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La Fiorentina and Taverna News

laFiorentinaby Jennifer Thomas

Alberto Lombardi, president of Dallas-based Lombardi Family Concepts, has announced that he has finalized a new lease for his Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria in Dallas.  This four-block relocation of the award-winning Taverna will place it next door to the ever-popular Toulouse, another Lombardi concept, and adjacent to the beautiful, busy Katy Trail.

The move will take place at the end of March 2013 and Mr. Lombardi will insure Taverna will always be open by conducting the move overnight.  Continue reading


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Café des Artistes Opens Nov 6 With Richard Silva As Chef *Update*

by Steven Doyle

Alberto Lombardi announced the opening date of his latest concept, Café des Artistes, a French inspired concept that is being fitted at the Screen Door location in One Arts Plaza. The official opening is Tuesday, November 6th and promises romantic evenings pre and post theater dining, lunch and Sunday brunch.

We checked out the building for progress and noticed the chef will be Richard Silva who was formerly scheduled to open The Greek which is located across the Plaza.

** Update: Word from Nancy Nichols at D Magazine and SideDish is that Silva is not at Cafe Artistes as was reported. Now the mystery continues. Donde esta Silva?


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