Although there’s been on in Plano for a brief while, the first Central Dallas location of North Italia opened yesterday. It joins a thriving new food-centric community at the Uptown/Downtown nexus that also includes The Henry, Taco Lingo and the first full-service grocery store in the neighborhood, Tom Thumb. So far, the food at North Italia has been pretty impressive. Here are s few pictures to whet your appetite.

— Arnold Wayne Jones