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Among the crop of new Dallas dining destinations, Perfect Union Pizza Co. and Fachini make the strangest of strange bedfellows. Owned by local celebrity chefs Nick Badovinus and Julian Barsotti, the Italian restaurants are stacked one on top of the other in the same shopping center and are definitely chasing the same upscale-customer dollar. But in...

Fazoli’s, America’s largest elevated quick service Italian chain, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Paragould, Arkansas, marking the brand’s second restaurant in Arkansas.  The newly built restaurant is located at 1515 W Kingshighway Blvd. The Fazoli’s restaurant officially opens its doors on June 26th and will showca...

Long a neighborhood favorite in the Energy Corridor, venerable Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana is enjoying a transformation that already has Inner Loopers thinking, in Michelin star lingo, “It’s worth the drive.” Since saving the 37-year-old restaurant from closing for good in December, restaurateur extraordinaire Benjamin Berg and his brother, chef Dani...

As you are already aware, this week is an homage to the Negroni, that brilliant, ruby-hued Italian cocktail that so captures the effortless class of La Dolce Vita-style 1960s Rome. Usually, it’s an equal mix of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, garnished with an orange peel. Served in an old-fashioned cut-glass tumbler, it’s simple, sophisticated,...

With a dedicated owner who has spent more than 30 years perfecting recipes, Azul Italian Kitchen carefully crafts each dish for residents in the Cy-Fair area. Azul, formerly known as Antonia’s Italian Ristorante, serves a variety of Italian cuisine, from risotto to flatbreads. Roberto Rosa, owner and head chef, said he renovated the restaurant in 2...

Turning 50, Mama's Pizza is proving it is more than a memory. The old-world pizzeria voted the city's best for three generations has added thin-crust or gluten-free pizzas, grilled chicken, Alfredo sauce "white pizzas" and toppings such as spinach or basil. On June 11-17, all six Mama's locations will feature 50th anniversary specials. Some days, p...

Wherever you’re going this summer—plane, train, automobile, beach, campsite, whatever—you’re going to need to bring some substantive travel snacks with you. And while pizza-flavored gas-station snacks are always a worthy choice, the smartest move you can make is a DIY Italian sub. Specifically, a muffaletta: New Orleans’ favorite deli sandwich is o...

When your family name is synonymous with the development of the U.S. wine industry, the responsibility to carry the name could have been too much to endure. Had Tim Mondavi chosen an industry other than wine, he would not have been the first scion of a famous family to walk away from the business, but the son of Robert Mondavi chose to embrace the...

The new restaurant, at 1805 W. 18th St. in the Lazybrook/Timbergrove neighborhood marks the return of longtime Houston restaurateur Greg Gordon who operated La Vista in Briargrove for nearly 20 years before closing it in 2017. Here's what you can expect from La Vista 101. The food: Italian dishes with Mediterranean influences as well as a few nods...

Fort Worth is going to get another big player in the local pizza game -- but not until 2019. On Wednesday morning, Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier's restaurant group -- it's an acronym , but we're still not sure our standard and practices department will let us say it -- announced that it will add a Zoli's NY Pizza location at 3501 Hulen St. in Fort W...

Sometimes traveling can inspire you to live a little differently back home. And sometimes, a visitor can help you see your own home in a new way. That was the case when a mentor and old master came to town recently. “I realized that through my life, I carried in my heart and on my palate the food I grew up eating,” said Dario Cecchini, the famous b...

Dallas' Italian restaurant scene keeps getting bigger, and now there's a dynamic player newly open in the Design District. Called The Charles Dallas, it's an Italian-inspired eatery starring a well known team: The chef is J Chastain, whose resume includes Stephan Pyles and the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Owner Chas Martin previously held high...