About  –   Taverna Rossa

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Limited Dine-In Service & Curbside/To-Go now available!

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

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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 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.

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Tony & Sarah Smith

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

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. 
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Culture Map Dallas 

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The biggest date night draws near with the return of Valentine’s Day on February 14.
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Hanging with the Heakes 

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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.
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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.
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Yelp Elite 

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

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

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Zagat

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Community Impact

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

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Read Full Article


Dallas Observer

CELEBRATE NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY IN DALLAS WITH THESE UNEXPECTED TEQUILA COCKTAILS

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Plano Magazine

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Guide Live

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Zagat

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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

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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

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The pizza was good. The crust was fabulous. We were divided on the pizza flavors…
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76092

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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

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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

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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…
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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.
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

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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

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


DFW.com

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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

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Read Full Article


Zagat

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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.
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.
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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.
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

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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

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 EATER DALLAS

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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.
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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.
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.
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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


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Live Music this way

Live Music Schedule

For Booking, contact Shannon: *Both locations hosting music every Friday Nights*

Plano – Matthew Bell Acoustic Live Music

Music has been a part of Matt Bell’s life, and truthfully his whole family, probably dating all the way back to the Rankin Family Circus of Illinois in the 1890’s (Yes. His, family owned a circus). He has had the privilege of spending his days writing and, as many nights as possible, standing in front of an audience of 2 to 2,000 telling stories (who are we kidding? Audiences of 2-20). The Matthew Bell Band can only be described as Acoustic and Soulful!

Cheers to the band…or the weekend! Our Friday Happy Hour starts at 3p – 7p and includes $2 off select drafts, $4 wells, $5 house wine, and $8 signature drinks. Come for the Happy Hour and stay for the band!

Southlake – Singer-Songwriter Droo

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.

NTX Beer Week

Clear your schedule and start training for all the brew festivities of NTX Beer Week! We’ve got a line-up of brews you aren’t going to want to miss.

Plano – $3 Peticolas Pint Nite featuring Golden Opportunity, Wintervention, and Velvet Hammer; **Plus $3 To-Go Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde and Community Mosaic IPA Cans all-week long!

NTX Beer Week

Clear your schedule and start training for all the brew festivities of NTX Beer Week! We’ve got a line-up of brews you aren’t going to want to miss.

Plano – Free Cup of Queso with the purchase of Wild Acre Billy Jenkins or Agave Americana (limit one per guest). **Plus $3 To-Go Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde and Community Mosaic IPA Cans all-week long!

Southlake – Community Pint Night featuring Mosaic, Lucky No. 7, & 2019 Jameson Barrel Aged Legion: Buy the pint, keep the glass for free

NTX Beer Week

Clear your schedule and start training for all the brew festivities of NTX Beer Week! We’ve got a line-up of brews you aren’t going to want to miss.

Plano – $6 Backstory Brew & a Taverna Pretzel, choose from their Pilsner or Marzen (limit one per guest). **Plus $3 To-Go Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde and Community Mosaic IPA Cans all-week long!

Southlake – Martin House Pint Night featuring Bockslider, Erebus 2019, & Parker County Peach: Buy the pint, keep the glass for free

Plano West Lacrosse Fundraiser

Don’t forget your school spirit when you visit Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer to support the Plano West High School Lacrosse Club. A portion of all designated Plano West Lacrosse orders will contribute back to the club, 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 the Plano West Lacrosse Club!

Plano – Paul Renna Unplugged

Paul Renna is a visionary singer-songwriter from Dallas, Tx. with the extraordinary ability to raise hidden emotions in his listeners, surreptitiously forcing feelings of love, longing, happiness, and heartache from the depths of even the most hard-edged among us. With the release of his highly anticipated new acoustic album, Reflections, available on iTunes, Renna seems to have broken through to a new plane of existence, exploring the deepest recesses of his heart and soul both lyrically and musically.

Southlake – Derryl Perry Acoustic Duo

The heart of a troubadour and the soul of a songwriter are both easy to please and hard to keep satisfied. Derryl Perry is one Texan that has to both stay on the road in a high energy stage environment and also grind to keep rendering those precious private and introspective glimpses of the artist’s take on life. He has worked this balancing act to the tune of over 2500 shows and is now presenting a compilation of songs dedicated for his latest cd project titled “Lone Star Summer.

NTX Beer Week

Clear your schedule and start training for all the brew festivities of NTX Beer Week! We’ve got a line-up of brews you aren’t going to want to miss.

Plano – $5 select NTX IPAs, **Plus $3 To-Go Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde and Community Mosaic IPA Cans all-week long!

Southlake – $5 Select NTX IPA’s, Sours, & Ciders

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.

Southlake – Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Pepper

Currently based in the Dallas area, Jennifer Ramsey fostered a love of music early. Her father was a noted rockabilly musician, her mother a classically-trained pianist, and her brothers sang in multi-part harmony; it wasn’t long before Jennifer joined in. She learned to play piano, acoustic guitar, ukulele, and saxophone, while cultivating a warm and expressive singing voice.

Prior to arriving in Dallas, Jenn played (and replayed) many concert and club venues in the Chicago area as a solo performer, as well as with bands such as Face N Time, Jennerator, Allison Wonderband, and Bad Girlfriend. She has cultivated a strong fan base, who return to hear her reinvention of new and classic pop, independent rock, country, and standard songs for acoustic guitar and ukulele. As a solo artist, she performs bravely and devoutly, taking chances, and inspiring her audiences to feel the beauty of music made without trickery or gadgets.

NTX Beer Week

Clear your schedule and start training for all the brew festivities of NTX Beer Week! We’ve got a line-up of brews you aren’t going to want to miss.

Plano – $5 Golden NTX Brews, **Plus $3 To-Go Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde and Community Mosaic IPA Cans all-week long!

Southlake – $5 Select NTX Stouts & Porters

NTX Beer Week

Clear your schedule and start training for all the brew festivities of NTX Beer Week! We’ve got a line-up of brews you aren’t going to want to miss.

Plano – $3 select NTX Brews all-day (Not valid on 8%+ ABV brews or rare tappings), **Plus $3 To-Go Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde and Community Mosaic IPA Cans all-week long!

Southlake – $5 Select TEXAS Craft Brews (Not valid on 8%+ ABV brews or rare tappings)

Plano – Dez & Mike Acoustic Duo

Dez and Mike are an acoustic duo playing hit songs from the 60’s to current with a variety of genres including rock, country, folky and pop with a little R&B thrown in.

Southlake – 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!

Plano – Devin Leigh

Devin Leigh is a Fort Worth, TX based singer/songwriter/guitarist. He’s a true one-man-band, incorporating percussion and harmonica into an already dynamic solo show. The Fort Worth Weekly said of Devin’s live show, “The singer songwriter is a one man wrecking crew at live performances.”

Southlake – Mark Sena Acoustic Duo

You can expect Classic Rock…you can expect funk…you can even expect some Top 40’s! Mark Sena & Friends is going to pack a show full of your favorites. Come for craft pizza and beer, stay for band!

Movember Fundraiser at 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.
 
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.

Southlake – The Texas Bluesmen Acoustic Duo

Two Brothers on a Mission….A newly formed tribute in Dallas/Fort Worth featuring Justin Clark as Elwood and his “little brother” Paul Andrews as Jake. If you loved the movie Blues Brothers, you’re not going to miss the Texas Bluesmen at Taverna Rossa!

Plano – 380 Acoustics

Danny Cave and Justin VanderSchaaff make up 380 Acoustics. Danny is a lifelong resident of Princeton, Texas Justin is a resident of Prosper, Texas. Paired up, they blend together great acoustic sounds from Motley Crue to George Strait. They have played from Farmersville to Denton, Denison to Plano and everywhere in between.

Plano – Chaz & Quinten

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 – TBA Music Acoustic Duo

TBA Music is a Dallas-based variety band with a perfect blend of folk/pop, soul, and original music. Whether the occasion calls for an intimate and charming atmosphere or a high energy and engaging performance, TBA Music has a versatile and favorable repertoire. Having played events at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arboretum, Fair Park, Klyde Warren Park, Cottonwood Arts Festival, Taste of Addison, and local breweries & wineries, they have established themselves as a rising favorite. They perform as an acoustic duo, trio, or five piece band for weddings, private events, festivals, live music for restaurants, and your next event. TBA Music is currently recording their debut album set to release in early 2019.

CLOSED – Happy Thanksgiving!

Both Taverna Rossa locations will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th so that our TR family can spend time with their loved ones. We look forward to re-opening on Friday, November 27th at 11am. See you tomorrow for Tex-Italian and post-Black Friday shopping drinks!

Plano – Mark Sena Acoustic Duo

You can expect Classic Rock…you can expect funk…you can even expect some Top 40’s! Mark Sena & Friends is going to pack a show full of your favorites. Come for craft pizza and beer, stay for band!

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 – Mark Alan Unplugged

Mark Alan weaves together popular songs from the past and the present to provide a rich soundtrack for any event. Mark’s playlist includes songs from artists such as: The Eagles, America, Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Bruno Mars, the Beatles, Tom Petty, and many more. Mark has played at Taverna Rossa
frequently with the Spencer Cole Band and the Mark Alan Trio. Chances are you’re going to catch yourself singing along in celebration of Taverna Rossa’s Anniversary!

Southlake – Late Day Sun Acoustic Duo

Late Day Sun is comprised of experienced musicians who have been playing all over N. Texas for years. They play a variety of music from the 60’s to current, mostly focusing on classic rock such as (CCR, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Skynyrd, Eagles, Doobie Bros., etc.) but they also mix in some Motown and even a few popular country tunes -when the mood is right. Be assured that Late Day Sun will put on a fun show.
 
Join us at Taverna Rossa for Late Day Sun’s return. We’ve got the best thin-crust pizza in North Texas, cold beer on tap, and fresh artists.
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