Early last March, this popular Italian restaurant in Carrollton was destroyed by fire. A loyal Disher drove by the other day and reports they have reopened. I tried to reach Chef Bartolino Cocuzza last night but they are closed on Sunday. However, his friendly voice chirps out the hours they are open. It’s one of the best BYOB places in North Dallas for sure. Welcome back, Amici.
UPPITY DATE: Bartolino Cocuzza just called with some delicious details. The new Amici Signature Italian Restaurant, which was completely gutted by a fire, is totally redone. The restaurant is now on the bottom floor. The menu is basically the same although Cocuzza has added pizza. He has five (pistachio, grilled eggplant, escargot, classic Margarita, and scallops and shrimp) plus a daily concoction. He is also adding a Italian crudo component to the menu. He has applied for a liquor license and will have a full bar and he plans to stay open late on the weekends. “We really haven’t made any official announcements about opening,” Cocuzza says. “We are still working out many of the problems that come with opening a new restaurant.” Tread softly.