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Scope Out the Menu for Il Bracco, Preston Center’s Sleek New Italian Eatery

Eggplant parm and more Italian classics await

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Dallas’s Italian cuisine scene got a little bigger today with the opening of Il Bracco, a new Preston Center eatery that brings freshly-made pastas and more classic dishes to the neighborhood.

The restaurant at 8416 Preston Center Plaza quietly arrived last week, occupying a 3,200 square foot space designed by Dallas architecture firm Zero3Design. Warm wood ceiling panels and banquettes are paired with a marble countertop and leather cushions in the subtly sophisticated space, while striking chevron-patterned floor tile adds visual contrast.

Robert Quick, CEO of the restaurant group behind Il Bracco and a former chef de partie at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc and Bouchon, is in charge of the menu, alongside chief operating officer Matt Gottlieb, formerly of Hillstone. Diners can look forward to classic plates like eggplant parmesan, cacio e pepe bucatini, and porchetta, along with simple proteins like roasted chicken and broiled strip steak.

Italian influence looms large over Il Bracco’s cocktail menu, evidenced by cocktails like the Quattro Dita, a mix of rye whiskey, Campari, Cynar, and vermouth. The wine list is decidedly more global, but does boast plenty of bottles from Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmont, and Sardinia.

Before making a reservation at Il Bracco, take a look at the menu below.