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When Mary Dodson and her husband, Brian, first took interest in opening a gelato shop in Northwest Austin, they knew they wanted to learn from the best. The two traveled to North Carolina and Italy for gelato-making courses, and in August they opened Bat City Gelato at 6301 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 503, with an Italian serving counter and kitchen equip...

In a wave of energy, Giuseppe Brownell strides in from the kitchen. His Italian accent overlays each story about his upbringing in Umbria, a city located in central Italy.  Brownell is an Italian immigrant-turned-restaurant owner and the mastermind behind Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant on Locust Street. Nestled inside of a historic Victorian home, G...

"I don’t know anybody on the planet who’s as impassioned about gnocchi as I am,” Christine Hickman laughed ruefully one evening in her well-appointed passive solar kitchen on the north side of Santa Fe. “There’s got to be. But I don’t know who would write a whole cookbook on it.” Hickman was referring to her new culinary tome Gnocchi Solo Gnocch...

The best thing about this job is that week in and week out we have the opportunity to discover hidden gems in our community. This week was no exception. After what seemed like an eternity of not sitting down together for a meal, we broke bread, dipped it in olive oil and cracked some black pepper to add some spice. We found our latest eatery scroll...

Travelers flying in and out of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport have a homey new place to eat: Maggiano's Little Italy will open its very first location inside an airport, and it'll be none other than our own DFW. Maggiano's features pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, seafood, chef specials, and specialty desserts. The chain is owned an...

Panettone, Italy's rich and sweet holiday bread, is in high demand during the Christmas season. In Dallas, no market has more varieties of this classic than Jimmy's Food Store. This year, the Italian food market offers a record 10 brands, priced from $4.99 to $29.99. Customers who ask, "Which is the best?" are referred to sales associate Mila Alvar...

Like layers in a fine lasagna, history, tradition and long-time family recipes are woven inside the walls of the Italian Kitchen. The restaurant was started by the late Sam Maranto, a second-generation Italian-American and World War II veteran, and is thriving and celebrating a major milestone — 70 years in business. "It's a big honor for any busin...

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. 1. Fabio's Artisan Pasta Topping the list is Fabio's Artisan Pasta. Located at 2129 W. Alabama St. in Upper Kirby, th...

A new, Locally-owned, 1920’s themed speakeasy bar & restaurant, called Capone’s, is coming soon to the new McLain Marketplace shopping center at 819 E Broussard Road. Capone’s Drinkery & Eats will be heavily centered around the roaring twenties’ prohibition era. Imagine being in an old New York City gangster’s club with heavy curtains, pillowed fur...

Although Ferrari’s Italian Villa has been in Grapevine for 11 years, chef and co-owner Francesco Secchi’s career spans over half a century as he has worked with top chefs and traveled the globe. He and his wife, Jane, came to Dallas in the early ’80s and opened their first restaurant in 1983 on Market Street in Dallas, where people clamored and wai...

Many waited for hours to meet the reality T.V. star who has influenced bakers to follow their dream. Buddy Valastro, star of “Cake Boss”, was at La Plaza Mall for the grand opening of his famous Carlo’s Bakery and his Italian restaurant, Buddy V’s. It was Valastro’s father who started Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. “I had one little bakery....

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around San Antonio, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs. 1. Capo's Pizza Topping the list is Capo's Pizza. Located at 8522 Broadway, Suite 105, the Italian spot, which...