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Russo’s, which has been well regarded for its "Creole and Italian soul food" since 2002, has a baby brother, Bacchus Lounge, on the back side of the building. It has a smaller, less expensive menu that keeps the New Orleans/Italy emphasis, and a very casual atmosphere. Bacchus sports a solid wine list, fancy martinis and other specialty drinks alon...

Kings Harbor now has its slice of Italy back. Zammitti’s opened its doors again on Sunday after being closed for almost a year due to damages from Hurricane Harvey. The Italian restaurant, located next to Raffa’s Waterfront Grill at the intersection of West Lake Houston Parkway and the Lake Houston bridge, sustained the most damage out of all the b...

First up is the festival’s opening night event, L’Inaugurazione sponsored and catered by Torinos’ @ Home with a buffet featuring the restaurant’s signature “fresh takes” on classic Italian fare.  Torinos’ owners Jenna and Daniel John had a great time at last year’s festival, providing scrumptious mini-tiramisu desserts for an event.   This year the...

Maybe San Antonio doesn’t offer a singular pizza type with trademark touches like the burned blisters of a pizza napoletana, the foldable perfection of a New York pie or the knife-and-fork dive of Chicago’s deep dish. But even without a signature style, our city is still a pizza kind of town. After all, the Alamo City pizza scene includes a spot wh...

On Monday, February 25, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas will be hosting the 5th annual Taste of Italy trade fair and food and wine festival in Houston, the largest trade fair devoted exclusively to Italian food and wine in the U.S. One of the highlights of this year’s gathering is sure to be the Prosciutto Master Class (see details belo...

Cibo Divino Marketplace, a West Dallas favorite for grab-and-go Italian eats will open a new spinoff in Downtown this spring. Cibo Divino Centro will debut at 2001 Bryan Street facing the DART rail on the ground floor of Bryan Tower, according to CultureMap. Most of the items that made its Sylvan Thirty outpost popular will make the trek to Downtow...

Italy came to The Woodlands on Thursday night with the opening of Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen and its partner bar and lounge, Como Social Club Poolside Terrace and Bar. Guests feasted on truffle cavatelli, roast suckling pig, herb and sea salt-crusted beef sirloin drizzled with red wine caramel sauce under the twinkling lights of Waterway Square...

In early 2018, nearly eight years after opening their cult-favorite Dallas restaurant Lucia, David and Jennifer Uygur announced that they would open Macellaio, Eater Dallas’s 2018 restaurant of the year. From the moment the doors opened, Macellaio became an instant classic thanks to its deeply involved menu of charcuterie offerings, fresh breads, a...

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday, February 24, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas will be hosting a seminar for a group of visiting Italian winemakers, food producers, and Italian-focused food and wine trade distributors and importers at the Hilton Post Oak hotel in Houston’s Galleria district. For this year’s seminar, the chamber...

Good food is chemistry: the mixing of tastes, textures, temperature, and a little mystery. The recipe for friendship is much the same say chefs Jonathan Stranger, who grew up in Chandler, OK, and Fabio Faviani, a celebrity chef from Italy. "I think it's a great fit," says Faviani. "I like this guy a lot. I like him!" They met each other at a confer...

The owner and master gelatician of Gelato & Co., Stefano Franceschi visited LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch Jan. 15 to attend the grand opening of his first gelato coffee bar in the United States: Gelato & Co. Cremeria Italiana. “We import the best ingredients from Italy,” said Franceschi, listing pistachios from Sicily, hazelnut from Piedmont and coffee...

We’ve got a whole bunch of awesome sommeliers in Houston. In fact, there’s even an informal wine study group called AweSOMM. The participants, all in the retail or restaurant wine trade and trying to achieve their formal sommelier certifications, have in the past couple of years volunteered at the Taste of Italy Houston event sponsored by the Italy...