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“Hidden Itailan Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Italia

Cafe Italia
Ranked #1 of 235 Restaurants in Grapevine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Cafe Italia we offer our customers a warm and inviting atmosphere where they can enjoy their time with some of the finest Italian cuisine. We've got everything from steaks and traditional Italian fare to fresh seafood. Whether you're stopping in for a family dinner or a romantic dinner date for two, the affordable nature of our restaurant and excellent wait staff will ensure it's an experience to remember. Cafe Italia aspires to bring you the most authentic Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. We strive hard to achieve the best possible dining experience on offer in the Grapevine, TX area. We're proud to call our customers family and thoroughly enjoy seeing them week after week. We're a growing business, but we still remember those who stop in for lunch or dinner with us.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
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“Hidden Itailan Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

I travel to Dallas for a week long school once a year. During that week I will eat dinner here at least twice. I have never had anything on the menu that wasn't really good. I particularly love the sea bass which is on special occasionally. They have a tomatoe vinagarette salad dressing which is awesome. The service is impeccable. They don't have a liquor license so you have to bring your own wine. There is no corking fee. This really keeps the final bill down being able to bring your favorite wine along. Great food at a great price. Try it. You will not be disappointed.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very good Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Quiet place, good menu, good service. Good food, taste like Italian , very pleasant lunch for reasonable money.
Only little details no wine list . ...

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Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The BEST Authentic Italian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

We have been visiting this little, unassuming restaurant off the busy Main St. In Grapevine for years; one of our favorite places to celebrate a special occasion. Although small in size, the food is absolutely incredible. Chicken lovers have to try the Chicken Balsamic; tender chicken beast with mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes, in a Balsamic reduction sauce to die for. BYOB
allows you to pair your favorite wine with any meal, as well as keep your final check well below what it would typically cost for a fine Italian meal.

  • Visited July 2012
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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 reviews
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“My favorite Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

If I'm hungry for Italian, this is where I want to go. I love that you can bring your own wine. The food is generous, well seasoned, and with a homemade fresh taste. My favorite is the shells stuffed with chicken, cheese and spinach. The sauce is divine.

  • Visited May 2012
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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Love this place - and you can bring in your own wine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by a very discerning friend of ours, and she was sure on the money. This place is great! The menu offers tons of Italian favorites and not just the pasta variety. We had veal piccatta and a chicken dish (I believe the sauce was arrabiata?) with jalepenos and things. Awesome! We also had the lobster raviolis with the vodka sauce. That was really killer. We didn't heed my friends' advice about the wine thinking they may have a house wine. Well, they don't. So the next time we will definitely bring our own and there will definitely be a next time. This little gem, as someone else appropriately called it, is authentic, a great value and the food is superb. Highly recommend it if ever in our area.

  • Visited July 2012
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