New Dallas restaurant Pizza Leila started as a pandemic pop-up and now has a standalone location named after the owners’ daughter, according to a Dallas Morning News article. They say,
“”Pizza Leila has graduated from a back-of-the-kitchen test to a true Dallas restaurant.
The cozy pizza joint opened in March 2023 on the first floor of an apartment building on Flora Street in downtown Dallas. For 2 ½ years prior, “if you know, you know” foodies could order Pizza Leila for pickup or delivery from the catering kitchen at Sloane’s Corner, a sibling restaurant on Ross Avenue.
Pizza Leila is named for owners Tim and Meredith McEneny’s 12-year-old daughter, so the growing-up references fit. Pizza Leila started during the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually became its own standalone restaurant — a pizza-specific trend that has worked for some other Dallas concepts like Thunderbird Pies.”
The menu at Big Sicilian is a feast for the senses with a diverse range of options. featuring classic pizzas like pepperoni and innovative creations like spicy vegan pepperoni and appetizers.
- Artichoke and Spinach
- Grandma’s Square
- Pineapple and Bacon
- Parmesan Garlic Knots
- Antipasto Salad
- Cacio E Pepe Arancini
- Classic Caesar Salad
- Meatballs & Sauce
Pizza Leila’s location can be found at 2111 Flora Street, specifically at Suite 120, Dallas.