A pizza with a long history on the West Coast is making inroads into the DFW area: Round Table Pizza will open its second area location in Dallas at 5600 SMU Blvd., on the ground floor of the Mockingbird Flats building, in a space that was previously home to Nodding Donkey and, more recently, Seven Five, which closed in 2018.
Founded in northern California in 1959, Round Table Pizza has more than 450 locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii. They made their Texas debut with a first location in Frisco, which opened in March.
A spokesperson confirms that Frisco franchisee Shelby Jobe and his partners recently signed an agreement to develop Round Table in the Dallas area, as well, and that the SMU location would be the first in Dallas, with an estimated opening of "late summer."
A location is also in the works for McKinney, with an estimated opening in early 2020. That's a long time to wait for a pizza.
Round Table has always placed its focus on the event part of being a pizzeria — family nights, post-game excursions, etc. — rather than the pizza part of being a pizzeria.
The menu boasts a King Arthur theme with pizzas such as Montague’s All Meat Marvel and the vegetarian Guinevere’s Garden Delight.
Their toppings lineup is fairly standard: pepperoni, salami, tomato, mushroom, green pepper, onion, black olives, and pineapple.
But they also do a California Pizza Kitchen-style BBQ chicken, and a "gourmet" veggie with artichoke hearts, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, red, and green onions.
One unique signature: In addition to red sauce, they have a creamy garlic sauce which has earned its own devoted cult.
In addition to pizza, they have wings, a few sub sandwiches, and a salad bar.