Olivella's

3406 McFarlin Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
214-528-7070
Critics' Pick
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  • MON-THU 11:30AM-9:30PM, FRI-SAT 11:30AM-10PM, SUN 12PM-9PM
  • $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Required, Reservations Accepted
This tiny University Park outpost serves genuine Neapolitan pizza pies smoldered in a brick oven fueled by split oak. Housemade tomato sauce (secret process) is simmered from tomatoes imported from Italy. Housemade mozzarella too. Crust is thin, crackly, moist and pillowy in all the right places. When the ovens and cooks are riding on the rails, the pies are just about the best in Dallas. Yes, service can be iffy. But there's always take-out.

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