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CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING (11/23)
OPEN 11a-3p CHRISTMAS EVE (12/24)
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS (12/25)

We do not offer reservations at Taverna Rossa - Southlake at this time. No reservations on Friday or Saturday Nights at Taverna Rossa - Plano. We host gatherings on a limited basis. Contact us for details. Food and Beverage minimum required.

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Pizza and Beer

Pizza and beer. For years, these two magic words have existed in delicious harmony. But in our grab-a-slice and chug-a-cold-one world, Taverna Rossa is here to take this tried-and-true pair to the next level.

Passionate about creating a remarkable experience through great food, drinks, service and atmosphere, Preston Lancaster, along with partner Tony Smith, set out to create their own favorite restaurant in a community they grew up in and are proud to be a part of.

Settling for nothing less than handmade goodness and hometown flavors, each pizza and entree is loaded with locally sourced ingredients like smoked Texas brisket and apple wood smoked bacon from Hamm’s Meat Market in McKinney, Lemley Tomatoes from Canton, Luscher’s Italian Sausage and Texas Wagyu sirloin.

The menu was created in collaboration with culinary consultant Brian Luscher, Chef/Owner of The Grape in Dallas, whose influence elevates every bite to pizza perfection.

Enjoy your pie with an ice-cold brew from our worldly craft beer selection. Or, for our guests wearing their fancy pants, we offer one-of-a-kind, handcrafted cocktails and a variety of wines.

Taverna Rossa is a place to make yourself at home and rest your feet, but make sure you can still tap ‘em along to the live bands that play 1 to 2 nights a week. From blues to country to rock, even the music has local flavor.

So grab your friends, grab your appetite and leave your old-school pizza principles at the door. Because at Taverna Rossa, we’ve crafted pizza and beer into a serious slice of amazing.

Thank you for your patronage, we truly appreciate it!

Our Team

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Preston Lancaster

Founder / ceo

Preston was born and raised in Dallas, Texas with restaurant-centric DNA in him. His grandparents were in the business for over 50 years and his mom owns a pizzeria and wine bar where Preston worked as a kid, running food and bussing tables. Fast-forward many years, Preston earned a golf scholarship to the University of San Diego and left four years later with a Business degree and his sights set on entering into the hospitality industry.

Preston has always been an entrepreneur at heart, from starting a lawn-mowing business as a child to owning a financial services company to owning half a dozen restaurants in the DFW Metroplex. In 2007, Preston purchased Palio’s Pizza Café in Little Elm, Texas and subsequently opened up three more North Texas locations. Soon after came the purchase and rebuild of the highly acclaimed Cadillac Pizza Pub in Downtown McKinney, Texas.  Next, the concept of Taverna Rossa was born and opened its doors in 2013 in Plano, Texas.

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Tony Smith
VP of Operations / Partner

Tony has grown up in the entertainment and service industries all his life, having been mentored by his grandfather, regional executive with Metro Goldwin Mayer Motion Pictures. Tony was raised in Dallas, Texas, but spent many years traveling and living abroad before he met Preston Lancaster in 2006, and later joined the group with restaurant #1, Palio’s Pizza Café in Little Elm.

Getting to do what he loves every day, Tony has become VP of Operations and a Partner in the 33 Restaurant Group, and remains enthused about its giant future. Having worked in the country club and restaurant industries most of his adult life, He’s truly living his dream, while bringing the Craft Pizza & Craft Bar scene to the next level.

An extreme sports enthusiast and huge Dallas Cowboy fan, an avid golfer and always giving Preston serious matches on the golf course. Tony is also a pizza oven master and a Jedi bartender, resurrecting his grandfather’s favorite recipes, including his famous Bloody Mary. You never know what Tony might whip up behind the bar or in the kitchen, but you can be guaranteed that it’ll be amazing and leave you coming back for more.

Tony enjoys working with his wife and life-partner, Sarah, who coordinates private events and gatherings for the 33 Restaurant Group, along with creating inspirational design touches and décor for the restaurants. I look forward to seeing you in one of our locations.

Sarah Smith
DIRECTOR OF LARGE PARTY EVENTS AND CATERING

One of the most energetic, creative, and organized catering and large party directors that any company would be lucky enough to have. Sarah is the loving wife of owner and operating partner Tony Smith. You can see her decorating the restaurants and preparing events for parties that join us in the restaurants and at home.

SOUTHLAKE, TX 04/15/2016 Marketing and PR representative Shannon McCarthy poses for a portrait at Taverna Rossa on April 15, 2016. Credit: Danny Fulgencio

Shannon McCarthy

Marketing and PR

Shannon is the creative lead behind {33} Restaurant Group’s Marketing and PR. With a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a diverse background in the sports, entertainment, and restaurant industries, Shannon brings a new perspective to our community relations and strategies. She regularly finds inspiration at the restaurants, or should we say “the office”. So next time you are in one of our restaurants, and you see her making a desk at one of our tables, feel free to stop by and let her know what you think!

Community

{33} Restaurant Group and Taverna Rossa strongly believe in giving back to the communities we serve.  We are thankful to be a part of your community and appreciate the opportunity to serve you great pizza, great brews, and remarkable experiences.

If you or somebody you know has a great cause they are supporting and they are looking for an opportunity to raise money, collect gifts, need volunteers, etc, then please reach out to us at and let’s see how we might partner together!

Press

Zagat

20 Amazing Pizzas you need to try right now in Dallas/Fort Worth

Whether arriving at your doorstep or your table, pizza makes any day better.
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Community Impact

SOUTHLAKE’S TAVERNA ROSSA FEATURES LIVE MUSIC ALONG WITH TEX-ITALIAN MENU

Since its opening a year and a half ago in Southlake, Taverna Rossa has intended to be the regular spot…
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Dining with Delia Jo

EAT THIS: NEW MENU ITEMS AT TAVERNA ROSSA

Taverna Rossa is a popular destination for pizza, patio views, and drinks in Plano. Since its opening in 2012, they’ve made a name for themselves…
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Dallas Observer

CELEBRATE NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY IN DALLAS WITH THESE UNEXPECTED TEQUILA COCKTAILS

This take on a classic margarita will make you rethink pizza and beer…
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Plano Magazine

NTX BEER WEEK 2016

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug. North Texans who celebrate the return of fall with a personal favorite locally brewed beer and/or a few seasonal selects, will want to mark down November 11-20 on the calendar. .
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Guide Live

HERE IS WHERE TO FIND ELECTION DAY FOOD AND DRINK DEALS IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH

As the most divisive, bizarre and, frankly, exhausting U.S. presidential campaign ever crawls sputtering and gasping toward the general election finish line, the word among us common folk is more “can it just be over?” than fervor for a particular candidate.
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Zagat

20 AMAZING PIZZAS YOU NEED TO TRY RIGHT NOW IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH

Whether arriving at your doorstep or at your table from a coal-fired oven, pizza makes any day better. So to celebrate this round (sometimes square) masterpiece of dough, sauce and cheese (some traditional, some way outside-the-pizza-box), we’ve gathered 20 of the greatest around Dallas–Fort Worth, each fantastic in its own right. No matter how you slice it.
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Pop Goes The City

DALLAS OFF THE CLOCK: TRANSITION COCKTAILS

It’s finally starting to cool off in the metroplex. And that means that restaurants and bars all over town will be offering drinks perfect for fall and winter.
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Star-Telegram

TAVERNA ROSSA’S $10 LUNCH SPECIAL: FANCY PIZZA FOR A FAMILY PRICE

The price of a handmade, stone-oven pizza with local, premium toppings is now $10 at lunch, including a salad.
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Plano Magazine

56 BEST EATS IN PLANO 2016

Plano is kinda exploding these days with new restaurants. It can be tricky to figure out where to spend your hard-earned dollars when it’s time for dinner. But fear not, loyal Plano Magazine readers,…
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Fun City Stuff

TAVERNA ROSSA SOUTHLAKE TOPS THE PUB FAIR FOOD CHAIN

The pizza was good. The crust was fabulous. We were divided on the pizza flavors…
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LOCAL BUZZ

Just a few short years ago, if you saw a local beer on a restaurant menu or in your supermarket, it was a Shiner Bock…
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Star-Telegram

TAVERNA ROSSA ADDS A LAYER OF CRUST TO SOUTHLAKE’S PIZZA WORLD

Although Southlake has no shortage of pizza, there’s room for one more, if done well.
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Zagat

THE 18 BEST THINGS TO EAT AND DRINK THIS SUMMER IN DFW

The long days and warm nights of summer provide limitless opportunities for fun and adventure…
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Eater

DINING IN THE ‘BURBS

Pizza and beer go together like peas and carrots, especially at Taverna Rossa.
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D Magazine Sidedish

THE SCOOP

Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer celebrates the new locale with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 19.
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Zagat

12 AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS BRISKET DISHES IN DALLAS-FT. WORTH

This Plano favorite (and new Southlake sibling) serves brisket on pizzas, and inside its Texas-inspired lasagna…
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Star Local Media

NEW TENANTS TO JOIN GRANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT

Heritage Pizza Co. is the newest concept from {33} Restaurant Group, the same team behind Taverna Rossa and Cadillac Pizza Pub.
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Star-Telegram

EATS BEAT: NEW CHEF AT MAX’S, MORE PIZZA AND BRUNCH IN SOUTHLAKE

If there’s anything Southlake doesn’t need, it’s more pizza. But none of the other Southlake artisan pizza bars is quiet like Taverna Rossa, open in busy Park Village next to Malai.
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Eater Dallas

TAVERNA ROSSA IS NOW SLINGING STONE-FIRED PIZZAS & QUESO IN SOUTHLAKE

Rustin thin-crust pizzas and Texas Queso in the same concept may not make a whole lot of sense at first, but it’s a formula that Taverna Rossa has clearly perfected.
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Zagat

74 KILLER SPOTS FOR BEER IN DALLAS – FT. WORTH

There’s nothing quite like an icy cold beer on a hot afternoon. Or a rainy evening. Or with a platter of huevos rancheros during Sunday brunch. Really, is there any occasion when a pint or two isn’t in order?
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360 West Magazine

DINING OUT

With one restaurant area, Southlake is stepping up its game in two trendy areas: good pizza & good beer.
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DFW.com

THE BEST RESTAURANT PATIOS IN DFW

In a way, Southlake’s eclectic restaurant/retail center Park Village is one big patio, with a multicolor-lighted fountain spraying artfully…
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Culture Map

THIS DALLAS RESTAURANT NEWS ROUNDUP CAN BARELY CONTAIN ALL OF THE OPENINGS

If you want pizza, doughnuts, and coffee, you’ve come to the right place. We bring you tidings of a new pizzeria…
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Zagat

THE 12 MOST ANTICIPATED SPRING RESTAURANT OPENINGS IN DALLAS – FT. WORTH

The flowers are blooming and the birds are singing more cheerily, but our favorite sign of spring is the new crop of restaurants sprouting up all over the greater metro area.
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Eater Dallas

TAVERNA ROSSA WILL EXPAND SOUTHLAKE’S RAPIDLY GROWING DINING SCENE IN APRIL

Since opening in Plano, Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza & Beer has made a name for itself as one of the best spots in the ‘burbs to find a slice.
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Dallas Observer

TAVERNA ROSSA’S SECOND LOCATION IS OPENING IN SOUTHLAKE’S PARK VILLAGE

Craft beer and pizza is coming to the new Park Village Shopping Center in Southlake. Taverna Rossa, a project from the pizza-centric restaurant group that owns Cadillac Pizza Pub and Palio’s Pizza Cafe, will open in April, according to a press release.
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Star-Telegram

RESTAURANT NEWS FOR MARCH

A Winning Combination: Add Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza & Beer to a lengthy list of pizza possibilities in Southlake.
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Southlake Style

PIZZA PARTY: LOCALLY SOURCED EATS, CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC COMING TO SOUTHLAKE

Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer is making its way to Southlake’s Park Village to offer hometown flavors in a comfortable, eclectic atmosphere.
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CBS DFW

BEST BLT IN DFW

In case you weren’t aware, April is National BLT Month, which gives you a good reason to indulge in America’s second favorite sandwich (ham being the first) all month long.
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Culture Trip

EATING OUT IN PLANO, TX: TOP 10 LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Deriving its name from its topography, Plano in Texas is a rapidly growing city, both economically and culturally. With an international population and a wide variety of cuisines, from Asian to Italian and Cuban to Viennese, we explore the top places to eat in Plano.
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Plano Magazine

TAVERNA ROSSA

Preston Lancaster and Tony Smith are in no hurry. It’s Monday evening, and their restaurant, Taverna Rossa, is filling up for dinner, with servers and customers engaged in lively chatter. 
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Zagat

THE HOTTEST PIZZERIAS AROUND THE US

In many cities across the U.S., the best and most beloved pizzeria is also the oldest. It’s one foodstuff where tradition often trumps hotness. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any new pizza spots worth paying attention to.
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Neighbors Go

TAVERNA ROSSA CRAFT PIZZA AND BEER CELEBRATES NTX BEER WEEK

Taverna Rossa dives in to North Texas Beer Week October 31-November 9 with a series of events and an exclusive tapping of Franconia’s Tripel Dunkel (November 1 at 12:00 pm) in conjunction with the first anniversary of the restaurant.
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CityLicious

TAVERNA ROSSA – CRAFT PIZZA AND BEER WORTH GOING OUT FOR!

Feels upscale without all the pretentiousness. The antler chandeliers, outdoor patio, & vintage light fixtures go a long way to get this place a unique yet comfortable feel. 
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Plano Star Courier

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE PLANO

The Plano Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Plano’s best and brightest at its annual Best of Plano awards dinner.
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 ZAGAT

6 TOP SPOTS FOR THE GO TEXAN RESTAURANT ROUND-UP

For the seventh year, the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up showcases the state’s finest produce, meats and wine as part of a week-long celebration of all that’s raised, grown and cultivated in the Lone Star state.
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CRAVE DFW

CELEBRATE AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK AT TAVERNA ROSSA

Looking to celebrate American Craft Beer Week?  In honor of American Craft Beer Week Taverna Rossa and Dallas’ Peticolas Brewing Company team-up for a beer-paired dinner Thursday, May 15 at 7:00pm.
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ZAGAT

9 REASONS TO DRIVE TO PLANO

Plano is about a whole lot more than buying a house with a yard and settling down. The ‘burb to our north happens to have a terrific variety of restaurants to choose from.
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 EATER DALLAS

12 PLACES TO FIND GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA IN DFW

Whether it’s an intolerance, an allergy, or a passing caveman-style Paleo challenge, there’s no reason why those eschewing gluten can’t enjoy pizza too. In honor of Pizza Week, we’ve rounded up Dallas’ best gluten-free pies.
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THRILLIST

THE COOLEST BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN TOWN

It’s time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink. Some had to go (we hardly knew ye, Private Social), while other hot spots could not be denied.
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ZAGAT

8 SPICY COCKTAILS TO TRY IN DALLAS

You already know that everything’s bigger in Texas, but it’s also true that everything’s spicier here, too; the food, the personalities and even the drinks. Here’s a selection of must-sip cocktails that pack a punch.
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 PLANO PROFILE

RESTAURANT REVIEW: TAVERNA ROSSA

With the name Taverna Rossa, we expected this new restaurant in Lakeside Market to look like a typical Italian restaurant. Boy, were we wrong!
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D MAGAZINE

RESTAURANT REVIEW: TAVERNA ROSSA

Preston Lancaster’s goal was to make people happy. If you like pizza and beer, you will be.
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D MAGAZINE

BEST BLOODY MARY IN DALLAS? TAVERNA ROSSA IN PLANO MAKES A DOOZIE

The best Bloody Mary in Dallas isn’t really in Dallas, it lives just across the city limits in Plano.
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Live Music this way

Live Music Schedule

For Booking, contact Shannon McCarthy:

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Turkey before Turkey Day at both locations

Happy Whiskey Wednesday! We’ll be featuring Wild Turkey 81 proof whiskey for $4.00 all night. Celebrate with Turkey before Turkey Day.

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Happy Thanksgiving – CLOSED

Both Taverna Rossa locations will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23rd so that our TR family can spend time with their family and friends. We look forward to re-opening on Friday, November 24th at 11am. See you tomorrow for Tex-Italian and post-Black Friday shopping drinks!

Evening Wear Taverna Rossa Live Music Craft Beer Artisan Pizza

Plano – Evening Wear

Evening Wear is an indie-pop band from Dallas, Texas. The group consists of Corina Grove (rhythm guitar, vocals) and John Hames (lead guitar, percussion). They’ve become a local favorite playing gigs all over DFW, including The Gentleman of the Road Festival, House of Blues (Dallas, TX), Gas Monkey Live! (Dallas, TX), The Door (Dallas, TX) , The Prophet Bar (Dallas, TX), RBC (Dallas, TX) and more.
 
With music comprised of haunting harmonies, melodic guitar riffs and relatable lyrics, Evening Wear provides a complete musical experience similar to The Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys and the X Ambassadors.

Get your favorite Taverna Rossa cold beverage and pizza while joining us for this new age band. You won’t be able to get enough of them!

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Southlake – The 8Tracks Band

The 8 Tracks cover Rock N’ Roll of, not just the 70s, but from the 80s as well. They have coined the slogan, “DISCO STILL SUCKS!” No computers, midi or prerecorded anything! Just your favorite Rock N’ Roll playlists and a few that might go a little further back into your grey matter. 8tracks’ primary attempts are to re-create the 70s concert experience and re-live some of the great moments of musical history.

Check out 8tracks and make sure to join us at Taverna Rossa!

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Plano – Chant Duplantier

With a combination of soul, funk, rock, and blues, Chant has established themselves as the ambassadors of Eclectic Soul – a soulful new genre that sets no rules and has no boundaries. This trio mixes intelligently crafted songs with exceptional musicianship to create a style that defies categories and defines originality.

With their roots in the past and a sound for the future, Chant truly is “the history of things to come.” Come check them out ONLY at Taverna Rossa!

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Southlake – Mojo Filter

MOJO FILTER is a Beatles Cover band presents a full tribute show, which includes the familiar outfits that the Beatles wore during their live performance years, as well as replicating the music note for note, using period correct instruments, including Rickenbacker and Gretsch guitars, Hofner basses, Ludwig Drums and Vox amplifiers. This truly is a band you don’t want to miss!

Join us at Taverna Rossa for MOJO FILTER’s return. We’ve got the best thin-crust pizza in North Texas, cold beer on tap, and fresh artists.

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Elliott’s Movember Happy Hour & Fundraiser in Plano

Grow a Mo’, wear your Mo’, or (ladies) bring a Mo’. It’s time to join together and giveback to Elliott’s Movember Fundraiser. ALL DAY LONG, mention that you’re there to support Elliott’s Movember campaign and a percentage of your dining will donate to the Movember Foundation. Just be sure to tell your server that you’re having lunch, a snack, happy hour, dinner or dessert with the fundraiser to benefit men’s health awareness and cancer research.
 
In addition to this all-day fundraiser, we’ll also be holding a special Movember Happy Hour from 3-7pm with
$2 off select Drafts
$4 wells
$5 house wine
$8 Rossa Mules
$8 RossaRita’s
$8 Spicy Bloody Rossa’s
 
And after 7pm, enjoy our Texas Thursday Happy Hour
$2 off ALL Texas made Booze and select Local Draft Beers
 
Can’t make it but still want to support a great cause? Head to is mobro.co/elliottbeard to donate!
 
The Movember Foundation is all about men’s health, with a focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. Did you know testicular cancer is the young man’s cancer? It’s the most common men’s cancer between the ages of 15 and 40 – and easily treatable if detected early! Teach your boys how to check themselves and dudes, CHECK YOURSELVES! Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in men next to skin cancer, and almost all cases occur in men over 50. And sadly, 3 out of 4 suicides are men. Talk to the men in your life, and listen to that voice in your head that tells you someone doesn’t seem okay. You might just save a life. Here’s a number to program into your phone: the National Suicide Prevention Lifelife at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK). There’s also Lifelife Crisis Chat at crisischat.org.
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Panther Island Brewing Pint Night at Southlake

Buy a pint of Panther Island Brewing‘s Sweet Fand or Red Bandit and keep the glass for #Free! We’ll have Panther Island staff on hand to shoot the breeze with. Who could name a better way to start your weekend…on a Thirsty Thursday!?

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Plano – Mary Margaret

Mary Margaret is a local singer/songwriter who recently moved back to Dallas after pursuing a career in Musical Theatre in NYC. She’s back to shake-up the Dallas scene with an eclectic mix of music anywhere from classic standards to pop to folk. Fresh off the plane, join us in welcoming Mary Margaret back to Texas and for her debut at Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer.

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Southlake – Manny & the Gringoderos

Tonight we’ll be serving-up rustic thin-crust pizza, craft beer, and Manny & The Gringoderos. Check-out our menu, grab a cold one, and stay for some awesome live music!

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Plano – Ron Bultongez

Ron Bultongez is a local, English and French speaking singer-songwriter living in Dallas.

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Southlake – RAW Acoustic

Join us as we debut RAW Acoustic on the Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer stage. Raw Acoustic is a three piece modern/classic rock band fronted by the amazing Warren Dunlevy on Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar…this band rocks hard acoustically so it’s high energy, but not too loud!

Lindsay Hightower

Plano – Lindsay Hightower Band

Local Lindsay Hightower has a five piece Texi-Cali band with heavy influences of Soul, Rock, and peppered with a little country. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Dark, sultry, and campy in nature, every member in the band has performed extensively throughout the U.S. Their musical muses are many and include Amy Winehouse, Sheryl Crow, and Duffy. Hightower’s recently released debut album is entitled Echo Spring. This lyrics-driven debut is directly inspired by Olivia Laing’s book, “Trip to Echo Spring” and explores the commonalities between the word weavers Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Southlake – Broken Code

Broken Code is a high energy Texas Rock ‘n’ Roll band homegrown out of McKinney! They specializes in diversity. The band’s sets run the gamut from Classic Rock & Roadhouse Blues to good ol’ party on the patio hippie music.

Come on down to Taverna Rossa and check’em out!

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Plano – The Bodarks

Stompin’ and fiddlin’, pluckin’ and strummin’, The Bodarks dig up the roots from which today’s popular music grew and the American soul was nurtured. With that washboard rhythm and rolling banjo, you can’t help but move to it, kick back with a beer in each hand and wail along. It’s good ol’ American-made roots music picked fresh.

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Southlake – Wanda King Band

One of the Best Female Blues Songstress Performing! Wanda King has the wow factor with her Hot Blues and Cool Jazz style. Wanda is the  daughter of  Blues legend Freddie King. She is the President of the Freddie King Blues Foundation. She’s also accepted the award for her late father Freddie King who was inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 2012.

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Plano – Droo’s Peace Crush

Droo’s Peace Crush has been active in the Dallas music scene for well over 15 years. While he began his career playing bass with numerous local & national acts, for the past 8+ years, he’s successfully navigated the local cover music scene, becoming known for his pure, raw vocals, full rhythmic guitar voicing’s, and being able to perform all kinds of pop music from all different styles, genres, and periods. Starting out, he mostly performed solo, but throughout the years, an incredible band has organically formed around him,and now you will often hear 2-4 of them playing out together in bars and venues all over North Texas. Their full sound stems from many various backgrounds, ethnicities, musical styles, and all-around walks of life. Since their musical elements are as eclectic as the Peace Crush-ers themselves, sonically the band is like nothing else that you’ve ever heard before…and because of the extremely diverse cover song selections they’ve performed over the years, their original tunes are a pop-heavy beautiful mix of energetic melodies, sounds, and collaborations that they derive from all these influences.

Evening Wear Taverna Rossa Live Music Craft Beer Artisan Pizza

Southlake – Evening Wear

Evening Wear is an indie-pop band from Dallas, Texas. The group consists of Corina Grove (rhythm guitar, vocals) and John Hames (lead guitar, percussion). They’ve become a local favorite playing gigs all over DFW, including The Gentleman of the Road Festival, House of Blues (Dallas, TX), Gas Monkey Live! (Dallas, TX), The Door (Dallas, TX) , The Prophet Bar (Dallas, TX), RBC (Dallas, TX) and more.
 
With music comprised of haunting harmonies, melodic guitar riffs and relatable lyrics, Evening Wear provides a complete musical experience similar to The Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys and the X Ambassadors.

Get your favorite Taverna Rossa cold beverage and pizza while joining us for this new age band. You won’t be able to get enough of them!

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Plano – Spencer Cole Band

Whether described as a classic rock band with a strong Texas boogie and blues influence or a Texas boogie and blues band with a classic rock influence, the Spencer Cole Band brings energy and originality to every show, especially when the sax tears into one its dreamy or wailing solo riffs.

On any given night, the Spencer Cole Band cruises through tunes from artists such as: Delbert McClinton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang, Santana, Chuck Berry, ZZ Top, and Van Morrison.  There’s even time set aside to flirt with a little music from Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot, and Stevie Wonder … just to keep the musical palette cleansed before the next serving of hot rock, boogie, and blues, Spencer Cole style.

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Southlake – Missing Three Band

Missing Three is known for a wide variety of musical styles from oldie classics to today’s top hits! The entertainment is never ending with an inventive bucket percussion routines like the famous Broadway show “Stomp!”, unique artwork created right on stage, a guitarist who does handstands while playing, and a big voiced female vocalists, larger than Christina Aguilera!

This is going to be the cherry on top of your week. Come for the music, stay for the craft pizza and beer, including 30 local brews on tap.

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Whistlepig Barrel Launch at Plano

Merry Christmas from us to you! Doug Ward and Matt Steel with Whistlepig Distillery are joining us to celebrate the launch of our 10 and Be Spoke barrels at a discounted price. 33 Sazerac cocktails will be on special tonight!

Trey Allen Band

Plano – Trey Allen Band

Trey Allen Band is an indie-rock band based out of Dallas, TX. They have performed at a variety of music venues across the country, from House of Blues in Dallas to music festivals in Oklahoma and Georgia. With Trey’s raspy vocals and passion for music and Johns harmony vocals it will grab your attention and make you want to hear more! They have a broad range of musical influences such as The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, REM, Tom Petty, Audioslave and The Beatles, and current artist also like, The Lumineers, Mondo Cozmo, The Black Keys, Young The Giant, Bishop Briggs and Foy Vance.

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Southlake – Sonic Moonshine

Sonic Moonshine is a rock soul and blues band with roots from west Texas and beyond. They sing with a classic rock edge while keeping the beat solid and moving with his drumming skills. Sonic Moonshine is a high energy Club band that will be sure to keep you entertained. Don’t miss out on Sonic Moonshine’s debut at Taverna Rossa. We look forward to seeing you!

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Plano – Maylee Thomas Band

From her early days as a Gospel singer to her legendary status as a Texas Diva, Maylee Thomas transcends genres, mixing Gospel-based blues with soul driven rock, touches of pop, with the very faintest caresses of country from time to time… and audiences respond. Maylee is the soul of Texas and a must see act.

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend kick-off place, join us for Maylee’s return. We will be serving up hot, rustic thin-crust pizza and cold drafts to go with Maylee’s fantastic sound. 

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Southlake – The Inspiration Band

Join us in welcoming The Inspiration Band to Taverna Rossa for their return. They are a 5 piece jazz combo that can expand to an electrifying 9 piece BIG BAND TOP 40 NONSTOP PARTY band. Dancing and singing with the band are not unheard of when they come to party.
 
You bring the party! We’ll have the best gourmet, artisan pizza in North Texas and cold craft beer.
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Early Closure for Christmas Eve

Both Taverna Rossa-Plano and Taverna Rossa-Southlake will be open for brunch and lunch, until 3pm. Let us take care of any last minute lunch, dinner, and holiday catering for you. Happy Holidays everyone!

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Whistlepig Barrel Launch at Southlake

Merry Christmas from us to you! Doug Ward and Matt Steel with Whistlepig Distillery are joining us to celebrate the launch of our 10 and Be Spoke barrels at a discounted price. 33 Sazerac cocktails will be on special tonight!

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Southlake – Chris Watson Band

The Chris Watson Band is a powerhouse Southern Soul group out of Fort Worth, TX. Combining only the best elements of Blues, MoTown, Funk and Southern Rock, this collection of passionate musicians puts on an unforgettable show suitable for all music lovers.

Check-out the Chris Watson Band and Taverna Rossa’s new R&D pie. It changes on a regular basis just like our rotating IPAs on Tap!

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Plano – BJ Stricker Unplugged

Singer-songwriter Bj Stricker & The Kings music comes in the form of dynamic contrast in sound. Drawing from influences from folk and rock to blues and jazz fusion, the Dallas musician’s infectious tunes are derived from the very human struggles.
Although they are not strangers to Plano, tonight will be their first performance at Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer. Bring your friends, grab a craft pizza and beer, and kickback for a show. Great way to start you New Year’s weekend.
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Southlake – Velvet Love Box

Velvet Love Box features three veteran musicians from the North Texas area: percussionist/vocalist Brandon Bumpas, guitarist/vocalist Scot Cloud, and vocalist/bassist Neil Schnell. The band formed at Bronco’s Sports Bar in 1997, where they still perform every Thursday night, and over the past fifteen years they have continued to blur the line between “cover” and “original”, creating a niche for themselves. In early 2002 VLB recorded their first EP, “Pilot,” for Texas indie label Aaron Ave. Records. In 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 Velvet Love Box was voted Best Cover Band by the readers of Fort Worth Weekly!

 
Help us kick-off Velvet Love Box’s return to Taverna Rossa – Southlake. The craft beer will be flowin’ and the artisan pizza will be hot!
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Plano – Mark Sena Unplugged

You can expect Classic Rock…you can expect funk…you can even expect some Top 40’s! Mark Sena is going to pack a show with all of your favorite songs.

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Southlake – New Year’s Eve Party featuring Justin Mason

FREE CHAMPAGNE! NO COVER! NO RESERVATIONS!
 
Justin Mason will be hosting quite a show with all your favorite tunes. At midnight, we’re celebrating with a champagne toast free of charge. Anyone under the age of 21 will get a free soda to cheers with everyone!
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Plano – Open until 10pm New Year’s Eve

We’ll be open until 10pm tonight for any last minute dining, delivery, or party orders.  Let’s raise one last glass to 2017! We’d love to toast all of you for joining us this year and letting us serve you. Thank you for being a part of our family. Cheers! Have a safe and happy new year!

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Open at 2pm on New Year’s Day

We’ll admit it: We stayed up a little late last night. Both Taverna Rossas will open at 2pm today to serve all of your hangover and Monday favorites. Happy New Year!

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