, who helped with our selections. She was friendly, professional and informative. We shared everything tonight. The portions were easily large enough to share. We started with the Burrata. It had an interesting twist of being atop an eggplant ragù. Wow! We then shared the roasted octopus, which was also amazing, although a bit spicy. We then shared the cacio e pepe pasta, which was definitely one of the best we’ve ever had. We finished by sharing the potato crusted halibut. The potato crust was extremely light, and the dish overall was delicious. We’ll definitely be back, hopefully on a Monday or Tuesday to take advantage of half-priced wine nights.
Amazing food. The gnocchi was pillowy and the sauce very cheesy and rich. Short rib lollipops were to die for!
Luc and greg were awesome servers
some of the very best Italian cuisine in Dallas, will definitely go back
I love this place....Ate our first meal here on Thanksgiving afternoon; special menu was delicious. Have been back a few times and am still impressed, every time. The food is fresh, the wait staff are pleasant and the ambiance is comfortable. Highly recommend.
Overall it was a great Italian dinner. Gnocchi were truly outstanding. The prosciutto and Melone were not quite as good as expected if you compare with any restaurant in Italy.
All of our food was great--wonderful flavor and well cooked--, and I would definitely return to the restaurant for that reason. But, the service was strangely rude... Right away, our server complained that we arrived at the table too fast (we were seated by the hostess?). Then, our server instructed that we had to order our entire meal, from appetizer to dessert all at once and right away. When we apologized and told her we had only selected our appetizers so far, she literally pursed her lips and walked away. Every interaction with her after that was uncomfortably clipped. The restaurant's service seems to work in teams - other staff brought drinks, refills, food, etc., and in all other ways, the service was good. But, our waitress was unpleasant, to say the least.
Service got off to a slow start, but improved quickly. The food was excellent
Pasta was too spicy. If I wanted spicy I would have gone to a Mexican restaurant. Wine was all Italian and very expensive. GM was great. Waiter never even asked if we wanted desert and just brought the check. Pasta prices were very high.
Outstanding Meal!! my wife and I both loved everything about this dinner. will be back soon!
I think this is my favorite restaurant in Dallas! The atmosphere is wonderful. And the food is totally beyond compare!The lamb meatballs are a must try as an appetizer! Everyone in my party loved their entrées!! Don’t miss out on one if the best, if not the best, restaurant in Dallas!
Wonderful menu selection with outstanding food and service. One of the best in Dallas
Love this place for a nicer date night. The atmosphere is very sophisticated and romantic. The staff is extremely attentive and accommodating. The food is wonderful. I think we went a little wrong in ordering the seafood pasta. It was so great, but nothing really stood out to me compared to other seafood pastas I've had, but there other pasta items looked very good and I'm excited to go back and try more! Also the truffle butter for the bread is so good!
Food was good to great, but service did not match food quality.
Beyond outstanding!!! Won't be able to visit Dallas again without a dinner at Mille Lire!
An outstanding restaurant...food, service, ambiance!!! Loved everything!
We came here for our wedding anniversary with 2 other couples. I love Mille Lire. From the service to the amazing food, Everything was perfect!!!
Our waiter, Craig, was excellent...he was always there when you needed him but if you didn't need him he was invisible. Also he was very personable and helpful with menu and wine selections.
Food was very good but I prefer mine hot not warm and all entrees were just warm.
Dining room was elegantly decorated with lots of windows.
Very nice dining experience ($358 for 4, one pre-dinner cocktail each, one $55 bottle of wine)
Food and service were outstanding.
Delicious Italian food. The menu selection makes it difficult to decide what to order. I will definitely return.
Nice atmosphere, very good service and top notch food. Servers know the menu and the wine list very well and were attentive and personable. Food quality was excellent. I didn't love one of my appetizers but it was okay; the rest of my meal was great though. The parking garage broke on the way out so we had to wait in a huge line. Not the restaurant's fault but reflective on the venue. The space itself was very cool, open and airy and a bit modern. I'd go back.
The service and food were both excellent.
The experience was terrific. Attention to detail, from the artwork to the garnishments on the food, was superb.
For a random day lunch, this place is heavily slept on. The lunch offering is brilliant considering the 2 course offering. Delicious apps, fantastic pasta, great cocktails. The ambiance is absolutely beautiful, perfect for dates, well lit, etc. Service was quick, and enjoyable, regularly checked on, water refilled, plates cleared. If you're coming, park in the garage and validate with your phone number before leaving the restaurant. I honestly love this place and rave to it to all my friends and family. Next time I'm coming for dinner.
We had a Valentine's day dinner and there were some special dishes. Foods are great, but taste almost the same. I am not happy with the cleanliness because tablewares are not clean and there are a lot of white furs on the black napkins. Overall experience was not so well.
My request through Open Table for a special desert wasn’t taken care of.
My wife and I visited Mille Lire this week for the first time and found it to be a pleasant surprise. We had an excellent waitress who gave us some great tips on ordering her favorite things from the menu. We had the crispy Brussel sprouts for an appetizer which were incredibly delicious. Then we each had the squash and ricotta filled pasta in a butter and sage sauce which was also lighter than expected but so delicious. Good wine selection. Wonderful Italian restaurant in the Oak Lawn area. We will return soon!
Happy hour prices are not available in the regular dining room, therefore we moved to the bar area. A woman brought a yorkshire terrier into the area and sat it in the booth. The dog didn’t have anything on it indicating it was a service animal. The manager was aware of the animal and allowed it to stay seated in the booth. At one point, the dog came over to our table and jumped on us and then proceeded to run through the dining room. It scared other patrons and the manager had to pick the dog up before the owner even realized the dog had ran off. This seemed unacceptable in a restaurant much less one that seems as nice as this one. Overall, it was a pretty disappointing dining experience.
Service was slow and inattentive. Food was decent, but expected outstanding based on the reviews and reputation.
Waiter was forceful with his opinions and place wasn’t very crowded. Wine the waiter recommended gave me heartburn so couldn’t eat much. Bread and spread was great! As were the cauliflower.
The ambiance was contemporary and romantic with friendly attentive service. The Music was a little loud at first for comfortable conversation. But they turned it down thankfully. The pasta and appetizers were outstanding. We will be back. Great place for a romantic date.
Great Food, Great Service makes this restaurant our favorite in Dallas.
Took my mom here for her birthday. The meal was excellent and the service phenomenal!! We loved every minute of our dinner. Thank you!
A bit of understated elegance describes the decor. I went for lunch around 11:30a (right when it opened to avoid the crowd). This afforded me the opportunity to take in the food, the service and the aesthetics. All winners in my book. I even recommended the place as soon as I got back to the office. I will be back.
Easily one of the best Italian places in Dallas. As an Italian guy originally from the northeast, believe me. It’s legit & our city needed it.
Fantastic food, energetic atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Definitely recommend.
Lovely! Venue is beautiful, brunch was great and just the right amount and service was awesome as per usual
Can’t beat the lunch special! I will be back.
This Italian Restaurant is one of the best in Dallas, I was very impressed and surprised that more people didn't know about Mille Lire! I would highly recommend, there is not a bad meal, service is excellent!
Maybe the most authentic Itialian food in the city...exceptional food and service at a reasonable value.
We especially appreciated the extensive wine list that offered a range of wines at a good price. We can't wait to visit again.
What a nice experience. Not our first time there but food and service was *really* good!
Permanently Closed - Mille Lire is rated 4.4 stars by 639 OpenTable diners.