According to a Dallas Press Release: Il Cane Rosso is getting ready to open its fourth location in Dallas-Fort Worth in late summer. Their bragging rights include being recently named Best Pizza by D Magazine, Best Pizza by The Dallas Observer, Best Caesar Salad by The Dallas Observer , included in the list of Best Italian by The Dallas Morning News, and their Che Cazzo Pizza was featured on America's Best Bites.
The restaurant, owned by restaurateur Jay Jerrier, will take over the space formerly occupied by The Purple Cow at The Village at Fairview.
Il Cane Rosso has locations in Deep Ellum at White Rock Lake in Dallas and Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, which recently opened. The Village at Fairview will be the restaurant’s first suburban location, which Jerrier chose it because of its ease of access to Fairview, Allen, McKinney and Plano.
The Fairview location will include menu items not available at the other three and will feature a large patio that opens to a fountain at the shopping center. Jerrier is aiming to open the new restaurant by July, depending on when the custom-built pizza oven arrives from Naples Italy. The restaurant worked with the MG Herring Group and the Fairview Economic Development Corp. to bring the restaurant to Fairview.
Il Cane Rosso’s three locations use ovens made by Neapolitan oven builder Stefano Ferrara. The ovens heat to 900 degrees and can cook a pizza in about a minute and 15 seconds. Although its first location opened in Deep Ellum in 2011, the idea was born only three miles away from the Fairview restaurant at Jerrier’s home.