This is a new restaurant from the owner of Daniele Osteria located on Oak Lawn in Dallas. It's easy to access off of I-30, located in a strip mall and a little hidden from view. Though advertised as a pizza and wine place, specials are also offered off menu. It has the feel of an Osteria - more upscale than a pizza place but unpretentious. The price of food and wine is remarkably reasonable. So far we have tried several different pizzas and all were very good. The wine list is very, very good. Also we recommend the sauteed spinach in olive oil and garlic, calamari - especially tender, grilled vegetables - an appetizer large enough for a meal and the eggplant "pillows" that melt in the mouth. We also very much liked the manicotti and lasagna specials. Both were "cheesy" but light and in an Italian tomato sauce that was prepared so well it might have been made by my Italian grandmother. In fact, everything was good enough to order again, but we still like to keep trying new dishes. We can easily make a meal out of just the appetizers - but so far haven't been able to resist either the pizzas or the specials. The servers are clean - neat in appearance, personable and attentive. Daniele is often present and personally checks with each table to see if everything is satisfactory. I was tempted to rate it with 5 stars but have never given a restaurant a perfect score.
Great waitress, good food. Never had anything I haven't loved. Huge pizza, fresh pasta, quick friendly service. FYI always packed at lunch time. Must try "Chicken Fra Diablo" recomended by waitress and I'll never eat anything else. We frequently get Ziti Bolognese, Spaghetti w/ Marinara, Linguini w/ white clam sauce, Pasta Sampler Platter, Cheese sticks, Stromboli, Calzone... Love the place, not for those who have an aversion to grease. Very causal my kids have even been in there in there dress up clothes (my daughter a princess and my son a train engineer) and the waitress remembers them. We like to eat in or call and order for pick up and have it at home quick and easy. The owner/manager (?) is not the chattiest guy in the world but the waitstaff way make up for it. You go in twice and you'll be recognized and drink order remembered. It's a seat yourself which I like that way we don't have to be in view of the tv's (my personal pet peeve) while we eat. For those who do like it I've seen the tv's on everything from ESPN to CNN to some spanish channel. Good for those who like it but for those who don't there are tables where you can hear but not see.
Okay, Recently...I stopped at a new pizza place called "Marco's" in Fort Worth (Oakmont/Hulen). I'd been craving a "different" kind of pizza...instead of the same ole-same ole (ya know). MAN! Did I find it at Marco's Pizza! The staff was super friendly, but more importantly, the pizza was AWESOME! Since I'd never tried it before, I had "a bite" when I got back home (just a "tester" or so I thought). Well, that was it... I couldn't put it down! Before I knew it...I'd eaten the rest of the slice and was reaching for the next! The dough, sauce & veggies were very good...and they put garlic butter on the crust, etc. But, you gotta ask for the garlic butter (so don't miss it). They can also send along xtra little garlic butter containers! Anyway, if you're looking for a different kinda pizza...look no further than Marco's / Hulen! I'll definitely be going back... Chip Henley Fort Worth, TX