• Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Zoli's, Dallas' Best Pizza-by-the-Slice Joint, No Longer Does Most Pizzas by the Slice

    Usually, when you have a good formula, you don't fuck with it. The pizza at Zoli's is widely considered by food-eaters in Dallas among the city's best (and is considered by our critic as the best), so it was surprising to some when the New York-style pizzeria made some sweeping changes to its menu, ... More >>

  • 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

    July 22, 2014

    Cavilli Pizza Is Now Certified by APN, the New Italian Arbiters of Pizza Greatness

    When Paolo Cavalli opened Cavilli Pizza, his first pizzeria, in Irving in 2007, he was sure to contact the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN), the group of Neapolitan pizza nerds who certify the world's pizza shops as being Naples-approved. His was the first Texas pizza to be VPN certified, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 60: Plain Cheese Pizza Cooked Extra Crispy at Zoli's

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 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. Pizza is one of the most abused foods Americans are subjected to. For generations we've ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria, a Fast-Casual Pie Shop Near Knox-Henderson, Is Now Open

    The new paint smell is one of the dead giveaways that Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria just opened. The other is the staff, who are eager in a way that only fresh hires can be. This much becomes apparent as white-jacketed employees rush to man their respective stations and greet customers. With time, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Cane Rosso White Rock Looks To Incite Hysteria this Tuesday with $1 Pizza Night

    Every now and then Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier likes to throw a cog in the wheel. Sometimes by coming out against Ranch dressing, other times it's throwing an anniversary party where his certified Neapolitan pizza cost just one little dollar. There will be crazy. Promise. Jerrier has done this b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Ranch Doesn't Belong on Pizza, Because Ranch Doesn't Belong on Pizza

    Mark this as the week Jay Jerrier blew up the Internet. Again. The owner of three Cane Rosso pizzerias has long made known his disapproval for ranch dressing as a condiment for Neapolitan pies, going so far as to offer customers a bottle of Hidden Valley for the low price of $1,000. Recently, tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Dallas' Big Rig of Pizza Trucks is Tossing Decent Neapolitan Pies

    Have you seen this bella donna around Dallas, trailing smoke and steam? If you have you came this close to the latest rolling contraption to hit Dallas' mobile pizza scene. Bellatrina Neapolitan Pizzeria and Cucina promises Neapolitan pies anywhere a square of pavement can support a freightliner. ... More >>

  • 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

    September 13, 2013

    Taverna Pizzeria Has Moved To Knox Street

    OK, this "time flies" thing is really starting to flip me out. When I was five, an additional 15 minutes in the car on the way to grandma's house was the most agonizing period time I could imagine anyone enduring. Now multiple hours evaporate every time I blink my eyes. I was certain that we'd blogg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    After 50 Years in Business, Pizza By Marco Has to Change its Name Due to a Trademark Claim

    No one ever said running a business for more than 50 years means you get to keep the name. Longtime Dallas pizzeria Pizza by Marco has to change the name of all of its restaurants to My Family's Pizza due to a little trademark issue. Frank Nuccio, son of the original owner, explained that his fathe ... 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

    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

    April 25, 2013

    Some Tips for New York Style Pizza at Home

    There are two types of home cooks in this world: those who have trudged down the path to pizza perfection and those who have not. If you're in the club, you intimately know the struggles for ever-higher oven temperatures and endless experimentation to determine the optimal placement of your pizza st ... 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

    February 5, 2013

    Pizza Hut is Giving Away Its New 3.5 inch Sliders Today for Free

    Plano-based Pizza Hut unveiled its new gift to the world yesterday as part of a Super Bowl "Hut-Hut!" marketing campaign. The particulars of how it played out don't really matter (and they're kind of weird anyway), but Pizza Hut now has pizza sliders. See also: - Dallas' Five Best Pizzas "Circles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    An Englishman Does Il Cane Rosso, Cheap Bastard Style

    Editor's note: Our foreign correspondent gives up the barbecue sauce trail this week to go where angels fear to tread, reviewing Alice Laussade's stint in the kitchen at Il Cane Rosso. This meal cost more than $10, but it was for charity, the National MS Society Waiter with cool haircut count: Sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Domino's is Giving Out Free Pizza Today. So, Here are 10 Better Options for Pizza By the Slice

    Today (October 23) Domino's Pizza is giving away slices of "handmade pan pizza" from noon to 2pm at each of their "participating location," although they fail to tell us which locations are participating. And each spot is only giving out 100 slices. So, let's just all guess and spend half an hour dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Pastazios is Bringing its New York-Style Pizza to Fitzhugh

    The gentrification of Fitzhugh Avenue continues: A sign bearing the name Pastazios New York Pizza has just popped up at 2519 Fitzhugh, just east of Central Expressway and right next to late-night pho spot Dalat. There's already a Pastazios in the mixed residential and retail development at Addiso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Guy Fieri Sightings: Lunch at Chop House Burgers in Arlington, Then Dough Pizzeria for Dinner

    Dough Pizzeria Dallas​As Scott wrote about last week, Guy Fieri is in town to shoot episodes for his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at Maple and Motor and Pecan Lodge. We caught word that they also filmed at Chop House Burgers in Arlington yesterday. I called Chef Kenny Mills today. "I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Cavalli's Prosciutto Panini is Certifiably Worth the Trip

    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: Cavalli Sandwich: Prosciutto Panini Bread: Pizza dough Toppings: Prosciutto, basil, tomatoes, "fresh" mozzarella, olive oil The Case ... 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

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Dough Isn't Certified, But The VPN Is Ready As Soon As the Restaurant Is

    ​Oh, Dough. I wanted to love you, but something wasn't quite right. After splitting two apps and two pizzas between three people, and leaving a bloated, tired shell of my former self, I started thinking about Neapolitan pizza. The Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) has been certifying pizzerias fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Perfect Dining Guide to Dallas for the St. Louis Cardinals

    Welcome, you guys!​Dearest St. Louis Cardinals, City of Ate heard you're heading to town to play a game or two of baseball with our Texas Rangers, and we would like to take a moment to welcome you to our fair city!! Hi!! Welcome! We like your pants! We know that being a visitor in a new town ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Mayor Mike Rawlings' Top Five Dallas Pizzas

    FlickrA personal Meat Lover's pie from Pizza Hut​Pizza is a provincial food. A New Yorker will tell you a slice should be thin and floppy, the sauce just like so. A New Havener would skulk if a crust was missing that requisite char and might prefer clams over peperoni. Chicagoans turn pizza in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    A Battle of Some of Dallas' Best Pizzas

    ​ If you've been trying to find Dallas' best 'za, an event slated September 29, will afford the opportunity to try three pizzaioli's handiwork all in one shot. Côtes du Coeur Wine Society members get in for free; the rest of us have to shell out $20. The event benefits the American Heart Associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Terilli's Returns, Along With a Slew of New Restaurants

    ​The month of August has been a busy one for restaurant owners and foodies alike in Dallas. Numerous restaurants opened their doors, and some notable openings include that Lower Greenville phoenix, Terilli's, and chef Nico Sanchez's Mexican joint Meso Maya. Read on for the full scoop on rest ... 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

    April 25, 2011

    Il Cane Rosso: When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie

    ​Where would you go for dinner after watching an Assassination City Roller Derby bout? A burger place or a pizza joint? It was a pretty tough choice for my date and me. We ended up picking pizza and ate at Il Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum. We strolled into Cane Rosso at 9:30 on a Saturday night ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    Urban Crust's Salvatore Gisellu on Bringing Hot Pies and General Coolness to Plano

    Chef Salvatore Gisellu​There is a pocket of coolness hiding out in Plano, and its name is Urban Crust. Dave Matthews and The Cure play over the speakers and both floors of the restaurant are packed with midday diners, couples and families and ladies who lunch. The walls are exposed brick and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Don't Wait Till Valentine Day for Lovers

    ​All right, I know it's not Valentine's Day, but for those of you who like to plan for the future, I have a theme date for you. The first two words are Lover's Pizza. I recently shared a booth with a date at the great place on Lovers Lane. If you're going to a place with "lovers" in the title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    "Olivella's: Greatest Pizza in Texas."
    Them's Fightin' Words. Right?

    We liked Olivella's black truffle pie enough to name it one of our 100 favorite dishes.​There might be more fight in the words "greatest pizza" back east, where folks tend to inherit their dough and sauce allegiances. But if Dallasites can get riled up about burgers and tacos, they can surely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Dallas Pizzerias Have Trouble Matching
    Wines and Pies

    ​Winemakers trying to woo Americans more comfortable with cola than Cabernet tend to lard their labels with extraordinarily user-friendly language: "The perfect wine for afternoons spent with friends," a description might read. "Enjoy with hamburgers or pizza." The problem is not every wine i ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
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    June 17, 2010

    Il Cane Rosso Stretches Wings, Flies Coup

    ​ In the months Jay Jerrier has been operating his guerrilla-style restaurant out of Chocolate Angel, located at Preston and Forest in North Dallas, he knew there would come a day when he would stretch his own wings and venture off for himself to take his love child, Cane Rosso, to the next le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Short Orders: Russo's Coal-Fired Pizzeria

    This isn't Tony Manero's New York pizza.​Russo's Coal-Fired Pizzeria700 E. Campbell, Richardson972-235-7992I still remember a moment, back in my baseball-playing days, when I popped a hanging fastball straight up. An easy out on a pitch I should have ripped. I was more than a little annoyed, so as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Taco Pizza

    Recipe Demonstrated by Yolanda Perez, Ray Hernandez and Kacey Iacomini of Picasso's Pizza and Grill ​When you move to a new neighborhood there are certain businesses you seek out immediately, such as a grocery store, cheap gas station, dry cleaners, liquor store and a restaurant that delivers. Of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Jay Jerrier Loves Italian Pizza, But He Just Can't Break Up With Pepperoni

    ​"In Naples, a pizza maker is kinda like a rock star." It's been a year since Jay Jerrier, co-owner of Campania in Southlake, fired up a mobile oven and took his show on the road. Now Cane Rosso gourmet pizza catering is one of the hottest tickets in town. As he gears up for the return of his p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Dude Food: Fireside Pies

    Tom JenkinsEach week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Fireside Pies2820 N. Henderson Ave.Dude Factor: 6, or Warrant's "Cherry Pie," on a scale of 1 (Don McLean's "American Pie") to 10 (Led Zeppelin's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Zini's Pizzeria

    Zini's Pizzeria 4001 Cedar Springs 214-            599-2600 Promised time: 45 to 50 minutes Actual time: 72 minutes                      & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    A Dallas Best of '07 List, Seems Legit Enough

    The Club on Oak Lawn Avenue was one of Citysearch's best new restaurants of 2007 -- and we liked it too, pretty much. A wise man once said, "Everybody loves lists." So here are four this morning, courtesy Citysearch, which today offers its Best of 2007 round-up, featuring the Top 10 new restaurants ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2007

    Pie Quagmire

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

  • Dining

    September 16, 2004

    Pie in the Sky

    Fireside has the best pizza in Dallas--and possibly the Southwest

  • Dining

    August 23, 2001

    A Slice of Queens

    Rocco's serves up some much needed pie along McKinney Avenue

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    War Torn

    Dallas' ethnic Albanians grapple with twin dreams of American assimilation and an expanded homeland in the Balkans

  • Dining

    February 1, 1996

    Top pie

    Sal's offers excellent old-fashioned Amer-Italian pizza

  • Dining

    November 16, 1995

    Pie-eating contest

    Two pizzerias--one new, one ancient--are legitimate contenders for Dallas' best

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