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About Knife Italian

Building on the success of his other Knife restaurant concepts, Knife Steakhouse in Dallas and Plano, TX, and the Michelin-starred Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL, Chef Tesar’s new Italian venture promises to captivate the senses and transport diners to the heart of authentic Italian traditions.

Chef John Tesar's upbringing on the Upper East Side of New York City is where his love affair between American and Italian cuisine began, and Knife Italian will narrate this deep-rooted history of Italian cuisine through each bite.

Renowned for his culinary innovation, he shares his vision for Knife Italian, stating, "When I created Knife Steakhouse a decade ago, my aim was to create a steakhouse for everyone. As the culinary landscape has evolved locally and nationally, diners are looking for a true dining experience that feels fresh and familiar, yet something unique that you don’t just get every day; and that is what we have curated with our newest restaurant concept.”

Rooted in authentic Italian tradition, Knife Italian draws on global inspiration and influence to create a progressive dining experience that starts with light and vibrant flavors and gradually leads to more hearty and robust options. Chef Tesar’s menu is designed with family-style dining in mind, enabling guests to enjoy an extensive array of dishes from his renowned repertoire of techniques and flavors.