Italian Gardens Hill Country14611 FM 1325, 388-1062
Mon-Thu, 11am-2pm, 5-9pm; Fri, 11am-2pm, 5-10pm; Sat, 5-10pm; closed Sundays
Since 1966 the quirky Italian Gardens has been pleasing neighborhood folks with their consistent cuisine and reasonably priced food. Chronicle critics voted it best Brooklyn-style Italian in 1996. Chicken cacciatore, eggplant parmigiana, lasagnas, and other pastas are among the dishes the kitchen prepares fresh every day. All dinners come with homemade minestrone, salad, a baby pizza, and bread.