After seeing the short commercial on PBS, I decided to head to GattiTown and check it out. The pizza restaurant located in a diverse shopping center on Marsh Lane in Dallas, Texas has plenty to offer guests. From the buffet to the indoor bumper cars, GattiTown is very different from other family restaurants.
GattiTown is a buffet restaurant with pizza, cheese sticks, salad and pasta. Customers pay at the door and the buffet price includes a beverage. The well-designed buffet is located in the center of the restaurant and branches out, making it accessible to all. The dessert options are modest, but the drink selection includes a variety of slushies in addition to sodas and tea.
GattiTown regularly has specials and offers discounts for large groups. On Mondays, moms eat free with the purchase of a kid’s meal. Your age determines the buffet price.
GattiTown Buffet Prices (Includes Beverage)
$8.69 Adults, 15 to 59
$7.69 Seniors, 60+
$7.69 Kids, 11 to 14
$6.69 Kids, 6 to 10
$5.69 Kids, 2 to 5
Free Kids, under 2
Distinct Dining Areas
Themed dining areas are another unique feature of GattiTown. There is plenty of room for diners to spread out. Birthday parties and meetings take place in a separate area. The sports room features a large flat screen television playing sports. The theatre area shows family-friendly cartoons. There is also a quieter dining area sans television.
The game area and prize room are out of the way, making it possible to focus on eating without the distracting sounds and sights of the Midway.
Midway: Gatti’s Games and Rides
The clean Midway primarily consists of arcade games such as Skee Ball. Some of the games are smaller especially for younger children. For example, the arcade includes a mini air hockey table next to the standard version.
The Frog Hopper and indoor bumper cars are two of the unique attractions. Each ride has a minimum height requirement, thirty-six and forty-four inches respectively. The Frog Hopper holds up to seven riders and hops up and down a vertical track approximately 20-feet high tall.
Instead of tokens, the games and rides accept a prepaid game card. Game prices start at twenty-five cents and the rides cost around two dollars. Prize tickets are redeemable in the prize room. Prizes range from colorful Army men to wigs to giant stuffed animals. There is a good mix for both genders and children of all ages.
Birthday Parties and Meetings at GattiTown
The private party rooms are available for birthdays, parties, banquets and meetings. Birthday packages start at $109.99 for ten children. Contact the restaurant to schedule your event in advance.
Three Things to Know Before You Go
GattiTown does not have a security hand stamp like Chuck E. Cheese.
You must purchase a buffet when entering the restaurant.
GattiTown is family-friendly, but attracts patrons of all ages.
GattiTown North Dallas
11722 Marsh Lane
Dallas, Texas 75229
Monday – Friday:
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday:
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
The Midway stays open one hour after the buffet closes.
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