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Join us at the ICCC for an evening of delicious celebration and sublime exploration as our chocolate expert, Laura Pipkin Kramer, Executive Chef at Camp Waldemarfor Girls, pairs her well-chosen homemade aromatic truffles with a selection of Italian wines, presented by Jack M. Fassetta, owner of Beviamo International. The ICCC is excited to continue...

WHEN ALBERTO LOMBARDI OPENED TAVERNA at River Oaks District over the weekend, it was not his first rodeo, or perhaps more accurately, risotteria.   This is the eighth location of the pasta, pizza and risotto specialist. It's one of seven members of Lombardi Family Concepts, which also includes Kai Asian Bistro, Lombardi's Romagna Mia and Tou...

by Meghan McCarron   Downtown Austin gets a new Italian restaurant this week: Numero 28 Pizzeria And Vineria is now soft open at 452 W. 2nd Street. The restaurant is a collaboration between co-owner Bernardo Nolfo and the New York based mini-chain Numero 28.   The New York City restaurants focus primarily on Neapolitan pizza, but the...

ELM restaurant group (Arro, Easy Tiger, 24 Diner) opened up their latest venture, Italic, on April 1st. The downtown Italian restaurant is helmed by executive chef Andrew Curren, and features a seasonal menu and negronis on tap. Read on for the early word.   The food — Overall, Italic's fare is pleasing mostly everyone. Yelper Aaron P. think...

Nothing rivals authentic regional cuisine enjoyed in its own backyard. Take a Philly cheese steak devoured in Philadelphia, or a key lime pie savored in Key West. Dallasite Jay Jerrier's own flavor/region epiphany arrived in the form of Neapolitan pizza tasted during his honeymoon in Italy.   Nearly 20 years after his first bite, Jerrier par...

By Isabel A. Rodriguez   From creamy fettuccine Alfredo to bowls of warm minestrone vegetable soup, Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant is the perfect Las Cruces destination to satisfy any Italian food cravings. Located at 1753 E. University Ave., across from the New Mexico State University campus, Lorenzo's is a locally owned restaurant that...

by Brian Reinhart Sprezzatura is a fun Italian word that means "studied nonchalance," the art of preparing methodically but acting as if no preparation was necessary. A fashion-conscious friend says the word describes "a man who spends two hours doing his hair up so it looks like he just rolled out of bed."   Julian Barsotti's third and new...

By Karen Lo   Buddy Valastro, otherwise known as New Jersey's Cake Boss, will open an outpost of Carlo's Bakery in Dallas in March. With the new opening, there will be 13 locations of Carlo's Bakery nationwide, including bakeries in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.    The Dallas bakery is currently under construction, an...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston is launching this January a new series of educational cooking demonstration and dinner aimed to promote and to guide the public through the history, the tradition and the flavors of the Italian-American Cuisine. The first event of this new and exciting series will be held on January 20th at 7:...

Housed in a small pad site at Old Tarlton Center, Villarina's Pasta & Fine Foods offers Westlake shoppers everything they need to quickly put an Italian meal on the table—take-and-bake pasta, bread, sauces and soups. Owner and New York native John Imperial said the Villarina's style of food is "immigrant Italian."   A resident of Au...

Carlo's Bakery is a place for those who take dessert seriously. For North Texans who have been craving a taste of what they've seen on TV, sweet relief is just weeks away.   The reality TV star known as the Cake Boss will be in town on March 19 to officially open the Dallas location of the bakery.   Read more   Source: htt...

When you walk into Fayetteville's Vetro 1925 Ristorante, you get the feeling that you're in for something special. The sleek illuminated bar, track lighting and abstract paintings tell you that you're somewhere sophisticated and modern. The rich hardwood floors and exposed brick walls make you feel that you are somewhere comfortable and familiar. F...