Italian restaurant from stellar team takes prized downtown Dallas spot

Jul 30, 2021 630

BY: Teresa Gubbins

Three Italian gents have come together to open an Italian restaurant in downtown Dallas: Called La Stella Italian Verace, it'll open at 2330 Flora St. #150, in the space better known as the former Flora Street Cafe. La Stella is from three guys with wonderfully vowel-rich names: Giuseppe "JP" Piccinini, Luigi Iannuario, and Riccardo Ravaglia.

Iannuario and Ravaglia are both alumni of Da Mario, the upscale Italian restaurant at The Star in Frisco, which opened with great fanfare in 2018, then closed in spring 2020 due to the pandemic. Iannuario was previously chef at longtime Italian restaurant Nicola's Ristorante Italiano, which closed in 2019. Ravaglia worked for Lombardi Concepts and previously at Cipriani in New York.

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