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Chef Marcus Paslay to open Piattello Italian Kitchen in Fort Worth

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Restaurant concept with coffee bar will be in new Waterside development

March 14, 2016 — Fort Worth, Texas — Marcus Paslay, executive chef and owner of Clay Pigeon, will open his second restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen, this fall in Fort Worth’s new Waterside development

Piattello will have a from-scratch seasonal menu. Paslay’s take on comfortable Italian fare will include housemade pastas, as well as pizzas from a wood burning oven. Special features will be available daily. In the mornings, part of the restaurant will be open as Piattello Coffee Bar.

Piattello, meaning “plate” in Italian, which also refers to the term “clay pigeon”, will have an approachable, family-friendly vibe to welcome foodies of all ages.

“I’m thrilled to open Piattello Italian Kitchen at Waterside and take a new approach to an Italian restaurant because of the development’s unique, river-accessible location,” said Paslay. “Piattello’s from-scratch menu will be focused around authentic dishes including housemade pastas, pizzas and cheeses.”

The restaurant will be a 5,300 square-foot space with a spacious covered patio. The interior will be designed by Mitchell Garman Architects of Dallas.

More details and the opening date are to be announced.

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Marcus Paslay is the executive chef & owner of Clay Pigeon and the forthcoming restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen, opening fall 2016 at Waterside in Fort Worth, Texas. Chef Paslay opened Clay Pigeon in 2013 to rave reviews and has since been featured in local and national media, including: CBS This Morning: Saturday, Food & Wine, USA Today, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Good Day Fox 4, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Monthly, 360 West, Fort Worth Texas Magazine, D Magazine and more.

Clay Pigeon is a from-scratch seasonal kitchen that captures Chef Paslay’s lifelong deep appreciation of food. The menu features a rotating selection of dishes made with the freshest ingredients, including: fish and meat butchered on-site, housemade flatbreads, pastas and ice cream, as well as seasonal craft cocktails created with local liquors. Piattello Italian Kitchen will feature a fresh, from-scratch menu of hearty Italian dishes. Chef Paslay is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York.

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Developed by Trademark Property Co., Waterside is a 63-acre mixed-use development currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive in Fort Worth, Texas. Phase I, which is slated for completion in 2016, includes retail and restaurants, signature public space, The Grove, 383 multi-family units and a number of Conscious Place amenities. Tenants will include Whole Foods Market, REI, Sur La Table, Taco Diner, Zoes Kitchen, Blaze Pizza, Tokyo Joes, plus many additional retail and restaurants. At full build out, Waterside will be a walkable, dynamic district including 200,000 square feet of retail space and riverside restaurants, 800 multifamily residential units, two to three hotels, office buildings, and potential for additional high density single family housing, much of which will be situated along the Trinity River. For more information, visit or follow Waterside on Facebook and Twitter.


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