TruFire – American Concept with Italian Flare

trufire kitchen and bar friscoWe love finding original restaurants in Frisco, and TruFire has been one of the longest lived, most-loved dining spots up here for years.  I’m tempted to dive right in and tell you about the TruMac, but that’ll have to wait…

When you first walk in, you’ll be taken by how dark it is inside, but once your eyes adjust, the lighting feels rather perfect.  The interior features slightly upscale Italian decor that is inviting and might leaving you feeling a bit like you’re having dinner in a nice Italian villa.  Yes, the atmosphere is bustling, but the noise doesn’t get out of control so conversations are easy.

trufire kitchen and bar patio frisco

Outside is a comfortable and well-shaded patio adjacent to Bonnie Ruth’s including a small water fountain and fireplace making the patio the ideal place to sit on a nice evening… especially with a good bottle of wine.

Back inside, belly up to the sizable bar where you are welcome to eat or just grab a drink while you wait for a table or friends to join.  TruFire is a great place for a meal with friends or for “date night.”

The Food

We’ve eaten at TruFire many times and never once been disappointed in the food.  Everything from their appetizers to dessert is excellent.  TruFire describes their cuisine as American in concept, but including Italian, Mediterranean, and global influences.  We tend to zero in on the Italian, but there are definitely other gastro-regions represented that deliver an interesting variety of flavors.  Whether you’re in the mood for Mediterranean style cuisine, pasta, pizza or a steak, they’ve got you covered.

trufire frisco - 002Some of our favorites include:

  • Appetizer: Meatball Sliders
  • Salad: Texas Pecan & Fig
  • Sandwiches: Turkey Burger (I don’t normally go for turkey burgers, but this one is excellent)
  • Pizza: Tri-Cheese
  • Specialty Items: Let’s say you can’t go wrong here but, if you don’t try the TruMac, you’re missing out on one of the best dishes anywhere in Frisco.  How about: roasted garlic butternut cream sauce, aged white cheddar, goat cheese, apple wood bacon, cavatappi pasta with parmesan cheese crust, mist of white truffle oil.

TruFire has a reasonably varied and well-priced wine list, though it is not the most extensive we’ve seen (hint:  If anyone from TruFire reads this, add an Amarone, please?  Thank you!).

The service has always been good, but it does get busy in the evenings, so we recommend reservations.  Otherwise, go enjoy the bar and some of their signature cocktails.

We’ll see you there!

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday – 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Location:

6959 Lebanon Rd Ste 114
Frisco, TX 75034-6737
at the SHOPS OF STARWOOD
214.872.3830

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