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New handmade Italian restaurant Sassetta opens in Dallas Design District today. Here’s the menu.

The Dallas Design District became a little more Italian today with the opening of Sassetta. Tucked inside the Decorative Center at the corner of Oak Lawn and Hi Line Drive, Sassetta joins Wheelhouse and soon to open Go Go as newcomers from the folks behind the Joule Hotel and CBD Provisions. I really liked Wheelhouse, so Sassetta could be big.

Now open for dinner (breakfast and lunch coming soon), Sassetta bills itself as “seasonal modern Italian/” The menu includes pastas, house-cured meats, seafood and thin crust pizzas plus Italian wines and cocktails..

A spokesman describes Sassetta’s menu: “Creative interpretations of modern and regional Italian cuisine include several shareable small plates ranging from salumi served with freshly made mozzarella, giardiniera and sourdough to yellowfin tuna crudo with fava bean, strawberry and Marcona almonds.  House-made semolina pastas are rolled or extruded in various shapes then perfectly dressed – from spaghetti with rock shrimp, Fresno chili and pistachio to a ramp tortelloni served in tomato broth with Parmesan.  Thin crust pizzas start with three-day fermented dough cooked at ultra-high temperatures to achieve their puffy, blistered crust.  Toppings include oyster mushroom, baby kale, mozzarella and chilies in addition to a flavorful combination of taleggio, Parmesan, black pepper and burnt honey.”

Grab-and-go concept Go Go, opening soon, will offer fresh roasted coffee from Counter Culture Coffee, house-baked goods, sandwiches, pizzas and entrees.

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