Just six months after debuting in Dallas last fall, Mister 01, the Miami-born artisanal pizza concept from Chef Renato Viola, will open a second location in Texas—this one in Grapevine—on Tuesday, May 2.

Located on South Main Street, the full-service restaurant will feature artisanal pizzas with a delicate thin-crust style and a very light dough that’s prepared and rests for a minimum of 72 hours before being served. The company says most of the ingredients are sourced from Italy or from local vendors.

Viola, Mister O1’s founder and master pizza chef, was raised in Southern Italy, where he developed a passion for cooking at a young age. By 11 years old, he was apprenticing with some of Italy’s best chefs. He moved to Miami under the O1 Visa category, reserved for those with “extraordinary artistic ability” of international fame, and opened the first location of Mister O1 in 2014. Mister 01 now boasts 13 locations, and Food & Wine named it the best pizza in Florida in 2021.

The first Dallas store opened in Fall 2022 in the popular dining destination of Turtle Creek Shopping Village off Oaklawn Avenue under the direction of local franchise partner John LaBarge. LaBarge has extensive restaurant and franchise experience and served as senior vice president of operations and franchise business at Corner Bakery Cafe.

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Mister 01

The menu features 13” traditional and specialty pizzas as well as calzones, salads and an antipasti and burrata bar. Select traditional and specialty pizzas are also offered in 8” sizes.

Specialty pizzas include the Alessandra Jalapeño (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh mushrooms, avocado and jalapeño); il Pescatore (Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, tuna, anchovies and red onions); and the Fabio (Italian tomato sauce, mozz, gorgonzola blue cheese, speck and white truffle oil).

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Several of Mister O1’s signature pizzas are offered in a 13” size and shaped like stars. Standouts include:

  • The Star Carlos, filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, Spanish sausage chorizo, fresh tomatoes, arugula, avocado, Italian Parmesan and jalapeño sauce
  • The Star Beckham, filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, bacon, onions, fresh tomatoes, ranch dressing and basil
  • The Star Luca, filled with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella, Italian tomato sauce and basil

Other signature pies include the Coffee Paolo, featuring Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola blue cheese, natural honey, coffee and spicy salami calabrese, as well as the Claudio, topped with Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh burrata Stracciatella cheese, white truffle oil and basil.

Calzone options include 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, fresh mushrooms and basil).

To round out the menu, Mister O1 offers red, white and sparkling Italian wines by the glass and bottle as well as the Italian beer, Peroni. The wines were carefully selected to offer a list of quality Italian wines that complements the Mister O1 menu.

“To us, Italy is synonymous with quality,” Viola said. “At Mister O1 we focus on quality as well as simplicity to create a delicious product, and our wine menu reflects this.”

The nearly 4,000-square-foot space will seat 50 people inside and eight on the patio. The design is modern and trendy with a casual, comfortable feel.

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