Taverna Rossa - Craft Pizza & Beer
Taverna Rossa - Craft Pizza & Beer

Taverna Rossa - Craft Pizza & Beer

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernarossa.com/
  • Phone: 9724033321x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Private parties, corporate parties, birthdays, or even a get- together. For any catered needs, please contact Sarah Smith at the restaurant.
  • Entertainment: Live Music
    Wednesday night starts at 8:00pm
    Friday & Saturday night starts at 8:30pm

    From country to blues to rock. Original tunes to amazing cover bands. Even the music has local flavor!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lorimar
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Taverna Rossa - Craft Pizza & Beer
Pizza & Beer. For years, these two magic words have existed in delicious harmony, and Taverna Rossa is here to take this tried-and-true pair to the next level. We are passionate about creating a remarkable experience through great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. We settle for nothing less than handmade goodness and hometown flavors, each pizza and entrée is loaded with locally sourced ingredients. The menu was created in collaboration with culinary consultant Brian Luscher, Chef/Owner of The Grape in Dallas, whose influence elevates every bite to pizza perfection. Enjoy your pie with an ice-cold brew from one of our 24 craft beer selections. Or, for our guests wearing their fancy pants, we offer one-of-kind, handcrafted cocktails and a variety of handpicked wines. So grab your friends, grab your appetite and leave your old-school pizza principles at the door. Because at TR, we’ve crafted pizza and beer into a serious slice of amazing.
Thank you for your patronage! {33}
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Taverna Rossa - Craft Pizza & Beer reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)special occasion (4)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)romantic (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Great Pizza!
    RecruitingDallasVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This place was found by our good friends and they had to take us here. I am so glad they did...it's awesome! Great pizza, fresh ingredients, and the mason jar app is INCREDIBLE! I started bringing consultants and clients here for lunch and they all love it too. I highly recommend this place. Get either the pepperoni pizza (sounds boring, but just do it!) or the classic rossa. And the stag salad is by far the best on the menu. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Lunch
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our server was given two other large tables, had to wait to have our order taken and he never returned. No refills on drinks, no asking how our lunch was and no acknowledgement of the birthday for my guest. My chicken breast sandwich was actually minced, diced chicken used for topping a pizza and was terrible. Since our server never came back I could not find anyone to talk to. Worst experience I have had there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and fun
    OutOfTowner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Go here for creative pizza with thin crust and a different menu than you'll see in most places. Service is good with a nice selection of moderately priced wines by the glass. The cocktails are unique and so are the beers. My only compliantly is that it's very noisy even on a weeknight and parking is problematic even though it's located in a decent sized shopping center. Concrete floors and a full house make conversation impossible. But, it's worth it for some very good pizza and appetizers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new discovery!
    chas123
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We dined at Taverna Rossa on a Sunday evening and enjoyed a surprisingly great meal. There was a snafu with our artichoke appetizer (not cooked enough) and it was removed from our bill. Our waitress was excellent. Go see for yourself and you will be delighted!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathy
    Kathy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Good food and friendly staff, but it was a little noisy even on the patio. View of the fountain was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    sweatbox
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit and I'm sure it won't be our last. Everything we ordered was delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sarah is a Superstar!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The pizza and beer selection here is wonderful. Pizza is crisp and tasty, while the beer is locally brewed...sit at the bar for fabulous service. Ask for Sarah!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frisco, TX
    MsLD
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great Pizza with a thin crust! Sourced locally, the fresh ingredients and the high quality meats that are used provided one of the best tasting pizza's we have ever had. The baked chocolate chip cookie (nice and gooey), topped with your choice of Vanilla or Henry's homemade cinnamon ice cream was EXCEPTIONAL -- don't leave without trying one -- which was large enough to share!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Traverna Rossa is a rare find. The menu is unique and the food absolutely tasty! The decor warm and comfortable, the ambiance is casual. Great selection of beers and cocktails. Try the queso or jar spreads for an appetizer. My favorite entree is the smoky pie pizza!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food at a Great Price
    JLO1VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We had several appetizers and enjoyed all of them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alway Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    My new favorite pizza place! Love the location, menu, atmosphere and everything else! Great craft beer list is always a plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Taverna Rossa - Craft Pizza & Beer reviews archive.
  • Local food, local fun
    BeccaDawn
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Large selection of craft beers from the DFW area plus gourmet thin crust pizza (replete with ingredients from local sources) at reasonable, down to earth prices - what's not to like? The service was prompt and friendly, the food delicious, and the pizza selections creative. I will be back again (soon) and would recommend it to anyone interested in an excellent casual dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer and Pizza?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The answer is yes!!! Had the Margherita, it was fabulous...another must try is the Rossa Mule. Amazing! Cool place to chill and drink!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More than beer and pizza
    DawnC
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We went on a Wednesday night @ 8:30 and the place was pretty busy. There was live music, which was nice. If you aren't in to different types of music, you may want to check to see what style is playing before going. Otherwise, just go and enjoy whatever is there. The cocktails were well made (I recommend their Mule). Lots of beer on tap to chose from. The pizza was great as well (I got The Smokey, tasty). We were a little surprised at the end cost. $130 for 2 of us... 3 drinks, appetizer, small salad, and a pizza. We will go again, so clearly worth it, just be prepared. You aren't getting Little Cesears and a Bud Light, and your bill will reflect the difference. Your stomach will also appreciate it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a nice find
    ebrennVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I live 4 miles from Taverna and didn't even know it was here! I am a pizza and beer enthusiast so once I found it I needed to try it. There are many great craft pizza places in Plano so I was pleasantly surprised that this one was really excellent as well. The Hunter was loaded with meat and toppings - yet the crust was crisp and cracker like. We also had the roasted artichoke and the stuffed mushrooms - both delicious. And the cookie dessert - was the perfect bite with Henry's cinnamon ice cream. The staff was super friendly and offered great suggestions. Excellent beer, wine and cocktail list as well. Only complaint was place was really loud - but what restaurant in DFW isn't. Great place - will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ Pizza Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    TR was great as always, however if you haven't tried their bbq pie, you are missing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Favorite!
    NewFoodie86
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This was my 2nd time dining, and what a difference making a reservation made! The first time we had to wait for a table, and were seated on the patio right next to a very noisy private party. This time I decided to play it safe, and made a reservation. The hosts were so nice and friendly, and even though we arrived early, they had a table for us in minutes. Our server was awesome - I even remember thinking I needed more water at one point and she literally appeared right as I said it. We started with the goat cheese stuffed mushrooms, which were flavored perfectly and even had a nice little kick to them. I had the sausage and meatball rigatoni and my dad had the tx lasagna with brisket, which were both awesome! Can't wait to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool Place and Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Found this place by chance! Awesome selection of draft beers, pizza is stellar...So if pizza is in your wheelhouse...check this place out. You won't be disappointed!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are big Cadillac Pizza
    txhawk
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We are big Cadillac Pizza Pub fans, so decided to give Taverna Rossa a try. Food is the same...very good. Service is great. The set up for music here is kind of weird.....the place is long and narrow, so if you do not have a seat right in the middle, you cannot see or hear the band. I guess the folks here go to Taverna more for the food than the music, where we go to Caddy mostly for the music, with the food being a bonus. Will try it again when they open up the outdoor area....that should be great
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Valentines Days Dinner
    Starsgal
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We took advantage of their Pre-Valentine's day special and enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much! Wait staff are all friendly and helpful. This is a great place to go for a romantic dinner or to have a drink with friends. Pizza is outstanding and their Farmhouse salad and special dressing are the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most enjoyable evening with friends
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Table of six received excellent service and food. Owner stopped at table and spent time talking with us about where food comes from and ways to order pizzas so we could try the greatest variety of options. We ordered two pizzas, each having 1/2 with different toppings. The server was awesome. He made great suggestions for beers, entries, and deserts. The goat cheese mushroom appetizer is as good as I hoped it would be. The singer/song writer was on a stage very close to the booth we were at. The musician added the perfect amount of energy. We enjoyed his voice, song selection and ukellele playing and our own conversation at the same time! We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cadillac's Sister
    Bodarkian
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Taverna Rossa is from the same folks that conceived the wonderful Cadillac Pizza in McKinney Square. Here, at Taverna Rossa, you get essentially the same menu and great service, a similar ambiance, and good music without quite as much of a tightly packed crowd. Taverna's building footprint has more segmented areas, so you can find a place that suits you. There's the front bar area, a middle seating area across from a small stage, a sexy back bar, and a long "rec-room" with a fireplace along the side. Prices are in-line with Cadillac (which I consider "moderate") My part of two had a pizza supreme, three craft beers and two glasses of wine with a total tab under $60.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    APPA
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Family brunch. Was quiet and food was outstanding. I'm sure it gets active in the evenings, but lunchtime was perfect for a family with small children. Service was superb and waitress was knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love Taverna Rossa
    MJeanes
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    My husband and I went here recently for a much needed date night. We loved it! They had live music playing but it wasn't too loud to still have a conversation. The food was wonderful. I especially loved the warm chocolate chip cookie. My husband loved trying all of the different beers. It was a perfect casual date with wonderful food. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the Mood for Pizza?
    TxDanVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    We attempted to eat here months ago when they were still under construction - finally heard that they were open and came by over the weekend. Had such a great meal, we brought some friends tonight. Great salads and pizza. Good selection of wines to fit every budget. Large selection of beer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service
    Cammy
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    First time at this restaurant, celebrating an anniversary and the hostess providing use with excellent seats around the band that was great. The food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Birthday here! Good band
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Good Birthday here! Good band too! Inconsistent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a Plano pizza experience
    rcmasonVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    One of the best pizza's in Plano. Great selection of unique custom pies. My only personal wish is that they had a few more veggie options. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing as many local ingredients as possible, and it has the flavors to prove it. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chance Meeting
    SFordham
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I found this spot by accident when driving through the parking lot looking for a parking space for Mi Cocina! The moment you walk in you notice the atmosphere. Fun, upbeat, and the smell of the pizza's cooking in the oven! There are several choices for seating, at the bar, booths, stand alone tables that may be joined together for larger groups, and another bar like area that faces their live music stage. Service was quick and helpful. The menu well laid out and descriptions have all proven to be spot on. Be sure to try the artichoke appetiser , 3 jar spread, brisket lasagna, mac and cheese ( add chicken ) and ANY of their pizza's! I have been back 5 times in less than a month! Use Open Table for rezo on busy nights!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great salad Pizza toppings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Great salad Pizza toppings very good- crust fair to poor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Restaurant
    Starlete81
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    I went with a group of 10, and it was a great place for a large group. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant and enjoyed my food as well. The cocktail list was fun and the food was fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Food
    Kristina
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    They do their best to use only local ingredients, which I appreciate. They also have a really friendly wait staff (the hosts, maybe not so much) but it's an overall great place. Nice beer selection, unique food combinations and the bar area is especially nice when it's warm enough to open those window doors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    DowntonFan
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Our first visit. Great dinner - we loved the meat & cheese board. Wish the pizza would have been delayed while we finished our appetizer. Other than that, it was a great experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza lover
    Bbqfans
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I appreciate the fact that we were able to make a reservation for 8, and were seated right way upon arrival. Our server did not try to rush us through dinner at all. He was honest in his menu recommendations when asked about certain items. The pizza was good but I wouldn't go there for the pizza per se. I think it's a fun place for groups and for music but if I wanted to satisfy a craving for pizza, I would go to a real pizzeria! A bit on the pricey side for what you get, as well....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious thin crust pizza!
    Sundancer191
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    If you're looking for a great thin crust pizza in a nice casual setting then this the place. We also had the wedge salad which was excellent and only $5.00! Good wine list and a fun atmosphere. They have live music on the weekends and a great outdoor patio (weather permitting). We highly recommend this place and have been there several times since it opened a couple of months ago!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Blaire316
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We went to Taverna for the first time last night and loved it! The food was excellent and the restaurant was very lively. They have a ton of local beers on draft and had a great selection. On the weekends they have live music so that was fun too! We had the dip trio which was super yummy and tried out their pizzas. Everything was excellent and we will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.