Downtown Fort Worth to Gain Upscale Italian Restaurant

61 Osteria will begin offering traditional dishes with a focus on seasonal ingredients in early 2023.
Photo: Official Rendering

The team behind GRACE, well-known Fort Worth restaurateur Adam Jones and award-winning Chef Blaine Staniford, are developing an upscale Italian restaurant concept in Downtown Fort Worth. Expected to open in early 2023, 61 Osteria will be located at 500 W. 7th St.

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The name 61 Osteria derives from the building’s completion date in 1961 and the celebration of its 61st birthday this year. Plus, Jones was born in 1961, adding to the name being a perfect fit for the restaurant. The origin of the word Osteria comes from Italy and means a place serving wine and simple food with a focus on local specialties.

61 Osteria will offer guests traditional Italian dishes with a focus on simple, seasonal ingredients, and the menu will be in constant rotation with the seasons in addition to a few stand-alone staples.

“I believe truly exceptional Italian food comes from the source and when products are in the peak of their season. 61 Osteria won’t focus on a specific region of Italy but more on the traditional foods that come from all twenty regions,” Staniford said in a press release.

Fresh mozzarella made from milk sourced from Mill King Dairy in McGregor will be made in-house daily at 61 Osteria. Handmade and extruded pastas with wheat products from Barton Springs Mill located in Austin will be made in a pasta room underneath the restaurant.

61 Osteria will also offer a rotating housemade salumi program and will feature a custom-made wood-burning hearth where grilled meats and fish are prepared alongside local and seasonal vegetables. New World and Old World sparkling, white, and red wines by the glass and bottle will be offered along with classic and modern cocktails.

The 7,000-square-foot space is being designed by Fort Worth-based architecture firm, Ibañez Shaw Architecture. The restaurant will embrace the classic modern aesthetic of clear, elegant spaces defined by walls of lush natural materials. The bar will be characterized by a bright, sunny palette of materials and fabrics, while the dining room will feature oak paneling and darker upholstery. Outdoor seating with dining tables and sofas surrounding a set of fire tables will be available.

Amber D. Browne

Amber D. Browne is a writer, editor, voiceover artist, and author of The Little Book of Hermetic Principles: Heal Your Energy, Seek Enlightenment, and Deepen Your Understanding of Your Mind, Body, and Spirit. Browne has more than two decades of experience in journalism including in television, radio, magazines, and online publications.
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