Located where Mille Lire used to be in Oak Lawn, Enoteca Italia combines a passion for Italian cuisine with a contemporary dining experience in this stunning space under the vision of Italian-born and Chicago-based chef, Alban Besir. It's a date night go-to, and a great spot to host an event!
Updated February 2022
Enoteca invites Dallasites to experience true Italian classics with exciting, innovative twists at reasonable prices. Chef Alban Besiri moved from Chicago to Dallas to open Enoteca, but his family hails from Italy. His passion for cooking and serving is clear through every aspect of the restaurant, from the menu to service. In fact, you’ll probably meet him as he goes from table to table introducing himself.
Walk in to find the same setup as its predecessor but with a bit more of an Instagrammable entry. In the center, you’ll find that same stunning glass atrium dining room complete with plants and hanging lights. On one side, there's a bar that resembles a commercial pizza oven, and on another, a true pizza oven and prosciutto slicer for high quality charcuterie.
The menu features your favorite Italian food, like pizzas and pastas, but with unique twists special to the restaurant, like Polenta Ragu made tableside. You can order multiple dishes and eat them family-style or enjoy your own entree. They have great starters for the table, like the cheese-filled focaccia bread served with a fresh honeycomb to top it off.
Their pastas are made from scratch with innovative flavor pairings, like the Seafood Linguini that features a squid ink pasta and is topped with octopus, shrimp, and calamari. Their Neapolitan pizza uses fresh mozzarella and comes in 4 varieties: Pizze Proscuitto, Pizze Wild Mushroom, Pizze Carne, and Pizze Margherita. They also have great salads, seafood, and other main dishes for those looking for something different.
LOCATION + HOURS
Enoteca is located inside the Centrum Building and is open 4-9 PM Tuesday-Thursday, 4-10 PM Friday & Saturday, and 4-9 PM Sunday. Park for free, with validation, in the Centrum garage and enter on Welborn St.