Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria Ristorante Photo by Emilie Boenig[/caption]

Owner Pat Stafford is planning to open a second location of Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria Ristorante in Leander. Coming in summer 2015 to the Shops at Crystal Falls, 3350 N. Lakeline Boulevard, Leander, the restaurant will serve a variety of pizzas, pastas, wings, sandwiches, salads and more.

Stafford said the 4,600-square-foot space will offer a cocktail bar as well as table and booth seating, similar to the original restaurant in Avery Ranch.

"We have been looking for a second location for about a year and Crystal Falls is beautiful and its just growing so much," he said. "It seems like an Avery [Ranch] in the making. It has a golf course [and] a good family community. It seemed like a good opportunity to get into a growing area."

The new restaurant is about 100 square feet larger than the Avery Ranch location and will seat about 170 people, including 25 seats at the bar.

"I think we are going to fill a need up there. Its a really good family area that's what we like, Stafford said. "Even though we have a bar, we like the family atmosphere and the little bit older crowd."

Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria Ristorante, 14900 Avery Ranch Blvd., Ste. C-700,


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