Pizza occupies just one section of a multifaceted Italian menu of pastas, sandwiches, salads, seafood, chicken and veal at Capparelli’s on Main, the family-run Monte Vista Italian restaurant. It’s not artsy and refined, but neither is it an afterthought. It’s the kind of pizza that unites us rather than divides us. It starts with a crust best descr...

On Monday and Tuesday of this week (September 21-22, 2020), the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central held its first-ever virtual Taste of Italy trade tasting in cities across Texas. Participating winemakers and food producers were asked to ship samples to the U.S. earlier this year. Texas-based food and wine professionals and food and wi...

Pesto Ristorante, the Italian cafe started by Alejandro and Norah Santoyo on Judson Road in 2012, opened its third location today, taking over the former downtown home of Bella on Houston, which closed earlier this year. Known for the buttery, pan-fried shrimp that Alejandro Santoyo adapted after 18 years at the popular Italian restaurant Paesanos,...

These days, the building at Huisache and McCullough in Monte Vista looks more like a fortress than an Italian restaurant, the brick parapets reaching toward the sky like middle fingers of defiance. “BARBARO IS OPEN” comes the battle cry from the red banner by the street — all-caps, so you don’t miss it driving by. “For takeout,” it also declares, t...

Four months after offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy, Spurs guard Marco Belinelli continues to do his part to stop the spread of COVID-19. “It’s really important — wear a mask, clean your hands,” Belinelli stressed in a Zoom conference from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. “That’s the most important thing we can...

Columbus Park in downtown San Antonio could soon be Piazza Italia Park. After hearing from more 50 residents at a virtual hearing Thursday, a special park-naming committee voted in favor of renaming the park and forwarded its recommendation to the City Council, which has the final say. “This is an amazing time in our city,” said District 1 Councilm...

The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a public hearing via teleconference to rename Columbus Park to Piazza Italia Park, located in City Council District 1 at 500 Columbus Street. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Please note that there is no in-person access to this meeting. There are m...

Red paint was splattered across the Christopher Columbus statue in San Antonio's Columbus Park on Thursday. The vandalism at the park, located on the western edge of downtown, was discovered by an officer on patrol around 4:30 a.m. No one was in the vicinity of the park at the time, police said. A work order was filed to remove the paint and the ca...

San Antonio’s Christopher Columbus Italian Society is working closely with Councilman Roberto Treviño to rename city-owned Columbus Park and remove a statue of the famed explorer. Against the backdrop of widespread protests to end systemic racism against African Americans and other minorities, Treviño called the society’s support a “major step towa...

Sitting at the corner of Broadway and Sunset Road, Braza Brava Pizza Napoletana is a full-blown Italian restaurant. But the lineup of 21 specialty pizzas is the undeniable star of the show, thanks to the wood-fired pizza oven that was built in Italy and transported to San Antonio. Whether you like them with traditional red marinara or bianche (whit...