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A family-friendly pizza and Italian food restaurant recently opened in Round Rock, a community to which families flock for its quality of living and superior schools. PS 35 offers hand-tossed New York-style pizza, hot and cold sandwiches on fresh-basked break, a selection of inventive family-style Italian dishes and a friendly, fun space for famili...

Leonardo da Vinci was a genius, a virtuoso and a visionary. His studies, inventions and works of art created during his life from 1452 to 1519 make him the consummate Renaissance man. He drew early concepts for the car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute and much more, but his legacy is best seen today in such works as the “Mona Lisa,” “The Vit...

Who: Vincenzo Montecuollo, wine director at Potente  Background: Growing up in a small coastal town 30 minutes north of Naples, Montecuollo first tasted wine that his father made only for family consumption. At 21, he landed in Bristol, England, where he worked for a Piemontese family and learned to speak English at their restaurant. A trip to Orla...

Every neighborhood needs a pizzeria, but the new one in Old Algiers is about more than just take-out pies or the easy family pizza night. At Tavolino Pizza & Lounge (141 Delaronde St., 504-605-3365), there’s room for the stroller crowd and there’s also a back bar lounge for date night without the kids. And then there's the mysteries of ping, a comf...

Managing partner Michael Nicol said Princi Italia’s first location in Dallas came to be after a trip to Italy. From there, he said, the popularity of the Dallas location prompted restaurant owners to open a second restaurant in Plano at West Plano Village in December 2015. The restaurant is a modern Italian kitchen that focuses on fresh dishes that...

Legacy West now has its very own piece of Italy when North Italia opens on June 27. A Fox Restaurant Concepts brand, North Italia is located across the street from another of the company’s eateries, True Food Kitchen. Boasting a modern take on traditional, made-from-scratch Italian dishes prepared daily with fresh, seasonal ingredients, the menu fe...

IT’S OFFICIAL: The fourth annual Taste of Italy Houston wine and food fair will be held on Sunday (trade) and Monday (trade, media, and consumers), January 28-29, 2018. And many of the exhibitors will also be presenting their products and meeting with trade members at the Savor Italy event to be held in Los Angeles on January 25-26 (click here for...

The chef behind Boulder’s Sforno Trattoria Romana and Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar opened his latest Italian concept earlier this month in southwest Longmont. Caprese Trattoria replaced the fast-casual Mediterranean favorite Basil Flats at 1067 S. Hover Road. Fans of Sforno, Bacco, or Monnanni’s Parma Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar in Louisville wi...

The Dallas Opera named Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson its 2017 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” award winner. This award, named after one of the most renowned opera artists of the 20th century, is given to a single performer each season in recognition of a particularly memorable and outstanding company debut. Born in Las Vegas...

A muffuletta is fresh bread, cold cuts, olives, cheese and Italian heritage all wrapped in one white paper package. Unlike the other quintessential New Orleans sandwich — the po-boy — the muffuletta is not subject to refinements. The sandwich is as it was when it was created in 1906: layers of salami, ham, mortadella, pepperoni, capicola, provolone...

The multi-day festival called Umbria in Sugar Land is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at locations throughout Sugar Land. Highlights of the agreement include managing events and hosting the festival, marketing initiatives, eight films for screening, sponsorships and recruiting opportunities and more. The Italian film festival is an internatio...

One of Austin's top Italian restaurants is back with a new name, new menu, and new look. Juliet Ristorante reopens as Juliet Italian Kitchen Monday, June 19, at 3 pm for happy hour. The trendy eatery debuted to much fanfare two years ago, in the former Romeo's space. It temporarily shuttered earlier this month for a quick revamp of the space and co...