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When: From Friday, April 21, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017. Organized by : WorldFest Houston & Consulte General of Italy in Houston (Consolato Generale d'Italia in Houston). In collaboration with : IIC. Entrance : With fee WorldFest Houston celebrates 50 years of international independent cinema. The 12th Annual Panorama Italia section devoted to...

If Marco Silvestrini gives you the cold shoulder, that's a good thing. He traffics in cold. Icy cold. And soon his brand of frosty chill will satisfy Houston's appetite for sweet snow. Dolce Neve, the Austin-based gelato shop that Silvestrini operates with his sister, Francesca Silvestrini, and her fiancé, Leopoldo Ferrarese, is set to open in the...

Joining the Italian Club of Dallas for a Friday night cena, or dinner, is like time-traveling. The group's warmth and sense of community evoke an era when Italian Americans lived in the same neighborhoods, attended the same churches, and socialized together. Non-members are welcome for this dinner, and my husband, friends and I are among this minor...

“You know, being Italian, wine and food is in our DNA,” Chef Tore says over a glass of Sardinian wine. The Cannonau he’s pouring is from his hometown, Dorgali, made from grapes grown at a vineyard he worked in as a youth. The guy behind all the delectable Italian dishes at Urban Crust, Salvatore Gisellu — “Chef” or “Tore” as he’s known by friends —...

Last Sunday, inspired by the unexpected sliver of warm(er) weather, the Mister and I decided take a stroll around the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. A planned hour walk turned into three so we happened to be in the area during dinnertime. We stumbled up upon San Carlo Osteria Piemonte, a cozy and newish resto specializing in Northern Italian cuisi...

So proud of his Italian heritage, Renzo Gerard Cantin decided to use it as the basis of his seventh grade Louisiana history project at Holy Cross School. He created a tabletop Saint Joseph Day altar and an accompanying poster presentation on the influence of Italian immigrants in Louisiana. Cantin was pleased that the project qualified for state le...

A couple in the Blue Star Arts Complex is bringing their love for Italy to San Antonio in the form of gelato. Before you even start to think about dessert, co-owner of South Alamode Panini and Gelato Company, Josh Biffle, is hard at work making the freshest Gelato and Sorbets all from scratch. "Today we are going to be making one of our favorites....

It wasn't long after Diana Buthion took full ownership of Bellini's restaurant a little more than a year ago that she changed the name of the eatery on the southeast corner of NW 63 and Pennsylvania to Bellini's Underground. She'd heard from enough patrons that they'd forgotten about the restaurant — or forgotten how to get there. Along with remind...

Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant is known for its Italian food that has an American-style twist. "We make everything from scratch. That's the biggest thing," managing partner Sarah Jeppesen said. "We definitely take pride in the service that we provide to our guests. Our food is homemade, and we make it daily." The restaurant, which has been in V...

La XII Conferenza dei ricercatori italiani nel mondo si è conclusa con grande successo il 25 Marzo 2017. L’evento è stato organizzato dal COMITES-Houston (rappresentante del distretto consolare dell’Arkansas, della Louisiana, del Texas, e dell’Oklahoma) in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Houston e del CTIM. Anche quest’anno la c...

In 1891 a transatlantic steamship departed Italy, headed for New York City. It never arrived. The S.S. Utopia, carrying 880 passengers, many of them Italian immigrants who had boarded in Naples and Palermo, was sailing through the port of Gibraltar when it struck another vessel. The hole created by the collision sank the Utopia in just twenty minut...

Dont's miss this opportunity of giving your child the chance to experience Italy without leaving Houston! Children will be immersed into the richness and beauty of Italy… its language, culture, traditions and culinary arts. They will experience daily scoperte (discoveries), engaging in many linguistic and cultural activities from the magnificent an...