Pizza. Pasta. Wine. Risotto. Carpaccio. More wine.
Right, good stuff. Good, possibly-closed-after-23-years stuff.
But just because the North Dallas institution’s in limbo doesn’t mean you should cry about it.
No, it means you should head to the new Mi Piaci that just opened in the Park Cities. (Convenient, we know.)
Here’s what’s different/the same/happening with that squid ink spaghetti.
Lost: The arched windows, white pillars and Italian villa vibe of the original.
Gained: Dark wooden tables, mirror-lined walls and a gray stone bar. Good for clients. Or dates. Or a little bit of both...
Lost: That whole being-one-story thing.
Gained: A second floor. Downstairs is the main dining room. Where you’ll dine. And upstairs: another bar. Go there for post-dinner Chiantis and housemade limoncello.
Lost: That sprawling waterside patio. Ouch.
Gained: A covered balcony full of red leather chairs and air-conditioning. Consider it your rebound patio.
Lost: A strong mix of cured meats, thin-crust pizzas and, yes, squid ink pasta.
Gained: A strong mix of cured meats, thin-crust pizzas and, yes, squid ink pasta.
That’s what we in the business call a “push.”