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When you think of Houston, Italian food is probably not what comes to mind. But one of the best parts of living in Houston is just how diverse the restaurant scene is. Whether you’re in the mood for upscale Italian cuisine or a cozy neighborhood pizzeria, there are some truly delicious options out there. Take a look at our list of Houston Italian r...

Sister, a new “Italian-ish” restaurant with plenty of Mediterranean influence, will make its debut in an iconic Lower Greenville space later this month. Sister will open at 2808 Greenville Avenue in late September. That’s the former address of The Grape, the 50-year-old Dallas institution that closed in 2018. Sister will be the sibling restaurant t...

The Roman gladiators in chariots that greeted guests as they walked into the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club for the recent Renaissance Ball let people know that they were being transported in spirit back to ancient Rome for a fun evening of dancing, food, wine and more. The 45th annual Renaissance Ball, benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of A...

After more than a year closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosalie Italian Soul will reopen Thursday, Sept. 16. Chef Chris Consentino, winner of season 4 of "Top Chef Masters," originally opened Rosalie inside downtown Houston's C. Baldwin Hotel in 2019. Jacob Coronado, the former chef de cuisine at Nobie's, is coming on as the new executive c...

When: Tue, October 19, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT - Where: The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006 What is the meaning of “Aperitivo Italiano”? An aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that. An Aperitivo is joyous an...

This weekend Collinsville celebrates food and city history with the 37th Italian Fest. Hosted by the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce, the event is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The festival takes place in Uptown Collinsville on Main Street. According to the Italian Fest website, Collinsville has been celebrating t...

One of the first restaurants to shutter at the start of the pandemic will finally resume service this week after 18 months away. Rosalie Italian Soul reopens its doors inside downtown's C. Baldwin Hotel this Wednesday, September 15. First opened in October 2019, Rosalie is the first Texas project for acclaimed chef Chris Cosentino, known for his re...

Gerry and Adriana Sarmiento had no experience—other than their love for food—when they entered the restaurant business. The two met as employees for Compaq, a computer company that specializes in information technology. “We are not restaurant people. It’s not our background,” Gerry said. The couple has lived in Cy-Fair since they got married in 200...

Fans of the storied and lavish fashion house Gucci: rejoice. The iconic brand has just unveiled a new lifestyle line for those who can’t get enough GG in their life. The new collection will be released on September 10 at the Houston Galleria location. Offerings include satin silk pajamas featuring different Gucci House prints; these come in a print...

Tue, October 12, 2021. 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM CDT. River Oaks Country Club - 1600 River Oaks Boulevard - Houston, TX 77019. Buy tickets here. Join us for the second annual Italian Cultural & Community Center Fashion Show and Luncheon. This year’s theme, “La Dolce Vita”, will celebrate Italian culture, creativity, and couture.  On October 12th, 2021, we...

Every now and then, you come across a little hidden gem that you should have known about already. That is what happened a couple of weeks ago when a friend invited me to a birthday celebration at Urbana Farmstead in the Landmark community south of Little Rock. Following my GPS to get there, I pulled off the beaten path onto a fairly nondescript roa...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is pleased to launch a new scholarship program for Houston area college students participating in study abroad programs in Italy. Study abroad programs should be greater than four weeks and up to a full semester. Completed applications must be submitted by November 15, 2021. To know more or download the appli...