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San Antonio's River Walk has earned the city the "Venice of Texas" moniker for years, but a new restaurant is bringing another part of Italy's history to the famed waterway. Fiume, a pizza spot, is now open on the River Walk. The Italian name means "river" in English and marked a former Italian territory.  Fiume opened on Monday, August 8 at 200 S...

The city of Frisco's biggest source of pride might be The Star, a 91-acre commercial development that is also the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Since its blueprint stage in 2013, the commercial development has opened more than 15 restaurants, six bars and the Cowboys’ practice football facility. But tf you thought The Star was finished expanding, thi...

The people of Plano will soon get pizza and meatballs galore with the opening of Sfereco, a new Italian-American restaurant opening at 1941 Preston Rd. #1004, at the intersection of Park Boulevard, in a space previously home to a Palio Pizza Cafe, which closed in 2021. According to a release, the restaurant will open in mid-September. This will be...

If you are wanting for a considerably less-high priced flavor of Italy that does not entail hopping on a plane, just head about to Dolce Riviera in downtown Dallas. The Italian cafe, which reopened before this spring immediately after a two-yr hiatus, is reminiscent of the Mediterranean with its coastal decor, delectable meals and upscale drinks. ...

No one inside Caterina’s Ristorante had any idea that it was raining sideways in Fort Worth. The red-sauce joint is windowless, a secluded spot that feels like it belongs in New York. And Caterina’s has a no-cellphones policy — surely, you’ve heard? — so none of us received weather alerts or texts from friends as the rain blew in. I didn’t even kno...

The Gambaccini family hails from Lucca, Italy, that beautiful city in Tuscany famous for its Renaissance walls and tordelli lucchesi, a bright yellow pasta made with eggs that is similar to ravioli but always filled with a mixture of meat, usually beef and/or pork, and sauced with a rich meat ragu. After originally emigrating to San Francisco in 20...

Il Bracco, a sleek Italian restaurant that originated in Dallas, is bringing its freshly made pasta to Houston’s Post Oak area. Occupying the space that previously housed California Pizza Kitchen at 1705-A Post Oak Boulevard, the 6,000-square-foot restaurant will open on Monday, August 15, and staying true to its Italian repertoire will serve up an...

Tucked away on Cherry Street in Tulsa is a little Italian restaurant that is sure to whisk you away to Italy. Prossimo Ristorante is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and features gourmet Italian dishes that are some of the best we have ever tasted. Weekend brunch at Prossimo is very popular (partly due to their $2 mimosas) so if you visi...

There are 1,970 pipes, 50 “speaking” stops, 34 pipe “ranks” and even 12 tiny bells, but the 3D musical jigsaw puzzle being pieced together by a team of Italian craftsmen inside Notre Dame Seminary Chapel will coalesce in a pipe organ that both honors the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ French heritage and produces a resonant sound matched to the chapel...

A new Italian restaurant has had so much success that its owner is already planning a second location. Gr8 Plate Hospitality, the local company behind The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill, will bring its recently opened Italian concept Passerella to Washington Avenue this fall. The new Passerella will be located in the former Union Kitchen space at 6011...

Tucked off of Elm St in Denton you’ll find Di Abruzzo Italian Market which hearkens back to traditional Italian markets you’ll find in cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Owned by Lantana resident Jack Santarelli, Di Abruzzo is the manifestation of the love of food that he inherited from his parents and grandparents, who immigrated f...

If you’ve ever wanted to truly enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and sip unique wines from all over Italy but don’t want to leave southern Denton County, then Diego Stefani and his staff at GiroPizza and Trattoria have what you are seeking. Their “Tour of Italy Wine Dinners” are offered about every 45 days at their location at 3711 Justin Road in Flo...