Carbone's Fine Food and Wine, Oak Lawn's New Fancy Lunch Spot, Opens Today (Photos)

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
Julian Barsotti, chef and owner of the highly acclaimed Nonna, is set to open Carbone's Fine Food and Wine at 4208 Oak Lawn today.

The name Carbone is a relic of Barsotti's past. His maternal grandparents (the Carbones) owned a deli and small grocery of the same name in New York long ago. Now he's recreating the same concept in Dallas, making many of the products in-house and sourcing from high-end small purveyors.

Large chalkboards hang over the deli counters, which serve as the menus and can change daily. Soups, salads, heroes, paninis and vegetables make up most of the lunch menu. Dinner is cured meats, antipasti, specialties, as well as some of the same from the lunch menu.

Heroes come in the form of roasted turkey, Italian combo, meatball, chicken parm and hot Italian beef. Soups include an escarole with white bean and a tomato basil. There is also a formaggi and Cuban panini.

The specialty platters include spaghetti Bolognese, spaghetti and meatballs, eggplant parm, tomato cheese and spinach lasagna, sausage and peppers and porchetta.

On Sundays there will be a "Sunday Supper," which will be the only table-service seating and for which the menu will change each week.

There are also many house-made pastas and grab and go dinners, all made in-house.

Barsotti is keeping things loose and will tweak the goods, menu and function as needed. His plan is to see what customers are drawn to, and make adjustments as needed. Here are some more photos:

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Lauren Drewes Daniels

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Lauren Drewes Daniels

Location Info

Nonna

4115 Lomo Alto Drive, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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ObserverFan
ObserverFan

Gah why HP? I hate rich people they're so annoying

twinwillow
twinwillow

Had lunch here today. NOT CHEAP! $19.00 plus tax for a salumi panini and a small (delicious) panzanella salad.As a comparison, yesterday at Farnatchi, I had a panini with fries for$8.00! Carbone's shelves contained a very limited selection of merchandise with large multiples of the same product so as to appear full. I'm sure as time goes by, their product selection will grow considerably. Their rent is probably quite high at their location so they're obviously priced for the Highland Park crowd. Btw, about those loaves of baguette's that Scott is eyeing, they're baked by Village Bakery, and sold only as baguette's on their own. They don't use them for hero sandwiches. A damn shame if you ask me. But that said, they're so close to me, I'll probably stop by and pick up a hot (Italian) meal for dinner from time to time.

jon from TJs
jon from TJs

looks fantastic.  can't wait to try it out this weekend.  

downtownworker
downtownworker

Very cool. Is this more Eatzi's than Bolsa Mercado or a little of both?

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Both! Eatzi's sans the free samples. Smaller menu and selection also. But, everything is very high quality. 

twinwillow
twinwillow

They're probably more Eatzi's than BM. BM is very good but, kind of, "rustic". Hopefully, they're unlike either and stay true to their heritage. Like Scott say's, "upscale Jimmy's".

Scott Reitz
Scott Reitz

 I'm going to do a sandwich tasting by the end of the week, but from what I see this looks like an Italian focused Bolsa Mercado, or an upscale Jimmy's if you will. Either way that bread photo is talking to me. If they're stuffing a crusty house-baked loaf with fine quality cold cuts you're going to watch a critic cry soon.

primi timpano
primi timpano

 Sight unseen, my money's on Jimmy's.  Still nice to have another option.

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