New name, familiar flavor
Dec 05, 2014 02:13PM
● By Dia
If you’ve been on the lookout for a great Italian place you may have noticed a new name in Southlake. Only, passing by its location on SH 114 might be confusing. That’s because the restaurant formerly named Patrizio’s Osteria, has a new name: il Calabrese.
It’s the same great location with the same upscale, yet family friendly atmosphere. What catches your eye first in terms of design is a unique chandelier in the glass-enclosed circular staircase leading to the bar upstairs that seems to float from one level to the next. The huge patio that wraps two sides of the building complete with a huge fireplace is the perfect gathering place for friends.
But if you are thinking of having a small get-together over dinner and wine indoors, a private dining room is also available featuring handcrafted wooden tables and gold leather chairs. Turner Duncan, the architect from Duncan Miller Design, paid very close attention to detail designing every space within what is now il Calabrese.
In addition to the name change, new ownership has put il Calabrese on the map of “new” places for fine Italian dining in the area. Oscar Renda purchased all of the interest of the former majority owner and partner, and now serves as owner. As a result, il Calabrese no longer has ties to the other Patrizio locations.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the same great Italian flavors you are used to. Chef Luciano
Salvadore continues to be on the mark. The restaurant offers Italian fare made with the freshest ingredients imported from Italy. Featuring traditional and modern cuisine, the menu at il Calabrese has something for everyone.
Start your meal with the Cozze In Padella; Prince Edward Island mussels sautéed in garlic and olive oil served with clarified butter. Enjoy one of their many traditional with a modern take entrees, such as their Chicken Parmigiana; breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served with angel hair pasta and marinara sauce. And finally, don’t forget dessert. The homemade carrot cake with almond cream-cheese icing is served with a sprinkle of cinnamon and caramel sauce.
il Calabese offers the familair Italian taste you are used to in the same great location. Just don’t forget to change the restaurant’s name on your reservation favorites list. We’re sure you’ll be dining her often. the interest of the former majority owner and partner, and now serves as owner. As a result, il Calabrese no longer has ties to the other Patrizio locations.