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Join us for Il Sapore Italiano, a series of cooking classes aimed to promote the Italian traditions, in which participants will have a hands-on culinary experience preparing authentic and delicious Italian dishes. We will be learning "The Art of Making Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms," a delicious and flavorful dish from Northern Italy. Friday, May...

Who has the best meatballs in Houston? You'll find out on April 23 when Damian's Cucina Italiana revives its meatball competition with 2017 Meatball Brawl where 10 local restaurants will try to out-ball each other for a good cause. Damian's owners Johnny Mandola and Bubba Butera will play host (and competitor) for the event which will benefit the T...

Loveria Caffe’s full sign reads: “Loveria Caffe – Taste of Italy.” Well, that’s quite an understatement, as this month-old Italian restaurant-lounge-emporium delivers more than just a mere tidbit of Italy. Rather, it stages a bountiful feast for the eyes and taste buds in one of the area’s most architecturally enthralling and culinarily authentic s...

Wichita Falls revels in an abundance of burger places, barbecue joints and Tex-Mex eateries, But what we don’t have a lot of is Italian food restaurants. So, seeking some variety, my Lunch Bunch Buddy and I sought out a great place to get Italian food. Eventually, we landed at Mia’s Italian Bistro. Up the hill from the intersection of Seymour Highw...

Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria has been serving Italian cuisine at 815 Plantation Drive, Richmond, for 10 years. After working at his mother’s restaurant near Katy, Braden Lomonte decided to follow in his mother’s footsteps and open his own location. “The original Lomonte’s is his mother’s restaurant,” General Manager Bruce Bell said. “Our...

Soon, diners will be able to visit one location to eat the wares of local legends Nick Badovinus and Julian Barsotti. The two are each opening restaurants this year at the same address in Highland Park Village — one situated at floor-level, the other a second-story kinda thing. Both the new restaurants will focus on Italian food. On the ground floo...

Piada Italian Street Food will debut its fourth North Texas location in Plano, Texas’ Windhaven Plaza early this summer. The 2,776-square-foot fast causal restaurant, located off the Dallas North Tollway at 3309 Dallas Parkway, will be Piada’s fourth in North Texas, following its latest opening at CityLine in Richardson. The Windhaven Plaza locatio...

With a taste of Italy mixed in with a New York attitude, Bob and Kim Yacone have baked a pizza pie that tantalized the palates of the International Pizza Expo held in Las Vegas Nevada in late March. “The secret is there is no secret,” said Bob Yacone, owner of Deming’s Forghedaboudit Authentic New York Italian Restaurant. “I use fresh ingredients l...

A Rita’s Italian Ice location in Houston is pushing the envelope and experimenting with ways to deliver their tasty frozen treats to eager customers. Co-franchisees Michael Schwartz and Dan McCracken have teamed up with UberEATS and Favor Delivery to make Rita’s beloved custards, Italian ices and frozen treats available and convenient for those in...

River Oaks District is getting a new star and it's not of the retail kind. Taverna, the Italian restaurant known for its hand-made pasta and indulgent risotto dishes, is welcoming Francesco Schintu as its new executive chef, according to the Lombardi Family Concepts. The Dallas-based restaurant company whose restaurant brands also include Toulouse...

On Sunday, April 9, chefs David Uygur and Justin Holt at Lucia, which is normally closed on Sundays, will share their tiny kitchen with Sprezza chef Ryan Ferguson. There are only two seatings for the dinner, which is likely to fill up fast. “We thought it would be fun to get together and cook with someone else who does Italian,” Uygur says. “We dec...

Dear Members and Friends, Join us at the ICCC for an evening Milan Style on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm; the second edition of 2017 of our wine tasting series Come Wine with Us, which debuted in June of 2016. It will offer a selection of wines from the Northern Italian region of Lombardia, presented by Food and Wine Historian Jeremy Parzen....