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In early 2018, nearly eight years after opening their cult-favorite Dallas restaurant Lucia, David and Jennifer Uygur announced that they would open Macellaio, Eater Dallas’s 2018 restaurant of the year. From the moment the doors opened, Macellaio became an instant classic thanks to its deeply involved menu of charcuterie offerings, fresh breads, a...

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday, February 24, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas will be hosting a seminar for a group of visiting Italian winemakers, food producers, and Italian-focused food and wine trade distributors and importers at the Hilton Post Oak hotel in Houston’s Galleria district. For this year’s seminar, the chamber...

Good food is chemistry: the mixing of tastes, textures, temperature, and a little mystery. The recipe for friendship is much the same say chefs Jonathan Stranger, who grew up in Chandler, OK, and Fabio Faviani, a celebrity chef from Italy. "I think it's a great fit," says Faviani. "I like this guy a lot. I like him!" They met each other at a confer...

The owner and master gelatician of Gelato & Co., Stefano Franceschi visited LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch Jan. 15 to attend the grand opening of his first gelato coffee bar in the United States: Gelato & Co. Cremeria Italiana. “We import the best ingredients from Italy,” said Franceschi, listing pistachios from Sicily, hazelnut from Piedmont and coffee...

We’ve got a whole bunch of awesome sommeliers in Houston. In fact, there’s even an informal wine study group called AweSOMM. The participants, all in the retail or restaurant wine trade and trying to achieve their formal sommelier certifications, have in the past couple of years volunteered at the Taste of Italy Houston event sponsored by the Italy...

M’Tucci’s Italian Market & Pizzeria is the type of neighborhood spot you’d expect to find in New York’s Little Italy or Boston’s North End. Behind the narrow storefront, with its sign bearing the colors of the Italian flag, cured meats hang from the ceiling and flour-dusted loaves of bread crowd the racks behind the counter. The small restaurant, w...

The Woodlands just welcomed new destination for Italian fare Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen headed up by a notable Italian-born chef. The new eatery located in the Westin hotel at 2 Waterway Square Place offers “spectacular” views of The Woodlands Waterway and Waterway Square. EDG Design dreamt up the restaurant décor of neutral tones, leather, and...

Fast-casual Italian is rounding out the roster at downtown’s forthcoming underground food hall Understory. Mona Fresh Italian Food will move into a 525-square-feet section of Understory, serving up a five-step menu. Diners can choose between pasta, panini or salad, then add Bolognese, prosciutto, meatball, burrata, and more toppings and garnishes —...

Pizza has come a long way in Baton Rouge. There was a time in the recent past where all the city had were the quick-delivery chains and a few local joints. But several Baton Rouge restaurateurs have shifted their attention to the Italian pie and have focused on creating pizzas worthy of praise. Dat’z Italian in White Star Market is among the best....

Monte Vista is getting a new Italian-inspired restaurant in the new year when Carlucci’s opens in the short-lived home of Luz Mia Restaurante off McCullough Avenue. With a projected opening in mid-January, Carlucci’s will serve lunch and dinner, with a mix of handmade pastas, soups, salads and sandwiches, said Clay Bergman, who co-owns the restaura...

A new Italian spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The new addition to Victory Park, called Mio Nonno, is located at 2588 N. Houston St. This is the third Texas location for Mio Nonno, which first opened its doors in Allen in 2014. This one is located directly across from the American Airlines Center. Mio Nonno serves traditional Italian fare, suc...

It starts with the distinct flavor of Italian basil, freshly plucked from the garden -- summer distilled down into a teaspoon, washing pleasantly over every taste bud. And then it transforms and there are strawberries, warmed by the sun, lingering like a late June twilight, a luxurious afterthought. The taster’s face blooms with pleasure: The pairi...