Rustic thin-crust pizzas and Texas queso in the same concept may not make a whole lot of sense at first, but it’s a formula that Taverna Rossa has clearly perfected. This weekend, the concept has officially opened its doors at Southlake’s spanking-new Park Village Shopping Center.
Known for its stone-fired pizzas and Italian dishes with a hearty dose of Texas influence, the Southlake location is the second outpost of Taverna Rossa. The first location of the concept, the brainchild of 33 Restaurant Group’s Preston Lancaster and Tony Smith of Cadillac Pizza Pub and Palio’s Pizza Cafe, opened in Plano in 2013.
In addition to the stone-fired pizzas topped with local goat cheese and figs or housemade meatballs, Taverna Rossa will offer more than 50 varieties of whiskey and bourbons, 30 rotating beers on tap, and a menu of craft cocktails. Brunch will be available on Sundays, and feature a menu of hangover-friendly “Sunday Funday” dishes like breakfast pizza and $5 bellinis.
Taverna Rossa is located at 1151 E. Southlake Boulevard, and will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.