Italian |ɪˈtaljən| adjective relating to Italy, its people, or their language. noun 1 a native or inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent : She loved Italian food!

A little piece of Italy, right in the heart of Dallas, Texas. Terilli’s has become a family favorite for the Harrison’s for years. We always enjoy the delicious, authentic Italian food and the elegant, relaxing atmosphere. It truly reminds me of Europe!

History of Terilli’s
The owner, Jeannie Terilli, began this business with a prayer and the flip of a coin. Jeannie knew she wanted to create an Italian restaurant that was new and fresh, yet warm and inviting. She became known through a culinary masterpiece called, the “Italchos” (an Italian nacho). This simple, secret recipe made the restaurant explode in popularity and continues to draw patrons in every evening for more!

This family-owned restaurant has been voted the #1 Italian food restaurant and bar in all of Dallas–and I certainly agree with the voters. From the moment you walk through the door, you feel like you are part of the Terilli family. The ambiance is warm and inviting, with live jazz music and tasteful decor. Plus, the food is amazing!

My Terilli’s Favorites
There is not a bad time to go to Terilli’s, but my favorite times to visit are in the evenings for dinner and on Sunday mornings for brunch.

As the weather begins to cool down after summer, this is a great place to eat and enjoy live music out on the patio. I always check the music schedule for times to eat dinner when live music will be playing with our favorite bands.

My favorite lunch and dinner choice is the Walnut Salad. I always ask them to add grilled salmon–and it is so good!

Sunday brunch is available from 11am-3pm with famous frittatas, Italian Sausage omelettes and mimosas. The Italian coffee choices are also wonderful. I drink the Terilli’s Special Blend Coffee, but the Latte and Cappuccino are also very popular. We enjoy sitting out on the patio as a family before or after church on a Sunday when the weather permits!


This authentic Italian restaurant and bar is located right on Greenville Avenue, open for brunch, lunch and dinner. You can chose to dine indoors or outside on the patio. They accept walk-ins, but suggest reservations for dinner.

Be sure to order the famous Italchos if this is your first time visiting!

Godere! (Enjoy!)