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Mille Lire, Dallas, TX

Mille Lire

4.4
4.4
639 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 269-5200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    CATERING SERVICES IN DALLAS We're bringing our distinct Italian dishes to your event! From executive packages for your office meeting in Dallas to full-service reception packages for a wedding in Highland Park, let Mille Lire take care of your catering needs. We welcome events of any size, from 10-1000 people, we have you covered. Request More Info: https://hubs.ly/H0fLVK90

  • Private party facilities

    BOOK PARTIES and PRIVATE EVENTS AT MILLE LIRE Mille Lire is the perfect venue for your next private party or business meeting. Our restaurant can be completely private or divided for semi-private dining. We will be happy to host your next corporate event, rehearsal dinner, private party, or other special occasions for small groups of 10 to large groups up to 160. All private parties include a complementary Prosecco toast and table linens, settings, etc MILLE LIRE HAS PROUDLY HOSTED: Dolce & Gabbana • Bruno Magli• Valentino• Manolo Blahnik• The Real Housewives of Dallas & More Private party rental fees are waived for private parties held on Sundays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays. Request More Info: https://hubs.ly/H0fLT4r0

  • Neighborhood

    Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn

  • Cross street

    Cedar Springs Rd and Welborn St.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary garage parking in the Centrum Building with validation at our host stand.

  • Public transit

    Stop ID: 15401Stop ID: 15420Stop Id: 13330

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Pranzo Veloce

Choice of Antipasto followed by Pasta

  • 2-Course Prix Fixe Menu$21.00

    Antipasti

    • Octopus Salad$12.00

      Potatoes, Celery, Castelvetrano Olives, Red Onions

      • Burrata$12.00

        Vine Tomatoes, Avocado, Basil

        • Asparagus & Prosciutto di Parma$14.00

          5-minute Egg, Parmesan Fonduta

          • Lamb Meatballs$10.00

            Spinach, Pecorino

            • Fritto Misto$16.00

              Golden Crispy Calamari, Shrimp, Zucchini

              • Roasted Beet Salad$11.00

                Goat Cheese, Orange, Toasted Pistachios

                • Organic Mixed Greens$8.00

                  Lettuce & Herb Salad, Baby Carrots, Radish, Lemon Vinaigrette

                  • Roasted Cauliflower$11.00

                    Golden Raisins, Pine Nuts, Pecorino, Bread Crumbs

                    Pasta

                    All our pasta is housemade

                    • Farmer's Rigatoni$15.00

                      Chicken, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Creamy Brandy Sauce

                      • Fettuccine alla Bolognese$16.00

                        Classic Braised Tomato & Beef Ragù

                        • Rigatoni alla Norma$15.00

                          Fried Eggplant, Tomato, Fresh Basil, Fior di Latte

                          • Cacio e Pepe$14.00

                            Roman Style Pasta of the Day, Pecorino & Crushed Black Pepper Sauce

                            Secondi

                            • Skirt Steak$23.00

                              Truffled Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, Salsa Verde

                              • Roasted Chicken Thigh$19.00

                                Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes

                                • Iceland Cod$21.00

                                  Charred Calamari, Sautéed Spinach

                                  • Grilled Catch of the Day

                                    Asparagus, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Fresh Herbs

                                    • MP

                                  Dolce

                                  • Tiramisù$6.00

                                    Classic Italian Coffee & Mascarpone Dessert

                                    What 639 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.4
                                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.5Food
                                    • 4.3Service
                                    • 4.5Ambience
                                    • 4.2Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. DG

                                      DGA1

                                      Dallas

                                      83 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      83 reviews

                                      Dined on March 15, 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.

                                    2. AD

                                      AwsD

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 14, 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

                                    3. DF

                                      DallasFoodie

                                      Dallas

                                      17 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      17 reviews

                                      Dined on March 13, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    4. B

                                      Bamcg

                                      Dallas

                                      24 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      24 reviews

                                      Dined on March 9, 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.

                                    5. DS

                                      DanielS

                                      Dallas

                                      15 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on March 8, 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.

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 8, 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.

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

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

                                    8. r

                                      robertm

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 8, 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.

                                    9. BS

                                      BradSmedberg

                                      Naples

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    10. CZ

                                      CynthiaZ

                                      Dallas

                                      17 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      17 reviews

                                      Dined on March 8, 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!

                                    11. K

                                      Kitt

                                      Dallas

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 7, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    12. S

                                      Sadie

                                      Dallas

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 7, 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!

                                    13. HD

                                      HelmD

                                      Dallas

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 7, 2020

                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

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

                                    14. b

                                      brucet

                                      San Francisco

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on March 1, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    15. CW

                                      ColeenW

                                      Dallas

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on February 23, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    16. P

                                      Planofoodie

                                      Dallas

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on February 23, 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!!!

                                    17. C

                                      Craig

                                      Dallas

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 22, 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)

                                    18. BU

                                      BobU

                                      Dallas

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on February 22, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food and service were outstanding.

                                    19. p

                                      paulak

                                      Dallas

                                      20 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      20 reviews

                                      Dined on February 21, 2020

                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

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

                                    20. JS

                                      JustinS

                                      New York Area

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 21, 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.

                                    21. JP

                                      JordanP

                                      Dallas

                                      12 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on February 19, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The service and food were both excellent.

                                    22. J

                                      Jeff

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 19, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    23. IM

                                      IanM

                                      Dallas

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on February 18, 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.

                                    24. LZ

                                      LeiZ

                                      Austin

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 14, 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.

                                    25. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 14, 2020

                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

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

                                    26. NP

                                      NorrisP

                                      Dallas

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 14, 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!

                                    27. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 13, 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.

                                    28. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 9, 2020

                                      overall3food3service2ambience5

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

                                    29. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      3 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on February 8, 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.

                                    30. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 8, 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.

                                    31. RC

                                      RosemaryC

                                      Dallas

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on February 8, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    32. SM

                                      SavannahM

                                      Dallas

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 8, 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!

                                    33. S

                                      Sssutton

                                      Dallas

                                      13 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on February 6, 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.

                                    34. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 2, 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.

                                    35. BF

                                      BradF

                                      Dallas

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on February 2, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    36. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 1, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    37. PL

                                      thePLR

                                      New York Area

                                      74 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      74 reviews

                                      Dined on January 29, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    38. CF

                                      ChrisF

                                      Oklahoma City

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 29, 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!

                                    39. MM

                                      MarkM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 26, 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.

                                    40. LE

                                      Luv2Eat

                                      Dallas

                                      51 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      51 reviews

                                      Dined on January 25, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                    FAQs

                                    Mille Lire is rated 4.4 stars by 639 OpenTable diners.

                                    Permanently Closed

                                    This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                    Additional information

                                    • Cross street

                                      Cedar Springs Rd and Welborn St.

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Contemporary Italian, Italian, Comfort Food

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Elegant

                                    • Dress code

                                      Business Casual

                                    • Parking details

                                      Complimentary garage parking in the Centrum Building with validation at our host stand.

                                    • Public transit

                                      Stop ID: 15401Stop ID: 15420Stop Id: 13330

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Additional

                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                    • Phone number

                                      (214) 269-5200

                                    • Catering

                                      CATERING SERVICES IN DALLAS We're bringing our distinct Italian dishes to your event! From executive packages for your office meeting in Dallas to full-service reception packages for a wedding in Highland Park, let Mille Lire take care of your catering needs. We welcome events of any size, from 10-1000 people, we have you covered. Request More Info: https://hubs.ly/H0fLVK90

                                    • Private party facilities

                                      BOOK PARTIES and PRIVATE EVENTS AT MILLE LIRE Mille Lire is the perfect venue for your next private party or business meeting. Our restaurant can be completely private or divided for semi-private dining. We will be happy to host your next corporate event, rehearsal dinner, private party, or other special occasions for small groups of 10 to large groups up to 160. All private parties include a complementary Prosecco toast and table linens, settings, etc MILLE LIRE HAS PROUDLY HOSTED: Dolce & Gabbana • Bruno Magli• Valentino• Manolo Blahnik• The Real Housewives of Dallas & More Private party rental fees are waived for private parties held on Sundays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays. Request More Info: https://hubs.ly/H0fLT4r0

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