Mi Piaci Cucina, the Short-Lived Restaurant That Replaced Short-Lived Ocho, Has Closed

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Sign taped to the front door of Mi Piaci
This is not the sort of sign you want to see taped to the door of a restaurant where you've held a long-awaited reservation for Easter Bunch, but customers who walked up to Mi Piaci's shiny glass windows expecting drinks and food have been met with locked doors since last Friday.

The landlord has changed the locks to these premises due to failure to pay rent... The landlord has elected to terminate the lease effective immediately.

This is the second time Mi Piaci has closed in less than a year. Last summer, the Addison location of the restaurant shuttered for similar reasons, after a notice was pinned to the door and the landlord filed a lawsuit. Owner Brian Black moved the restaurant and employees to its current space in Preston Center, replacing another restaurant he'd opened a year before and recently closed, Ocho Kitchen & Cocktails.

Ocho received a no-star review in the Dallas Morning News just two months after opening, and its replacement, Mi Piaci, followed with a single star review. Neither restaurant made it more than a year in the Preston Center address.


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6 comments
Twinwillow
Twinwillow

I always enjoyed the food, service and ambience at Il Sole' upstairs at Travis Walk but Mi Piaci was an overpriced ripoff. 

JohnTesarsGhost
JohnTesarsGhost

And to think they used to be one of Dallas' premier Italian restaurants. Such a shame.


Long live Nonna and Lucia!

EdD.
EdD.

I never understand why some restaurateurs think subpar food and poor service mix well with high prices. 

sherman
sherman

Curiouser. At one point, the "landlord" was Black's partner's Dad.

Mmmmhmmmm
Mmmmhmmmm

@Twinwillow  il Sole was wonderful! The food was great, the service was great, the patio was spectacular. Unfortunately, it was owned by crooks who had more bravado than sense. They packed up il Sole by candlelight in the middle of the night to avoid being locked out by their landlord. On the restaurant's outgoing voice mail message, they blamed said landlord for the closing. Then they were locked out of Mi Piaci in Addison and now again. They always blame outside variables rather than taking responsibility, but Occam's razor...

sherman
sherman

@JohnTesarsGhost  They were only premier by default. The competition was red saucers or Lombardi q.e.d. They were passed by long ago.

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