There’s nothing quite like popping open a bottle of wine with some friends at the table. And at some Fort Worth restaurants, you’re encouraged to BYOB. Here is a short list of area restaurants where you can play sommelier and choose your own wine pairing from home.
Located in Westcliff not far from TCU, Café Bella serves up authentic Italian dishes like lasagna, veal parmigiana and brick-oven pizza. Outdoor seating and a private dining room are available. There is a corkage fee per customer. Closed Sundays.
This cozy Italian eatery on the Southside is BYOB and cash-only. Nonna Tata serves authentic Italian fare like gnocchi and beef-filled cappellacci, as well as nightly specials. Closed weekends and Mondays.
King Tut Egyptian Restaurant
Serving Middle Eastern favorites for over twenty years, King Tut is a unique fixture on Magnolia Avenue. From the familiar gyros and falafel to unique, traditional Egyptian fare like foule madammas and cosharee, King Tut has something for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Closed Sundays.
A hidden gem south of Benbrook, Café 1187 offers a new menu every week. Bring your favorite bottle and enjoy home cooking from Chef Michelle Tezak. Be aware there is a corkage fee per customer. Open for lunch Thursday-Sunday and dinner Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended.
Palio’s Pizza Café
Palio’s menu includes a variety of pizzas and pasta dishes, and their Fort Worth location offers outdoor seating on their back patio. Pizza, wine and friends make a good combination.
Prima’s Pasta & Pizza
Located on Hulen Street, Prima’s is a local Italian favorite serving classic dishes – a variety of pasta dishes, seafood, brick-oven pizza, and more. And don’t skimp on the garlic rolls. Closed Mondays.
Happy Bowl offers Asian dishes like pad thai, orange chicken and a variety of curries. Their lunch specials are available on a 1-5 heat scale, so you can choose how spicy you’re willing to go! With two locations – one in White Settlement, and one on 7th Street – you have two ways to get your noodle fix.