Growing up in the Mediterranean, Sam Nimer has always been exposed to good Italian food. “Going to Italy was like going to Shreveport for people in Texas,” he says. “I’m inspired by the Italian kitchen.” So last June, he opened Tiramisu, focusing on traditional fare such as chicken, veal and seafood. And the affordable pasta dishes often outshine the more expensive items. Nimer’s favorite? The chicken cacciatore with a not-so-traditional ingredient — curry sauce. The menu features plenty of Italian staples, too, including the rigatoni carbonara with penne pasta and the spaghetti and meatballs. Don’t skip dessert. The restaurant is named after its specialty: tiramisu.
Price range: $11-$21
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Fri
4-10 p.m. Mon-Sat
4-9 p.m. Sun
Tip: Stop by for reverse happy hour 9-10 p.m. daily.
More pasta spots in Far North Dallas
1 Besa’s Pizza & Pasta
For those on a budget, Besa’s has a variety of pasta for $7-$9. Try the baked ziti with ricotta and mozzarella.
2 Café Amore
This neighborhood favorite offers several homemade pastas at affordable prices. The spaghetti and meatballs dish is just $6.95.
600 N. Coit
3 Mi Piaci
It’s hard to beat this romantic retreat for a Valentine’s date. Plus, all the pastas are made in-house.