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
by Steven Doyle
There are so many wonderful choices for Restaurant Week which began 21 years ago by Dallas’ most famous culinarian Jim White while he was working his restaurant show at KRLD. The very same Jim White who created Savor Dallas the magnificent food and wine extravaganza that grows stronger each year.
This week we wish to highlight a one of our favorite Restaurant Week choices by neighborhood starting in McKinney, Texas. Restaurant Week is a great way to become acquainted with new-to-you restaurants at a highly discounted cost with proceeds going to both the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. 2017 proceeds were in excess of $796,000, so this is an important event for both charities who do marvelous work for our communities. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
After several visits to Peasant Pizzeria I now have a new favorite pie in Dallas.
And it is not just the pizza but most items found on the short menu including one of the daily specials. Consider Tuesday where they offer Fennel Crusted Sea Scallops or Thursday where you will find an enormous Veal Chop Milanese. Continue reading
by Alex Gonzalez
Mille Lire is a new upscale Italian restaurant located in The Centrum at Oak Lawn. It was opened in December of last year by Naples-born Giuliano Matarese.
Mille Lire offers its guests a menu of authentic Italian dishes. The staff who serves these dishes are professional, friendly, composed, and well-kept. The restaurant itself in encased with all-glass walls, offering guests fantastic views of the city.
Guests wanting to save money can come in at lunch time and order the 2-Course Prix Fixe special, in which the customer gets an antipasto of their choice, along with a pasta of their choice, for only $21.00 Continue reading