Com.It.Es.~Houston has concluded its operations for the last fiscal year with several charitable donations to organizations which continue to advance the Italian language and culture in their communities.  Concorso Letterario 2019-2020 received $1732.  The Concorso, established in 2011, will be held this year for the first time under the auspices o...

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Taste of Italy festival will host the third annual “Texas BBQ and Italian Wine” seminar moderated by Houston Chronicle food columnist J.C. Reid, the world’s leading authority on Texas BBQ and foodways. Click here for the seminar schedule and registration. This event will sell out quickly: Act now to ensu...

AMERICAN TENOR RUSSELL THOMAS MAKES A DOUBLE DEBUT in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Aida, a sweeping tale of love and tragedy amid war written by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1871. It’s the first time he’s sung the male lead of Radames, and the first time he’s appearing with Houston Grand Opera. The Atlanta-based Thomas admits he’s feel...

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture presented an event dedicated to Italian writers who witnessed the Holocaust, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The initiative is part of the numerous...

Sheri Rabanal did not plan to open a restaurant as soon as she graduated college. She planned to work at a restaurant, gaining experience until she took the leap. It was her parents’ insistence that she should not put off her dreams that led her to opening Taglia Fresh Italian in September. “The support of my family made it the right moment,” Raban...

Under normal circumstances, I’d never want to eat in a barn. But the century-old barn that houses Cavatore Italian Restaurant makes for a lovely space. The best part is that it’s an actual barn the Cavatore family found in Bastrop and refurbished for the restaurant. That authenticity is found in the hayloft and the separate rooms that used to be st...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006. Join us as UH Professor Luca Oliva will dissect the life and work of Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and occultist whose theories anticipated modern science. This lecture will pres...

Effective Saturday February 1st 2020 the office of the Consulate General of Italy in Houston will be moving to the new location at 1330 Post Oak Blvd, 19th floor, 77056. Full operation of the offices cannot be guaranteed in the days immediately following the relocation, but it will resume as soon as possible. Limited to events of extreme urgency, t...

Monday, January 27, 2020. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. Il Giorno della Memoria (International Holocaust Remembrance Day). On Monday, January 27, the ICCC will present a screening of the documentary Inferno Mittelbau Dora (2016; 53 minutes; not rated) as we remember the victims of t...

Time spent in Italy as a child, and with years after that continuing to mold and develop Italian cuisine in Houston, at Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino, chef-owner Lynette Hawkins clocks in every single day to see to the food, the wine, the business, all of it. It’s in her bones, which translates to fresh pasta; stuffed, baked, al dente, and well-handled. Te...