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A look at The Grape Ape’s standard kit, with frosé and antipasto. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Wilson

After Ritas & Queso became a quarantine success, founders Julian Barsotti and Glen Collins created a new Italian concept. The Grape Ape brings frosé and Italian cuisine to your door.

The Grape Ape opened last month in Highland Park Village and has become a hit for pickup and delivery. Customers can order different kits, including the $65 standard kit, containing a half-gallon jug of frosé or a bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva. The standard kit also has garlic bread, a timbale of Arbiquina extra virgin olive oil and an antipasto consisting of house whipped ricotta, roasted sweet-Italian peppers, spicy olives, marinated artichokes, salami piccante and prosciutto Americano. 

The $105 baked ziti kit includes everything the standard kit has to offer, as well as baked ziti all vodka with meatballs de famiglia and a signature “greatest” caesar salad. The 200-layer lasagna kit includes the full standard kit, the caesar salad and a 200-layer lasagna for $120.

“A large part of the Italian culture centers around the kitchen and dining table,” Barsotti said in a statement. “It is the heart of the home. The Grape Ape brings the spirit of Italian dining directly to your kitchen.”

Orders can be placed online at grapeapedfw.com or over the phone at (469) 724-1787. 

Online and phone ordering hours:

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Delivery hours:

Monday – Saturday: 2-6 p.m.

Pickup hours:

Monday – Saturday: noon to 6 p.m.


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