by Alex Gonzalez
Dallas’ is certainly not short on restaurants, especially ones that specialize in Italian fare. But very few specialize in family-style dining. At Saint Rocco’s, parties of four or more are encouraged to order from Saint Rocco’s family menu and sample the best of what the New York-style Italian restaurant has to offer. Continue reading
At Kenny’s Italian Kitchen, red checkered table cloths and Chianti bottles adorn each table in the quaint dining room. The walls are filled with black and white photos of friends, family and regular guests. The menu showcases classic Italian-American styles, including veal, chicken and seafood prepared parmagiana, piccata and marsala.
Additional specialties include classic meatballs, sausage and peppers and spaghetti with clam sauce. The presentation of such entrees as a bone-in veal parmagiana gives diners a feeling of indulgence, even for a weekday dinner. Continue reading
Partenope Ristorante, the much-anticipated authentic Southern Italian restaurant will open for lunch and dinner seven days a week beginning Monday, September 23 inside the historic Titche-Goettinger Building at 1900 Main Street, the northeast corner of St. Paul and Main Street in Downtown Dallas.
Created by talented husband and wife duo Dino Santonicola (chef and master pizzaioli born and raised in Spanish Quarter of Naples, Italy) and Megan Santonicola (a fixture in the Dallas restaurant scene since 1999 on the management side), Partenope Ristorante is a love letter to Dino’s hometown, culture and experiences of dining around a big table with family and friends fully embraced in a complete Neapolitan dining experience. Continue reading
400 Gradi – an Italian restaurant concept hailing from Melbourne, Australia and founded by renowned chef Johnny Di Francesco will open its first location in the United States in downtown Dallas at 2000 Ross Avenue.
Opening for lunch and dinner on Monday, September 16, 400 Gradi offers a classic Italian menu with award-winning pizza. Continue reading
il Bracco, the much-anticipated Italian inspired neighborhood restaurant and bar has opened their doors to the public as of today.
Located at 8416 Preston Center Plaza inside the burgeoning The Plaza at Preston Center, il Bracco is the culmination of Robert Quick’s (CEO) and Matt Gottlieb’s (COO) twenty-five years of restaurant industry experience. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Picasso’s Pizza and Grill is this sweet neighborhood Italian eatery that now dots our Dallas landscape. You will find the original location (moved about a block to newer digs) in Lake Highlands, plus several more locations including North Dallas, Preston Hollow and very soon in Southlake.
The pizza and pastas are sturdy with rich red sauces, fresh ingredients and a large selection that would please nearly every hungry soul. On a recent visit we found a restaurateur that dines there several times a week. The regulars are fiercely loyal and for good cause. The prices are comfortable, the dining room is broken up into smaller manageable rooms as to give families their own space, and couples theirs. The bar is also nearly sealed off giving it its own cozy feel. Continue reading
by Alex Gonzales
Having served Dallas with some of the best Italian food for nearly 40 years, Antonio Avona is an expert in his craft. Upon arriving to Dallas from Calabria, Italy in 1981, Avona worked the late great renowned restaurateur Phil Vaccaro as the Executive Chef at Mario’s. He worked at Mario’s until 1998, when he decided to open his own restaurant, Antonio’s Ristorante, in Addison. For over 20 years, Antonio’s Ristorante has served some of the best Italian food in Far North Dallas. Continue reading