Think Brazilian Steakhouse, But With Pizza: Fort Worth Delucca Nears Opening

It was a wild idea, something that hadn’t been done before in North Texas. This crazy concept that Evandro Caregnato and Vanderleia Mallmann came up with for a new restaurant: take a Brazilian steakhouse, remove the skewers and replace them with pizza slices.

As strange as it sounds, Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine has been a hit since the North Texas couple opened their first store in Southlake two years ago – such a huge success that the two have opened additional stores in Plano and Dallas. Now a store is slated to open in Fort Worth on February 16th in old Bravo! Italian kitchen building along Hulen Street.

The couple worked together in Texas de Brazil before setting up on their own with this unusual, upscale concept that pays tribute to Texas de Brazil and other churrascaria-style restaurants.

For the uninitiated, this is how it works: Diners pay a fixed price of around $ 22 for bottomless slices of wood-fired pizza delivered by roaming gauchos. The price also includes a rocket salad, lobster bisque, and homemade Kobe meatballs. Pizzas include cheese and truffles, classic hot peppers, prawns and fontina, and Turkish lamb with sumac onions. There are also vegan and gluten-free options.

The set price also includes all-you-can-eat slices of dessert pizzas. Among the flavors are toasted pear, gorgonzola, and honey; Banana flambé; and blackberry and mascarpone.

The menu at the Fort Worth location will be different from other stores, according to Evandro. As a premiere for the mini chain, various à la carte products will be offered, including prime and Wagyu steaks, salads and fish dishes. A la carte pizzas are also served in the bar and on the terrace.

While the attractive old world style dining room will be open, roadside service and takeout orders will also be available.

3010 South Hulen St., delucca.com

February 5, 2021

11:30 AM

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