June 4th, 2008, just after 2:30 am, the Dallas Fire Department responded to alarms sending them to Cremona Italian Bistro, at 3136 Routh Street, Dallas. Rumor has it that the paintball business, next door to the well-known restaurant, was the source of the blaze that sent the roof of the eatery tumbling down today. With notably friendly service and a mostly authentic Italian staff, the restaurant was known for being a great value, with a funky atmosphere. Quietly tucked away behind Texas De Brasil, the hodgepodge of rooms, filled with mismatched furniture, was a lunch staple for business people of the area and an evening starting point for many Uptown residents. This hint of the earthier side of Uptown will be sorely missed by many.
Cremona has risen from it's ashes and has reopened about 4 blocks from the old location, just on the other side of the Quadrangle. They have two dining rooms, a patio, and banquet seating for up to 325 people. The place looks great!
The new address is:
2704 Worthington Street in Dallas, across from the Quadrangle, in the space that was the seafood restaurant The Cape. Phone #469-330-9700. Most of the old staff is still there! Check 'em out.