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A collection of relics of Saint Padre Pio will be on display Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 907 S. Dixie Blvd., as part of a national tour commemorating the 50th anniversary of his passing. Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887, in the town of Pietrelcina, Italy. He later took the name Pio in honor of Pope Pius I...

Tickets for the Second annual Columbus Day Hall of Fame dinner are on sale. The dinner will held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. Cost of the tickets is $35. They may be ordered by calling 719-671-0205. This year's inductees include: The Knights of Columbus Organization; the late Hector Ch...

Acclaimed Italian chef Gabriele Bonci is bringing Bonci Pizzeria to the The Julia, a $50 million mixed-use development in the New Orleans Warehouse District, joining Oprah-backed True Food Kitchen, according to the Eater tipline and The Julia website. Bonci made its American debut in Chicago just last summer, but Gabriele Bonci made a name in Rome...

Mark your calendar now for St. Joseph’s annual Spaghetti Supper. The first week of October has featured this Pine Bluff Italian cuisine since the 1920s.  People come from near and far for the authentic Italian meatballs with hand snipped parsley and many secret ingredients. Carry-out orders, chaired by Connie Boutwell, will be available on both Tue...

Astros owner Jim Crane’s luxe Italian spot next to the ballpark could have been just another vanity restaurant. Instead, under chef Danny Trace, it’s home to some very personal Creole Italian food that draws on Trace’s Louisiana and Italian family roots. He buys great regional ingredients from places like Covey Rise Farm and Waco’s Brazos Valley Ch...

Amorino Gelato, an Italian creamery known for its cones of rose-shaped gelato, will soon open its third Texas outpost at the bustling Legacy West development. Amorino first made its Texas debut in the upscale River Oaks district of Houston, followed by an outpost in Fort Worth’s Shops at Clearfork early this year. The newest arrival will open at 77...

La Volpe, the Italian restaurant from the owners of downtown spot Cedar Door, is opening today, September 21. Located at 201 Brazos Street, next door to its sibling restaurant, La Volpe serves Italian food with Southern American influences. The menu from La Volpe (which means “the fox” in Italian) include starters, entrees, and small plates. For ex...

The lineup for the second annual Umbria in Sugar Land, an Italian film festival, was announced this week. The festival will be held Oct. 26-28, and screenings will take place at the Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. The opening film, “Friends by Chance,” tells a coming-of-age story about a hot-headed 22-year-old troublemaker an...

Husband-and-wife duo Russ and Lee Tuman became regular customers at Ristorante Mulino when it first opened in Southlake in May 2017. “A nice family started this restaurant and they were from New York, so they started this restaurant—it was kind of their dream,” Russ said. “Lee and I started coming here when this place opened, and we really enjoyed...

Italian Restaurant "Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria" has decided to introduce a happy hour option into the fold. Already offering a wide array of delicious Italian foods such as pizza and pasta, as well as great wines, 'Little Italy" can now be looked at for happy hour as well! All menu options range from $5 to $7 and can be purchased Monday - F...

Perhaps the biggest myth about the Dallas dining scene is that it has no great Italian food. This is not a lie outsiders spread about us; it’s something we tell ourselves. I have heard it from friends and seen the complaint on social media. As recently as 2016, former Dallas Morning News food critic Leslie Brenner called Dallas “a town that has a s...

Bocce. The game is ancient. It dates back to 5000 BC, at least. And although it originated in Egypt, it’s considered thoroughly Italian. That’s because when Greek colonists introduced it to the Roman Empire, the game put down some serious roots in what is now modern Italy. It quickly became the chosen sport of nobility and statesmen, then spread th...