Pie in the sky

Cane Rosso to expand its Neapolitan pizza empire to White Rock Lake

Cane Rosso to expand its Neapolitan pizza empire to White Rock Lake

Cane Rosso, the critically revered pizzeria in Deep Ellum, has settled on a site for its second location: 7328 Gaston Ave. at Grand Avenue, near White Rock Lake.

A Facebook page launched on Friday shows the slowly mounting evidence, with photos of the location, patio and magnificent oven.

The new pizzeria will go into what was previously CJs Billiard Palace. It'll have space for private dining and events, plus "one of Dallas' biggest and coolest patios," claimed owner Jay Jerrier via his Facebook page. (Jerrier was unavailable for comment, which, given his social-media savvy and chronic online status, is practically unheard of.)

 The White Rock Lake Cane Rosso will be more ambitious than the original, with a salumi bar and wall of craft-beer taps.

 

The 3,000-square-foot patio will be in front. Jerrier compares it to the patio at Hotel San Jose in Austin. "Lots of shade from three mature trees!" reads his Facebook page.

The White Rock Lake Cane Rosso will be more ambitious than the original, with a couple of new features: a tap wall to address the craft-beer craze and a salumi/cheese bar to address the salumi/charcuterie craze.

Most important, the hand-made Stefano Ferrara oven is already on-site. It looks like an albino cousin of the original oven at the Deep Ellum location, with the dome constructed from white tile instead of red.

This location would not come as a surprise to Cane Rosso regulars; Jerrier has been searching for the right location to open his second branch, with Lakewood/White Rock Lake a prime candidate.

Cane Rosso was already a local favorite, but its popularity spiked after it was profiled on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Jerrier doubled the Deep Ellum restaurant, taking over a vacant space next door.

Situated directly across the parking lot from the temporary dogs of the White Rock YMCA (which is slated to move into the old Trinity Lutheran Church on Gaston in 2014), Cane Rosso White Rock Lake is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013.

Cane Rosso oven
Oven for new Cane Rosso to open near White Rock Lake. Photo courtesy of Cane Rosso
Cane Rosso patio
Patio for new  Cane Rosso at White Rock Lake. Photo courtesy of Cane Rosso