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Opened in December in the space most recently occupied by Galisteo Bistro, Trattoria A Mano has transformed the long, narrow, high-ceilinged room into a lively gathering spot for good food, good drink, and good company. The decor is eclectic, combining iron window grilles, oversized photos of ’50s Italian haute couture and hands kneading dough, a w...

Sofidel, an Italian manufacturer of tissue paper, broke ground Friday on a $360 million investment that will include construction of a facility that will support 300 jobs. “Sofidel will build here a new modern, integrated plant to serve the south-central and central-western areas of this great country, where we have been operating since 2012,” Luig...

During Il Calabrese Ristorante & Bar in Southlake’s twilight between lunch and dinner, Chef Luciano Salvadore began making pasta for the possible rush to come. He said the restaurant emphasizes its Italian fare, with food and talent from the country itself. Salvadore said the dining establishment is the product of a partnership between its majority...

La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe just opened in Montrose last weekend, bringing with it all kinds of authentic European treats. The shop at 515 Westheimer Road is the first foray into food for the family of owners, Antonio Rios who serves as general manager and part owner with his parents Antonio Sr. and Olga Rios. But Diego Chiarello, Antonio’s hu...

A brave restaurant with an Italian theme will go into a Greenville Avenue location that could politely be called iffy. Called Gallo Nero Italian Bistro, it will open at 1905 Greenville Ave., in the space that was most recently Chombo's, and before that La Bodegas, and before that, Bohemian Cafe, and before, and before. Gallo Nero is a sibling to Ro...

In the wilds of North Fort Worth, just a few miles from Alliance Town Center, the independent dining options are somewhat limited. Chain establishments abound. As a card-carrying bleeding heart, I feel compelled to usher my family to and fro as many mom-and-pop joints as possible when we’re up for dining out. A regular haunt is Flips Patio Grill, a...

Steven Dilley and his crew at Bufalina will welcome their friends from Roberta’s in Brooklyn back to Austin March 23-25. The famed pizza makers from New York will serve from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m over those three days at the 1519 E. Cesar Chavez St. location.  Dilley hasn’t released the menu yet, but expect some of the best pizza you can find just a...

While most of us can only dream about owning a Lamborghini, the Italian sports car maker believes more Austinites than ever will be purchasing their high-ticket vehicles. That is why the company decided to invest in a dealership here in Austin — recently opening where the Ferrari dealership used to be on North Lamar Boulevard near 42nd Street. For...

Student Organization Outreach and Involvement Experience (SOOIE) announces Registered Student Organization Member, Advisor, and Event of the Month for February. The winners are as follows: The Member of the Month for February is Brooke Borgognoni from II Circolo Italiano. Borgognoni, a senior, has been an active member in the Italian club since her...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli USA, Armando Varricchio, ha appena concluso una missione nello Stato del Texas a Dallas, Wichita Falls e Austin. Le varie tappe del viaggio hanno confermato l’eccellenza dei rapporti tra gli Stati Uniti – il Texas in particolare – e l’Italia. “La cooperazione in ambito militare e di sicurezza, quella nel settore cultur...

Il Brutto, the latest addition to Austin’s ever-growing Italian scene, opens tonight on 1617 East 6th Street. At first, the New Waterloo restaurant will only open for dinner. Eventually lunch and brunch will be added sometime next month. Chef Erind Halilaj’s menu focuses on Italian classics, from pastas to entrees to vegetables to wood-fired pizzas...

More than 500 guests attended the Taste of Italy trade fair Grand Tasting on Monday, March 5 in Houston. More than 160 guests attended the sold-out seminars on Piedmont Wines, Texas BBQ and Lambrusco, and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. The 144 exhibitors in attendance presented more than 1,000 products. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas co...