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My sister-in-law Sarah eats at Roman Cucina in North Dallas at least once a week. She knows most of the staff, particularly the bartender who makes her favorite Tito's Vodka martini. Sarah has been trying to get me to eat there for years. I joined her last Saturday. I left with a smile on my face and not just because of the food.   Roman Cuc...

ITALIAN TEACHER for Adult ClassesJob descriptionPart time teaching position;Small classes (5 to 10 students);Flexible schedule and syllabus.   Job applicant requirementsLanguages: Italian – native speaker or level C1 (Common European Framework)English – fluent.Spanish – not required but preferable.Laurea triennale or equivalent.Experience in...

by Bill Armendariz   Luna Rossa Winery is bringing a taste of the old world to the new world. Based on the popularity of last year's Pizza Night, Sylvia D'Andrea is firing up the winery's brick oven and flavoring her Italian pies with pecan wood. "We want to bring back our Pizza Night every other Tuesday, beginning April 7," said D'Andr...

It used to be that each year in February, the McKinney downtown square would see something akin to "musical merchants". Leases would expire about the same time for many of the merchants and several would inevitably move from one space to another.   They were still on the square but they could be a bit of a moving target and some shoppers wer...

It's an annual event that's fun for the whole family and celebrates the Italian American Heritage of New Orleans the St. Joseph's Day Parade. Peter Gilberti, the event coordinator, and Lena Prima, the Grand Marshall of this year's St. Joseph's Day Parade join the Eyewitness Morning News to talk more about this weekend's parade.   Catch...

When the 8th edition of the popular annual festival rolls out in February it will, for the first time, have a theme. Festival 2015 will train the spotlight on creative talent of Italian heritage living and working right here in the Land of Enchantment.   IN FILMMAKING: Two award-winning Italian filmmakers, both Santa Fe residents, will be fe...

Nation's Restaurant News (NRN) announced today that Romano's Macaroni Grill® was the top-ranked brand in the Italian/Pizza segment among casual-dining chains in its 2016 Consumer Picks survey. Macaroni Grill also ranked 5th overall among casual-dining brands, moving up from its No. 7 ranking in 2015.   The annual survey, which NRN produced...

Corner Bakery Cafe is saying, "buon appetito," by introducing flavors inspired by Italy and handcrafted at the Corner, available from July 26 through September 26.   "We've combined traditional Italian meats and cheeses to create classic Italian flavors in our cafes," said Ric Scicchitano, Executive Vice President, Food & Supply Chain at...

Who are the "I Madonnari"? The Madonnari or Madonna painters go back to the 1500's, when traveling folk artists, using brightly-colored chalks, would copy paintings of the Madonna by Raphael, Michelangelo and other Masters onto the pavement of sidewalks or public squares in Italy. This creative and unique art form, also simply known as "street pai...

by Alissa Vilardo   Kicking off the 2014 Italian Festival season was a town hall packed with royalty, pageantry, elected officials and well-wishers from the Village of Tickfaw and beyond on Thursday night, March 27.   With so much sparkling royalty, handshaking and hugs amongst visitors, the well-wishers' true guest of honor this even...

A longtime local Italian/American restaurant has updated its name and atmosphere with its move to a new building. And its owner hopes to open more locations in the future.   Ciatti's Italian Grill opened Nov. 19 at 2846 Midwest Drive in Onalaska, just north of the Hampton Inn and near Outback Steakhouse and Manny's Cocina restaurants.  ...

By Scott Cherry One thing I like about Villa Ravenna Ristorante Italiano beyond the food and hospitality is the broad range of the menu, both in price and variety of dishes.   If one wants to have dinner for $10 to $15, the menu has plenty of dishes in that price range. If one wants to have a more upscale entree in the $25 to $40 range, tho...