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Adam Orman and Fiore Tedesco are a couple of friends who, despite hailing from very different Northeast upbringings, found common ground in their love for family, traditions, music and food. Tedesco’s fascination with food began rolling meatballs with his Italian grandmother in her kitchen at age three, moving up to making fresh cheeses and sausage...

Downtown's Westin Riverwalk has reopened its Zocca Cuisine D’Italia in completely renovated river-level digs. The restaurant, which specializes in Texas-inspired Italian dishes, also has appointed Ron Mays as its executive chef, according to officials with the hotel chain. After the three-month-long reno, the restaurant now features an indoor-outdo...

Local patrons are invited to explore the art of food and wine pairing as the Lombardi Cucina Italiana hosts an exclusive wine pairing event. The Banfi Wine Pairing Dinner will take place on April 12 at the Lombardi Cucina Italiana in Frisco. The restaurant’s sommelier has carefully selected a Banfi wine to complement each course in the five-course...

A new roastery and coffee bar in Midtown Houston called Un Caffè is giving guests a taste of Italian-style coffee with a distinct focus on craft and performance. Un Caffè Founder, Roaster and Barista Soonkack Kook also embraces the Italian cultural practice of greeting each guest at the bar.  “They can watch every [drink-making] performance,” Kook...

"I intend to go out with a fish in one hand and pasta in another," Tony Vallone once said. His namesake restaurant, Tony's, first opened in Houston in 1965. Over half a century, it grew from a small Italian spot into a fine dining institution. Tony's became a go-to spot for visiting dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe, including sever...

Woodforest’s Pine Market will soon welcome another tenant when Tosca Italian Gourmet opens this fall. The first Tosca Italian Gourmet opened in The Woodlands in January 2022. A second location in Cypress is slated to open in the spring. Pine Market will be the restaurant’s third location.“We have many customers who live outside The Woodlands and wh...

Diego Stefani said when he and his wife, Jerusha Stefani, opened their Italian restaurant in Flower Mound in October 2019, the business name was Giro Pizza. He likens the dining style to what people experience in a Brazilian steak house, in which customers signal when they wanted more pizza and servers brought them more. “Giro means ‘tour.’ The nam...

A new Piada is coming to Fulshear this summer. On Feb. 23, Houston-based commercial real estate firm Baker Katz announced the lease of a 2,387-square-foot space at the Market at Cross Creek Ranch for the fast-casual Italian restaurant. The shopping center is located at the intersection of FM 1463 and Fulshear Bend Drive, at 5102 FM 1463, Katy.The e...

Many San Antonio folks have been wondering what's next for Pearl's Food Hall at Bottling Dept. since the long-running Tenko Ramen ended service late last year. Well, the wait is finally over, as Potluck Hospitality, the restaurant group responsible for several of Pearl's most lauded restaurants, announced the arrival of two new concepts to the food...

Lovers of Italian food and denizens of Southwest Austin alike will be thrilled with the news that one of Austin's longest-running Italian restaurants will be re-emerging from its pandemic slumber in a new location. Chef Marion Gillcrist told the American-Statesman that she plans to open a location of La Traviata at 7415 Southwest Parkway later this...

If tradition is good for anything, it’s knowing when we can break from it. Don’t listen to purists—when it comes to our food, the most fun creations are happening at the margins, shunning orthodoxy. And in New Orleans, that means futzing with our beloved seasonal dessert, the king cake. There is a growing selection of king cakes that eschew the swe...

Tara Francolini was prompted to open Francolini’s Italian Deli when she started missing the sandwiches of her New Jersey youth. The Italian sandwich shop pops up every Tuesday at The Rabbit’s Foot on Prytania Street and will soon open a brick-and-mortar on at Tchoupitoulas. Francolini was born and raised in New Jersey and, after attending school in...