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D'Carlo - Closed

3300 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219


  • Sun, Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • $$$
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Native Sicilian Daniele Puleo has created a romantic space, popular for wedding proposals, to which guests descend a flight of stairs from the street. Ignore the fact that the ingredients in Puleo's signature spinach salad (sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, crisp pancetta, feta cheese and spinach dressed with balsamic vinaigrette) can get wedged between teeth. The candlelit ambiance will disguise it. The 25-table dinner-only eatery, opened in 2004 as Daniele Osteria, isn't just a date spot. The tables are filled with families, small groups and friends. D'Carlo is also popular with Japanese. Who knew? Many of them are fans of the chef's adherence to traditional Italian foodways from the vongole e cozze and gnocchi Gorgonzola to the pizza and torta della nonna

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  • Oak Lawn Italian Restaurant Gets a New Name
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:10 p.m. by Hanna Raskin

    Daniele Osteria got a new name last week. New owner Carlos Munoz has rechristened the Oak Lawn restaurant "D'Carlo" and is developing a logo to match. "Working with the marketing team, they wanted something like my name," Munoz expl...

  • Daniele Puleo: Not Born in Texas, But He Got Here as Soon as He Could
    Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:52 a.m. by Jenny Block

    Yesterday, we gave you the goods on Daniele Puleo, executive chef at and owner of Daniele Osteria and Brix Pizza and Wine Bar. Today, we asked Puleo to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his yummy recipes. (Pu...

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    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 3 p.m. by Jenny Block

    Chef Daniele Puleo and his fiancée are having dinner when we arrive at Daniele Osteria. When I called to let him know we're stuck in traffic, he tells me to take my time. "We'll go ahead and order," he says. I don't know who ...

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