November 1, 2018
Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar Says “Ciao” To Texas
By: Grandscape , Press Release
THE COLONY — November 1, 2018 — Today, authentic Italian restaurant Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar, a member of Chicago’s iconic hospitality brand Gibsons Restaurant Group (GRG), has signed a lease at the new Grandscape development in The Colony, a northern suburb in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area. Scheduled to open in 2020, this marks GRG’s debut in Texas and will be the first Quartino to open since the original opened on Chicago’s State Street in December 2005.
This is the 15th location for Gibsons Restaurant Group, one of the highest-grossing independent restaurant groups in the country and the first in the US to have its own USDA Prime Angus beef certification.
“We’re excited to join the Dallas-area community and bring our long-standing core values of hospitality, quality, value and family to Texas,” said GRG’s founder Steve Lombardo. “Quartino is known for its commitment to the highest quality, authentic Italian food and wine, a lively dining experience and putting the customer first, and we can’t wait to bring this experience to Grandscape guests.”
Quartino’s founding chef John Coletta will create a menu at Quartino in The Colony, appealing to local shoppers, tourists and residents of buildings within the complex. It will include signature dishes such as Neapolitan pizza, handmade pastas and risottos and regional specialties like artisanal salumi and house-made cheeses, served alongside an extensive, value-driven wine list and Italian cocktails.
Located in the Grotto district of the Grandscape development, Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar will span two levels with a mix of indoor and outdoor bar and dining room seating. The exterior of the restaurant will feature sand-toned bricks with awnings shaded by ivy, giving the space a relaxed, yet refined vibe. Quartino is one of several dining destinations confirmed to join the mixed-use Grandscape property.
“We are thrilled to have the Gibsons Restaurant Group bring their Quartino concept to Grandscape. Quartino will add to the unique experiences available for visitors to Grandscape and fits perfectly with our vision of unmatched tenants and creating the feeling of time well spent with every visit,” said Jeff Lind, Grandscape President.