Star-shaped pizzas from Miami hurtle into new restaurant in Grapevine
Star-shaped pizzas are hurtling into Grapevine and now there's a date: Mister O1, the Miami-based pizzeria concept, will open a restaurant in Grapevine at 129 S. Main St. #155.
This is the concept's second location in Texas, and it'll make its debut on Tuesday May 2, in a 4,000-square-foot space that was previously a Cotton Patch Cafe, seating 50 with another eight seats on the patio.
Mister O1, which has a capital "o" and not a zero, was founded by Renato Viola, a native of Italy who moved to Miami under the O1 Visa category, reserved for those with “extraordinary artistic ability” of internationally acclaimed fame. Thus the name.
He opened the first location of Mister O1 in Florida in 2014. It has since grown to 13 locations including the first Texas location in Dallas, which opened in fall 2022 at Turtle Creek Shopping Village off Oak Lawn Avenue. Bringing it to DFW is franchise partner John LaBarge, a former VP at Corner Bakery Cafe.
“We’ve had such a positive response from Dallasites at our Turtle Creek location and we are looking forward to providing a new area in DFW with a taste of our pizzas," LaBarge says in a release.
The menu features 13-inch traditional and specialty pizzas as well as calzones, salads, and an antipasti and burrata bar. Select traditional and specialty pizzas are offered in 8 inches as well. Options include a Margherita, sausage featuring Jimmy’s Italian sausage, the Alessandra Jalapeño with mushrooms, avocado, jalapeño, the il Pescatore with tuna & anchovies, and the Fabio with gorgonzola blue cheese, speck (smoked prosciutto), & white truffle oil.
But the most famous are the star-shaped pizzas which come in 13-inch versions, as follows:
- Star Carlos - filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, Spanish sausage chorizo, fresh tomatoes, arugula, avocado, Italian parmesan, jalapeño sauce
- Star Beckham - star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, bacon, onions, fresh tomatoes, ranch dressing, basil
- Coffee Paolo - Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola blue cheese, natural honey, coffee, spicy salami calabrese
- Star Luca - star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella, Italian tomato sauce, basil
- Claudio - Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh burrata Stracciatella cheese, white truffle oil, basil
They also do calzones filled with Calabrian spicy salami Jimmy’s Italian sausage, and the Calzone Giorgio with roasted peppers, spinach, mushrooms, & basil.
Salads include a Greek-like salad with kalamata olives & feta cheese, a Caesar, and the Laura with Romaine, burrata Stracciatella cheese and tomatoes.
An antipasti and burrata bar is available as well with a Caprese, Burrata with arugula and fresh tomatoes; Burrata e Italian balsamic glaze; Burrata e white truffle oil and Burrata e crudo.
Beverages include red, white, and sparkling Italian wines by the glass and bottle as well as the well-known Italian beer, Peroni.
"To us, Italy is synonymous with quality. At Mister O1 we focus on quality as well as simplicity to create a delicious product and our wine menu reflects this,” Viola says.