If you've got Italian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The fresh addition to Downtown, called Rosalie Italian Soul, is located at 400 Dallas St., C. Baldwin Hotel. This is the first Houston restaurant for restaurateur Chris Cosentino, who has eateries in Portland and Northern California. The spot serves up Italian favorites, with menu...

As we round out the second month of this weekly column, one thing is becoming more clear with every slice — Houston's pizza treasures are abundant. The city of fajitas and dumplings hides, in plain sight, a sprawling community of pie joints as bountiful as they are delicious. Many of them exist inconspicuously in strip malls and business centers, a...

We are pleased to share dates for next year’s Taste of Italy festivals, including a new stop on the tour — New Orleans! Taste of Italy and its sister festival in Los Angeles, Savor Italy, are the largest trade and consumer festivals in the U.S. devoted exclusively to Italian food and wine. Last year, more than 500 trade members and consumers attend...

Over the weekend, IACC Texas president Brando Ballerini a director Alessia Paolicchi attended the 28th annual convention of the Italian government’s international chambers of commerce held in Treviso, Venice, and Padua, Italy. They couldn’t have been more proud to represent the Texas chapter of the organization: This year, IACC Texas, based in Hous...

We asked our viewers where to find the best Italian food in Houston. From unassuming trattorias with red sauce roots to upscale eateries slinging a spin on Italian classics, here are our carb-loving viewer's favorite pasta pit stops in the Bayou City.   After suffering severe damage from Hurricane Harvey, beloved Downtown restaurant Spaghetti Wareh...

Monday, October 28, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT. The Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. This presentation will navigate through Italy's illustrious past and discover the myriad of inventions that this country's famous sons and daughters have made through the many centuries since the fall of the Roman Empire. T...

“Rigoletto,” Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic 1851 opera about a revenge plot gone horribly awry, carries more than its fair share of 19th-century baggage. Houston Grand Opera’s latest production, which opens Friday at the Wortham Center, brings the story’s lurid qualities into sharp relief through garish costumes and surrealistic set design. Verdi’s sublim...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. Come celebrate Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo (The Week of Italian Language in the World) with us! We will be showing Il Deserto Dei Tartari and we will talk about the Magic Realism in Dino Buzzati’s works. The movie and lecture are par...

Coming next year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will examine Italy’s postwar explosion of disruptive design with a massive exhibition. "Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, the Dennis Freedman Collection" will be on view in the museum’s Cullinan Hall starting Friday, February 14. Nearly 50 years after MoMA’s defining 1972 survey, "Italy: The New...

Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...