The new Cane Rosso pizza joint in Carrollton makes five -- five Neapolitan pizza places in Dallas-Fort Worth from restaurateur Jay Jerrier. It all started on a sleepy block of Deep Ellum, near downtown Dallas, where the restaurant quickly achieved cult status.
Cane Rosso now has restaurants near White Rock Lake and in Fairview, Fort Worth and Carrollton. Two more are expected to open in Houston, too, in the Heights and Montrose. And Jerrier says there's room for more in Dallas-Fort Worth and in Houston.
The restaurant sells Neapolitan pizzas cooked in an 800-degree oven for less than 2 minutes. It made The Dallas Morning News' The Best in DFW pizza list in 2014.
The Carrollton shop is currently only open for dinner. It was closed for a few days during its soft opening so its small staff could prepare for another rush. It reopens at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.
What's different about this Cane Rosso?
- It has a full bar, so that means beer, wine and liquor. The only other Cane Rosso that sells liquor is near White Rock Lake, and that permit is relatively new, Jerrier says.
- It has a dog-friendly patio. The city of Carrollton didn't have an existing ordinance for dog-friendly patios, so Jerrier worked with them to get it written.
- It has a special pie called The Betty, named for Jerrier's newest dog. (He has five.) The Betty is a pizza topped with mozzarella, bolognese sauce, ricotta and proscuitto crudo.
1301 S. Broadway, Carrollton. canerosso.com.