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Grazia Italian Kitchen will open a third location at 22764 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 600, Katy this spring in the Villagio Town Center. The restaurant will hold a soft opening dinner service from 5-10 p.m. April 19. The eatery offers traditional Italian meals and local favorites including smoked beef short ribs and risotto. The restaurant, which ser...

Flower Mound has been abuzz ever since Mazzola’s Pizzeria opened up at the end of March! This Boston-style pizzeria and bakery has quickly become noted for serving up incredible pizzas, coffee, and baked goods (most notably, their scones!). Owner, Erik Stenson of Highland Village, created the restaurant by modeling it after his Uncle Joe’s well-kno...

When Andrea Matteucci and Stefania Bertozzi decided to open their restaurant, Colleyville’s Loveria Caffe, they left their tight-knit hometown and crossed an ocean. The husband-and-wife business partners were already working together as architects in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy when they decided they wanted to open an Italian restaurant in t...

Postino WineCafé, the all-day, relaxed wine spot at 642 Yale is now open in the bustling Heights Mercantile center. If the response at the pre-opening friends and family event is any indicator, the new hangout is going to be well-received by Heights residents and wine lovers alike. “We’ve been blown away by the people here [in Houston],” said Laure...

Leonard Giarraputo opened his Sicilian restaurant in September in a suburban strip mall in Mandeville, never imagining so many paisans(OK, we know the Italian word is actually compaesano, but play along) would walk through the door. The restaurateur was born in Santa Margherita di Belice, Sicily, where he grew up in the restaurant business, learnin...

Walk into this boutique bakery on Lower Westheimer, and the first things you notice are the divine aroma and the decadent pastries filling the glass-enclosed counter. The second thing you notice will likely be co-owner Antonio Rios, a Cuban-American with a 100-watt smile, working the counter and the tables. If you’ve been there before, he’ll greet...

As business transactions go, the passing of Carmelo's restaurant from one hand to another was drama-free, according to new owner Benjamin Berg. Carmelo's longtime owner, Carmelo Mauro, was ready to retire and leave his 37-year-old Italian restaurant in Memorial to new operators. And he made a good connection in Berg, who despite opening two new pro...

For a restaurant that opened over a decade ago, Nonna still feels like a secret. It hovers on the edges of the spotlight, watching as newer openings and other Dallas favorites steal our attention. Its website hails from an era of the internet when people thought it was a good idea to imprison every word of text in stationary GIFs. Each year, Nonna...

One of the most memorable – and filling – meals in Albuquerque can be found on Eubank at Paisano’s Italian Restaurant, a family-owned gem that’s been doing business since the 1970s.  There’s nothing better than a good fettuccini alfredo. It’s a classic dish, simple, delicious, and nearly as synonymous with Italian food as spaghetti and meatballs. I...

Russo's New York Pizzeria, one of the most iconic, authentic New York pizzerias in the Lone Star State, is now open in Cedar Park. The location, which officially opened Monday, March 19, offers authentic New York-style pizzeria. The popular, chef driven, fast casual Italian restaurant — "that brings to life old-world charm and hospitality," officia...

Tucked away in a strip mall on Coursey Boulevard is Bistro Italia, an intimate, casual dining spot with gems on the menu that will have you kissing your fingers like an Italian chef. We started off with a trio of appetizers: the fried mozzarella ($8), garlic knots ($8) and fried ravioli ($7). The knots — and there were a lot of them — were loaded w...

This last week Kim Yacone of Forghedaboudit NY authentic Italian in Deming NM place 3rd and in the money for Best traditional pizza in the Southwest at the 34 th annual International pizza expo competition in Las Vegas which is the SuperBowl of pizza makers world wide. Kim entered the contest confident since she was the returning 2017 Champion. The...