Pizzeria Testa Restaurants in Dallas-Experience a taste of true Italian tradition, which is reflected in everything that we do. All of our Italian recipes (from our Antipasti and Insalatas, to our Panuozzi and Calzoni, and of course our award winning, certified Neapolitan Pizza) include only the finest ingredients that are carefully selected, prepared and served fresh, in our open Italian kitchen.
Terilli's Restaurant in Dallas-After 15 years in the restaurant business, owner Jeannie Terilli took a hiatus from the hustle of the food industry and started her own landscape company. After digging 5 gallon holes in the Texas summer heat, she seriously reconsidered her decision. Still uncertain, she would flip a coin to decide whether or not to go back into the restaurant business, asking God to control the coin in the air and land it with her fate. Heads for opening a restaurant, tails for continuing to dig those holes. Sure enough, God had restored her faith in the restaurant business. Terilli started asking her friends and family what to call this new restaurant venture. Terilli’s became the unanimous vote. Starting with a name and working from there on, she wanted to know what food she should serve. Italian became the obvious choice. So began the development of the future menu of Terilli's.
While developing the restaurants recipes,Terilli wanted to serve pizza, but decided against this because of her family and friends currently in the pizza business. Besides, pizza was just too easy. She wanted something new and fresh. Bold but not frightening. Little did she know that she had created her own culinary masterpiece that launched Terilli’s to its current fame. In the past, Terilli sold so many nachos in her previous restaurant venture she decided to create an Italian Nacho. Which became a registered trademark today called the “Italchos.” The chips from the nachos are created from a secret recipe and made fresh daily in the restaurant, to give the dish its rich and unforgettable taste. Haven’t tried them? Get ready to be hooked.
Here at Terilli's all of our patrons are considered family. Our restaurant is owned and run by members of our family. The way we see it, that invitation should be given to the people that come and experience our delectable Italian cooking. We look forward to seeing you.
Maggiano’s Little Italy opened the doors of its first location on the corners of Clark Street and Grand Avenue in Chicago, Illinois November 11, 1991. What happened next, as they say, is history.
The restaurant was successful from the very beginning, with eager diners sometimes waiting hours for an opportunity to dine family-style. The portions of Italian–American cuisine were large, reminiscent of a Sunday night visit to their grandmother’s house, or as they say in Italy, nonna’s casa! The recipes were simple, authentic classics, many of them coaxed out of Italian grandmothers, mothers, and aunts whose ideas of a recipe were a pinch of this and a sprinkle of that. With some trial and error, the chefs celebrated the birth of many of Maggiano’s signature dishes.
With a successful opening at the Clark and Grand location, a second restaurant was opened in Oak Brook, Illinois and two years later in Skokie, Illinois. The decision to open a restaurant outside of Illinois was made, and in 1994 Maggiano’s Little Italy opened in McLean, Virginia at Tyson’s Corner Galleria II. As Tyson’s Corner took off, it became obvious that Maggiano’s had great potential to succeed nationally. With that in mind, Brinker International purchased Maggiano’s Little Italy from Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain you in 1995. Since then, Brinker has grown Maggiano’s from four locations in Illinois to numerous locations across the country.