Ruggeri's - Dallas

4.6
336 reviews
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Italian
Treat your family to a delicious Italian meal at Ruggeri's. At our Preston and Royal location, you will find the finest menu with amazing authentic Italian cuisine, from house made pasta dishes to prime tenderloin and veal, as well as a full-service staff with more than 20 years of experience. Our chefs use homemade recipes that have been tested over and over again for years. We look forward to serving you soon!

Live Piano nightly.
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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The meal was delicious and the service excellent. We particularly enjoyed the caesar salad. It is nice to be able to enjoy dinner with friends in a quiet location .

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RT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Stars across the board as always. Love eating there.

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B
Dallas
147 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. And the owner makes it a point to stop by the table and visit. A Dallas institution.

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JA
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Preston Royal location is a quiet classic setting. Great selections on menu and food is fabulous. Terrific date setting where you can carry on a conversation easily. There is a piano but we had dinner early before he started playing. Once the piano playing begins, obviously the noise level changes, but adds to the ambiance.

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Amarillo
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well done!

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SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant seems to be a well kept hidden secret. Definitely a hidden gem. Very great portions. Everyone at our table got something different and we were all satisfied.

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t
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

If you're looking for italian classics, like Osso Bucco, this is the place to go in North Dallas. We had a party of 4 and 1/2 of our party arrived early and were promptly seated. It was Saturday night and the atmosphere was energetic and loud, almost NY like. Service is good and the food is excellent. It's a bit pricey, but worth it if you're looking for a fun place to enjoy a great dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service great and piano music so pretty.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I asked server to clear an untouched app he responded by asking if he should box it up for us and u of course said no please clear it from the bill. He comes back with it boxed up and still on the check.

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SB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have talked about trying for years and just wish we had sooner. Best Lasagne I have had and we have eaten a lot of Italian in Dallas over the last 35 years.

Sergio was the perfect server and was attentive to detail.

I think the piano player was Linda? She is gifted andplayed the best selection of classics and some of our old favorites such as Fly Me to the Moon, Moon River and Someone to Watch Over Me. We live in the neighborhood and will be back very soon.

John and Shelly Burns

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with my wife for Valentine's dinner and was very happy with the whole experience! The ambiance was one of my favorite parts of the night. Very elegant and romantic atmosphere. The staff was professional and accommodating. The Valentine's menu had many entree options and they all looked so good it was hard to pick! Great problem to have. I requested in the reservation that someone bring champagne to our table when we arrived and they followed through. I would definitely recommend this place and would come here again!

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SL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food and atmosphere.

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BD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful quaint restaurant with awesome staff and food. You will enjoy.

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KS
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Wonderful food. My husband and I eat there every time we go to Dallas!

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DK
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has long been a favorite. The atmosphere is very delightful and the food was great as well as excellent service. The only thing I would change is it would be nicer to have a larger selection of wines by the glass.

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WG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

best lasagna I've ever had! very good service - no rush but let you take your time. can't wait to go back!

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E
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful, doesn’t disappoint!

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GA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been there many times , all is good however it is always dark during daytime, specially a day like today when it was very cloudy. Excellent food and service.

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B
Dallas
463 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Dallas - and this from a son of an Italian mother! Well done.

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L
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious, old school Italian food. Charming and attentive waitstaff and an attractive and quiet setting.

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MS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and easy to carry on a conversation. I would recommend the place for a business meeting.

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D
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service. Very friendly neighborhood. Live music over the weekend

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B
Dallas
148 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent menu with one of the only restaurants in Dallas that keeps Sweetbreads as a regular menu item. Plus a great veal chop. Many items, all cleverly prepared. Highly recommended.

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LS
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Missed seeing that handsome Tom. We had a lovely time. Chicken Kiev very good. Nice time

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Being from the NE I have had my share of authentic lasagna, but I must say that Ruggeri's was the best I have had. They use green pasta and it t was chuck full of meat and plenty of bechamel sauce and tomato sauce.

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a
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem with terrific food. Pasta is a standout.

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L
Dallas
138 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Place feels like you have stepped into the 1950s. Service was not great but for some reason it almost felt like part of the schitk. But make no mistake the food was top notch. “Delicious” does not quite get there. Go for the food. You will be a happy camper.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wait staff was remarkable- food amazing & we sat by the fire on a very cold night ! Loved it ! Will def go again !

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish they had a better white wine selection. the live music is great. Very romantic place.

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B
Dallas
463 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in the city, hands down! Sergio was great!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice menu selection and good service.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is consistently very good. Elderly wait-staff so you must be patient. Soft piano playing with excellent selection.

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CS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ceasar salad is authentic and the lasagna is fantastic!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Place was dirty expensive the waiter obviously did not want to b there poor food choices

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PS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second Christmas with Ruggeri's, and it was totally wonderful experience.

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TO
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing!! Food was really good and the service was great too. Everyone we encountered was super helpful and attentive. This was a birthday dinner for my wife and the cake was great! Candle and all. All staff wished her happy birthday. Just a 5 star place!! Thank you, Ruggerri's.

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LS
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite places ever

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Will be back

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice restaurant. First time there. Highly recommend.

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