Mille Lire

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638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 638 People Are Saying
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vipDGA1
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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AwsD
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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DallasFoodie
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

some of the very best Italian cuisine in Dallas, will definitely go back

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vipBamcg
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipDanielS
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Service got off to a slow start, but improved quickly. The food was excellent

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robertm
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience4

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.

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BradSmedberg
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Meal!! my wife and I both loved everything about this dinner. will be back soon!

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CynthiaZ
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Kitt
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful menu selection with outstanding food and service. One of the best in Dallas

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Sadie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipHelmD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good to great, but service did not match food quality.

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vipbrucet
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond outstanding!!! Won't be able to visit Dallas again without a dinner at Mille Lire!

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ColeenW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding restaurant...food, service, ambiance!!! Loved everything!

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vipPlanofoodie
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!!

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Craig
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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)

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BobU
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding.

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vippaulak
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious Italian food. The menu selection makes it difficult to decide what to order. I will definitely return.

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JustinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipJordanP
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were both excellent.

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Jeff
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was terrific. Attention to detail, from the artwork to the garnishments on the food, was superb.

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IanM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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LeiZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

My request through Open Table for a special desert wasn’t taken care of.

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NorrisP
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Service was slow and inattentive. Food was decent, but expected outstanding based on the reviews and reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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RosemaryC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food, Great Service makes this restaurant our favorite in Dallas.

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SavannahM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my mom here for her birthday. The meal was excellent and the service phenomenal!! We loved every minute of our dinner. Thank you!

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vipSssutton
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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BradF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, energetic atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely! Venue is beautiful, brunch was great and just the right amount and service was awesome as per usual

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vipthePLR
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t beat the lunch special! I will be back.

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ChrisF
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipNewToTX
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a nice experience. Not our first time there but food and service was *really* good!