by Steven Doyle
After several visits to Peasant Pizzeria I now have a new favorite pie in Dallas.
And it is not just the pizza but most items found on the short menu including one of the daily specials. Consider Tuesday where they offer Fennel Crusted Sea Scallops or Thursday where you will find an enormous Veal Chop Milanese.
Friday brings one seriously delicious Spaghetti alla Arogosta made with spicy tomatoes, white wine, lobster, herbs and garlic. This is a dish worth celebrating the arrival of the weekend.
enormous chopped salad
The Italian restaurant is this beautiful rustic slice of Italy where guests are treated to an amazing array of flavors at bargain prices that even a peasant would enjoy. This includes the cocktails and the impressive Italian wine list (half priced bottles on Wednesday). And what a special surprise finding an old favorite from Sfuzzi – the frozen bellini that packs a fun wallop.
For Italian American fans you will find some old favorites including Lasagne Forno Bolognese, Eggplant Parmigiana, and Bucatini alla Amatriciana (your classic spaghetti and meatballs made with pancetta and bucatini pasta which is a thicker spaghetti with with a hole running through the center).
Special dishes include a perfectly wood oven crisped Branzino served with preserved lemon polenta and charred broccolini and a bone-in chicken paillard served Milanesa or grilled. Pure love on a plate.
Bucatini alla Amatriciana
East Coast Hot Oil
We enjoyed every pizza, remember we pronounced this our new Dallas favorite, and they are made with their kicked up dough that is fermented for several days giving the crust a crispness, but with a fond wispy chew making this a very unique crust topped with even more unusual ingredients such as the magnificently flavorful Los Gatos tomatoes and fresh Mozzarella di Bufala Campana.
For vegetarians enjoy a choice of seven pies that will make you smile. Peasant also created a cauliflower crust making this restaurant one of the most accommodating in the city. Our favorite is the East Coast Hot Oil which is this amazing classic soothed with red chile infused oil, salame, pepperoni and fresh mozzarella.
Brunch is no simple afterthought when you consider that they serve both Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Start with their fresh squeezed organic juice of the day and rescue yourself with their hearty three egg omelette, an Italian Benedict the Peasant French Toast. All winners and just the start of the many delicious offerings included in the Peasant brunch menu.There are also breakfast pizzas laden with eggs and enjoyable brunchy items such as fennel sausage. A perfect repast for a weary weekend warrior.
Peasant Pizzeria is located at 3900 Cedar Springs in Dallas.