Sophia’s Italian supper club is focusing on more seasonal dishes and a new bar menu with the help of its recently hired chef de cuisine – Caleb Higginson, a former sous chef at Central Standard. The Chicago-based BDG Hospitality brought Higginson on in May to support executive chef Mark Sparacino. While Sparacino is back and forth between Sophia's...

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...

Italian developer combines touches of the Old World at Hotel Granduca Austin. Giorgio Borlenghi strives to get even the tiniest detail right at his West Austin hotel. Without too much of a stretch, Giorgio Borlenghi could play a suave, playful diplomat in a Federico Fellini movie. Relaxed yet formal in the relaxed yet formal setting of his hilltop...

Juliet Ristorante, the midcentury modern Italian eatery on Barton Springs Road, will close Monday, June 5 — but only temporarily. The restaurant, which opened to much fanfare almost two years ago, has announced that it will close for a redesign of the space and the concept.  The restaurant will reopen as Juliet Italian Kitchen, switching its focus...

Representative Tan Parker announced the successful passage of House Concurrent Resolution 144 which designates June 2nd as Italian Heritage Day in Texas. The resolution was sponsored  by Senator John Carona in the Texas Senate and was unanimously passed by both legislative bodies. The 2nd of June of each year is the anniversary of the Festa of the...

PS 35, Round Rock’s next pizzeria, is opening its doors on Tuesday, May 23. Chef Clint Elmore will fire up New York-style pizza alongside sandwiches and other Italian-American dishes in a beer garden-type space. Peruse the menu so far below. Elmore’s name might look familiar, since he was the man behind beloved but gone pizza trailer 40 North. This...

Without too much of a stretch, Giorgio Borlenghi could play a suave, playful diplomat in a Federico Fellini movie. Relaxed yet formal in the relaxed yet formal setting of his hilltop Hotel Granduca Austin, Borlenghi, 65, is the very image of Old World gentility: impeccable manners, immaculate attire, artful conversation. Alert to the social dynamic...

Neapolitan Express, the pizza truck from New York, is expanding into Austin with two new trailers for its first out-of-state expansion. Both will open on Friday, March 3. The first will be found on 3rd Street and Congress Avenue, and the second over on West 5th and Colorado streets. The menu includes Neapolitan pies made using Italian ingredients....

Luisa Nardini, associate professor of musicology at the Butler School, is a prolific scholar that specializes in Gregorian chant, medieval music theory, music and visual art, manuscript studies, and oral and written transmission of liturgical chant. Her most recent achievement is a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies fellowship—to tak...

Wed, March 15, 2017, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT. Numero 28, 452 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 Join Italy's official Sxsw 2017 party APERITIVO ITALIANO with live music, dj set and high end italian appetizer. Live Performances and Dj Set By Altre di B , Birthh, Damien McFly, Echopark, Gio Sada & BariSmoothSquad, Giungla, Halfalib, Nothing For Breakfa...