Julian Barsotti

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    January 6, 2014

    Nonna's Chitarra with Uni Butter Is Divine and You Should Eat It Soon

    A week or so before the end of the year, I dropped by Nonna to soothe my soul with some pasta and pork fat, two ingredients that have been known to bring people together in ways that even the pope cannot. I had every intension of enjoying them together in a Bolognese, but the daily printed menu had ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    The 50 Most Interesting Restaurants in Dallas

    Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.

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    September 10, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 13: Nonna

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 38: Carbone's

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Breakfast Tacos, Mustaches and Steak: This Week in Dallas Dining

    If you haven't noticed, after a few days of doom and gloom the sun was shining outside. It's a good day for some patio drinking, if you know what I'm saying. Don't get out there too soon though. We've got a week to wrap up, first, and this has been a really good one for City of Ate. This week I rev ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Our Favorite Dallas Dishes of 2012

    So much food, so little time

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    October 29, 2012

    Tips For Making The Best Meatballs Ever With Julian Barsotti

    As a home cook, I've never been happy with my meatballs. I've always made a great tomato sauce, adapted from a recipe in The French Laundry Cookbook, but my meatballs were always bland, dense and rubbery. I'm well aware my biggest problem was that I never used a recipe, opting instead to dump meat, ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Getting Ready For Burger Week, Sloppy Joes And Beer: This Week In Dallas Dining

    Cool weather is upon us, and the weekend is here. If you don't have weekend plans, check out LDD's weekly food guide. Or if you're feeling lazy you could just drink a ton of beer. We've got the guide to everything North Texas has to offer in the suds department. Don't crack that bottle yet, though. ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    (Hopefully) Saying Goodbye to the Small Plates Trend With Massive Legs Of Lamb

    I'm having a hard time sitting on a recent fantasy regarding Meze, the new spot to be opened by the Ziziki's folks in One Arts Plaza. The Commissary may have been plagued with consistently poor service and other snafus, but they actually plated up an exemplary burger. Its recent shuttering was a lo ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 45: White Clam Pizza At Nonna

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. A New Haven fan would not be pleased. There's not enough garlic, not enough oil and wh ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Finding The Best Value During Restaurant Week

    Restaurant week reservations opened yesterday morning. A closely guarded list of participants was posted on CBS Dallas Fort Worth's website and OpenTable began processing reservations for the promotion. The number of restaurants participating is about the same as last year. The length of time each o ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Pera Turkish Kitchen Bakes Great Bread, And Now Serves Booze

    I'm often bitching about Dallas' bread culture: bad hoagies, worse cheese steaks, zippy bagels and a dirth of crusty baguettes. Some places work at it, though. At Carbone's, which I reviewed a few weeks ago, Julian Barsotti makes a likeable focaccia. It reminded me of the puffy breads that come out ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 14, 2012

    Carbone's: Jimmy's for the 1 Percent

    Highland Park Gets Its Very Own Italian Restaurant and Specialty Shop.

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    June 13, 2012

    Carbone's Needs A Bar And A New Paint Job: Everything Else Is Good

    Did you recognize it? I wouldn't have had a friend not pointed it out while dining at Carbone's, the subject of this week's review. He turned a painting on the wall into a bit of movie trivia at my table and we all failed miserably. On the back wall of the white-washed restaurant a medium sized pa ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Driftwood Opens, Vapiano Closes and More From a Busy April for Dallas Restaurants

    Last month was a busy one in the Dallas restaurant scene. Read on for the full slate of opening and closing restaurants, and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at Openings: Driftwood (642 W. Davis): Oak Cliff is ho ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Carbone's Fine Food and Wine, Oak Lawn's New Fancy Lunch Spot, Opens Today (Photos)

    Julian Barsotti, chef and owner of the highly acclaimed Nonna, is set to open Carbone's Fine Food and Wine at 4208 Oak Lawn today. The name Carbone is a relic of Barsotti's past. His maternal grandparents (the Carbones) owned a deli and small grocery of the same name in New York long ago. Now he's ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Nonna: Open For Lunch On Fridays and Roasting Some Really Good Pork

    ​ Nonna's been serving stellar Italian since 2007, earning accolades from every critic that crosses the restaurant's threshold. Lunch service is, however, a somewhat more quiet affair, only available on Friday from 11 to 2. I stopped in to see if chef Julian Barsotti's daylight offerings matched u ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Before She Competes on MasterChef, We Talk Food With The Polyphonic Spree's Jennie Kelley

    Courtesy of FOXThe Polyphonic Spree's Jennie Kelley, as you'll soon see her on Master Chef.​ Jennie Kelley has been a member of the choir in Dallas' super-happy Polyphonic Spree collective since its Beginning Stages..., but, these days, music is taking a backseat to another passion of hers. After ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Chefs Rally Around Paul Quinn College Urban Farm

    Bolsa partner Chris Zielke hopes an upcoming fundraiser benefiting Paul Quinn College's Food For Good Farm will help change how people think about Oak Cliff. ​"From the Oak Cliff community standpoint, I want to show people it's more than just Davis Street," Zielke says. "There's a big area ou ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Nonna's Julian Barsotti Serves Up an Easy Recipe for Fussilli alla Gricia

    ​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Julian Barsotti, owner and executive chef of Nonna. In part two, we asked Barsotti to complete our thoughts for us. In today's final installment he shares a recipe for Fussilli alla Gricia. Barsotti says, it's "one of the wo ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    A Few Words With Nonna's Julian Barsotti

    ​On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on Julian Barsotti, owner and executive chef at Nonna. Today, we asked Barsotti to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares a recipe for one of his favorite Italian dishes. I was raised in...Dallas and Santa Fe. Mostly Dallas though. My friends ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Nonna's Julian Barsotti Shares His Love of Italy With Dallas Diners

    Julian Barsotti of Nonna​To say food is in Julian Barsotti's blood would be a preposterous understatement. His grandmother co-owned Carbone's in New Jersey, run by the same family for 92 years. His relatives on his father's side brought along more relatives when they came to the United States ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Bucatini All' Amatriciana

    Demonstrated by Julian Barsotti of Nonna We here at City of Ate pride ourselves on making things easier...for us. If that means cajoling chefs into a display of finesse that fills blog space, more the better. Fortunately, we are also aware that your hectic schedule (and the fact that it is, indee ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2008

    Review: Nonna

    Clean, minimalist, delicious and sort of Italian