Renato Viola Brings Miami-Primarily based Mister O1 to Dallas

  • Recognized for its star-shaped signature pizzas, Mister O1, which began out in Miami in 2014, is opening its first location in Dallas on October 17.
  • Founder Renato Viola was apprenticing with Italy’s finest cooks on the age of 11 and was granted a particular visa by the U.S. attributable to his “extraordinary inventive capacity.”

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Mister O1, the Miami-born artisanal pizza idea, will open its first Texas location in Dallas subsequent week, showcasing recipes created by founder and grasp pizzaiolo Renato Viola.

It can open on Monday, October 17, at 3838 Oak Garden Avenue, Suite P175, in Dallas.

The total-service neighborhood restaurant provides a collection of artisanal pies boasting a fragile skinny crust and really gentle dough, which is ready and rested for at the least 72 hours. The dough and sauce comprise no sugar or preservatives, and most components are sourced from Italy or from native distributors, the corporate stated in a press launch.

Viola was raised in Southern Italy, the place he developed a ardour for cooking at a younger age; by 11 years previous, he was apprenticing with a few of Italy’s finest cooks.

He moved to Miami below the O1 Visa class, reserved for these with “extraordinary inventive capacity” of worldwide acclaim, and opened the primary location of Mister O1 in 2014. Mister O1 has since grown to 13 areas. In 2021, the idea was singled out for providing the most effective pizza in Florida by Meals & Wine.

“We’re all the time targeted on offering our visitors with a rare expertise, from our thoughtfully crafted pizzas to our Italian wine choices to the nice and cozy hospitality, when eating at Mister O1,” Viola stated.

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Renato Viola (photograph supplied by Mister O1)

Dallas franchise companions for Mister O1 have intensive restaurant and franchise backgrounds. They embody Dallas native John LaBarge, the previous senior vp of operations and franchise enterprise at Nook Bakery Cafe.

The menu options 13-inch conventional and specialty pizzas in addition to calzones, salads and an antipasti and burrata bar. Choose conventional and specialty pizzas are provided in 8 inches as nicely.

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Among the conventional pizza choices embody the Bella Margherita, Pepperoni, Sausage, that includes Jimmy’s Italian sausage, and the Meat Lovers. Specialty pizzas embody the Alessandra Jalapeño (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, contemporary mushrooms, avocado and jalapeño); il Pescatore (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, tuna, anchovies and crimson onions); and the Fabio (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola blue cheese, speck and white truffle oil.)

Mister O1’s signature extraordinary pizzas are provided in a 13-inch dimension with standouts such because the Star Carlos (a star-shaped pizza with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, chorizo, contemporary tomatoes, arugula, avocado, Italian parmesan and jalapeño sauce); the Star Beckham (star-shaped pizza with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, bacon, onions, contemporary tomatoes, ranch dressing and basil); the Espresso Paolo (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola blue cheese, pure honey, espresso and spicy salami calabrese); the Star Luca (star-shaped pizza with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella, Italian tomato sauce and basil); and the Claudio (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, contemporary burrata stracciatella cheese, white truffle oil and basil).

Calzone choices embody the Calzone Onju (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta cheese, Calabrian spicy salami and basil); the Calzone Mauro (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, Jimmy’s Italian sausage, pepperoni, ham and bacon); and the Calzone Giorgio (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers, spinach, contemporary mushrooms and basil).

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The menu additionally includes a collection of salads, plus crimson, white and glowing Italian wines by the glass and bottle and the favored Italian beer, Peroni. The wines have been fastidiously chosen to enhance the Mister O1 menu, Viola stated. “To us, Italy is synonymous with high quality. At Mister 01 we concentrate on high quality in addition to simplicity to create a scrumptious product, and our wine menu displays this.”

The two,800-square-foot house seats 60 folks inside with patio seating for 20. The design is trendy and classy with an informal, comfy really feel.