Somebody Help This Poor Boy: Lost Rigatoni Restaurant in Lake Highlands

I hate it when this happens: You have a fond food memory and attempt to find it. This guy has a scent; he needs to find the trail.

I’ve been trying to locate a restaurant. The best cannelloni and chocolate mousse I’ve had in Dallas are at stake. A few years back, a restaurateur named Carlos (never knew or can’t remember his last name) operated a restaurant called Rigatoni on Skillman just south of LBJ.  Not much to look at, but the food … Mmmmmmmmm. Mmm.  Especially the items just mentioned. Recession and dwindling crowds (our part of Lake Highlands can’t seem to keep restaurants going) gradually brought a good thing to a close.  We know he opened a restaurant in Richardson (staff told us on our last visit before Rigatoni closed), but have no idea what the name of it is or where it’s located (except they said it was on Campbell). I know it’s a long shot, but thought some of this might ring a bell.



  • Anne

    A google search turned up his last name as Trejo. Google Carlos Rigatoni Dallas.

  • dkv

    Linked In shows that he might now be chef de cuisine at Medical City. I’m assuming this is the same Carlos Trejo. SOS website shows him as the director of Carlos & Sean America, LLC, registered name of Rigatoni’s, but it is no longer a registered entity. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  • Eat it

    So, I went to the county clerk’s site, and saw he withdrew from Rigatoni a few years ago. His middle initial is E. A Carlos E. Trejo has a restaurant as of 2010 in Dallas called The Bisket Cafe. They have a website and Facebook page. It looks like you can special order desserts from their bakery.

  • Carlos E Trejo

    Hi Nancy I am Carlos E Trejo I wrote an E-mail for you hopping you got it, this is my e-mail [email protected]