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We do not offer reservations at Taverna Rossa - Southlake at this time. We host gatherings on a limited basis. Contact us for details. Food and Beverage minimum required.

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Pizza and Beer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your patronage, we truly appreciate it!

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Live Music Schedule

For Booking, contact Shannon:

Plano – The Bodarks

The Bodarks are “a porch-stompin’, fiddle-sawin’, bass-spankin’ hootenanny,” says Lifestyle Frisco.  Selected as a Shiner Rising Star finalist in their first year (2013), they have been described as “a genre-creating string band that’s developed its own unique Americana music” (Buddy Magazine), exhibiting “all kinds of cool elements from bluegrass to ragtime that really connect with the crowd” (KHYI 95.3FM), and having “delightful harmonies that had the audience singing along to their songs as if it were their favorite karaoke jam” (Blitz Magazine).

Southlake – NM Jazztet

The NM Jazztet is returning to the Southlake stage for more pizza, beer, and funky jazz!

Red Gap Brews & Blues Takeover at Southlake

Red Gap Brewing Company is taking over our taps and our stage! Happy Hour pricing all night on Red Gap featured brews, including Gunsight Hefewiezen, Big Daddy Darryl Double IPA, and Pretty Witty Amber Ale. Band will be playing from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm. Both Red Gap owners and brewers will be in-house this evening, so come meet the Red Gap crew!

Southlake – Danni & Kris

Danni & Kris are a dynamic duo hailing from Fort Worth, Texas—Two very different yet very similar best friends who joined forces together to create a new musical project formed around acoustic melodies, story telling lyrics, and harmonies that make your heart melt. Danni & Kris began writing music together simply for the fun of it. Many days and nights they spent together were sitting on the floor with their guitars, talking about life, love, and even the strange/funny things that happen when you’re dating in your early 20’s. All these stories eventually turned into songs, after digging deep down to harness that emotion and put it into words melodically so others could enjoy the story with them.

Plano – TBA Music

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.

Plano – Kylie Rae Harris

Taverna Rossa is excited to be bringing you McKinney local, Kylie Rae Harris. Look forward to her original, Texas-Americana songs! If you love a new unplugged artist! If you like such local bands as Band of Heathens, The SteelDrivers, Slaid Cleaves, Darrell Scott, The Gourds, Kim Richey, The Sheepdogs, Kevin Welch, Radney Foster, Zane Williams, Mindy Smith, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ryan Bingham, Sean McConnell, Andrew Ripp, or Steve Earle; than you’ll love Kylie! 

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!

Southlake – Retriever

Faithfully retrieving yesterday’s classics! RETRIEVER growls like Billy Idol, barks like Led Zeppelin, and chases The Cars while keeping the audiences’ tail wagging. Featuring an eclectic mix of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s – Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Cream, Traffic, The Police, U2, Billy Idol, Peter Gabriel, Cheap Trick, Clapton, Petty, McCartney plus much more. Come run with the pack – RETRIEVER!!

Plano – Manny & the Gringoderos

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

Southlake – Jon Christopher Davis

Join us in welcoming Jon Christopher Davis back to Taverna Rossa – Southlake!

Stan Lynch of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers may have said it best – “It’s as if Don Henley, Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers met late one night at a Texas Roadhouse parking lot and beat the crap out of each other, and what came out was Jon Christopher Davis. He’s brains, hips and harmonies.” JCD’s songs have been recorded by some of the biggest names in Country music. This major label turned indie artist always brings his Lone Star Attitude to the stage!

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