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Taverna Rossa Will Expand Southlake's Rapidly Growing Dining Scene In April

The suburban restaurant explosion continues

Wood-fired pizzas topped with local ingredients await.
Wood-fired pizzas topped with local ingredients await.
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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Since opening in Plano, Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza & Beer has made a name for itself as one of the best spots in the ‘burbs to find a slice. Now, the concept will further expand its suburban foothold with the opening of a spanking-new outpost at Southlake’s equally-new Park Village Shopping Center.

Announced yesterday, the Southlake location of Taverna Rossa will officially open its doors in April. Its owners, 33 Restaurant Group partners Preston Lancaster and Tony Smith, already operate four different pizza concepts in the Suburbs, including the original Taverna Rossa in Plano, McKinney’s Cadillac Pizza Pub, and Palio’s Pizza Cafe in Little Elm and Frisco.

In Southlake, Taverna Rossa joins Park Village’s rapidly expanding selection of quality restaurant options. Uptown Vietnamese fusion staple Malai Kitchen opened there last month, and fast-casual Mediterranean spot Luna Grill landed last year. More restaurants are still in the works for the massive shopping center, including a juice bar and a new outpost of Gloria’s Restaurant.

The menu features stone oven-fired pies influenced by local vendors and Texas cuisines. On top of these "rustic thin-crust pizzas,’ you’ll find local ingredients like Lemley’s tomatoes and Luscher’s Italian sausage. Craft beer and wine (yes, wine) will be available on tap. Stay tuned for more details on this addition to Southlake’s growing restaurant scene’s official opening date.