There’s a new steakhouse in town, and this one comes with an Italian twist. Dean’s Italian Steakhouse opened quietly earlier this month at the corner of Brazos and East Second streets in the JW Marriott-adjacent space formerly occupied by OP Italian (née Osteria Pronto). Named for the late, renowned businessman and philanthropist Dean White, the re...

A longstanding Austin food truck is spreading its love of Italian cuisine this spring. Patrizi’s, the long-standing truck dishing handmade pasta on East 22nd Street is going a little more mainstream, with a new brick-and-mortar restaurant in the hills on the west side of Austin. The new Patrizi's, open as of Thursday, May12, is located on Cuernavac...

Essential Austin Italian food truck Patrizi’s is expanding with a new physical restaurant this May. The second Patrizi’s will be found in the Austin Lake Hills neighborhood at 1705 Cuernavaca Drive North starting tentatively on Thursday, May 12. The new counter-service restaurant will add breakfast and lunch items — a first for Patrizi’s. Mornings...

With 265 made-from-scratch menu items, Juliet Italian Kitchen strives to separate itself from other big-name Italian restaurants in Austin, Chief Operations Officer Bryan Cromwell said. Juliet opened its first location, on Barton Springs Road, in 2015. Because the restaurant saw continued business during the first wave of the pandemic, when the cha...

Pasta|Bar, the Italian restaurant from the Sushi by Scratch team that was awarded a Michelin star in Los Angeles, is now open in Austin as of March 13. Pasta|Bar is located at 1017 East Sixth Street in East Austin, in the former home of chocolate shop Maggie Louise Confections. Pasta|Bar serves a seasonal prix fixe menu of pastas and other Italian...

Austin’s shopping scene continues to go upscale. Prada plans to set up shop in Austin, following fellow Italian fashion house Gucci into the Capital City. Prada, an iconic retail brand known for its high-end handbags, shoes, and clothing, is targeting Austin as part of a three- to five-year expansion in the U.S. “We are underinvested in the U.S.,”...

In a new cookbook, Heart-Shaped Tomatoes, Austin-based photographer Dimitri Staszewski and brand strategist Madelyn Wigle share recipes and personal essays from Staszewski’s 101-year-old Italian grandmother, Elda Cristini. The book is available for preorder. The book contains about 20 home-cooking recipes from Cristini, like lasagne, gnocchi, seafo...

For the first time in its 111-year history, Alfa Romeo will launch a global advertising campaign. You would expect that the Italian marque previously had such a campaign in its history at some point, but it appears that Alfa did not. Well, with the 2021 United States Grand Prix, that is about to change. Since this is Alfa Romeo's first-ever global...

Red Ash offers Italian food with that distinct wood-fired aroma. As such, they boast of their custom-built wood-burning grill, oven, and plancha. Owner and Executive Chef John Carver gets his inspiration from Northern and Southern Italy. Similarly, his dishes feature fresh handmade pastas, pristine seafood, prime meats, and plentiful seasonal veget...

As a native Austinite and its most notable restaurateur, Larry McGuire always has his eye on what’s next. And for years, what he saw as the city’s most glaring culinary deficiency was the type of old-school, Italian American red-sauce joints that he liked to frequent on both coasts—places like Dan Tana’s in LA and Emilio’s Ballato in New York’s Lit...