There’s MoMo’s … and Then There’s MoMo Italian Specialties

OK, Dallas. There’s something that needs clearing up: MoMo Italian Specialties on Forest (awesome) is not the same as MoMo’s Pasta on Knox. I know, I know, they have the same name (they used to be affiliated). However, after the split, MoMo Italian Specialties on Forest (a.k.a. the original) retained the on-site fresh pasta making rights, the traditional recipes, and the loyalty of a devoted group of foodies who’d rather you didn’t know about it lest they not be able to get a table on a Friday night.

jump with me; here’s where it get’s really interesting…

MoMo Italian Specialties' breasola

Why is this important? Because, as I found out last weekend, MoMo Italian Specialties on Forest is a delightful, old-school, BYOB hole-in-the-wall, a perfect place to go with old friends, drink too much wine, and stuff yourselves on bresaola (thinly sliced cured beef), mozzarella campagnola (smoked mozzarella with radicchio, pink peppercorns, and balsamic vinegar), and spinach gnocchi. Need I mention that a mini-grocery off the dining room sells all sorts of take-home pleasures.

Consider yourself schooled, the holder of the answer to one of Dallas’ most quizzical WTFs. Because while the mix-up has worked out well for those who knew the difference, the rest of us needed to be let in on the secret.

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