Ital­ian

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NONNA TATA— 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.

SAINT ROCCO’S NEW YORK ITAL­IAN— This Trin­ity Groves es­tab­lish­ment 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 eater­ies in the Big Ap­ple. www.sain­troc­cos.com. 3011 Gulden Lane, Ste. 100, 469.320.9707.

TAV­ERNA— This cozy eatery serves up a so­phis­ti­cated menu of au­then­tic Ital­ian cui­sine, in­clud­ing an elab­o­rate se­lec­tion of ul­tra-thin crust piz­zas hand­tossed by a tra­di­tional pizzi­ola, as well as more elab­o­rate stan­dards like truf­fle and mush­room risotto. www.tav­ern­aby­lom­bardi.com. 3312 Knox St., 214.520.9933; 450 Throck­mor­ton St., Fort Worth, 817.885.7502.

TERILLI’S— Part up­scale eatery, part neigh­bor­hood hang­out, Terilli’s of­fers a va­ri­ety of North­ern and South­ern Ital­ian dishes and fresh seafood, with a clas­si­cal am­biance com­ple­mented by live pi­ano mu­sic. Lo­cals love the Ital­ian nachos and crab claws. www.ter­il­lis.com. 2815 Greenville Ave., 214.827.3993.

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