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Baton Rouge’s annual Italian Heritage Festa features a “grape stomp,” when teams of women wearing coordinated outfits perform a dance routine and — you guessed it — stomp grapes. This year, the lighthearted charity event will be tinged with sadness. Buddy Amoroso, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member killed in a bicycle accident June 30...

Decades before celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentis and Mario Batali brought fine Italian dining into our living rooms courtesy of television’s Food Network, Amerigo taught Jacksonians how to enjoy refined Italian fare at its Ridgeland restaurant.   In the constant revolving door of new restaurants that have come and gone, Amerigo has maintained...

The little restaurant on the corner of Perkins Road and Balis Drive has been through a lot in recent years. It was Marcello’s. Then it was Romacelli. Then it was Portico. Then it was Table Kitchen & Bar. But Marcello’s has returned to claim the spot it left in 2012, bigger and better and ready to break the location’s curse in the Southdowns Shoppin...

MONA Fresh Italian Food located at 19355 I-10, Ste. 500, Houston, held a soft opening July 9. The fast-casual Italian restaurant offers fresh housemade pasta dishes that can be customized with various meats, dressings and seasonings. Some of the ingredients MONA creates dishes with, such as tomatoes, basil, oregano and other vegetables and herbs, a...

Would you risk your life to save a stranger, and never talk about it? Scores of Italians did just that as part of a secret underground to save Jews from extermination in Nazi-occupied Italy. Some were ordinary citizens, others were prominent figures. One was Giovanni Borromeo, a distinguished physician who created a fictitious contagious disease to...

Upon seeing an opportunity to expand business to Tomball, Alban Bulliqi and Ekrem Hyseni opened a second location of Adriatic Cafe & Italian Grill in April 2017 in the Northpointe area. The duo opened their first restaurant in Jersey Village in 2012. “We had a lot of customers and guests that had been coming [to Jersey Village]from Tomball, so we w...

Italian restaurants boast of a prominent spot in Austin’s culinary scene, especially since the number of eateries inspired by the European country have increased recently. Home-made pastas, delicious meats, speciality cheeses, and red sauces are here to stay in the city. Austin’s best Italian restaurants and food trucks range from longtime spots to...

Pizzeria Testa, recognized as one of the top pizzerias in the DFW area has opened a second Dallas area location at 3525 Greenville Avenue, across from the famed Granada Theater. Testa’s new restaurant location is now open to share a true Italian experience like no other. As soon as you walk into Testa’s main dining and bar area, you’ll immediately...

Si fatica a immaginarlo nelle sembianze del cowboy, questo friulano diciottenne alto, magro, studente del quarto anno di un istituto professionale con specializzazione in microbiologia e tecniche del controllo ambientale. L’aria rude del mandriano davvero non ce l’ha. Gli occhi azzurri sono allegri e se chiacchiera poco è solo per timidezza. Eppure...

When: Sun, August 12, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CDT - Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 Come celebrate Festa di Ferragosto with the ICCC with a screening of the 2017 comedy "L'ora Legale" by Ficarra and Picone! Bring your friends and a favorite bottle of wine. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Doo...

More than 1,000 visitors Thursday remembered Anthony “Buddy” Amoroso — the East Baton Rouge metro councilman killed on a June 30 bike ride — for his many roles as a family member, prankster, political leader, Boy Scout Master, law enforcement supporter and grape stomp contest judge. A driver struck and killed Amoroso, 61, as he rode his bike along...

Looking for a tasty Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian restaurants around New Orleans, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. Irene's Topping the list is Irene's. Located at 529 Bienville St. in the French Quarter, the spot is the highest rated I...