A pizzeria that borrows concepts from tableside Brazilian churrascarias (think Texas de Brazil) is expanding into the Design District this fall.
Delucca Gaucho Pizza and Wine will be opening its second outpost at 1628 Oak Lawn Boulevard, in Quill’s former space, CultureMap reports. The original Delucca in Southlake circulates 20 different types of thin-crust pies to diners’ tables like a “Portuguese Pizza” with eggs, prosciutto cotto, and olives; or a pie smothered in fontina cheese and sauteed shrimp; there’s even chicken tikka masala and Mexican elotes pizzas.
The pizza parade begins after the eatery plies its hungry patrons with caipirinha (Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar, and lime); charcuterie and antipasto platters that feature meats, greens, and roasted vegetables; plus house-made lobster bisque. Diners are invited to eat as many slices as they can for a fixed price of under $20. That even includes five dessert pizzas with options slathered in Nutella, white chocolate, or brie and apricots.
The Texas de Brazil-style service was borrowed from former employees of the chain, Delucca’s husband-and-wife owners Evandro Caregnato and Vanderleia Mallmann, also natives of Brazil who claim Italian heritage. Mallman told CultureMap that their Southlake location “surpassed their expectations,” and they have plans to keep expanding their reach, possibly with franchisees.
Look for Delucca to arrive in the Design District this fall. Stay tuned as an official opening date and hours of operation become available.