Friday, January 24, 2014
Longtime Dallas restaurant Arcodoro & Pomodoro closed
The Houston restaurant is still open.
Co-owner Lori Farris confirmed the news: After being in business for 26 years in Dallas, Italian restaurant Arcodoro and Pomodoro has closed.
“We want to thank the thousands of customers who grew up with us and enjoyed eating at ‘our home,’” Farris said via email.
The last day open in its Crescent Court digs was Jan. 19. The Houston restaurant is still open.
The restaurant received a one-star review in December 2013 from Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner, who said the menu was hit or miss. The service was another story: “These hapless fellows seem to be doing their best — bless their hearts. But in such an elegant dining room with prices like that, it would be better not to show pre-cooked display models of the specials, whose sauces had congealed; better not to set the plastic bag of leftovers on that elegantly set table. Worse, I’m not one to determine who’s too ill to be showing up at work, but the waiter who kept sneezing next to our plates made me very nervous.”
It received three stars from Brenner in 2009.
Arcodoro and Pomodoro has been an Italian and Sardinian staple in Dallas since 1988, where it resided on Routh Street in Uptown until mid-2009. When it moved to its fancy Crescent Court location, chef Francesco Farris (co-owner Efisio Farris’ brother) left, and Efisio took over.
The general manager of Crescent Real Estate Holdings wouldn’t speak on the record about the restaurant, but the doors were locked this week and the restaurant is now vacant.
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