Our Team  –   Taverna Rossa

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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.

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!

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Live Music Schedule

For Booking, contact Shannon McCarthy:

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Southlake – The 8 Tracks 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 – Ron Taylor & Darrin DeLatte

Ron Taylor & Darrin DeLatte will be returning this weekend to Taverna Rossa – Plano! Sounds like the perfect reason to start your weekend with craft pizza & beer.
Both Ron & Darrin were members of MCA & Capitol Records recording artist Lillian Axe back in the 90’s & were part of the big haired, melodic rock genre which produced the likes of Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Ratt & Poison. They recorded 7 CDs & had 3 MTV videos while touring the world up until 2004.
 
You can guarantee that you will know every word to every song they play and will usually end up singing along just like at the piano bar. Ron & Darrin are old pros and know how to entertain a room and Ron has one of the best voices you’ve ever heard!
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Southlake – Jaclyn Monroe

Tonight we’re proud to be hosting Nashville artist and Singer-Songwriter Jaclyn Monroe. Known for her ability to draw you in with her sweet melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and soulful presence, Jaclyn Monroe’s music reflects her evolution of years of self training, songwriting and recording. Her music soars between blues, rock, soul, and pop with influences from Etta and Aretha to Janis and Bonnie Raitt. Adept at both piano and guitar, Jaclyn’s instrumental abilities solidly underscore her desire to share her stories. Jaclyn’s music is infectious with hypnotic melodies surrounded by lyrical depth that strikes straight to the heart.
Let’s give Jaclyn a big welcome to Texas and start the weekend with a party! We’ll have the best Tex-Italian thincrust pizza and Craft Beer ready for you.
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Plano – Wanda King

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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Odell Pint Nite at Plano

Join us at Plano as we host Odell Brewing Co for a pint night. Buy a pint of their famous brew and keep the glass for FREE!

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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 – 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 – 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 – Joey Love Band

Joey Love has opened for the likes of Etta James, The Blues Brothers (Dan Akroyd,Jim Belushi), Bobby Blue Bland, Blue Oyster Cult, Johnny Winter, Savoy Brown, and countless others as well as being featured in a National TV Commercial for Famous Dave’s BBQ. Come out and enjoy a variety of music from genre’s including Blues, Zydeco, Classic Rock and Country.

Come for Joey Love, stay for the craft pizza and beer, including a variety of 24 local brews.

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Armadillo Ale Works Pint Night in Southlake

Happy Thirsty Thursday! Join us and Armadillo Ale Works for a pint night in celebration. Buy a pint of their featured brew and keep the signature glass for Free! Limited availability so be sure to join us early.

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Southlake – Justin Mason

Tonight we’re featuring Justin Mason. He was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up listening to a wide variety of musical genres that spanned multiple generations. From George Strait, Hank Jr., Travis Tritt and Garth Brooks, to the Eagles, James Taylor, Jim Croce and Billy Joel, Justin listened and sang along to whatever was on the radio.

Justin loves being on stage, performing and entertaining people. He may have gotten into the music game a little later than a lot of other musicians, but he truly believes this is where he is supposed to be, and looks forward to pursuing his passions, dreams and goals in the years to come!

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Plano – Missing Three

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 24 local craft brews on tap.

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Lunazul El Humoso Launch Party at Southlake

Lunazul is hosting their El Humoso, Smoked Blanco Tequila, Launch Party at Taverna Rossa Southlake. Join us in celebrating with Drink Specials and a specialty Lunazul El Humoso Cocktail!

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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 – 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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Legacy Whiskey Class at Plano

Buffalo Trace Distillery proudly sponsors this evening’s Legacy Whiskey Blending Class with Vince Wagliardo. Guests will learn the tricks of the trade for blending whiskey and work in teams to create their own unique blend. The best blend will win special prizes from Buffalo Trace!
 
The class includes a Legacy Canadian Whiskey you-call-it, blending seminar, and a preview of Union Bear Brewing Co.‘s menu. Seats are $25 including tax and gratuity. We have a limited amount of seats. Reserve your seat today by contacting Shannon.
 
Shannon@33restaurants.com
469-209-5646
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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.

Eric Mathews Band

Plano – The Eric Mathews Band

Formed in 2008,The Eric Mathews Band strives to bring good blues sounds to anyone who wants to listen. They play everything from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones to Santana, and much, much more. They truly create an amazing show! A fun little fact about them: They represented the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society in the 2015 International Blues Challenge!
 
Join us for some fresh sound matched with only the freshest ingredients on Craft Pizza with Local Draft Beer! We’re excited to be hosting the The Eric Mathews Band for their debut at Taverna Rossa.
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Southlake – The Eric Mathews Band

Formed in 2008,The Eric Mathews Band strives to bring good blues sounds to anyone who wants to listen. They play everything from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones to Santana, and much, much more. They truly create an amazing show! A fun little fact about them: They represented the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society in the 2015 International Blues Challenge!
 
Join us for some fresh sound matched with only the freshest ingredients on Craft Pizza with Local Draft Beer! We’re excited to be hosting the The Eric Mathews Band for their debut at Taverna Rossa.
Maylee Thomas

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.

Join us at Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer for Maylee’s return. We will be serving up hot, rustic thin-crust pizza and cold drafts to go with Maylee’s fantastic sound! If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend kick-off place, we’ve got you covered!

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Texas Ale Project Limited Release Pint Night at Southlake

In honor of NTX Beer Week, we’re hosting a different brewery every night for a pint night. Tonight we’re featuring Texas Ale ProjectStarting at 6:00pm, buy a Pint glass of TAP’s Limited Release and keep the glass for FREE!

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Martin House Pint Night at Southlake

Happy Halloween! Join us for a special pint night for NTX Beer Week featuring the awesome brews of Martin House Brewing Company. Buy a pint of their Bockslider or limited release brew, and keep the glass for free!…We’ll even have candy on hand for the kiddos.

Revolver Brewing Beer Dinner Taverna Rossa Plano

Revolver Brewing Beer Dinner in Plano

In honor of NTX Beer WeekTaverna Rossa has partnered with Revolver Brewing to bring you a 5-course dinner paired with their best brews for only $60 per person including a Revolver Brewing Pint Glass and other goodies. Join us as we explore the many flavors that Revolver Brewing has to offer.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today! Contact Shannon at (469) 209 5646 or email shannon@33restaurants.com.

FIRST COURSE
Lemon Viper Saison Cocktail (Unique and only being served at this dinner)
Root Vegetable Salad

SECOND COURSE
High Brass Blonde Ale
Pimiento Biscuits / Beer Gravy / Candied Bacon

THIRD COURSE
Sidewinder Southwest Pale Ale
Spicy Shrimp and Grits

FOURTH COURSE
Mullet Cutter Double IPA
Cranberry Stuffed Pork Tenderloin / Sweet Potato Mash

FIFTH COURSE
Firkin Vanilla Bean Bock
Toffee Crumble / Pecan Praline Ice Cream

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Saint Arnold Brewing Pint Night at Southlake

In honor of NTX Beer Week, we’re hosting a different brewery every night for a pint night. Tonight we’re featuring Saint Arnold Brewing. Starting at 6:00pm, buy a pint of Saint Arnold’s Limited Release and keep the glass for FREE!

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Peticolas Brewing Pint Night at Taverna Rossa – Southlake

In honor of NTX Beer Week, we’re featuring a different brewery every night. Tonight we’re hosting limited and special release brews from Peticolas Brewing Company. Buy a pint of their featured brew and keep the signature glass for free!

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Saint Arnold vs. Karbach Flight Fight (Houston Showdown) at Plano

All you have to do is come with a thirst to decide which beer will be on our taps next week when Saint Arnold Brewing Company goes head-to-head with Karbach Brewing Co. in tonight’s Flight Fight!
 
Join us for this special NTX Beer Week event. Buy the featured Saint Arnold/Karbach flight, with two similar style brews from each brewery, and receive a pint glass for yourself. Enjoy the brews then vote for your favorite. The winning beers will be on our taps next week!
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Southlake – Texas Flood

Taverna Rossa – Southlake is proud to present  Tommy Katona and Texas Flood. They have become one of the premier blues bands in all of North Texas. Evolving from the original tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood pays tribute to the legends as well as the future of the blues through their own music and style. With an in-your-face show and raw high energy playing Tommy Katona takes the listener on a journey through the blues.

Join us as we welcome this John Lee Hooker sound alike. We’ll stoke the stone-fire oven and have your favorite pie ready.

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Karbach Brewing Pint Night at Taverna Rossa – Southlake

Try on Karbach Brewing Co.‘s Special & Limited release brews at tonight’s pint night in honor of NTX Beer Week. Buy a glass of the featured brew and keep the glass for free!

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Community Beer vs. Peticolas Flight Fight (DFW Showdown) at Plano

All you have to do is come with a thirst to decide which beer will be on our taps next week when Community Beer Co. goes head-to-head with Peticolas in tonight’s Flight Fight!
 
Join us for this special NTX Beer Week event. Buy the featured Community Beer/Peticolas flight, with two similar style brews from each brewery, and receive a pint glass for yourself. Enjoy the brews then vote for your favorite. The winning beers will be on our taps next week!
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Plano – Lynne Cadena

Once you hear the soulful sound of Lynne Cadena, you will be hooked.  “It’s all about the feeling of the music,” says Lynne.  And that “feeling” comes shining through song after song.

Join us for Happy Hour 3-7pm including $2 off select drafts, $4 well liquor, $5 glasses of house wine, and $8 Rossa Signature Cocktails.

Chris Mills

Plano – Christopher Mills Band

Bringing to the stage an excitement for performing and entertaining an audience, their sound has been described as deep and soulful with a hint of country stemming from Texas and folk music roots. Chris Mills is an established and accomplished song writer, particularly when it comes to lost or new found love. Christopher has also been known to entertain the crowd with a few jokes as well as cover songs such as “Too Close” from Alex Clare and “If You Could Only See” by Tonic. For their debut at Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer, they’ll be bringing rich acoustic music to the stage and you can expect him to incorporating something new with each show.

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Southlake – 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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NTX Beer Week Oct 27th-Nov 5th

In honor of NTX Beer Week, we’ll be hosting special pint nights with limited and special releases from your favorite local breweries, along with a Revolver Beer Dinner in Plano. Keep an eye on here for more details or check-out our Facebook pages: Taverna Rossa – Plano and Taverna Rossa – Southlake
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