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Sal Serio's last trip to Sicily, his ancestral home, three years ago left an enduring imprint in his mind. It's one that he replays frequently. "It was my fourth time to visit Sicily," said Serio, 84, and a native New Orleanian. "Where my ancestors lived was in a town located on the Tyrrhenian Sea. One day, I walked to the edge of the sea and sat o...

When: Wed, February 27, 2019 time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST - Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 In 271 AD, the Emperor Aurelian began the construction of a defensive wall around the city of Rome. The wall, known as the Aurelian Wall, surrounded the city in a circuit of 19 kilometers or about 12 miles with a...

Cibo Divino Marketplace, a West Dallas favorite for grab-and-go Italian eats will open a new spinoff in Downtown this spring. Cibo Divino Centro will debut at 2001 Bryan Street facing the DART rail on the ground floor of Bryan Tower, according to CultureMap. Most of the items that made its Sylvan Thirty outpost popular will make the trek to Downtow...

Andre Buonaiuto, a New Yorker known for bringing a taste of Italy to Roswell, left behind his family and friends after experiencing a heart attack as he was getting ready for work on Jan. 14. Described as a large personality and dedicated to his family and his friends, Buonaiuto, 63, was well-known in Roswell for his previous ownership of Pasta Caf...

L’università di Galveston in Texas premia il biologo siciliano Pietro Scaduto per un progetto di ricerca sull’Alzheimer. Pietro Scaduto, 28 anni, bagherese di origine, è il giovane biologo che ha ricevuto dall’University of Texas Medical Branch il prestigioso premio accademico intitolato “Mason Guest Scholar Program Award” grazie ad un innovativo p...

Italy came to The Woodlands on Thursday night with the opening of Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen and its partner bar and lounge, Como Social Club Poolside Terrace and Bar. Guests feasted on truffle cavatelli, roast suckling pig, herb and sea salt-crusted beef sirloin drizzled with red wine caramel sauce under the twinkling lights of Waterway Square...

In early 2018, nearly eight years after opening their cult-favorite Dallas restaurant Lucia, David and Jennifer Uygur announced that they would open Macellaio, Eater Dallas’s 2018 restaurant of the year. From the moment the doors opened, Macellaio became an instant classic thanks to its deeply involved menu of charcuterie offerings, fresh breads, a...

The NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, the State’s premier festival celebrating Italian cinema and culture, has announced the full program of films and events for its 12th anniversary festival. “We’re set to launch the best festival of our entire 12-year run,” said festival director, Dan Puccetti. “Included in our film lineup are several award-w...

The Houston Italian Festival is seeking new volunteers to join the Festival Executive Committee in 2019! Each year, Festa Italiana is made possible by the helpful hands of the committee members, who serve in the full calendar year and make important decisions throughout the year. The Committee meets once a month beginning in February. If you feel l...

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday, February 24, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas will be hosting a seminar for a group of visiting Italian winemakers, food producers, and Italian-focused food and wine trade distributors and importers at the Hilton Post Oak hotel in Houston’s Galleria district. For this year’s seminar, the chamber...

Good food is chemistry: the mixing of tastes, textures, temperature, and a little mystery. The recipe for friendship is much the same say chefs Jonathan Stranger, who grew up in Chandler, OK, and Fabio Faviani, a celebrity chef from Italy. "I think it's a great fit," says Faviani. "I like this guy a lot. I like him!" They met each other at a confer...

The owner and master gelatician of Gelato & Co., Stefano Franceschi visited LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch Jan. 15 to attend the grand opening of his first gelato coffee bar in the United States: Gelato & Co. Cremeria Italiana. “We import the best ingredients from Italy,” said Franceschi, listing pistachios from Sicily, hazelnut from Piedmont and coffee...