Picture courtesy Trattoria Pizza & Pasta, design by Kaitlin Schmidt/Neighborhood Impression Newspaper
“Should you come right here on a Friday or a Saturday night time, you’ll see all the shoppers know us,” he mentioned. “We all know their names; we speak to them; we sit with them. It’s like a household. I wish to attempt to make you snug whenever you come right here. We all know what you order, and we take note of the main points.”
Berisha is 9 years into his profession working together with his household’s enterprise, which he mentioned launched in 2005 and has six different eating places in Texas and Louisiana. Trattoria, which celebrated one 12 months in enterprise on the finish of August, is the primary Houston-area location for the Albanian-Italian household.
In style dishes embrace firebrick oven-baked pizzas, shrimp modo mio and the tour of Italy, which invitations diners to strive classics together with an eight-layer lasagna, hen Alfredo.
“We have now loads of choices, however these are what I’d say what folks love most right here,” he mentioned. “Our factor is daily it’s contemporary—pastas, sauces and all the things.”
Berisha mentioned he prides himself on Trattoria’s aggressive costs and compliments from prospects concerning the standard of meals and repair. Regardless of challenges introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic in his first 12 months of enterprise, he mentioned he’s happy with the group help the restaurant has acquired.
Trattoria gives dine-in service, takeout and supply by Uber Eats and DoorDash. Catering providers can be found for giant teams.
Most common prospects come from close by neighborhoods, however Berisha mentioned he has acquired requests to open a second location in Spring or Katy, which he hopes to pursue in 2021.
10211 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. 300, Houston. 832-478-9482. www.trattoriapizzapasta.com
Hours: Tue.-Thu., Solar. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Mon.