I would like to pronounce this Julian Barsotti Day and suggest hitting up both of his locations in Dallas today.
First, Nonna is the acclaimed restaurant in Highland Park located off Lemmon Avenue and Loma Alto in Dallas. The man takes great strides in making superb, fresh Italian cuisine and is never open for lunch — except for Fridays. I might suggest taking a few pals and grabbing his white clam pizza or one of the fresh pasta dishes.
As you make your way home from work later check out Barsotti’s new Carbone’s located on Oak Lawn just next to the restaurant Nosh, and across the street from Al Biernat’s. There you can grab a sandwich, salad or pasta to sample on the spot, or take home some of his fresh-made ingredients for the weekend.
A fully celebrated trifecta Barsotti Day would include lunch at Nonna, grabs at Carbone’s, then a hot date later for a wine and dine back at Nonna. Ask for Sergio who is a fantastic waiter and sommelier.
The chef is out of town and could not be reached for comment, so we will do it for him:
Congratulations on having a craveDFW day named after you.
(The Fake) Barsotti: It is an honor. I can think of no higher accolades. Who else has had a craveDFW day named for them?
No one, you are the first.
(The Fake) Barsotti: Oh.