il Bracco Opens This Spring

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il Bracco, an Italian inspired restaurant will be serving lunch and dinner seven days a week at The Plaza at Preston Center this Spring.

Located at 8416 Preston Center Plaza, the restaurant will offer a fresh take on classic Italian dishes with everything made from scratch including breads, pastas and sauces. Fresh fish will be delivered daily and all proteins will be butchered on-site.

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The 3,200 square foot restaurant comfortably seats 74 in its dining room, 18 seats at the full-service bar and another 46 on the patio. A full-service outdoor experience will be home to large umbrellas fortified with hedges to offer an intimate, relaxed dining experience. The carefully planned interior design pulls from many different time periods and uses luxury neutrals such as wood, brass, terrazzo and leather creating a sophisticated setting.

il Bracco’s carefully selected wine list will be a mix of interesting Italian varietals and approachable New World wines. Guests should feel comfortable in either exploring Italy if they so desire or tuck into a booth with a bottle of their favorite domestic. Signature cocktails will be a take on classics with an Italian twist and made to complement the food.

“The Plaza at Preston Center is a development full of rich history and is a cornerstone of well-positioned dining and shopping in the Park Cities and Dallas. We are thrilled to be surrounded by a great community and so many excellent businesses,” says owner Robert Quick of his newly formed restaurant group, Western Addition.

il Bracco is the culmination of Robert Quick’s (CEO) and Matt Gottlieb’s (COO) 25 years of restaurant industry experience.

Impressive Pedigree 

After graduating from SMU where he played football, Quick followed his true passion and attended the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California.  He then worked for Thomas Keller as a Chef de Partie at Ad Hoc and Bouchon before working as a Kitchen Manager with Hillstone Restaurant Group. Afterwards, as President and co-owner of Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Quick helped grow the chain from 30th largest national pizza chain to 19th over his 5 years of leadership. Upon moving back to Dallas with his wife in 2018, Quick founded his company Western Addition. il Bracco is the first concept to open in this portfolio.

Gottlieb was a 10+ year general manager with Hillstone Restaurant Group, with experience at 9 locations nationally. After spending the last 8 years in the Dallas market running Hillstone, R+D Kitchen and Houston’s, Matt has become a very familiar personality.

Quick and Gottlieb are thrilled to bring their shared vision of hospitality to Dallas.

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