Lombardi Family Conceptsâ€™ Cafe des Artistes, the bistro at One Arts Plaza Dallas, will close its doors following a final dinnerÂ tomorrowÂ evening, December 28th. Although the restaurant saw acceptable business, Alberto Lombardi, president of Lombardi Concepts, has decided on a new strategic direction for his company.
As the popularity of both Taverna and Toulouse continue to grow, Mr. Lombardi is announcing that plans are underway to expand both concepts throughout Texas including new locations in Fort Worth, Austin and Southlake. Mr. Lombardi intends to maximize the dual-restaurant synergy that has been created on Knox Street in Dallas where both concepts are next door to each other.
â€œWeâ€™re sorry to see Cafe des Artistes go, but we have made a definitive, strategic decision within the company to aggressively focus on the expansion of our concepts, Toulouse and Taverna,â€ said Alberto Lombardi.
Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria
Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that offers a truly Italian experience without having to leave Texas. Their Italian chefs strive to create the perfect menu using seasonal ingredients for their surprising entrees; every day Taverna presents a variety of northern Italian delights from simple comforts such as pan seared sea bass to delicate pasta and fabulous risotto.
Dallas location:Â 3312 KnoxÂ Street Dallas, TX 75205Â Phone:Â (214) 520-9933
Fort Worth location:Â 450 Throckmorton Street,Â Ft. Worth, Texas 76102Â Phone:Â (817) 885-7502
Toulouse Cafe & Bar
Toulouse offers classic French-influenced Belgian cuisine with a slightly modern twist catering to both adventurous and traditional diners.Â In the tradition of all fine bistros, Toulouse has an imaginative and seasonal menu and provides exactly what Dallas people long for.
Dallas: 3314 Knox Street,Â Dallas, Texas 75205