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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Paesana Italian Restaurant

4326 Lovers Ln. (Douglas Ave.) Send to Phone
Old-school Italian restaurant dishes out mainstays plus newer items in a rustic Tuscan setting.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Paesana Italian Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Owner Luciano Cola has been a fixture on the Dallas restaurant scene for more than 30 years. His La Paesana will satisfy your urge for old-school Italian-American with maybe even a few new-school items like risotto and carpaccio. Pizzas are very thin crust; pies such as the Siciliana may be rock hard on the bottom with a bit of moist dough below the mounds of sausage, onions and olives. Red sauces on dishes like lasagna and penne alla piriano (with Italian sausage, onions, peppers and mushrooms) tend toward the slightly sweet. Still, the crumbling Tuscan villa-inspired d├ęcor is far more pleasant than other places with similar menus and red-checked tablecloths.


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