NEWS FROM : Food & Wine  

For the first time ever, Taste of Italy, the largest food and wine trade fair in the U.S. devoted exclusively to Italian food and wine, will be featuring exhibitors from countries outside of Italy. “We have had so many great success stories thanks to connections exhibitors have made at the fairs,” says event director Maurizio Gamberucci, Deputy Dir...

When he was in his early 30s, Phil Giglio went to live in Southern Italy while studying for the bar exam. That six-month excursion just outside of Naples, connecting with an area that his family once called home, was enough for him to fall in love with the region’s cuisine for life. Even after graduating from law school, and practicing as a corpora...

Even though River Oaks Italian restaurant Zanti Cucina Italiana opened in November at 1958 West Gray, it’s already made quite an impression —  we named it an honorable mention on our 2022 list of Best New Restaurant. It’s the second location from founder Santiago “Santi” Peláez and his team; the original in The Woodlands opened in 2019. Joining Pel...

Michael Angelo's, a leading producer of foods inspired by Italian culinary traditions of Nonna Foti passed down from generations, is entering the sauce aisle for the first time with the launch of Michael Angelo's Pasta Sauce, available in four varieties. Best known for frozen Italian-inspired meals, Michael Angelo's uses only wholesome ingredients...

Piatti at the Alamo Quarry is once again inviting guests back into experience its revamped, modern dining space and an updated menu that spins fresh pasta made in-house into Italian dishes that aim to be "never complicated or pretentious." Piatti officially reopened to the public on Thursday, January 19 at 255 E. Basse Road, Suite 500, but MySA got...

Under new ownership. For devotees of a particular restaurant, those three words are enough to stir apprehension, carrying with them the specter of undesired changes to the menus and a decline in service. Fans of Joe’s Pasta House, one of Rio Rancho’s oldest and most beloved restaurants, likely felt some of that unease last fall, when longtime owner...

ReadersMagnet is excited to exhibit Eleanor Gaccetta’s “Generations of Good Food” at the 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience on January 27-30, 2023, at the New Orleans Earnest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. “Generations of Good Food” is a compilation of nearly 200 recipes, including main dishes, bread, cakes, pies, cookie...

By all accounts, Cafe Louie in the East End was a bona fide hit — an all-day cafe by brother-and-sister chef duo Angelo and Lucianna “Louie” Emiliani, the cafe’s namesake. Visitors loved it. The reviews—both in the mainstream press and on social media—were enthusiastic and laudatory. Four months in, however, the Emiliani’s realized that their visio...

Following a five-month renovation, Italian eatery Piatti — a longtime Quarry Market fixture — will reopen Thursday, Jan. 19, boasting an updated atmosphere and menu. A specialty food market also is in the works. The refurbished restaurant, located at 255 E. Basse Road, Suite 500, will include Venetian plaster walls, brass finishes and a new U-shape...

Everyone knows Olivella’s for its pizza. The Dallas-based franchise has been serving up Neapolitan and Roman-style pies since 2006. Since then, it has branched out from its original location across from Southern Methodist University. Its newest site offers something a bit different, though. Deep Ellum seemed like a sure-fire spot for expansion in S...

San Antonio pasta haven Albi's Vite Italian Kitchen will expand its footprint with a second location near Leon Springs, MySA reports. Owner Albi Zogaj told the news site his team is aiming for a grand opening by the end of this month. The original Albi’s, located at 4979 NW Loop 410 near Leon Valley, opened amid the COVID-19 pandemic, slinging scra...

Tara Francolini, a New Orleans restaurant business veteran, saw a niche in the local market. It was part of her own cravings for the Italian sandwiches she grew up eating in New Jersey and the northeast. She also knew one key factor could be a deal breaker. “It’s the bread,” Francolini said. “It can make or break the sandwich, and I’d rather not op...