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When Hurricane Ida blew through New Orleans two years ago with 113 mph winds, the Central Grocery Company, a hallmark of the French Quarter for 117 years, was left in ruins. The closure of the old-time Italian deli left New Orleanians, transplants, and tourists hungry for its world-renowned original muffuletta — a gigantic sandwich made on 9-inch-r...

Summer 2023 is coming to a close, and Dallasites have returned from their trips across the country or around the globe. For many of us, the best thing about the season is the opportunity to travel and experience life in a different place for a little while. In June, I did just that on a wine-focused trip to two wine regions in Italy: Veneto and Abr...

When most people think of Italian America, they probably think of the many famous East Coast Italian enclaves, but we've come to learn that some of the finest fruits of Italian influence in American life actually exist well off the beaten path. And few places we've visited, if any, bring the story of Italian immigration to life quite like Tontitown...

The City of Austin and Florence, Italy entered into a “historic agreement” to facilitate educational, cultural and business collaborations between the two cities, according to a city release Wednesday. The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department announced the signing of the Protocol of Cooperation Agreement. Officials noted international c...

October 7 and 8. 5220 North O'Connor Boulevard Irving, TX. The DFW Italians are honored to present the inaugural Italian Heritage & Food Festival, the first of its kind, to the thousands of Italians that call Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex “casa” (home). The three-day event will also serve as an educational festival to the expected thousands of attend...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston presents The Meaning behind the Masterpieces: Iconography in Italian Art, a three-part art history lecture series. Over three 1 1/2 hout sessions, the class will guide students through the long history of Italian art spanning from Ancient Rome through the twentieth century. By the end of our time t...

The Italians in Texas constitute the sixth largest ethnic group in the state, according to figures from the U.S. census of 1990. In that year, when the total population of Texas was 16.9 million, the number of Texans who said they were Italian or part-Italian was 441,256. Many of these people arrived in the last half of the 20th century when Italia...

Dallas is awash in pizza, and the fact that the pizza map is one of the most popular on Eater Dallas proves that Dallasites love pizza. We’re lucky enough to have nearly every kind of pizza represented, with many great American-style spots and solid options for Detroit-, New York-, Chicago-, and tavern-style pies.  Andrew’s American Pizza Kitchen i...

A new life-size statue of a Catholic saint is gracing a downtown park after a vandalized statue of Christopher Columbus was removed back in 2020. The six-foot bronze statue of St Francis Di Paola was installed Saturday in the Piazza Italia Park. The installation was also followed by a celebration of Mass at San Francesco Di Paola Church According t...

A new restaurant, Lyla, has opened in one of the most notable spaces in Uptown on McKinney Avenue, where Primo's Tex-Mex was for decades. Lyla comes from the Dallas-based hospitality group GAP Concepts, which also owns the Instagram-ready, bright-pink spot XOXO. The theme for the menu and decor is coastal Italian, much like the destinations Capri,...

An acclaimed chef is debuting a new Italian restaurant with a truly original approach. Called Miss Pasta, it's from chef Giuliano Matarese and his wife Tiziana Cosentino, and will open in the Shire complex at 3613 Shire Blvd. #100 in Richardson. A native of Naples, Matarese worked on the East Coast at restaurants such as Charlie Palmer's Aureole in...

Sometimes, you just have to go old school. I had planned this week to review a promising new restaurant that I recently saw in my travels around the area. Turns out, it's so new that it's not even open yet. Searching for a Plan B, I struck upon Corelli's Italian Cafe, the long-time restaurant on Highway 6 in Sugar Land. I'm not entirely sure when C...