Beloved Dallas pizza chain Cane Rosso to open location in Lake Highlands
One of Dallas' most acclaimed pizzerias is opening a new location: Cane Rosso, the chain that debuted in Deep Ellum in 2011, will open a location in Lake Highlands, at the Lake Highlands Town Center at the intersection of Skillman and Walnut Hill, in a former Taco Diner space, at street address 7150 Skillman St. #190.
This will be the first Cane Rosso opening since the North Dallas Cane Rosso location opened in 2022 - a relatively long timespan for the burgeoning chain. According to a release, founder Jay Jerrier hopes to have it open in April.
Cane Rosso does Neapolitan-style pizzas, wood-fired in traditional ovens, plus salads, pastas, desserts, and cocktails. They do a monthly pizza such as their current Misti featuring mozzarella, salami, red onion, arugula, and balsamic reduction.
They've appeared on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri, and have received many media accolades. They've also been a game-changer in terms of spreading the word of Neapolitan-style pizza and improving pizza standards across DFW. The chain currently has seven locations throughout Texas in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Frisco.
Simultaneous to the new locations, they've appointed a new head of culinary: Christian Petroni, a Brooklyn-born chef who's been on TV, has his own line of products, and has a cookbook due out in 2024 called Parm to Table.
Petroni, who spent summers of his youth cooking with his family on the island of Ponza off the coast of Naples, Italy, is eager to bring his Italian roots to refresh Cane Rosso’s menu offerings, as well as work on the menus at sibling concepts Zoli's and Thunderbird Pies.
In a statement, he says he has been “very careful in getting back into this game in the right way. I’ve known Jay for many years now, and I saw such great potential in coming down to Dallas, Texas to bring what I do, from my New York food upbringing, to my time in Ponza or to my mother cooking for me at home, to this incredible community that my friend Jay has built. It was honestly a no-brainer to join.”
"Working with Christian has been a dream of mine for 10 years, and I'm pumped that I was finally able to get him down to Texas," Jerrier says. "His passion for authentic Italian cuisine falls in line with our commitment to delivering a fun and unique dining experience at our restaurants…AND he has committed to bringing REAL NEW YORK WATER with him when he comes down.”