Rolling hills, a comfortable breeze, and the smell of fresh baked pizza in the air—nope, you’re not in Italy. You can experience all this at Ancient Ovens in Saint Jo, Texas, about an hour north of Denton, known for wood-fired pizza prepared in a brick oven. The menu here has been described as an old world culinary experience that you have to try for yourself. You’ll be feasting on a four-course Italian dinner that is served family-style—go ahead and start loosening your belt. This is our favorite place to go for an authentic Italian dining experience—it’ll feel like you’ve left the state and traveled to Italy!