Crudo Wood Fired Taverna

Crudo Wood Fired Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.crudotaverna.com/
  • Phone: 2147051010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
    Closed on Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Javier Perez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Corporate lunches only
  • Special Events: Join our monthly wine dinners. Please ask for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tollway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Front and back.
A word from Crudo Wood Fired Taverna
Traditional Italian from the south with a strong Mediterranean influence. An exceptional wine list and a full bar that features artisan cocktails.Modern New York industrial decor with a unique romantic ambiance. Friendly upscale service. Join us for Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Crudo Wood Fired Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (63)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (31)notable wine list (24)romantic (24)hot spot (19)great for lunch (17)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (13)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 1st time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food and service was excellent. A bit pricey but worth it. Not much of a beer selection but seemed to have a large selection of wines and mixed drinks. Definitely suggest making reservations if going on a weekend night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps us coming back
    Real4427VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    CRUDO is a great place to go locally for fresh food and great service. The food is prepared well and there are many menu choices to meet the expectations of a variety of tastes. The wood fire chicken is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good atmosphere
    Warthog
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    They do a great job of making incredibly tasty food, but the portions could be a bit bigger. The service is very good, ambiance is lively but classy, and I would recommend this to anyone for a really good night out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food even better service.
    DonCalzone
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have eaten at Crudo several times. We love the food, the wood fire oven and especially the service. Stop in and see Giancarlo... and make sure to try the muscles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • butch
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been here before and have never been disappointed. Has become our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Beats the best in Dallas area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service
    Kate58
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Like this place a lot. A bit pricey but excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood gem.
    diningmaven
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love this little neighborhood gem! You can always be sure the service is attentive, but not overly so, and the food consistent. Nightly specials from appetizers to entrees are always plentiful and delicious. We rarely choose something from the menu because the specials are always so enticing and never fail to please. The noise level is a little high throughout and the ambiance is lost in the enclosed outer dining area but these things are easily forgotten once the food arrives!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Pleased
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had the Scottish Salmon stuffed with crab. Absolutely, the best salmon I have ever tasted...moist, melt in you mouth. Our waiter was courteous and helpful. Will certainly go back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining experience!
    Sugar
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The calamari and tortellini were fabulous! My daughter's favorite is the gnocchi. We tried their two happy hour specialty drinks and they were both tasty. Also had a glass of the happy hour red Montepulciano and it was very good. The staff all seemed to be very knowledgable, Michael was especially friendly and helpful. I have been telling all my friends about it and will definitely go back again and again. If you plan to go on the weekend make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shirley
    SjayVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I can't say enough good things about my recent dining experience at Crudo. Outstanding in every respect. Service far beyond expectations. And the food was absolutely spectacular. Wine choices were plentiful and my Moscato was just perfect. No reason to go anywhere else for Itatalian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JCBinDallas
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was very good I loved the carpaccio with the crispy fried capers, great detail. Our server Quincy was terrific. Even though the wine we selected wasn't available he made a replacement suggestion that was just as good. My only complaint is the ambiance. Cement floors, stone and wood walls made the room noisy even with only half of the tables occupied.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was great but didn't like our server. It was so hard to enjoy our dinner with our server constantly trying to upsale. Instead of waiting on us he was too busy bugging us about ordering this and that every 5minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick to apps
    Redhead
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Carpaccio and watermelon salad were great. However, Pasta was drowned in watery sauce
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TexasRover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a large group ( 10) for a birthday dinner. The service was impeccable and our waiter, James, went out of his way to make the evening special. The food is excellent and the menu diverse with interesting and innovative choices. I will recommend Crudo's to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visits as good as the first
    msw1VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We love this place. The food is terrific and shows creativity. Room is lively. The aromas from the kitchen make you want to sit down right now. Staff is very friendly and prompt. Wine is good with a range of choices in each category.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food excellent service is great.
    Real4427VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great AGAIN. Mussels were great and the service is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Different and delicious
    Taratiptoe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you're a Texan who is tired of the same old me-too tex-mex and steak houses, Crudo is the place for you. From smooth tomato-basil soup and gourmet salads to escargot, savory sandwiches and wood fired pizza with your choice of fresh toppings there's something on the menu for everyone. A great neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food + service
    agentkyu
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Need I say more? If you haven't been, you really need to get in there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crudo - a local gem
    Cybersavior
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love this place. It's like having a bit of a Chamberlains, or Ruth's Chris and not having to drive to Addison. Superior service and the food is almost excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great & unique food
    TaterTotVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place is always great. It's small and always bustling during the busier hours. Everyone we have taken there seems to enjoy the food as much as we do. Great food!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johnny and the Boys
    LauraITGeek
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been going to Crudo's since their open, and they just keep getting better. The service is always spot on. They recently changed chefs, and you can tell the menu and food has been elevated to a higher level. I had the spinach salad, which was perfect for a hot summer night, and the Parmesan crusted chicken on a bed of polenta topped with an arugula salad was juicy and perfect. My partner had Kobe beef carpacio and the scallop special which came with lobster ravioli. She loved every bite. We finished off the night with the always delicious Limoncello cake. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    HighStandards
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have been to Crudo several times & have a great experience every visit. The service is always stellar. On this particular visit I was treating a friend to dinner for his birthday. The staff was more than accommodating when granting my request to have our bottle of wine chilled & already at our table when we arrived. Virtually all of the wait staff made a point to come by & tell him happy birthday. The acoustic guitarist came to sing him happy birthday & they remembered my call ahead dessert request & wrote happy 40th birthday on the plate in chocolate. The food was perfect as usual& my guest had a wonderful time. We had the prime rib crostini for the first time & it was impeccable! Thank you Crudo for a remarkable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    LE5876
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is becoming a tradition for me as this Is the second year I've chosen Crudo. The service is great, but the food is stellar. This time I had the Scottish Salmon with arugula and fennel. My girlfriend had the most tender and delicious Lamb Skewers I have ever tasted. Before that our appetizer was the most delicate Calamari plate. On it was an assortment of seafood delights and included a very spicy cocktail sauce (a bit too spicy for me) and a wonderful lemon aioli. I don't think I'll wait so long before going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to Crudo to celebrate my birthday. We had a large party of about 10 people. The food was amazing and we couldn't have asked for better service. The staff was so attentive that it made me feel like we were the only table in the place even though they were packed! Our server was funny. They even sent someone out to buy birthday candles for my cake because we had forgotten to bring them. This place is awesome! Would be great for a celebration or a romantic date night dinner. Oh! Ask them to for pineapple/tequila/jalepeno cocktail...you won't be sorry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time, will definitely return
    cicicooke
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I followed reviews from open table and yelp and requested James. Everyone was right... His service is impeccable. He was courteous, knowledgable and eager to make suggestions. When you make reservations, request his section. Like many noted, the place is small so the tables are rather close, but we were seated near the kitchen. It got us away from much of the bar noise but the trade off is that it's rather warm back there. I got used to it. Now the food... The prime rib crostini is a must. Out of this world delish. Loved the carpaccio and crab cakes. The other couple had sea bass w/risotto and seafood paellea (sp?). Both were incredible. Last but not least, the jalepeno & tequila martini is a must. Overall fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our fav's!
    Friscofan1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Best service and food around! Tried another special, and it was another hit! Food is always fresh, and very high quality. So glad they expanded it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • two out of two
    SchaPOW
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is the second time my wife and I have been there and the second was just as good, if not better, than the first. This time, we brought a friend. Carlos, our server, was very impressive. Loved the soup and appetizers. My wife's Sea Bass dish was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jack
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The Food, Service, Cocktails and Staff were excellent. The staff makes you feel like they really appreciate your presence. One of Frisco's Best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our second visit to Crudo in recent weeks. Wow, what a find. We love this place. Our server, James really makes the experience. We have been fortunate enough to have James both times we dined. Great food and presentation. Vibrant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoAnne
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The menu offers a nice variety and the daily specials were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KathVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent food and service. Generous toppings on the pizzas. Delicious pasta and gnocchi. Worth the drive from Plano. I wish it was in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crudo
    luvit
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Crudo continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in the area. They are consistently good with their cuisine and service. They really go out of their way to make you feel llike a special customer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner
    Brian
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Waiter was very knowledgable. Great service. Tons of specials. Very happy with both meals. It's a little above "average" pricing, so it won't be a regular place for us but will definitely hit it up from time to time. The only "negative" is the couple next to us asked their waiter one question and he blabbed non-stop for 10 minutes. No...literally...10 minutes. It was annoying/funny. After he left, all four of us looked at each other in amazement and had to laugh about it. Anyway, great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crudo dining experience
    Cybersavior
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had the seasonal Copper River Salmon. It was delectable and I recommend it. The wife had the trusty tenderloin steak (filet) which is always unreal quality for the price point. The drinks are premium priced and great. Crudo is small/intimate and a little crowded inside, meaning the tables are close together, but the ambiance is classy and subdued to compensate. We find the service consistently consultative and excellent. The close-to-home location makes it so we don't have to venture into Addison for great top-tier food. Stating the obvious, you should save room and share a dessert. Oh my. Goodbye, socks! ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boeyk
    BoeyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food. A bit dark and very noisy. Moved to a different table in the non bar area. Only moderately better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good casual dining.
    FriscoDiner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was good, scallops great, pizza just OK. Nice drink menu, and wine selection. Good upscale casual place for a fun night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First expereince and it was great
    TXDogLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was our first experience at Crudo & we were not disappointed. The menu has selections from creative to "meat and potatoes" so it can fit a variety of taste. We tend to like more creative food so it was nice to find a restaurant in Plano that is trying to expand the suburban pallet. The specials; watermelon, feta, & cucumber salad with a balsamic reduction and the salmon with a wild berry reduction were very good. The sommelier and our waiter were both excellent, making recommendations without being pushy. We had a very nice experience and will return to Crudo soon. This is one of only a handful of individually owned/operated dinner restaurants in Plano – we like to support non-chain restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Jack
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great food great service greet place to go The best in Frisco
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant. The food was great and the ambience is nice. Our server was nice, but wasn't a great listener and did way too much talking. The next time we go we'll try sitting at the bar, or at the least having a different server. But we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Bordies
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The service is great and the food is amazing. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.