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Opening Del Pietro’s last year meant more to Gjergj Delia than bringing an Italian restaurant to Frisco; it meant leaving something behind for his family. Delia named the restaurant after his son Peter—whose name is Pietro in Italian—and hopes to hand the business over to him someday. “[I want] to give him an opportunity to make something of himsel...

Festa Italiana, Houston’s annual Italian festival hosted by the Italian Cultural and Community Center, turns 40 this year. The four-day event celebrates the food, music and culture of Italy and runs from October 11 through 14 on the grounds of the University of St. Thomas at 3800 Montrose. Admission is free from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 11...

The Thirteenth Conference of Italian Researchers in the World will be held on December 1, 2018, at Richland College, Sabine Hall #118, 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas, Texas.  Organized by the Comitato Tricolore per gli Italiani nel Mondo (CTIM) in partnership with COMITES ~ Houston, which represents the Consular District including Arkansas, Louisiana,...

A representative of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles will be in Albuquerque on Wednesday, November 14 to provide passport renewal services at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Details follow: This is for passport renewal only. You must already hold an Italian passport that has expired or is...

Texas Central, which is developing the high-speed train, has appointed Italian construction company Salini Impregilo – operating in the US with Lane Construction, to lead the consortium that will build the Texas passenger line. The high-speed train will connect Houston and North Texas.  Under the investor-led project, a 200mph train will connect th...

Recent events across the county continue to spotlight the urgent need for and unsurpassed heroism of First Responders. To honor the effort and sacrifice of these brave men and women, Ranchland Uniforms of Bossier City and the Sons of Italy Heritage Club are joining together for a chance to offer their thanks. On Monday, Oct. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2...

L’Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas “a caccia” di innovazione in Emilia Romagna. Nella prossima settimana una delegazione sarà in visita nel nostro territorio, per incontrare alcune delle più interessanti start up della Regione, selezionate dal comitato scientifico dell’Incubatore Inlab di Piacenza. L’iniziativa è stata presentata in Camer...

With festivals growing bigger, and the local festival calendar getting more crowded, there was something refreshingly different about the debut last year of the Muffuletta Festival in Old Metairie. On paper, it seemed to follow the standard recipe for a New Orleans food festival: start with a familiar dish, bank on its built-in name recognition and...

It’s hard to believe there wasn’t a Muffuletta Festival in New Orleans before 2017. Last year, the event made its inaugural appearance in Metairie, LA with a goal to “honor the legacy of Italian immigrants in the Greater New Orleans and current day bakeries throughout the area while offering delicious food and good family fun.” Unsurprisingly, it w...

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m - Location: University of Houston, AH 210 Celebrate settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo (The Week of Italian Language in the World) at the University of Houston with "Look Who's Talking: 101 Things No One Ever Told You About the Magic of Italian Dubbing"! This special presentation will be l...

A long-awaited restaurant with roots in New York's most glamorous circles has finally opened its doors in Uptown Dallas. The restaurant is Circo Dallas — pronounced "CHEER-koh," and not like sir-koh which the rest of us have been doing all this time — and it's at 2619 McKinney Ave., on the corner of Routh and McKinney in the One Uptown high rise. C...

The promotional logo for this weekend’s New Orleans Opera production of “Turandot” features a stylized image of a fire-breathing dragon. A widely recognizable symbol of ancient China, the mythical creature could also represent the opera’s title character, who fits the description of a “dragon lady.” However, if the opera were to be given a subtitle...