Take a trip to the Mediterranean when you visit Adriatica Village in North Dallas

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through cobblestone streets of a European village? Well, you can in North Dallas and find yourself whisked away to the Mediterranean – at least it certainly feels like that anyway.

Modeled after a quaint fishing village in Croatia, Adriatica Village features unique shops, delicious dining options, and fun events – located right here in Dallas. Visitors of Adriatica Village will feel like they stepped into another world when they see the architecture, including the landmark bell tower and secluded island chapel.

When you live near Dallas, Adriatica Village is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and have a little fun. Here’s a look at some of the incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment options located less than 4 miles away from our McKinney apartments.


There are only a handful retail boutiques in Adriatica Village, but that’s what makes the property so charming. Not to mention, the unique offerings found at the small shops truly can’t be found anywhere else.

Karadise Boutique – The hottest trends in women’s fashion is what you can expect to find inside Karadise Boutique. Both elegant and edgy, Karadise specializes in versatile collections with new arrivals constantly on arrival. From dresses to denim and accessories to footwear, this one-of-a-kind boutique is your go-to destination for updating your seasonal wardrobe.

Misti Thomas Modern Luxuries – Design and decorate your home with the help of Misti Thomas Modern Luxuries. Customize your favorite interior design by creating draperies, pillows, and more.

Guitar Sanctuary – Passionate about all things guitar, the Guitar Sanctuary works with companies and builders to sell only the finest instruments. Electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, pedals, accessories, and more are what you’ll find when you step inside.

Love Life Market – Found inside Guitar Sanctuary, Love Life Market sells apparel, accessories, and jewelry from local artists. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the market is actually a non-profit and proceeds are donated to support abused children in the community.


Wandering around the cobblestone streets and popping in and out shops can make you work up an appetite. In addition to a Starbucks, there are multiple dine-in options at Adriatica Village. Make it a romantic night out or just a casual Saturday lunch at one of these delicious eateries.

Zin Zen Wine Bistro – Cozy, welcoming, and relaxing is how you can describe the Zin Zen Wine Bistro. Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, you can listen to live music while sipping on a glass of wine from their extensive and impressive wine menu. Don’t forget all-day happy hour on Mondays and half-price bottles on Wednesdays.

Cavalli Pizza – Everyone loves pizza and thankfully, there is delicious available at Adriatica Village at Cavalli Pizza. Build your own pie or go with a specialty like The Dallas with meatballs and sausage or the Smoky with chicken, bacon, and smoked mozzarella. They also have tapas, pasta, wine, cocktails, and more.

Harry’s at the Harbor – Sitting on the edge of the Riva Harbor, Harry’s at the Harbor is a unique dining destination with award-winning cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails. Sit back in their relaxed environment while enjoying menu options such as chicken carbonara, crawfish etoufee, steaks, burgers, and more.

Umai Sushi – Satisfy your sushi craving at Umai Sushi. On the menu, you’ll find classic Japanese offerings like tempura, gyoza, rolls, sashimi, and bento boxes. Be sure to stop in for their happy hour offered Monday through Thursday.

Starwood Cafe – From early morning breakfast to an early afternoon brunch or lunch, the Starwood Cafe has you covered. On their menu, diners will find all of the classics they could ever want. Waffles, omelets, skillets, benedicts, burgers, sandwiches, and fried chicken can all be found on the very large menu.


Not only does the Adriatica Village offer live entertainment and events, so do the businesses located inside – here’s a look at some of the fun things to do. Due to recent health concerns, some events may be postponed. Please visit the events website for up-to-date information.

Live Music at The Sanctuary – Find tickets to live music and guitar workshops at the Guitar Sanctuary. Visit their website for calendars and ticket prices.

Live Music at Zin Zen – Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, you’ll find live music at Zin Zen Wine Bistro. View their calendar for details.

Adriatica Wine Walk – Stroll through Adriatica Village while sipping on wines from around the world and noshing on delicious food at the Adriatica Wine Walk. Postponed for 2020, you can keep an eye on next year’s event here.

Smiles Charity Annual Concert & Family Festival – Also currently postponed for 2020, this incredible concert and event raises money to help build homes for wounded veterans. Stay tuned for next year’s event at their website.

Travel to the Mediterranean minutes from our Uptown Dallas apartments

If ever in need of a Mediterranean getaway, residents of our McKinney apartments can take a quick drive to Adriatica Village to feel temporarily on vacation. From family fun to Saturdays with friends or romantic nights out to some good old-fashioned ‘me-time,’ when you live near Dallas, there’s always something nearby to explore.

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