Old Popolo’s Restaurant to Become Princi Italia

The former Popolo’s restaurant in North Dallas is being transformed into a new Italian concept from Patrick Colombu (Sfuzzi, Ferre) and chef Kevin Ascolese.

Teresa Gubbins reports that Princi Italia will open in a few weeks and describes it as a “modern Tuscan farmhouse-style restaurant serving wood-fired pizza and housemade pasta.” (Nancy Nichols noted in March that Popolo’s was up to something,)

No word on whether Nora Jones will play in the bar area, as she did at Popolo’s before hitting the Big Time.


Chef Kevin Ascolese in front of Princi Italia 

chef Kevin Ascolese in front of Princi Italia (photo Teresa Gubbins)