Italian Restaurant News
Charming indie-owned Italian restaurant to open on Dallas' Greenville Ave.
A new Italian restaurant is opening on Dallas' Greenville Avenue from a first-timer: Called Via Triozzi, it'll open at 1806 Greenville Ave., at an address that was at one time The Beagle but is split into two and will also be home to Voodoo Doughnuts.
According to a release, Via Triozzi will open on August 23.
The restaurant is from Leigh Hutchinson, a native of Coppell who got the Italia bug when she spent a semester there during college. She studied gastronomy and culture at the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, did a "stage" with Gigliocooking founder Marcella Ansaldo, worked on olive harvests, in the wine country, and at restaurants in Buffalo, New York, and Dallas, including St. Rocco's and Beverley's.
This is her first restaurant.
The menu includes her signature lasagne al forno, AKA with beef, which has developed its own following, plus dishes such as chicken cacciatore that channel her Sicilian-American grandmother, Angelina, who is one of her inspirations.
Other menu items include fried squash blossoms, tagliatelle Bolognese, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and cannolo sblagliato — although Google insists it's cannolo sbagliato, but what is an extra L among friends — which is pizzelle with cannoli cream, candied orange peel, cacao nibs, and crushed pistachio.
Pastas are $23 to $28. Appetizers are $10 to $20. The chicken cacciatore is $32 and a 16-ounce New York strip is $85.
The release makes no mention of Modesto Rodriguez, whom she hired in March to be executive chef. According to a representative for Rogers, "he's taking a break from cheffing."
The wine list includes a generous 21 selections by the glass and about 60 by the bottle and is fabulously focused on natural, low-intervention wines made by small producers, many women- or family-owned.
They also offer three house wines on tap: white, rosé, and red, by the glass, half-carafe, and full liter carafe.
Via Triozzi seats 60 and includes a glassed-in pasta room where they'll make pastas like orecchiette and ravioli in-house, as well as mozzarella.
Decor includes high ceilings, a black & white-checked terrazzo floor, a 10-seat marble-topped bar, and photos of family members on the walls, including Angelina.
"I want people to feel like they're part of the family — comfortable, at home, at ease, like they’re at my grandma’s house on Sunday," Hutchinson says in a statement.