taverna rossa logoTaverna Rossa, the newest concept from {33} Restaurant Group in Plano opened this week for lunch and dinner services.  Specializing in unique, rustic thin-crust pies baked in a stone-fired oven, Taverna Rossa settles for nothing less than handmade goodness and hometown flavors with a strong commitment to sourcing local and natural ingredients whenever possible.

An extensive list of hand-crafted, signature cocktails such as the Rossa Mule, Rossarita and Preston Rd. accompany twenty four craft beers, on tap with many local brews including Peticolas, Lakewood and Franconia as well as bottle and can selections.

Passionate about creating their own favorite restaurant, Preston Lancaster, Founder and CEO of {33} Restaurant Group along with partners’ Tony Smith and Jimmy Cannon set out to create a fun, local hangout with stone-fired pizzas, music, beer and remarkable service.

Each pizza and entree is loaded with locally sourced ingredients like smoked Texas brisket and apple wood smoked bacon from Hamm’s Meat Market in McKinney, Lemley Tomatoes from Canton, Luscher’s Italian Sausage and Texas Wagyu sirloin.

The menu, created in collaboration with culinary consultant Brian C. Luscher Chef/Owner of The Grape features a uniquely rustic take on pizza as well as small plate appetizers, fresh salads, oven baked pastas, and hot sandwiches.

Live music three times per week includes singer/songwriter night on Wednesdays (7:30 pm – 10:30 pm) and select country, blues and classic rock bands with local flair Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm.

Interior 1Taverna’s large outdoor bar and patio are fully cooled and heated and open to the lakeside terrace and interiors through raised garage doors.  Exposed rafters, 100-year old reclaimed barn wood and tin ceiling tiles are accessorized by a Taverna Rossa stag mount and antler chandelier, adding to the casual vibe.

{33} Restaurant Group owns and operates Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney and Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer.

Taverna Rossa is located at 4005 Preston Road, Suite 512 at the Lakeside Market in Plano.  For more information go towww.TavernaRossa.com or call 972-403-3321.  Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Friday – Saturday 11 am – midnight.