Dolce Niente Ristorante Italiano will open its doors at 3784 Rayford Road, Ste. 600, Spring, on May 1. The restaurant will be operated by former Bob Getchell, a former executive chef for Disney. The location is Getchell’s first restaurant in Texas. He previously worked as the Disney Spring Orlando executive chef for the Boathouse Restaurant for 20 years.

“My dream was to live in Texas, enjoy Texas music and culture, and retire here with my wife Laura, on top of that, bring a little Disney magic to Texas. And I think we’ll do just that with Dolce Niente,” Getchell said.

Dolce Niente will offer a wide range of authentic Italian menu items, such as handmade small plates made from seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes will include a Florentine-style steak and chicken Parmesan. Guests can also enjoy pizzas baked in a hearth oven in the Neapolitan style and freshly produced bruschetta.