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“It's Not What It Used To Be!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Neal's

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Neal's
Ranked #12 of 24 Restaurants in Lake Dallas
Cuisines: Italian
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“It's Not What It Used To Be!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

We went here in the evening on the weekend. Used to go here years ago and then it closed. Now that it is open again we decided to give it a try. We brought our own wine which was nice. We ordered the mushrooms and pink toast as appetizers. There were 4 large deep fried mushrooms on a plate for around $5, and 4 silver dollar sized slices of pink toast (1 bite each) for $5 as well. Both were disappointing and overpriced for what you got. For our meal, 3 of us had chicken dishes, and one had the spaghetti with meat sauce. I was told the mustard chicken was good. My chicken parmesan was fair, with soggy angel hair pasta that was cut into small pieces, and bland sauce with an odd taste (kind of like it was left exposed in the fridge). The chicken artichoke was good, but the pasta was cut up into little pieces and it had a leftover taste as well. The spaghetti with meat sauce was decent and had a large serving size. All of the chicken dishes had maybe a half a breast of chicken, with small serving of pasta. Overpriced chicken dishes for what you got. We skipped dessert after the disappointing meal. We had a new waitress who was just learning, so we gave her a break, as she forgot to refill our bread and was hit and miss on the service. We probably won't be back. If you stick to the spaghetti type pasta dishes you might be okay, and skip the overpriced appetizers. The atmosphere is always nice with a fireplace in the middle and two aquariums on each side of the dining area. Hope they make some changes fast in order to save the business!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great food and service loved it!! Have been going here for years and its the best it's ever been! I advise everyone who loves a great atmosphere BYOB and great Italian food come to Neal's Italian Reataurant!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

The food was so great,it was alot for just one person but I'm not complaining.The setting of the place was comforting and relaxing.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Go elsewhere for Italian”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Aside from the good service, this venue was a bust. The "pink bread" was soggy instead of crispy. The Alfredo was awful; overlooked pasta and bland tasteless sauce.

I really wanted this place to be better but it was not.

  • Visited June 2013
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