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Macellaio

287 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, tx 75208
972-685-9150
Critics' Pick
Best Of

Details

  • 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
A more casual younger sibling to Bishop Arts institution Lucia, Macellaio took no time fitting into the neighborhood after it opened in spring 2018. Its focus is on salumi (cured meat), with not a noodle in the house. The airy, window-walled dining room, focused on a small bar with an outsized collection of amaros and other Italian liqueurs, already feels like a focal point for the Oak Cliff dining scene. Snack on ricotta toast, ’nduja-stuffed dates and grilled carrots with yogurt sauce, or turn your table over to the chef’s suggestions — either way, delights await, especially cured meats and grilled lamb cuts with Turkish influences.

Top pick: If a board of charcuterie isn’t indulgent enough, grab the white bean salad onto which a chef spoons a molten, gooey pot of warm Gruyere and lima bean puree.

The downside: Signage for pedestrians is not especially good. If you’re walking from Davis Street on the west side of Bishop, you’ll actually pass Macellaio before seeing a sign in the window.

Fun fact: Macellaio has some of the friendliest, most down-to-earth service in the city. Oh, and it’s pronounced “Mah-chel-LIE-oh.”

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