There’s nothing quite like an Italian restaurant when you’re searching for a hearty pasta dish, a cozy atmosphere, and a great setting to catch up with family or friends. The area in and around Plano boasts an impressive array of delicious and authentic Italian eateries.
Not sure where to head out for a meal? Huffines Chevrolet Plano has you covered. We’ve rounded up these top Italian restaurants close to Plano to take the guesswork out of planning your next meal.
Covino’s Pasta & Pizza
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Covino’s Pasta & Pizza, a relaxed neighborhood eatery located right in Plano, makes heading out with loved ones for delicious Italian food easier than ever before. You’ll find a range of pastas and other classic dishes, all in a family-friendly spot that builds on the owners’ own family tradition.
The Covino’s you’ll find in Plano carries on a tradition that began in 1951 when Nick Covino opened his Italian restaurant in Port Chester, New York. That was the start of the Covino family’s commitment to serving quality Italian meals at neighborhood Italian spots. Nick’s son Joe opened the Plano restaurant in 1990, and Covino’s Pasta & Pizza has been a community mainstay ever since.
Today, Covino’s bolsters the family reputation by offering genuine service and authentic, top-quality Italian meals. Everything you’ll eat here is made fresh in-house with quality ingredients. Go for a traditional New York-style pizza if you’re craving some of the best pizza in town, or try a specialty dish. The Braciole, a flank steak stuffed with provolone, prosciutto, and various seasonings, is a perpetual favorite. You also can’t beat Covino’s if you’re in the mood for chicken wings. Of course, mixing and matching pasta dishes will ensure you get a meal to remember, no matter the occasion.
From special events to laid-back just-because outings with the family, you can count on Covino’s Pasta & Pizza for a tasty, Italian-inspired meal. Head to 3265 Independence Pkwy when you’re hungry. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can call the restaurant at 972-519-0345.
Verona Italian Cafe
Verona Italian Cafe has three easy-to-access locations, including one right here in Plano as well as sites in Alba and Dallas. In other words, no matter what you have planned on a given day, you can easily build an amazing Italian meal into your itinerary. This Italian cafe draws on fresh, flavorful ingredients to craft mouthwatering meals that will have you feeling like you’ve jetted off on an Italian getaway. But you don’t have to set foot on a plane to treat yourself and your loved ones to these tasty treats — you’ll get them in and around Plano.
When you stop by Verona Italian Cafe for a meal, you’ll want to get a few appetizers for the table to start. From bruschetta made with fresh-baked bread to fried calamari and more, there’s something for everyone here. The homemade fresh soups and salads are also a must.
Make sure you leave room for the main meal, though, as you’ll have so many amazing choices! You can’t beat the homemade baked pasta here, and you’ll have a range of seafood, chicken, and veal dishes to sample as well. You can also go for New York-style pizza or a tasty baked sub. Oh, and don’t forget to try the desserts. With everything from tiramisu to New York-style cheesecake to cannoli, closing out the experience with a sweet treat is essential.
You’ll find the Plano location at 9720 Coit Road #170, at the southeast corner of Highway 121 and Coit. You can call the Plano location at 214-872-1888.
Siciliano’s A Taste of Italy
Make the short drive over to Garland for another amazing Italian meal. That’s where you’ll find Siciliano’s A Taste of Italy, the ideal place to relax with loved ones with a delicious meal and some signature cocktails. Meals created from recipes passed down through the generations take you on a trip to Italy, all without traveling far from home.
An abundance of options makes Siciliano’s the place to go to please a crowd for a special occasion. This restaurant also makes the perfect setting for a quiet meal out with people you love. Start with some amazing appetizers, like the combination of fried mozzarella sticks, calamari, and mushrooms, then indulge in Italian classics. Whether you’re in the mood for pasta, pizza, meat, mushrooms, or just about anything in between, you’ll find a scrumptious option on the menu at this restaurant.
Siciliano’s offers so many amazing dishes, it’s impossible to list them all. You’ll start looking for excuses to plan a meal out to this local spot. Find it at 2210 West Buckingham Road, Garland, TX 75042. You can call at 972-276-8913. Siciliano’s is open on Sundays and Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can eat here from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Siciliano’s is closed on Mondays. Make sure to leave room for dessert and try one of these dessert spots in the Plano, TX area!
Mio Nonno Wood Fire Pizza & Grill
Head over to Allen to experience Mio Nonno Wood Fire Pizza & Grill, another authentic Italian spot located close to Plano. “Mio Nonno” means “my grandfather” in Italian, and that’s just the first hint of this restaurant’s focus on tradition. The healthy, chef-driven menu spans from wood-fired oven pizza to grilled meats and Old World-style cured meats, not to mention classic Italian pasta and piles and piles of delicious vegetables.
The menu items here are made using both the freshest local ingredients as well as imported, high-quality ingredients from Italy. The result? Whether you go for linguine, gnocchi, pizza, polenta, seafood, spicy sausage, or any of the other mouthwatering options at Mio Nonno, you’ll leave wanting to come back for another meal as soon as you get the chance.
Visit the Mio Nonno restaurant at 939 W. Stacy Rd. Suite 160, Allen, TX 75013. You can call at 214-383-6661. Mio Nonno is closed on Mondays, but it’s open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There you have it! Huffines Chevrolet Plano just gave you four of the best Italian restaurants to try close to home. Did we miss your go-to spot? Let us know so we can add your recommendation.