Fort Worth restaurant Tre Mogli closes suddenly after short tenure
A chef-driven restaurant in Fort Worth has closed: Tre Mogli, the Near Southside restaurant from Fort Worth-based Trident Restaurant Group, closed on October 2, with a note thanking customers and employees for their support.
"We deeply regret to announce that Tre Mogli will be closing its doors permanently as of today," the note said.
Located at 401 S. Main St., next door to Wishbone & Flynt which remains open, the restaurant opened in mid-2022 as a collaboration between chef Stefon Rishel and partners Kyle Bryson and Wallace Owens. The name in Italian means "three wives," and was an homage to their wives.
Originally crafted by talented chef Alex Drury, the menu featured family-style Italian food, including hearty pastas like Bolognese, meatballs, chicken Parmesan, pork chop Milanese, and calamari, plus tempting options like pesto pasta with basil and pumpkinseeds, and the unique cacio e pepe fritters (a dish that clearly inspired a vendor at this year's State Fair of Texas).
It was also highlighted in the Februrary 2023 edition of Where to Eat as one of 5 restaurants for sharing, with nods given to its many entrees offered in individual or family-style portions, with a menu category devoted entirely to shareables, stating that "You can’t go wrong or hungry with any of the pastas. The cacio e pepe with cracked pepper and Pecorino Romano cheese is especially divine, while the Bolognese, made with a mix of beef, pork, and veal, is as rich as it is filling. Dim lights, cool drinks, and five-star service make this a dining destination for those with romance on their minds."
But the kitchen reportedly suffered turnover, and Rishel has also been working on another concept called Teddy Wong's Dumplings.
According to Fort Worth Weekly, the Tre Mogli closure was accompanied by another closure in the Trident Restaurant Group family: Parker County Ice House, which closed without announcement, leaving Wishbone & Flynt and its adjacent speakeasy The Amber Room on the Near Southside as the only remaining Trident Restaurant Group concepts still open.