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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Dallas - Fort Worth

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Dallas - Fort Worth? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Mariano's Hacienda Ranch restaurant
4.9
4.9 (46)
$30 and under
Mexican
Upper Greenville
About the restaurant
Mariano’s Hacienda is a traditional Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas dishing up Texas ranch cuisine amidst authentic ranch décor. Whether you’re looking for Southwestern classics like flame-roasted poblano stuffed with grilled chicken, steak fajitas or mesquite grilled camarones carlos y charlies with epazote white rice, the wide variety of dishes available at Mariano’s Hacienda will have something you’ll enjoy. Mariano’s also serves a wide variety of signature margaritas, curated by the founder of the restaurant, and inventor of the frozen margarita machine.



Focusing on mesquite whole logs, locally-sourced, farm-fresh produce and quality meats, Mariano’s Hacienda has been offering innovative dishes since opening in 1971. Mariano’s also offers a kids’ menu and has a private room for special events that you can contact the restaurant to reserve.
Top review
KevinFvip
Dined on May 16, 2024
Food was great and so was the service! I have been coming to mariano's for 30 years and have never been disappointed in the food or service! I'll be back!
A photo of Bruno’s Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (372)
$31 to $50
Italian
Coppell
About the restaurant
Bruno’s Ristorante has been a fixture in the neighborhood for many years. We’ve enjoyed entertaining everyone from nearby residents to business guests to the Dallas Cowboys (until recently) and those who travel from further away.

Bruno Ceka started this establishment over 25 years ago, and has been actively involved since its beginning. Bruno is an enthusiastic businessman who loves working in and serving the local community. He’s had several business ventures in the area over the years, but his passion has always been here, at Bruno’s. Most days you’ll see him welcoming you in the dining room.
Top review
JanaB
Dined on May 12, 2024
A hidden neighborhood gem! Excellent fresh pasta and service is impeccable.
A photo of Trova Wine + Market restaurant
4.9
4.9 (212)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Park Cities
About the restaurant
A modern Dallas wine shop & bar selling a carefully curated selection of 200+ wines. A chef-driven menu offers a mix of small plates, sandwiches, gourmet cheeses, & charcuterie to accompany one of our 22 wines by-the-glass or the bottle of your choosing.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Trova is my favorite wine bar in Dallas! The staff is incredible - Andrew, the manager is fantastic!! You’re in great hands here. The food and wine selection is always on point!
A photo of Little Katana – Las Colinas restaurant
4.8
4.8 (35)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Irving
About the restaurant
Little Katana Las Colinas serves modern Japanese cuisine which embodies the modern dining experience with world class food. 18 Raw bar menu (small sashimi dish with modern touch), Variety fresh fish for sushi and sashimi from all over the world, unique chef's specialty rolls that can only be experienced in Little Katana Las Colinas Also serving traditional regular rolls and special rolls.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Food was good, service as a little slow as our waitress was running around from cleaning tables to playing bartender to attending tables. Appetizers were quite small, as we barely got some leaves for ordering Brussel sprouts and shishito peppers were a handful for the price we paid.
A photo of Cane Rosso - Arlington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (116)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Arlington
About the restaurant
From its beginning as a mobile pizza operation to multiple locations across the DFW metroplex, Cane Rosso restaurants continue to evolve and make bellies happy! From handmade dough and mozzarella made in-house daily for our wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas to fresh pasta, authentic Italian desserts, wines, cocktails, local brews, and unique takes on classic, traditional Italian dishes, everyone is sure to find something they enjoy. Every Cane Rosso restaurant partners with local vendors, brewers and restaurant suppliers to help support its local community. We hope you will join us for a dining experience you are sure to enjoy! Cheers!
Top review
SuzanneN
Dined 3 days ago
Food was excellent and good happy hour prices on drinks!
A photo of Little Rome restaurant
4.8
4.8 (189)
$30 and under
Italian
Plano
About the restaurant
We are Little Rome, a small but cozy restaurant where we satisfy all of your Italian food cravings! Come enjoy our extensive "made from scratch" menu featuring all your favorites, delicious seafood entrees and mouth-watering 20'' stuffed pizzas.
Top review
McKinney
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing value and great marinara sauce. Decent service and overall good experience.
A photo of Numero 28 Ristorante Pizzeria - Allen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (276)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Allen
About the restaurant
Pizzeria - Ristorante -Fully Italian Authentic Cuisine - Gluten Free Options - Vegetarian Options - Healthy food - Appetizers -Salads - Sandwiches (Only Lunch) - Thin Crust Pizza - Fresh Homemade Pastas - Entrees - Full Bar - Great wine selection - Family and friendly Atmosphere
Cover Patio - Free Parking
Monday: Half Off all the Bottles of Wine Reserve List
Tuesday :Half Off all the Bottles of Wine (All Day)
Wednesday: Live Music from 6pm to 9pm with Camilla Venturini
Happy Hour: From Monday to Friday 4pm -6pm
$6 Selected white and Red wines
$6 Well Drinks
$7-9 Selected Appetizers
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Amazing eating experience. The dishes are authentic and delicious! Can’t wait to come back.
A photo of Musashi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (37)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Frisco
About the restaurant
Musashi is a Japanese fine casual dining restaurant based in Frisco, Texas. Co-founded by Award-winning Chef David Cho, Musashi offers diverse dishes ranging from contemporary signature tastings to traditional Japanese sushi. Join us for an extraordinary dining experience for lunch, happy hour, and dinner!
Top review
hollyvip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Everything bite was delicious and each dish was beautifully plated and prepared! The miso, edamame (spicy), paradise roll all so so good! And so glad we ordered dessert because the matcha ice cream and ginger infused crème brûlée were incredible.
A photo of The Standard Pour restaurant
4.7
4.7 (414)
$30 and under
American
Uptown
About the restaurant
The Standard Pour is a Craft Cocktail & Dining destination. Serving one of Dallas's most advanced Mixology Programs, as well as one of the Top 50 Bourbon selections in America, The Standard Pour remains a local neighborhood favorite with an incredible scratch kitchen and truly inviting service. Our seasonal menu of shared plates & entrees, compliments the artisanal selection of cocktails, spirits, and boutique wines by the glass. Located in the heart of Uptown, The Standard Pour offers a timeless, casual & yet sophisticated atmosphere. With warmly lit brick & dark woods, accented with filament sconces & library liquor shelves, The Standard Pour truly provides an easy to love environment for all occasions.
Top review
Anthony
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Great spot with a nice happy hour menu. Love that they will take reservation even for 2 people. They enclosed their patio and have fans with AC but still a little warm during the afternoon. Cool vibe but super loud. My friend and I left hoarse from yelling at each other from across a small table. Would give it another try on off peak hours.
A photo of Little Katana - Uptown restaurant
4.7
4.7 (20)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Park Cities
About the restaurant
Little Katana features a uniquely varied upscale-casual dining experience, offering Asian-Fusion and traditional steakhouse cuisines.
Top review
BeeDeevip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Went with a friend during a break in the crazy weather, so it was a pretty sparse crowd. Our server Steven was delightful. He was knowledge and funny, and even taught us that it’s bad luck to pour our first sip of sake!
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