Cane Rosso pizza to open Fort Worth branch

Posted 4:36pm on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

Dallas’ much-talked-about Cane Rosso pizza restaurant has leased a space on West Magnolia Avenue, owner Jay Jerrier said Wednesday.

Cane Rosso, a Naples-approved “true Neapolitan” pizza restaurant that has served from a truck at two Fort Worth locations, will replace a former gourmet grocery at 815 W. Magnolia Ave., Jerrier said Wednesday in a Facebook message.

Jerrier has been searching for a south side location for more than a year while Cane Rosso sold from trucks at the Times Ten Cellars winery and for several weeks as a pop-up weekend restaurant inside the Swiss Pastry Shop cafe-bakery.

Jerrier said he called as soon as he saw photos of Ryan’s closing notice posted on Facebook.

The Magnolia Avenue location is a new, contemporary space on a prominent corner at Lipscomb Street. Ryan’s Fine Grocery, which included a kitchen, dining room and patio dining, had been open only a few months when it closed in July.

Cane Rosso will open as soon as the space is modified and gets its oven from Italy, Jerrier wrote.

Jerrier founded Cane Rosso in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas in February 2011, using a handmade Stefano Ferrara woodburning oven, according to the restaurant website.

Cane Rosso (“red dog”) is one of the few Texas restaurants serving certified thin-crust Neapolitan pizza, approved by officials of the Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana.

The original Cane Rosso location is at 2612 Commerce St. in Dallas ( read our 2011 review). A second location is open at 7328 Gaston Ave., and Jerrier also has opened Zoli’s, a New York pizza tavern, at 202 W. Davis St. near the Bishop Arts District in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood.

Bud Kennedy's Eats Beat appears Wednesdays in Life & Arts and Fridays in DFW.com. 817-390-7538 Twitter: @EatsBeat

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