Fort Worth's 5 best spots to score budget-friendly Italian food

In search of a new favorite Italian spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Fort Worth, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Sam's Italian Cafe

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Topping the list is Sam's Italian Cafe. Located at 3515 Sycamore School Road in Far Southwest, the Italian spot, which offers desserts and salads, is the highest rated budget-friendly Italian restaurant in Fort Worth, boasting 4.5 stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp.

On the menu, look for signature pizza, pasta, hot and cold subs and main entrees. Pizza toppings include angel hair with alfredo sauce, fettuccine alfredo with shrimp and baked ziti with meat sauce, while entrees include veal, spicy sausage and chicken dishes. 

2. Piada Italian Street Food

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Next up is Piada Italian Street Food, situated at 3300 Heritage Trace Parkway, Suite 110. With four stars out of 203 reviews on Yelp, the Italian spot, which offers salads and wraps, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.

The restaurant offers a wide selection of piadas, which are Italian-style street wraps, including the avocado (with bacon, arugula, mozzarella and corn) and the crispy chicken BLT (chicken, bacon, romaine, bruschetta tomatoes and creamy parmesan), as well as salad, tossed pasta and build-your-own pasta bowls. (Check out the full menu here.)

3. Hysen's Nizza Pizza

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Linwood's Hysen's Nizza Pizza, located at 401 University Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, four stars out of 118 reviews.

Try the stuffed pizza, which comes in meat lovers, pepperoni and spinach, or the deep dish option. Main courses selections include chicken marsala, eggplant rollatini and seafood fried diavolo. There are also hot and cold sandwiches. (Click here to view the full menu.)

4. N.Y. Pizza & Pasta

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N.Y. Pizza & Pasta, an Italian spot that offers pizza and more in Villages of Woodland Springs, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 95 Yelp reviews. Head over to 11477 Woodland Springs Drive, Suite 155, to see for yourself.

Menu standouts include the hand-tossed New York pizza and the spinach, sausage and pepperoni rolls, served with a side of marinara sauce. 

5. New York Pizza Pasta

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Check out New York Pizza Pasta, which has earned four stars out of 13 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, by heading over to 4750 Bryant Irvin Road, Suite 858.

The pizzeria offers plenty of pies, plus subs, pasta and entrees such as eggplant parm, seafood and chicken dishes. Look for pizza options like the Albanian (spinach, artichokes, roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes) and the Chicken Florentene (chicken, ricotta cheese and spinach with red sauce). (Check out the full menu here.)


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