Naples (Italy)

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    The Eight Best Pizza Shops in Dallas

    While burgers continue to take over the world (with or without Pat Snuffer), pizza continues to exhibit a much more restrained growth. Maybe a handful of pizzerias have opened in the last year, but a few of them are good enough to slide into our Best Pizza list, with NY-style and Neapolitan duking i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Dale Davenport, Man of Mystery? No, Mayor, He's Just a Car Wash Owner.

    Tuesday I talked to Mayor Mike Rawlings about the car wash on MLK Boulevard that I have written a lot about lately -- well, a lot about over the last eight years, as a matter of fact. It's the one the city recently threatened to take by eminent domain. We did settle one point. The mayor said he ha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
  • Dining

    October 10, 2013

    At Zoli's, a Slice of Brooklyn, by the Slice

    Jay Jerrier's newest pizza joint throws its dough rounds high, but they could still go higher.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Shannon Neffendorf of Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters Will Open His Own Shop on Friday

    Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters has been delivering freshly roasted coffee to wholesale clients and porches since 2008, but have never had a place to call their own. All that changes Friday when owner Shannon Neffendorf opens his own coffee shop in Oak Cliff. And it is about time, because Oak Cliff coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Zoli's, a New York-Style Pizza Shop from Il Cane Rosso's Jay Jerrier, Opens in Oak Cliff Next Week

    If all goes according to plan, next Tuesday Jay Jerrier will throw open the doors to his new pizzeria, Zoli's, at 202 W. Davis in Oak Cliff. This pizza spot is different from Jerrier's other two restaurants, Il Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum and at White Rock Lake, in that this newest creation focuses N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    The Seaway Pipeline Will Carry as Much Oil as the Keystone, but First It Needs to Condemn Some Land

    Property rights in Texas are supposed to be sacrosanct, practically God-given. So the ease with which pipeline companies seize private land through eminent domain is curious. The law here is anything but settled. That's where landowners like Freddy Davenport come in. Increasingly, disputes between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Dino Santonicola of Il Cane Rosso on Rolling Dough, Burning Pies and Staying Employed

    Dino Santonicola's official title is "Master Pizzaiolo," a degree of sorts that he started when he got his first job at a pizza restaurant down the street from his house in the Spanish Quarter of Naples, Italy. He's certified as a Verace Pizzaiolo Napoletano, which literally translates to true Napo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Pizza Maker Jay Jerrier Dials in New York-Style with Brooklyn's Best and Grandma Pie

    When Jay Jerrier first opened Il Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum in 2011, he was intent on making "authentic Neapolitan pizza." So intent that not only did he buy an oven from Naples, use a mixer from Naples, use flour and tomatoes from Naples, but he even recruited a Dino Santonicola who grew up making pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Dallas' Eight Best Pizza Places

    As I sit at my desk a sudden craving for pizza has overcome me. This instantly reminded me that it's been sometime since we've updated our list for Best Pizza in Dallas, here on City of Ate. Things have changed a touch since we last updated that list. Even though it's still a little short, there's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Zoli's Lands in old BEE: Best Enchiladas Ever Spot in Oak Cliff

    Since Il Cane Rosso opened in Deep Ellum in 2011, it has been one of Dallas' favorite pizza spots. Guy Fieri even made a stop there for an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which made the wait lines for authentic Neapolitan pizza even longer. As reported last week, owner Jay Jerrier is also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Hid In 2612: The New Pop-Up Bar at Cane Rosso, by the Guys Who Brought You Bar 828

    A while ago I checked in with Jay Jerrier from Cane Rosso to see how his appearance on Diners Drive-ins and Dives would shape the future of his pizza business. He told us he'd taken control of the space next door and would turn it into additional seating for the restaurant as well as some lounge spa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Bolsa's Chefs Put Wild Boar on a Pizza at Il Cane Rosso Last Night

    Last night was Industry Night at Il Cane Rosso, and the kids (Jeffers and Zielke) from Smoke and Bolsa were serving up pie. Local and delicious were the themes. The bar stools across the pizza pit directly in front of the mouth of the big red alien-like oven are the best seats in the house on any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Jay Jerrier of Il Cane Rosso on Guy Fieri, Naples and Making Peace with Yelp

    In one quick year, Il Cane Rosso has become the most esteemed pizza joint in Dallas. Owner Jay Jerrier discovered this style of Neapolitan pizza while on a trip in Naples with his wife in 1995 and has worked diligently to bring the same pizza experience to Dallas. Recently Guy Fieri and the Diners, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Granny's Sunday Gravy at Gennarino's: Thanksgiving on a Traveling Hoagie

    ​ Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Gennarino's Neapolitan Food Truck The Sandwich: Granny's Sunday Gravy ($5) Bread: Warm hoagie Toppings: Turkey meatballs, brac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Dallas' Five Best Pizzas

    Kristy Yang​Two weeks ago we picked up the phone and asked Mayor Mike Rawlings for his five favorite slices in Dallas. He was eager to play along and gave us some decent picks, but now it's time for City of Ate to get in on the fun. Broken down by category, these are City of Ate's five favori ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2011

    Dough Pizzeria Napoletana: VPNot

    Preston Hollow's newest Pizzeria makes decent pizza, but it's not as authentic as the menu claims

  • Culture

    September 22, 2011

    DTC's Tempest Offers Magical Misery Tour

    Kitchen Dog's Vibrator Play fails to satisfy.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Gennarino's Should Be Parked On Your Lawn, Not in an Irving Parking Lot

    Lauren Drewes Daniels​Today I tracked down the new food truck Gennarino's, which serves Neapolitan-style fried food and is owned by three brothers from Naples, Italy. It's just their second day in business and they were parked between two office buildings in Irving just off of Hwy 161. They'd be p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    SoCal Tacos and Gennarino's: Ready to Truck into Dallas, If Only Dallas Would Let Them

    3 Men and a Taco's highly prized Dallas Food Permit. ​Yesterday I spoke with two DFW-area food trucks about their plans to hit the streets in Big D. Gennarino's is a Neapolitan-style friggitoria owned by three brothers from Naples, Italy. And SoCal Tacos serves up classic southern Cali tacos, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Quiet Dough Pizzeria Opens Quietly in Preston Hollow

    ​Speaking of Preston Hollow pizza ... For a place so reluctant to give interviews leading up to its opening yesterday, Dough Pizzeria managed no shortage of coverage on its first day. That may have something to do with the strong reputation of its original location, in San Antonio, which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Turn Down the Triple-Pork Pizza? Only For Your Signature Pie, Miss Fireside

    The Triple 'Roni: a signature dish, but better that triple pork?​I was at Fireside Pies up north, trying to slow-play a pizza dinner to make it feel like an Actual Saturday Night. I'd perused the very attractive menu and settled on my pizza: the Pork Pie. I chose this because it is called the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Capricciosa Pizza
    At Il Cane Rosso Truck

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Truckin' Il Cane Rosso: Have Pizza Oven Will Travel

    ​When you think of pizza meccas, we'll bet dollars to garlic knots you think of New York, Chicago and, of course, Naples, from whence came the delightful chow. (Let's just forget about California, shall we?) Dallas should be added to the list. Yes, the Big D! Il Cane Rosso (, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    10 Questions: Lidia Bastianich

    She arrived in New York at the age of 12 in 1958. Half a century later, she's a cooking icon with five cookbooks, four television series and six restaurants to her name.Bastianich's most recent PBS cooking show, Lidia's Italy, is such a hit in Dallas that she's frequently asked to help with local pl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008
  • Dining

    September 6, 2007

    Pie Quagmire

    Wade on in to Olivella’s pizzas. It’s worth it.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Naples Staples

    Chef Daniele Puleo has shifted into expansion mode. The brains behind Daniele Osteria on Oak Lawn, Puleo is branching to Fort Worth on South Hulen, near TCU, with a wine bar-cum-pizza parlor. It’s called Brix and will feature genuine tossed Neapolitan pies. How genuine? The Brix kitchen will be ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 15, 2005

    Middle of the Boot

    Compelling Italian surprises at Riccardi's

  • Dining

    August 14, 2003

    Drip Dry

    Mi Piaci is a still-fresh classic