Miami pizzeria Mister O1 imports its star-shaped pizzas to Grapevine
A Miami-based pizzeria with one location in Dallas-Fort Worth has penciled in another. Mister O1, which debuted in Dallas in October, will open a second location in Grapevine, at 129 S. Main St. #155, in a former Cotton Patch Cafe.
According to a release, it'll open in spring 2023.
Mister O1 - which has a capital "O", not a zero - was founded by Master Pizza chef Renato Viola, who moved from Italy to Miami under the "O1 Visa" category (reserved for those with extraordinary artistic ability of internationally acclaimed fame.
Still feel like the O should be a 0.
He opened the first location of Mister O1 in 2014. There are now 13 locations, including Dallas, located at Turtle Creek Shopping Village at 3838 Oak Lawn Ave.
They're known for their star-shaped pizza, in which the rim of the crust is folded over pockets of ricotta cheese. They do a delicate thin crust, good for Dallas tastes, with a dough that rests for 72 hours before being served.
Traditional pizza combinations are served as well as recipes unique to Mister O1 such as:
- Scott - mozzarella, lemon chicken, onions, fresh tomatoes
- Star Beckham - star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, bacon, onions, fresh tomatoes, ranch dressing, basil
- Ginger Lilliam - Italian tomato sauce, fresh burrata, Stracciatella cheese, black pepper, organic ginger
- Coffee Paolo - Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola blue cheese, natural honey, coffee, spicy salami calabrese
- Star Luca - star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella, Italian tomato sauce, basil.
There are also calzones, salads, antipasti, and dessert pizzas, plus Italian wines by the glass and bottle, and Peroni Italian beer.
Bringing the concept to Dallas-Fort Worth is franchise partner John LaBarge, a former VP at Corner Bakery Cafe, who says in a statement that Grapevine has a big regional draw.
“Grapevine is not only going to reach those who live and work in the area but as “The Christmas Capital” of Texas we feel it will reach many visitors from other communities such as Colleyville, Southlake, Westlake, Flower Mound and beyond,” he says