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The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards is our annual celebration of the top talent in Dallas-Fort Worth's restaurant and bar communities, as selected by their peers. Our mission is to shine a spotlight on the people making the local restaurant scene special and honor their innovation, energy, and creativity.

Join us August 19 at Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) for our signature in-person tasting event and awards ceremony, hosted by Dallas comedian CJ Starr. We’ll celebrate all of the nominees and unveil the winners, and you’ll sample bites and sip specialty drinks along the way.

Get to know all of the nominees in a special editorial series leading up to the event, then join us August 19 as we toast the Tastemakers.

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A noteworthy Italian restaurant has opened north of Dallas with ties to New York: Called Numero 28, it's part of an Italian group that operates restaurants in New York, Miami Beach, and Austin — and now the Village at Allen, at 190 E. Stacy Rd. #1404, in the former Pane Vino Italian Bistro space.

Overseeing the Allen restaurant is Leo Gravina, a native of Italy with his own set of sterling credentials, including a decade working for the Bice Group, the acclaimed Italian restaurant company originally founded in Milan in 1926.

Gravina was part of an illustrious team of Italians who opened the Dallas location of Bice in 2006.

He's since gone on to work for hotel groups including Hilton and the Gaylord, and served as director of operations for the Lombardi Group for five years.

Numero 28 was founded in 2006 in New York, where there are currently five locations. They started out primarily as a pizza place; the founding Biamonte family has been making Neapolitan-style pizzas in Italy for five generations. They've since opened Numero 28 locations in Miami and Austin in 2015.

While pizza is still the bedrock, they've expanded the menu, with no location exactly alike, says spokesperson Sophia Chan.

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Our Story

Numero 28 Allen was founded by a team of like-minded foodies; a group of friends who have always liked to eat, drink, and create amazing experiences together. Our hobby quickly led us to opening this Local Business, a place where people from all over the world can meet to enjoy our special dishes and comfortable atmosphere.

Freshness and creativity are our favorite ingredients. Our menu is varied and the service is unmatched. If you’re looking for a superb culinary experience, call us today to make a reservation!

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Who We Are

We started our business in 2020 with one goal in mind: providing an enjoyable dining experience to the Village of Allen area. Thanks to our experience and dedication, we’ve managed to become masters of the craft. Providing dishes that are fresh, hearty and simply unforgettable.

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Inspired by travel and a passion for different cultures, Numero 28 Allen has a vast menu of culinary delights, utilizing the freshest ingredients to bring homemade dishes straight to your table. Come dine with us today.

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