About  –   Taverna Rossa

The Latest Dish

We wanted to share a few new safety precautions put into place during this time of social distancing:
1. Guests are required to wear a mask, per State mandate
2. Guest parties will be limited to a maximum of 8
3. We'll have a 90-minute time limit for tables, to help us serve as many guests as possible in our limited capacity
4. Guests will need to remain at their tables, to help ensure social distancing

Taverna Rossa

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, set out to create his favorite restaurant in a community he grew up in and is 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 and Lemley Tomatoes from Canton.

The menu was created in collaboration with Chef Brian Luscher, 33 Restaurant Group’s Director of Culinary Operations, 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 on Friday & Saturday nights. 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 Plano in 2013 and Southlake in 2016. The multiple Palio’s locations were sold in 2015 to support the opening of Heritage Pizza & Taproom in 2017, Union Bear Brewing Co. in December 2017, and The Yard-McKinney,TX in 2018.

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

Director of Marketing & 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!

 

Chef Brian Luscher

Director of Culinary Operations

Brian likes to say he was born into the restaurant business. He brings the pragmatic perspective of operator/ownership to 33’s culinary operations with a get-your-hands-dirty approach to problem solving and a never ending desire to improve on a foundation of excellence. In his off time, when not in the backyard with his wife, daughter and dogs, you’ll find him moto-camping adventures with a camera in his hand.

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

Guide Live

6 Great Pizza Joints in North Texas

After much Googling and eating, we’ve sliced Dallas-Fort Worth’s pizza joints into three bites: great pizzas, free pizzas and weird pizzas. 
Read Full Article


Culture Map Dallas 

Best Restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2019 in Dallas-Fort Worth

The biggest date night draws near with the return of Valentine’s Day on February 14.
Read Full Article


Hanging with the Heakes 

Let’s Talk Taverna Rossa

Taverna Rossa, one of Plano’s most coveted restaurants for some delicious Italian with a Texas flair.
Read Full Article


DFW Child

Meet Sarah Smith, the McKinney Mom Behind Your Favorite Restaurant Eats in DFW

Ever had Sarah’s Queso at Cadillac Pizza Pub or Sarah’s Meatloaf at The Yard? Meet the woman behind the popular menu items: Sarah Smith of McKinney.
Read Full Article


The Flash List 

Taverna Rossa Unveils Winter Menu with New Light Healthy Options

Menu includes four new pizzas, four new cocktails, and more satisfying food options in time for the holiday season.
Read Full Article


Yelp Elite 

Flight Fight! Elite at Taverna Rossa – Southlake Event Reviews

From the artisan pizzas to the craft beer on tap, see what Southlake’s Yelp Elite are raving about at Taverna Rossa!
Read Full Article


Dallas Observer 

From Tapioca to Cauliflower, the Best Nontraditional (and Gluten-Free) Pizza Crusts in Dallas

The gluten-free diet is hot. What could be the most popular fad diet since Atkins doesn’t appear to be going away soon…
Read Full Article


TravelHost

Where The FC Dallas Players Eat

Frisco’s own FC Dallas players sat down with us for a peek behind the scenes of the power-house MLS franchise. We found out where the players eat, shop and play when they aren’t on the field training or competing.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


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. .
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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,…
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


76092

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…
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


Eater

DINING IN THE ‘BURBS

Pizza and beer go together like peas and carrots, especially at Taverna Rossa.
Read Full Article


D Magazine Sidedish

THE SCOOP

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


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…
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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?
Read Full Article


360 West Magazine

DINING OUT

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


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…
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


Star-Telegram

RESTAURANT NEWS FOR MARCH

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


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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. 
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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. 
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


 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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


 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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


 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!
Read Full Article


D MAGAZINE

RESTAURANT REVIEW: TAVERNA ROSSA

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


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.
Read Full Article

 

ining 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…
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


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. .
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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,…
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


76092

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…
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


Eater

DINING IN THE ‘BURBS

Pizza and beer go together like peas and carrots, especially at Taverna Rossa.
Read Full Article


D Magazine Sidedish

THE SCOOP

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


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…
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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?
Read Full Article


360 West Magazine

DINING OUT

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


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…
Read Full Article


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…
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


Star-Telegram

RESTAURANT NEWS FOR MARCH

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


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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. 
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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. 
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


 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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


 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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


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.
Read Full Article


 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!
Read Full Article


D MAGAZINE

RESTAURANT REVIEW: TAVERNA ROSSA

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


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.
Read Full Article

 

Live Music this way

Live Music Schedule

For Booking, contact Shannon: *Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night*

Plano – Burning Hour Acoustic Duo

Burning Hour consist of Dave Sharrock and Eddie Allen as an acoustic duo, and as a full band -The Splitterz- when adding Joe Dyer and Jeremy Ball on bass and drums respectively. Their 20+ years of playing pop, soul, and classic and modern rock features their advanced musical talents, energetic performances and well-tuned harmonies. Their longevity and professionalism makes them equally at ease performing their extended set list in intimate clubs or large arenas that listeners enjoy every time.

Southlake – RPM Acoustic Duo

“RPM” is an acoustic duo consisting of Brek Lancaster and John Hollinger of Grapevine, Texas.  They have been performing Acoustic Rock cover tunes in the DFW area for a number of years.  Prior to RPM, Brek spent 9 years with the Dallas based Celtic rock band, The Killdares, writing, recording, touring and performing across the country from small venues to large festivals. He loved the road but there is something about the hometown crowd that makes playing even more exciting!  Before the forming of RPM John trained in voice and guitar at UNT, Denton and CSU, Ft Collins, CO where he wrote and performed in local bands.  Their style of music is classic to modern rock from the 1960’s to 2000, providing a little something for everyone.

Plano – Chaz & Quinten Unplugged

Chaz Marie sings from the depths of her soul. Her sultry, smoky, raspy vocals and charming personality have earned her the reputation as a fresh alternative to the formulaic country artists. Quinten Hope has the rare ability to write and play his music with a healthy balance of precision & detail while remaining open enough to allow great freedom for himself & the other players. Together, they are a power couple not to miss! Join us for fresh, fired pizza and cold beer as we welcome Chaz & Quinten back to Taverna Rossa.

Southlake – Missing 3 Acoustic Duo

With Missing 3 Acoustic Duo you’ll get a combination of their bands, Missing 3 and Moving Colors, and then some – Classic rock, pop, blues, country, and more. 2 fun & talented guys, Bill and Joey, with a lot of experience between them. Join us at Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer for Missing 3 Acoustic Duo debut to the Southlake stage!

Plano West Choir Fundraiser

Bring your school spirit when you visit to support the Plano West High School Choir! A portion of all designated Plano West Choir orders will contribute back to the school, whether you’re dining-in or carrying-out. Feel free to join us for lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner or dessert because this is an all-day fundraiser! Just be sure to remind us that you’re supporting Plano West High School Choir!
 
In order to support our community and follow social distancing guidelines, all carry-out orders can easily be placed at TavernaRossa.com and pick-up curbside. For your safety, we have heightened our cleaning protocols and practices along with partnered with Xtreme Hygiene to thoroughly disinfect and sanitize all surfaces in the restaurant on a biweekly basis. All staff is required to wear masks and are regularly checked for COVID-19. We ask for our guests to join us in wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines.

Plano – Singer-Songwriter Droo D’Anna

Singer-Songwriter Droo 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.

Southlake – TBA Music Acoustic Duo

TBA Music is a classy, energetic band from Dallas that performs a variety of pop, soul, and motown hits from the 60’s and 70’s as well as some soulful tunes from today. You’ll find them playing the styles of the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Bee Gees, and much more! No matter the occasion, TBA Music has a versatile and favorable repertoire that can match the style and atmosphere of your event. They’ve played throughout some of the most well-known venues and events in DFW—including the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Museum of Art, Perot Museum, State Fair of Texas, Cottonwood Arts Festival, Taste of Addison, and Magnolia’s Silobration establishing themselves as a sought-after choice. They perform for weddings, private and corporate events, festivals, and more!

Plano – Bill Brooks Unplugged

Bill Brooks has passionately been playing guitar and singing in bands around the Dallas area for many years. Bands such as Backstreet, Moving Colors, Missing 3 and just recently has decided to step out and perform as a solo artist. Bill’s wide song selection are hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to current.
 
This talented musician is worth experiencing! (He’s also been known to perform some magic tricks on his breaks!)

Southlake – Bit O’ The (Velvet Love) Box

Also known as – Velvet Love Box Acoustic Duo features two veteran musicians from the North Texas area: 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 Bit O’ the Box’s debut to the Southlake stage. The craft beer will be flowin’ and the artisan pizza will be hot!

Plano – Shayne Fernandez Acoustic Duo

The Shayne and Kyle duo act covers music from the 60’s to 80’s, New Orleans music and originals played in electric forms.
 
Shayne has over 20 years of playing experience and has played a multitude of shows. Kyle a twenty-one year old drummer hailing from Southern California has performed everything from rock to jazz on drum set, piano, percussion and is also studying music at the University of North Texas. The powerful duo has Shayne manning Piano and Vocals including bass lines on keys while Kyle leads the rhythm section on drums, percussion, secondary vocals and keys. Look out for surprising moments of their performance if they decide to pull off a dueling keys act on some songs, stay tuned!
 

Southlake – Buzz Andrews Solo Acoustic Live Music

Come check out Buzz Andrews Solo Acoustic Music at Taverna Rossa! Buzz has been doing his thing throughout the US since 1963. Rock and Roll is definitely in his blood and the blues are what soothes his soul.
 
Come on down and ‘Get Buzzed’!

Plano – Hula Haze

Hula had a strong desire for music at an early age! He was 16 when he took to learning guitar. He preferred writing songs more than covering others’ material. Hula had a very wide range of influences: Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Chicago, Led Zeppelin, Pat Travers, ZZ Top – just to name a few.

Always leaning towards being a Rocker! He put together a Texas Rock Band known as Bad Boy Blues and The Hulagans, both all original material rocking blues bands. Presently, Hula performs regular locally, regionally, and nationally gigs. He won the North Texas Blues Challenge in 2018 as a solo artist, and continues to write and play his own blend of rhythm and Blues!

Southlake – Chant Duplantier Unplugged

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!

Plano – Buzz Andrews Unplugged

Come check out Buzz Andrews at Taverna Rossa! Buzz has been doing his thing throughout the US since 1963! Rock and Roll is definitely in his blood and the blues are what soothes his soul.

Come on down and ‘Get Buzzed’!

Southlake – Justin Mason Acoustic Duo

Justin Mason 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!

Plano – Chant Duplantier Unplugged

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!

Southlake – Joey Love Acoustic Duo

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.

Plano – TBA Music Acoustic Duo

TBA Music is a classy, energetic band from Dallas that performs a variety of pop, soul, and motown hits from the 60’s and 70’s as well as some soulful tunes from today. You’ll find them playing the styles of the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Bee Gees, and much more! No matter the occasion, TBA Music has a versatile and favorable repertoire that can match the style and atmosphere of your event. They’ve played throughout some of the most well-known venues and events in DFW—including the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Museum of Art, Perot Museum, State Fair of Texas, Cottonwood Arts Festival, Taste of Addison, and Magnolia’s Silobration establishing themselves as a sought-after choice. They perform for weddings, private and corporate events, festivals, and more!

Southlake – Singer-Songwriter Chadwick Cook

Welcome Chadwick Cook for his return to the Southlake stage! Chadwick’s music can only be described as upbeat, entertaining band playing a huge selection of classic and contemporary hits with soulful vocals.

Southlake – The Inspiration Band Acoustic Duo

Join us in welcoming The Inspiration Band for their return back to the Southlake stage as an acoustic duo! They feature electrifying TOP 40s party music. Dancing and singing with the band are not unheard of when they come to party!
 
You bring the party! Taverna Rossa will have the best gourmet, artisan pizza in North Texas and cold craft beer.

Plano – Mountain Natives Acoustic Duo

Following Philip Pappas’ victory over cancer, he and his wife Loren started the band Mountain Natives to sing about the “Essentials” of overcoming mountains and living a life with hope, laughter, fulfilled dreams, and dreaming together.
 
The music that was produced by Philip and Loren was not from a place of wallowing in the doubt of life or death. These “Essential” songs were born from a place of hope and gratitude. That hope is impressed on not just the ears but the heart of the listener. Hope for the miraculous. Philip and Loren want you to believe in the hope that the impossible is possible. Mountains of adversity can be thrown into the sea.
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