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. 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 a 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.
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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.
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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.
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*

Gulledge Elementary School Spirit Day at Plano

Join us at Taverna Rossa in supporting Gulledge Elementary as we hold an ALL-DAY Spirit Day. All Dine-in and Carry-out orders with Gulledge Elementary will contribute back to the school. Make sure to remind us that you’re dining with Gulledge Elementary!

Plano – 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!

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!

Plano – Alexander Lease Acoustic Duo

Alex Lease is an American gospel, blues and folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is currently in the studio recording his first full length album that is set to release later this year. Join us for Alexander Lease’s debut at Taverna Rossa-Southlake as an acoustic duo.

Southlake – 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!

Brinker Elementary School Spirit Day at Plano

Bring your school spirit when you visit to support Brinker Elementary School! A portion of all designated Brinker Elementary 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 Brinker Elementary School.

Plano – Singer-Songwriter Colin Boyd

Colin Boyd is a songwriter, singer, performer, guitarist, and recording-artist based in his hometown, Dallas, Texas. His songs have been recorded by Jack Ingram, Kristen Garner, Domestic Science Club, Monte Warden, Sara Hickman, and Barney the Dinosaur. Boyd’s Jack ingram cut “Flutter” was not only a Billboard-charting single in 1997, it was the Number One requested video on CMT UK – a chart-topper!

Southlake – Dave Christen Acoustic Duo

Dave Christen is a Texas-American songwriter-songwriter and long time original music staple of the Dallas music scene. The sultry sensitive masterful work on guitar is a perfect blend to the diverse lyric writing of Christen. His writing style has developed out of the Texas roots into a blend of Americana, Alt Country, Rock, and flavors of Folk. This is sure to be a night of music not to miss.

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 – Andrew Miller Acoustic Duo

Originally from Pittsburgh, Andrew is a multi-instrumentalist and active member of various groups in the DFW music scene since 2016. He uses a looper and vocal harmonizer for his acoustic duo, performing with his sister Rachel, to create unique, full arrangements of songs across the pop and rock music spectrum.

Carlisle Elementary School Spirit Day at Plano

Support the Carlisle Elementary School at Taverna Rossa as we host an ALL-DAY fundraiser. All Dine-in and Carry-out orders with Carlisle Elementary will contribute back to the school. Make sure to remind us that you’re dining with the Carlisle Coyotes!

Wells Elementary School Spirit Day at Plano

Bring your school spirit when you visit to support Wells Elementary School! A portion of all designated Wells Elementary 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 Wells Elementary School.

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!

Southlake – Singer-Songwriter Tell Runyan

Tell Runyan is an Americana Singer-Songwriter from Stephenville, TX that plays a wide variety of country, rock, and folk music. He recently released his latest studio album titled, “Living For the Night.” Which was produced by well known multi-instrumentalist Jon Knudson (Whiskey Myers, The Damn Quails, William Clark Green) and features a duet with the Four Time Texas Female Vocalist of the Year, Bri Bagwell.

Plano – Singer-Songwriter Chadwick Cook

Welcome Chadwick Cook for his return to the Plano 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 – One Man Band: Greg Luce

Greg has been performing and entertaining crowds for over a decade and a half. With a combination of guitar, singing, looping pedal, and several music apps, his style continues to evolve with sounds ranging from simple piano and bass, to more intricate tones reminiscent to that of pop-EDM. Greg draws from a song list including a majority of Top 40 lists that span 5 decades, along with country, R&B, and more current hits that you would find on the radio.

*Special Wednesday* Live Music at Southlake featuring Scott Crawford

Join us for a *Special Wednesday* Live Music featuring Singer-Songwriter Scott Crawford. Scott Harley Crawford is a singer/songwriter hailing from Keller, Tx. Specializing in Americana, Rock, and Soul genres, Scott has been singing and performing since the age of 17. He can often be found frequenting the Stockyards.

Mathews Elementary School Spirit Day at Plano

Join us at Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer in supporting Mathews Elementary School as we hold an ALL-DAY fundraiser. All Dine-in and Carry-out orders with Mathews Elementary will contribute back to the school. Make sure to remind us that you’re dining with Mathews Elementary!

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 – Carlos Ramos Unplugged

Carlos is from San Jose, Costa Rica. Drawn to music at a young age, he began studying various instruments during his childhood including organ (Bansbach Music School), piano, & guitar (Instituto Superior de Guitarra).
Having played for various audiences his entire life, Carlos is seasoned in performing different styles of music from reggae in the bars of San Jose to bossa nova at Nayara Hotel (ranked second best spa hotel in the world), making his unique repertoire wide enough to satisfy any venue’s identity.
Carlos is currently living & playing music in Fort Worth, Texas. With a burning desire to grow & evolve as a musician, he intends to expand his horizons by playing in other cities throughout the country. Join us for Carlos’ debut on the Plano stage in addition to the best Craft Pizza & Beer around!

Plano – Mark Sena & Texas Slim 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 – 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!

CLOSED – Happy Thanksgiving!

Both Taverna Rossa locations will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25th so that our TR family can spend time with their loved ones. We look forward to re-opening on Friday, November 26th at 11am. See you tomorrow for Tex-Italian and post-Black Friday shopping drinks!

Plano – Carlos Ramos Unplugged

Carlos is from San Jose, Costa Rica. Drawn to music at a young age, he began studying various instruments during his childhood including organ (Bansbach Music School), piano, & guitar (Instituto Superior de Guitarra).
Having played for various audiences his entire life, Carlos is seasoned in performing different styles of music from reggae in the bars of San Jose to bossa nova at Nayara Hotel (ranked second best spa hotel in the world), making his unique repertoire wide enough to satisfy any venue’s identity.
Carlos is currently living & playing music in Fort Worth, Texas. With a burning desire to grow & evolve as a musician, he intends to expand his horizons by playing in other cities throughout the country. Join us for Carlos’ debut on the Plano stage in addition to the best Craft Pizza & Beer around!

Southlake – Wyatt Martin Unplugged

Twenty-five years is a long time for someone to spend overseas especially if they’re just a few years older than that themselves. Wyatt’s influence is from his walk among that overseas path. He’ll be singing in riddles. Riddles that reflect some of those things he saw and felt on that “other path”. He’ll be playing his guitar with that somewhat unique acoustic/electric, coffee house, finger style with a hint of Blues sound. He’ll be giving you little puzzle pieces, that if you’d like, you could use in your own puzzle. Maybe you could fill up some empty space that you think could use some filling or maybe you could build some bridges to some places you haven’t been able to get to before. And if any of that sounds good or would make you happy then join us in welcoming Wyatt Martin for his return at Taverna Rossa. Come for the craft pizza and beer, stay for the music!

Plano – Joey Love Unplugged

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.

Southlake – Singer-Songwriter Zach Coffey

Zach Coffey is a young country artist living in Dallas, TX. He is bringing something completely different to the Texas Country scene. His love for popular country and knowledge of the “classical” era blends with his Red Dirt roots for a sound that is uniquely “Zach Coffey”. In his young career, he has shared the stage with Mark McKinney, Deryl Dodd, Brandon Jenkins, Curtis Grimes, and many others. He has also been featured on RFD-TV’s, The Penny Gilley Show, and is a regular performer on KSBI-TV’s Rodeo Opry. Come see why Zach is the next name you’re going to hear about in Texas music.

Daffron Elementary School Spirit Day at Plano

Join us at Taverna Rossa – Craft Pizza & Beer in supporting Daffron Elementary School as we hold an ALL-DAY fundraiser. All Dine-in and Carry-out orders with Daffron Elementary will contribute back to the school. Make sure to remind us that you’re dining with Daffron Elementary!

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