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“large portions, fair prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little Italy

Little Italy
1417 S Danville, Abilene, TX
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Ranked #7 of 215 Restaurants in Abilene
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Pleasant Atmosphere and reasonable prices
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Description: Pleasant Atmosphere and reasonable prices
Carmel, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“large portions, fair prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Having had quite enough of the reheated microwaved food at Olive Garden, we gave Little Italy a try. We were a little put off by the cheesy atmosphere at first- grape arbors hanging from the ceiling and a very Sopranos-esque look with booths and darkened dining room. But the server was polite and efficient and we immediately had a fresh basket of bread rolls (large rolls) served with a spiced dipping olive oil. The salad bar is nicely provisioned, except for one unusual exclusion- there were no croutons. ( Our waitress had to bring some from the kitchen) The menu is quite long, and takes some scrutiny, but I enjoyed my chicken parmagiana (sp?) and our group had large portions of lasagna in a little boat (plenty to take home) and manicotti (same large size). The prices are more reasonable than O Garden, for sure. There is a wine list, but we aren't wine drinkers, so I'm not sure of the quality there. Dessert is a little bit odd. We ordered a tiramisu, and it came from a case over by the salad bar- in a little plastic cup. Not exactly the finest presentation. Also for some reason on the three visits we've made, the waitress has disappeared after bringing the check. We waited for her to come back to take our card far too long. Anyway, if you are familiar with the old Spano's restaurant that was by the mall of Abilene, this would be comparable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Abilene, Texas, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“We LOVE Little Italy!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is our favorite Italian food in Abilene. The bread and dipping oil is filled with flavor. The Italian dishes are wonderful and the service is excellent. The servers are always nice, and the owner often comes out to check on the meal. We have always had great food and great service!!

Visited August 2012
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El Paso
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“GREAT place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The food was so good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was quaint - leaves and grapes - and low lit, so it would be a relaxing place to be.

Visited June 2012
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Dublin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Average italian food and friendly staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Pleasant enough meal at Little Italy. Expected better quality food based on past reviews. Great bread and fresh basic salad. The big letdown was the veal parmigiana, which was some kind of minced veal, otherwise the food was OK. Friendly staff and the live music was a plus.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tuscola, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“GREAT DATE NIGHT SPOT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Wife and I LOVE this spot for a really quiet place to dine. Sometimes, we eat here with friends, but it is always quiet, with small, intimate booths for a really intimate setting. Live music on the weekends too.

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