CAMPISI’S RESTAURANT Italian. Campisi’s is a Dallas classic and one of the oldest eateries around (since 1946, to be exact) that you just can’t miss. Noted for some of the best crispy pizza in town, this Italian restaurant also serves up toasted ravioli and spaghetti and meatballs that warm the belly and the heart. Multiple locations. www. campisis.us. CANE ROSSO Pizza. Certified pizzaioli Jay Jerrier has reinvigorated pizza in DFW with crispy, chewy crusts, imaginative toppings (think spicy bacon marmalade) and a strict “no ranch” rule. Be sure to end your meal with a s’mores calzone. Multiple locations. www.ilcanerosso.com. LUCIA Italian. Visitors to this highly acclaimed Italian favorite in the Bishop Arts District would do well to make reservations ahead of time to ensure seating. It’s well worth it. Lucia’s evolving seasonal menu boasts some of the most divine ingredients available, and the delicate and full-flavored dishes defy categorization. www.luciadallas.com. 408 W. 8th St., 214.948.4998. NONNA TATA Italian. This cash-only, homestyle Italian eatery serves up authentic dishes that you would be hard-pressed to find outside of Italy itself. Freshly baked focaccia bread is the perfect accompaniment to the hand-rolled pasta. Don’t forget to BYOB. 1400 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817.332.0250. PICCOLO MONDO Italian. In a land filled with Southwestern cuisine, a good Italian restaurant provides a nice change of pace. This Arlington location serves it up with a nod towards the classics. www.piccolomondo.com. 829 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, 817.265.9174. SAINT ROCCO’S NEW YORK ITALIAN Italian. Located in the Trinity Groves development at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge, Saint Rocco’s is the brainchild of Dallas’ Phil Romano, an East Coast native with a passion for food and family. The menu includes fresh, comforting staples with a contemporary twist (like a deconstructed Sicilian lasagna) and a welcoming, white tablecloth atmosphere reminiscent of Italian restaurants in the Big Apple. www.saintroccos.com. 3011 Gulden Lane, Ste. 100, 469.320.9707.