Fort Worth Chef Marcus Paslay Opening Piattello, Italian Restaurant at Waterside

Marcus Paslay Piattello Italian restaurant Fort Worth Waterside Trademark Property

Marcus Paslay, executive chef and owner of the Clay Pigeon in Fort Worth, will open his second restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen this fall in the city’s new Waterside development.

The family-friendly restaurant will feature Paslay’s take on “comfortable Italian fare,” including housemade pasta and pizza from a wood-burning oven. In the mornings, part of the restaurant will be open as Piattello Coffee Bar. 

“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,” Paslay said. “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. Paslay isn't saying yet when the restaurant will open.

Trademark Property Co. of Fort Worth is developing the 63-acre Waterside on the grounds of the former Lockheed Martin Recreation Area on the Trinity River west of Bryant Irvin Road and the new Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Phase I, slated for completion this year, includes retail and restaurants, 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 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.