From Naples to Dallas: Partenope Continues to Serve Downtown

Nov 13, 2020 173

There are several Italian restaurants in and around Dallas, but many fans of the cuisine complain that truly good Italian is hard to find here. At Partenope in downtown Dallas, husband-and-wife duo Megan and Dino Santonicola incorporate Neapolitan tradition throughout their restaurant.

The restaurant’s name comes from the original name of the city of Naples. Partenope was a siren that tried to seduce Odysseus in Homer’s The Odyssey. She ultimately failed and threw herself into the Gulf of Naples. The surrounding area was settled and called Partenope.

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