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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 is the recipient of the coveted Ospitalita Italiana, which is awarded by the Italian government and recognizes restaurants that uphold the traditions of Italian culture.”

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.

“Quartino is known for its commitment to the highest quality of authentic Italian food and wine!

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.

Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar is a lively, authentic Italian restaurant and wine bar in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Opened by Gibsons Restaurant Group and founding chef John Coletta in December 2005, Quartino features a menu of Italian small plates that focus on regional specialties made in-house with the highest respect for Italian culinary traditions. The menu includes a wide variety of artisanal salumi, house-made cheeses, Neapolitan pizza, pastas handmade in the dedicated pasta kitchen, risotto, and seafood.

“Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar will span two levels with a mix of indoor and outdoor bar and dining room seating.”

Quartino’s extensive, value-driven wine list highlights interesting selections from the highest quality, family-owned, small-production Italian wine estates. Wines are available by the quartino (quarter liter), mezzo (half liter), litro (liter) and bottle. Cocktail options range from classics such as negronis and housemade limoncello to Italian-inspired craft cocktails that change seasonally.

quartino is the recipient of the coveted Ospitalita Italiana, which is awarded by the Italian government and recognizes restaurants that uphold the traditions of Italian culture. Always festive and welcoming with two spacious levels and outdoor seating, Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar will be open daily for lunch and dinner with brunch on the weekends…we can hardly wait!

Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar
Grandscape Development
3300 Plano Pkwy.
The Colony, TX 75056

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Cynthia is a part-time author, photographer and full-time mom who has lived in The Colony for 15 years. Originally from Oklahoma, Cynthia enjoys the arts, her two dogs and keeps plenty busy with two teens in the household.