Fiatto, the casual chef-driven Italian restaurant featuring seasonal and organic ingredients, is set to open this Spring in West Village at 3700 McKinney Ave, Suite 126, Dallas, TX 75204. The restaurant will be open seven days a week for dinner and weekend brunch.
Executive Chef, Kylil Henson and General Manager, John Dal Canton are partners in Fiatto. Both have rich backgrounds in Italian culture from growing up in New Jersey and South Philadelphia.
Chef Henson explains, “Growing up in South Philly, one of the biggest hubs of Italian cuisine in the country, I was fully immersed in the culture and cuisine. Many of my friends were Italian and when I would go over to their house, their parents would cook decadent dishes for us and often times would teach me how to make them” he continues, “My mom’s Italian co-workers would always give her recipes to make us at home as well so I grew up eating classic Italian dishes all the time.”
Before moving to Dallas in 2018 and working as Sous Chef and later Chef de Cuisine at Flora Street Cafe under award-winning Chef Stephan Pyles, Henson worked at incredibly notable and impressive kitchens such as French Laundry, Chef de Partie – Executive Sous Chef at DBGB Kitchen and Bar by Daniel Boulud and staged at 2 Michelin Star, Coque in Madrid, Spain.
Dal Canton previously lived and worked in the food and beverage world in Italy and speaks fluent Italian. After graduating Cum Laude from CIA in Hyde Park, Dal Canton worked in Tuscany before becoming the Beverage Director for Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant in Dallas and Los Angeles for 8 years. He was also instrumental in creating and executing the first private members club for a professional sports franchise (Cowboys Club at the headquarters in Frisco).
Fiatto offers a menu of almost everything made in-house including bread, pasta and mozzarella with a focus on seasonal, organic ingredients sourced from mostly local farmers and purveyors when possible.
Guests can expect American-Italian dishes on the dinner menu such as Agnolotti, Madaldini, 24k Risotto, and Roman Spiced Lamb Shank. To pair, the restaurant serves seasonally inspired riffs on classic cocktails such as Negroni and Aperol Spritz. There is also a heavy focus on Italian aperitifs and freshly brewed espresso. The wine menu was carefully developed by Dal Canton as he is a Level 3 sommelier. The wines by the glass are approachable and sustainable with the majority being from Italian regions.
The brunch menu features unique items such as the “Ferro Roche” Waffle, Cappuccino Waffle and The ‘Spumoni’ – lemon ricotta souffle pancakes. A specialty mimosa program is offered including large format mimosas with fresh-squeezed juices and garnishes as well as Bloody Mary samplers with a Bloody Mary, Michelada and Bloody Maria.
Dal Canton says “We want Fiatto to be a place where the community can gather for all occasions from celebrations to a weekday dinner to weekend brunch with friends. We are taking the fond memories we associate with these dishes and bringing them to Dallas in hopes that our guests get that same, warm feeling.”
The Fiatto space, designed by Coeval Studio, was inspired by Southern Italy with a retro yet modern Mediterranean feel featuring earth tones throughout. The restaurant will boast 4,000 square-feet inside with seating for 102 in the dining area and 12 at the bar. Guests can also enjoy the spacious 800 square foot, dog-friendly patio that seats 46 people.
Fiatto will open Spring 2022 for dinner and weekend brunch. Hours of operation will be Monday – Thursday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.