Houston Restaurant Legend Tony Vallone Honored For Excellence In Italian Cuisine

Mar 21, 2018 623

BY: Holly Beretto

It’s not a stretch to call Tony Vallone a Houston restaurant legend. For over 50 years, he’s been the powerhouse behind Tony’s, the swanky Italian restaurant that’s long been a staple for foodies and the see-and-be-seen crowd alike. He also founded Vallone’s steakhouse in the Memorial area and Ciao Bello near the Galleria. He also started La Grigilia and Grotto before selling both to the Landry’s empire.

On February 28, Consul General of Italy Elena Sgarbi and Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Texas director Alessia Paolicchi presented Vallone with the first-ever Maestro Martino Award for Excellence in the Italian Culinary Arts. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to Italian gastronomy in the U.S.

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SOURCE: https://houstonfoodfinder.com

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