Mille Lire

4.6
453 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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.

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1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 453 People Are Saying
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KM
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Meticulous service & helpful staff knowledgeable about both the food & wine. We had a super fun evening!

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a
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, mimosas, and great service. Will visit again!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, authentic Italian food!

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JH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. We will be back!!

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TM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous food! Felt like we were in Italy!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely divine! I would recommend this wonderful restaurant without hesitation!!

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CH
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Mixed feelings about Mille Lire after my experience earlier this week. From a design perspective, the restaurant remains forward thinking leading to a good atmosphere. The restaurant was busy, but well short of packed, during lunch which was a positive - did not feel empty but not so loud that we could not get our business accomplished. The service was spotty. Our waiter promptly took drink and then food orders. Our meals were delivered to the table in about 15 minutes. No problem. He then disappeared for nearly 20 minutes which was only a problem because my lunch was not what I ordered. I would have sent it back since I do not eat one of the ingredients in it but he did not return to the table. As a result, I picked around what I do not eat and left about half of my plate. My two companions enjoyed their meals but I did not. Given that Mille Lire is on the pricier side of lunch, I expected better.

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HD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The weekday $21 lunch special for an
Antipasto and a Pasta is fabulous! Add a delicious bottle of wine and you feel as if you are in Italia! A quiet room filled with light is a perfect setting for Un Pranzo Italiano.

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TV
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Did a late Father's Day Brunch for authentic Italian - what a treat and perfectly mirror our experiences in Rome and Naples. We have become frequent diners at one of our new favorite restaurants . Special food and prefect wait staff attention.

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S
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always an exceptional service; Chef G and Roggeiro B. provide a one of kind culinary experience! Ospitalitá italiana 2019! Grazie Mille!

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JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is AMAZING! You are missing out if you haven’t tried it yet. The manager is always walking the floor and is great at checking in on tables. Our server seemed overwhelmed even though the restaurant was not that busy. She forgot several things we asked for and was not quick to clear plates, offer refill or deliver the check. Luckily she has a great team behind her who worked to fill her gaps in service.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fathers Day. Outstanding service and attention. Delicious food and drinks as well.

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DE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are big fans. A welcomed addition to a very short list of good Italian restaurants in Dallas

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JS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service dropped the ball at several points through out the experience.

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DS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It look 10 minutes to get our server to come to out table. The food was good but portions were very small compared to the cost.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mille Lire provided a perfect birthday celebration for my wife. Every dish was amazing. Standouts are the cauliflower, the octopus, the crab-and-asparagus lemon fettuccine and the cacio y pepe (pasta with pecorino and black pepper--sounds overly simple but it is a signature taste for this beautiful dining venue). So glad we get to go back in two weeks for MY birthday. 😁

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SQ
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service, not traditional takes on Italian pastas.

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MP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this place is fantastic!

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MR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A reliable venue for business-oriented meals with good food and attentive service

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just like my Uncle Modesto’s
Restaurant in Rome!

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JF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pasta dishes are excellent. Brussel sprouts and octopus appetizers are recommended

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LT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful menu selections, innovative Italian choices ranging from pasta, beef, veal, seafood, chicken an desserts. We enjoy the friendly atmosphere and staff. Would recommend for local and out of towners to visit.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and experience.

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SS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!!!

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b
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mille Lire is my new favorite place! I took a friend for her birthday lunch and while the restaurant was mostly empty we had a wonderful experience. The waitstaff was attentive. We experience our first "sabering" of a bottle of prosecco. The food was incredible! The lamb meatballs are practically a meal in themselves. The roasted cauliflower was delicious as was the simple pasta dish. I can't wait to go back for dinner!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, wine and service

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MR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

A nice night out, good food, half-price wine, and attentive but not pushy service. Only downside was that we were one of only 3/4 occupied tables in a big dining space

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MJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the décor, the service, the appetizers, the wine choice (Wine list was many Italian wines unknown to us but the white recommendation was great, even gave us a sample before we ordered. Ripasso, which we knew, was great too). But the entrees were disappointing. All in all, a very pleasant evening. Probably will give those entrees another try.

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C
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant. Every item that we have cried has been a spectacular gastronomic delight! There is no other restaurant in Dallas that offers Italian food of this caliber.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff was helpful and attentive with our needs

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J
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The dining room decor is warm and stylish and the bar is very inviting with its Cherner wooden bar stools. The salads that started our dinner were as lovely as they were delicious. A thinly sliced watermelon radish crowned my pile of greens. A few of the greens were yellowed and decayed, but not many.
We particularly appreciated help from the sommelier with the large selection of Italian whites. The Ribolla paired beautifully with the crab and asparagus pasta dish robed in a lemon butter sauce that we ate for dinner. The toasted coconut panna cotta we shared at dessert did not disappoint!
Great food and exceptional wine in a stylish room!

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C
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding service from all who serviced us—especially George. Food was very good. I will definitely return.

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RP
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love love!

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VG
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Guliano and his staff was accommodating and lovely. Highly recommended by close friends and we will definitely do the same! Can’t wait to go back! Bravo!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elegant and understated throughout. This was delightful meal with a friendly, abundant menu. Everything felt fresh and carefully crafted. Great (albeit pricey) wine selection.

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EB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mille Lire is a beautiful restaurant with great food and service. The owner is often on premises and making sure everything is to the customer's complete satisfaction. The restaurant also has a great wine list.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

To start, the food was great. I took my mother for a late Mother's Day dinner and she was pleased with the general ambiance. We enjoyed the lamb meatballs and salmon. However, in very stark contrast, the service left much to be desired and to be honest, essentially ruined my experience. I watched the manager, Roger, greet everyone in the dining area except the two of us, even checking back on certain tables multiple times. It's not something that I usually focus or even notice but it seemed so egregious, bc we were the only people of color in the entire restaurant that weren't waitstaff and quite frankly stood out. I plan to never return to this establishment and will advise anyone I know of this experience. The meatballs were great though. So therefore they get two stars.

Mille Lire
Responded on 17 May 2019

We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was disappointing as we highly value all our guests and wish to make them all feel at home. Please allow us to point out that we would never make anybody feel unwelcome based on their ethnicity. It's in total opposition to Chef Giuliano's inclusive nature and policy and quite frankly an unfair remark. Mistakes happen and we sincerely apologize but they need to be treated for what they are. It would be our pleasure to have you back anytime.

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JJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was my 2nd time to visit the restaurant. I was very pleased on the first and received the same outstanding service from the waiter, sommelier and entire staff. The food was delicious and we look forward to our next visit. It's a neighborhood gem that you should experience.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Best place in Dallas for authentic Italian food!

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KS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed Mother's Day brunch and am looking forward to going back for dinner and seeing the whole menu. The restaurant is lovely with lots of natural lighting.

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