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Partenope Brings Italian Cuisine to Downtown Next Week

The new restaurant is a project of Dino and Megan Santonicola, formerly of beloved pizzeria Cane Rosso

So much pizza
Emily Loving for Partenope
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Downtown will soon be home to one of the city’s most exciting new Italian restaurants in Partenope, a new eatery from lauded hospitality duo Megan and Dino Santonicola.

The chic eatery is set to open its doors early next week at 1900 Main Street, inside the Titche-Goettinger Building. One of the fall’s most anticipated restaurant openings, Partenope’s arrival brings Naples-born chef Dino Santonicola’s expert pizza skills to the neighborhood, honed at Dallas’s own Cane Rosso, along with a host of Southern Italian dishes that aren’t exactly common on the menus of the city’s red sauce joints.

Diners can look forward to 10 different pizza options, including pizza fritta, a fried pizza that’s stuffed with toppings, and freshly made pastas like rigatoni alla genovese and fusilli slathered in pesto. On the cocktail side of the menu, find a list of wines sourced from Southern Italy and the country’s favorite cocktails, including (of course) negronis and Aperol spritzes.

Partenope opens for lunch and dinner service on Monday, September 23. The restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.