Mister O1, the Miami-born artisanal pizza concept will open its second Texas location at the 129 S. Main Street, Suite 155, Grapevine, TX 76051, this coming Spring 2023.
The revered pizzeria was born from the idea that an extraordinary pizza requires the utmost attention to detail and the finest ingredients. Mister O1 uses only the freshest ingredients with most being sourced from Italy or from local vendors.
Founder and Master Pizza Chef, Renato Viola was raised in Southern Italy where he developed a passion for cooking at a young age; by 11 years old he was apprenticing with some of Italy’s best chefs.
Viola moved to Miami under the O1 Visa category, reserved for those with “extraordinary artistic ability” of internationally acclaimed fame and opened the first location of Mister O1 in 2014 and has since grown to 13 locations. In 2021, the concept was named “best pizza” in Florida in Food & Wine.
The first Dallas store opened this Fall (October 2022) in the popular dining destination of Turtle Creek Shopping Village off Oaklawn Avenue under the direction of local Franchise Partner, John LaBarge. LaBarge has extensive restaurant and franchise backgrounds, including boasting the title of former Senior Vice President of Operations and Franchise Business at Corner Bakery Cafe. As a Dallas local, he is thrilled to bring a second Mister O1 to yet another home in the area.
When asked why Grapevine, LaBarge, owner and Dallas local says, “Grapevine is not only going to reach those who live and work in the area but as “The Christmas Capital” of Texas we feel it will reach many visitors from other communities such as Colleyville, Southlake, Westlake, Flower Mound and beyond.” He continues, “Opening to rave reviews in Turtle Creek has given us great confidence that our concept fits into any lifestyle…family restaurant, convenient for large groups, quick and easy but a unique dining experience.”
“This location is going to expose more guests to the Mister O1 brand. The Grapevine location is not only going to reach those in Grapevine, but as “The Christmas Capital” of Texas, it draws in people from other communities such as Colleyville, Southlake, Westlake, Flower Mound and more. Grapevine Lodge, festivals, Gaylord Convention Center all play a part in the regional draw of this area.”
Mister O1’s award-winning menu offers a selection of artisanal pizzas featuring a delicate thin crust style with very light dough which is prepared and rests for a minimum of 72 hours before being served.
Traditional pizza combinations are served as well as recipes unique to Mister O1 such as the Scott – mozzarella, lemon chicken, onions, fresh tomatoes; Star Beckham – star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, bacon, onions, fresh tomatoes, ranch dressing, basil; Ginger Lilliam – Italian tomato sauce, fresh burrata, Stracciatella cheese, black pepper, organic ginger; Coffee Paolo – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola blue cheese, natural honey, coffee, spicy salami calabrese; and Star Luca – star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella, Italian tomato sauce, basil.
Select calzones, salads, antipasti and dessert pizzas will also be available. In addition to the food menu, Mister O1 offers red, white and sparkling Italian wines by the glass and bottle as well as the well-known Italian beer, Peroni.
The nearly 4,000 square foot space will seat 50 people inside and patio seating for 8. The design is modern and trendy with a casual, comfortable feel.