Eat This Now: Filet Mignon Pizza at Battuto Italian Kitchen in North Dallas

photo (7)The other night I popped into Battuto Italian Kitchen in North Dallas. This casual restaurant is owned by radio personalities Gene & Julie Gates. The menu boasts handmade pastas, pizzas, clean vegetable puree soups, and fresh seafood and Italian specialites. They are devoted to  fresh, local, and seasonal products and offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The wine list is short but thoughtful: McPherson Cellars Viogner and other Texas wines join Super Tuscans, Oregon Pinots, and French Champagne.

Two of us split a salad, an 8-inch pizza covered with medium rare filet mignon, fresh figs, caramelized onions, and gorgonzola ($16), and each had a glass of wine and we got out for just a little over $40. The restaurant is in the snake-bit space that once housed Baja Grill, Berryhill, and II Brothers Grill just across from Cadot’s. Perhaps Gene and Julie will break the losing streak.


  • Dave

    I really do want to eat that now. It looks amazing. Going to check Battuto very soon. water damage Dallas TX

  • Living the dream!

    What a great place! I have eaten here a few times now and I love it. To the tall pretty red head server to Gene’s gracious style as he meanders by each table for a visit, all make the feel of this place unique, inviting and genuinly special. The food is creative with experienced hands on attention to flavor components, seasoning and presentation. I was pleasently suprised with the overall experience at Battutto and have rutinely kept it in my family’s dining out rotation. Everytime we dine here, the experience is fresh and memorable. If you haven’t had the fucaccia bread mozzarella, garlic spread thingy, well you are missing one of lifes greatest yummy’s!

    • Gene Gates

      thanks for the nice comments! We love the burrata too! 🙂