Mister O1, the Miami-born artisanal pizza concept will open its second Texas location in Grapevine at 129 S. Main Street, Suite 155, Grapevine, TX 76051 on Tuesday, May 2.
The full-service neighborhood restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week featuring a robust selection of artisanal pizzas with a delicate thin crust style and very light dough, which is prepared and rests for a minimum of 72 hours before being served.
In addition, the pizzeria’s dough and sauce contains zero sugar or preservatives. These recipes have been created by Founder and Master Pizza Chef, Renato Viola, exclusively for Mister O1.
The revered pizzeria was born from the idea that an extraordinary pizza requires the utmost attention to detail and the finest ingredients. Mister O1 uses only the freshest ingredients with most being sourced from Italy or from local vendors.
Founder and Master Pizza Chef, Renato Viola 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.
Viola moved to Miami under the O1 Visa category, reserved for those with “extraordinary artistic ability” of internationally acclaimed fame and opened the first location of Mister O1 in 2014 and has since grown to 13 locations. In 2021, the concept was named “best pizza” in Florida in Food & Wine.
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 backgrounds, including the title of former Senior Vice President of Operations and Franchise Business at Corner Bakery Cafe. As a Dallas local, he is thrilled to bring a second Mister O1 to yet another home in the area.
LaBarge says of the new location, “We’ve had such a positive response from Dallasites at our Turtle Creek location and we are looking forward to providing a new area in DFW with a taste of our pizzas!”
The menu features 13 inch traditional and specialty pizzas as well as calzones, salads, and an antipasti and burrata bar. Select traditional and specialty pizzas are offered in 8 inches as well. Some of the traditional pizza options include the Bella Margherita, Pepperoni, Sausage featuring Jimmy’s Italian sausage, and Meat Lovers. Specialty pizzas are available such as the Alessandra Jalapeño – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh mushrooms, avocado, jalapeño; il Pescatore – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, tuna, anchovies, red onions; and Fabio – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola blue cheese, speck (smoked prosciutto), white truffle oil.
Mister O1’s signature extraordinary pizzas are offered in a 13 inch size with standouts such as the Star Carlos – Star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, Spanish sausage chorizo, fresh tomatoes, arugula, avocado, Italian parmesan, jalapeño sauce; Star Beckham – star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, bacon, onions, fresh tomatoes, ranch dressing, basil; Coffee Paolo – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola blue cheese, natural honey, coffee, spicy salami calabrese; Star Luca – star shaped pizza filled with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella, Italian tomato sauce, basil; and Claudio – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh burrata Stracciatella cheese, white truffle oil, basil.
Calzone options include the Calzone Onju – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta cheese, Calabrian spicy salami, basil; Calzone Mauro – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, Jimmy’s Italian sausage, pepperoni, ham and bacon; and Calzone Giorgio – Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers, spinach, fresh mushrooms, basil.
For those looking to pair something lighter with their pizza Mister O1 offers a variety of fresh salads such as the classic Caesar, Greta – spring mix greens, fresh tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, kalamata black olives, feta cheese; and Laura – romaine lettuce, fresh burrata Stracciatella cheese, fresh tomatoes, focaccia croutons, Italian parmesan. Guests can also create their own salad. An antipasti and burrata bar is available as well with a Caprese, Burrata with arugula and fresh tomatoes; Burrata e Italian balsamic glaze; Burrata e white truffle oil and Burrata e crudo.
To round out the menu, Mister O1 offers red, white and sparkling Italian wines by the glass and bottle as well as the well-known Italian beer, Peroni. The wines were carefully selected to offer a list of quality Italian wines which complements the Mister O1 menu. Viola explains, “To us, Italy is synonymous with quality. 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 patio seating for 8. The design is modern and trendy with a casual, comfortable feel.