Chef Marcus Paslay’s new restaurant in the new Waterside development, Piattello Italian Kitchen, will open in time for the holiday season, he announced in a news release today.
The 5,300 square-foot restaurant will have an 800 square-foot patio and seat approximately 175 inside and 30 outside.
Designed by Mitchell Garman Architects, the interior space will have a casual, modern vibe with concrete floors, metal-framed windows, and brass light fixtures. The Wood Stone pizza oven will be faced in red penny tiles.
Part of the restaurant will be open every morning as Piattello Coffee Bar, featuring products from Fort Worth’s AVOCA Coffee Roasters, as well as a selection of breakfast items, such as muffins, pastries and yogurt parfaits.
The menu will feature from-scratch, seasonal dishes, including selections of antipasti, soups & salads, housemade pastas & pizzas, fresh sides and desserts. Daily specials will be available on a rotating schedule. Appetizers will range from $6-$10, and entrees will range from $15-$28. A full bar menu with craft beer, a curated selection of wines, and local spirits will be available.
“Piattello’s menu will stay close to my cooking philosophy of what’s in-season and freshest,” said Paslay, who is also executive chef and owner of Clay Pigeon restaurant in Fort Worth. “I’m excited to breathe new air into the world of Italian cuisine while crafting traditional dishes that have my own unique spin.”
Kellen Hamrah has been hired as general manager. Hamrah has nine years of experience in the restaurant industry, most recently serving as manager of training for a national fine dining restaurant group based in New York. Piatello’s opening will bring approximately 60 full-time jobs and several part-time positions to the area.
Waterside, a Trademark Property Co. development, is a 63-acre mixed-use development at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive in southwest Fort Worth. Phase I, which is slated for completion in 2016, includes retail and restaurants, including anchors Whole Foods and REI, public spaces, and 383 multi-family units. The Whole Foods is set to open Oct. 12.