MARCH | APRIL 2019 73 risen°1 Who doesn’t love a really good soufflé? And this is definitely the placeforone.Whetheryougowith asavoryversionlikeTruffleInfused Mushroom or Herb & Spicy Sau- sage, or a sweet soufflé like Choc- olate or Grand Marnier (we would definitely suggest at least one of each), these are soufflés just like yourgrandmotherusedtomake,if she happened to be French. Or a chef. Or both. If you’re really lucky, you’ll enjoy one of their spectacular seasonal soufflés, like Cranberry Cham- pagne. And of course, you simply cannot miss the inadvertent appetizer for which the restaurant has become most famous: Marshmallow Soup. Though not technically marshmallows, small puffs of baked goat cheese floateffortlesslyonadeliciousredbrothtoppedwithgreenpesto.Yum. 5360W.LoversLn.,Ste.220|Dallas (214)366-9900 German Jörg’sCaféVienna This quaint café, located in old downtown Plano, is known for some of the best Austrian and German food in the Metroplex, starting with the schnitzel. The schnitzel!Whether you opt for the heartier breaded version or the lighter grilled one—pork, chicken or veal—and with or without a delicate, rich cream sauce, you can’t go wrong. And while you might not equate vegetarian options with meat-centered Austrian cuisine, there are plenty of side dishes that can be made into a satisfying meal (braised red cabbage, spätzle noodles and paprika cucumber salad are favorites). The Bier Stuben accommodates private parties, and the Biergarten is an ideal open-airspottoenjoyfoodandyourfavoriteEuropeanbevvyonaniceday. 1037E.15thSt.|Plano (972)509-5966 Kuby’sSausageHouseandEuropeanMarket Kuby’s Catering has been a Dallas staple for decades. From mouth-water- ing deli trays to box lunches to sit down dinners, everyone loves Kuby’s sausages, Oma’s Potato Pancakes, Schnitzel, Reuben Sandwiches and HomemadeSoupsthatchangedaily.Cateringstartsatjust$14perperson and includes two sausages, several traditional German sides, mustards, bunsandevenAppleStrudelfordessert. 6601SniderPlaza|Dallas (214)363-2231 Italian & Pizza AndiamoItalianGrill This is an old-school Italian restau- rant at its very best. Our only problem with the menu is trying to decide what to get—we want it all. Italian favorites are all there (Lasagna, Bolognese, Carbonara, etc.) and delicious, but there are alsoplentyoftwistsonclassics,like Fettucine con Frutti di Mare with chiles and topped with breadcrumbs;Vitello Romano features tender veal medallions sautéed with baby artichokes, bacon and creamy mushroom sauce; Braciole di Maiale is a juicy pork chop stuffed with crab meat in a brandy sauce (oh my). Service is knowledgeable and friendly, and the kitchenishappytomakesubstitutions. 4151BeltLineRd.,Ste.101|Addison (972)233-1515 Carrabba’s Because sometimes, you’ve just gotta have Italian. Whether you’re carb loading with a rich plate of lobster ravioli or keeping it Pa- leo with a thick and juicy steak or seafood and a side of grilled asparagus, Carrabba’s appeals to families and business professionals alike. Life-just-got-easier options, such as online reservations, several under 600-calorie entrées, and a glu- ten-free menu, make Carrabba’s both accessible and upscale. Don’t miss theItalianlettucewrapswithwood-grilledchicken,vegetablesandricotta salata, drizzled with port wine reduction. New owner Marco Martinez has a passion for customer service as well as his community, so be sure to say “Ciao”onyournextvisit. 17548DallasPkwy.|Dallas (972)732-7752 DoughBros.ItalianKitchen What goes better with craft beer than craft pizza? At Dough Bros., pizza and calzone dough is made fresh daily—they even use locally sourced honey. StartwiththeheavenlyKaleArtichokedipservedwithpitapoints, then go for one of the classic pizzas such as Margherita or The Bro (meat lovers’ delight). You can also build your own from a lengthy list of fresh ingredients such as spicy ranch sauce, banana pepper, broccoli and even house made mac and cheese (on a pizza!). Not feeling dough-y? Try the Mediterranean Chicken Salad with tomato, artichoke, black olives and ‘shrooms or any of the delicious entrees such as Panko Crusted Chicken Parmesan. 5181KellerSpringsRd.|Dallas (469)248-0058 2851PlanoPkwy.|TheColony (469)353-8182 Eddie’sNapolisRistorante Italiano If you’re craving authentic Italian cuisine, you’re craving Eddie’s. The quaint, casual vibe is the perfect setting for a big (and we mean big) plate of pasta, crispy pizza, sandwichorentree.Enjoythecom- plimentary garlic bread knots, but don’t fill up on them or you won’t have room for the Calamari Fritz Salad—deep-fried, tender calamari (a little bit naughty) atop a crisp salad with roasted garlic, capers, tomatoes andolives(alittlebitnice).TheChickenParmesanissomeofthebestwe’ve had,servedwithasideoflinguine.Friendlyserversarehappytomakerec- ommendations. 8822TeelPkwy.,Ste.410|Frisco (214)494-4455 Grimaldi’s There was a time when you could only get Grimaldi’s famous coal-fired brickovenpizzainNewYork.Butthatwasthen.Today,thereareGrimaldi’s almost everywhere, it seems.While the menu is somewhat basic (pizzas, calzones, salads), it’s also consistent. But what we like about the Allen lo- cationisthatitoverlooksthelittleparkatWattersCreekwherelivemusicis oftenplayedduringwarmermonths. 836MarketSt.|Allen (214)383-9703 Kenny’sEastCoastPizza If you’re from the east coast, there’s no doubt about it: you’re going to be verrrrypickyaboutyourpizza.That’swhyNorthDallashasdrawnthelucky straw in pizza eating, because Plano is where native Bostonian (and one of Dallas’fave restaurateurs) Kenny Bowers opened his own pizza place. While the menu also offers Italian American favorites featured on the menusofhisothersuccessfulrestaurants,expectaselectionherefocusing mainlyonthepie—pizzapie,thatis;cookedinaclassicBakersPrideDeck Oven. Handcrafted cocktails and Grey Goose on tap, too? We’re lining up atthedoor. 4701W.ParkBlvd.,Ste.101|Plano (972)519-9669 Kenny’sItalianPlace Thisistherealdealwhenitcomes to Southern American Italian comfort food (think: Parmigiana, Picatta and Marsala) in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A nice selection of pastas ranging from vegetarian to killer “Midnight” meatballs as well as seafood, steaks and chops make Kenny’s a perfect choice, whether it’s family night or date night. Many dishes can be prepared“light”(if you’re so in- clined),vegetarianorglutenfree. 5100BeltLineRd.,Ste.764|Dallas (972)661-9380 MangiamoItalianRestaurant NewListing Ifyou’reinthemoodforstraightfor- ward, authentic Italian cuisine— just like Nonna used to make— thisistheplaceforyou.Locatedina busystripcenteratLBJandPreston Road, stepping into Mangiamo feels more like a quaint trattoria in theBronx.Allofthe“parms”(chick- en, eggplant, veal, shrimp), lasa- gnas,andzitisareworththetripalone,butmanydinerscomeherejustfor thepizza—realNewYorkstylepizza,thatis.BYOBisanaddedbonusand staffisfriendlyandattentive.Plus,thecomplimentarygarlicdinnerrolls! 12835PrestonRd.,Ste.220|Dallas (214)866-0044 Piada When you hear the words “street food,” you probably think about Vietnamese, Thai, or Mexican. Rarely,doyouassociatestreetfood with Italian, so it’s nice to find a place founded on that very con- cept. It all starts with Piada’s su- per thin pizza dough—not quite tortilla, not quite lavash—but wonderfully chewy and light. From there, a plethora of topping options (delectablemeatballs,friedchicken,steak,avocado,greens,etc.)turnsthe dough into your choice of either a folded/layered sandwich known as a Tasca(pocket)oraPiada(wrap).Streetsidesarealsogoodandveryfresh, including Orzo Crunch or Roasted Corn. Piada’s reasonably-priced menu makes it a favorite for a quick bite or a sit-down dinner in a fast, casual atmosphere. MultiplelocationsthroughoutDFW Ruggeri's Ruggeri's has been a favorite desti- nation for authentic Italian cuisine for more than twenty-five years, whether you're looking for a cozy weeknight spot for mouthwatering pasta or somewhere to celebrate a special occasion. Soft-Shell Crab Oreganato is a delicious starter, sautéed with lemon, plenty of garlic and oregano. Moving on to pasta, go for Ravioli Fresco del Gioro—tender dough pillows stuffed with sausage and ricotta and topped with a light tomato basil sauce. But the truemenustarjustmightbethe16-ouncevealchopwithwildmushrooms and Marsala wine; it melts in your mouth. Craving veal but can't conquer 16-ounces? Go for Vitello di Scampi—veal and shrimp living happily on the same plate, in a light and luscious lemony butter sauce. Traditional Italian desserts (Tiramisu, Cappuccino Pie, Spumone) satisfy your sweet tooth,too. 5950-ARoyalLn.|Dallas (214)750-0111 goodEATS