Patrizio in Highland Park Village is our go-to Italian option. The quality of the food is really high, and the prices are better than any of the competition, including the junky chain places. I always walk out of here feeling like I've had a treat. Here are some of the highlights:
1. The Patio - if the weather is bearable, this is possibly our favorite place to have meal. Good food, nice atmosphere, and you can spy on the Dallas elite's parking their Ferrari's and Rolls-Royce's at Cafe Pacific across the street. This also circumvents my only negative point about the place - that the inside dining room has terrible acoustics and is so loud that you have to shout to have a conversation with the person across the table
2. Chicken and spinach lasagna - creamy and delicious. I rarely order the same thing twice at a restaurant, but this is the exception. If my wife isn't going to have it, I must order it.
3. The bruchetta is really tasty. We try to keep it cheap and just stick with the free bread, but this is sometimes hard to pass up.
4. Bellini month - in July, they offer $1 baby bellini's which are delicious and refreshing, especially if you're sitting on the patio in Dallas in July.