There’s a good chance that when you walk into Austin’s new Italian restaurant, Bella Victoria, you might get a hug from Mario Victoria, whose smile and demeanor speak of good will and good food.“Every single customer we had yesterday, they told us how glad they were that we were here,” he said, smiling. The restaurant, just south of Riverside Arena...

- 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio named “Crossover of Texas” and “Luxury Crossover of Texas” and took home “Most Drives” honor- All Stelvio models feature a perfect 50/50 weight distribution, class-leading power and performance and an eight-speed automatic transmission with available steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters with gear shifts in less...

Austin will no longer officially recognize Columbus Day after Austin City Council voted Thursday to replace the holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Although Thursday’s vote will have no direct effect on the federal holiday—which celebrates Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the lands of the western hemisphere every second Monday o...

When the president of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, visited the United States in February 2016, he decided to stop in Texas as a testament to the outstanding contribution that the Lone Star State has made and continues to make to the economic, scientific and technological success of the union. During his visit, the president underscored...

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport now has a new Italian market, restaurant, wine bar, and cafe with the opening of I Vini, found at Gate 20. It’s from Love Nance, the owner of Annies Cafe and Bar and her development company Paseo Brands. The menu spans Italian bites, like breakfast (pastries and frittatas), pastas, pizza, sandwiches, salads, t...

Thu, August 24, 2017. 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT. Gusto - 4800 Burnet Road - Austin, TX 78756. Beautiful weather, great company and fantastic food & wine: it’s not a Midsummer Night Dream! It’s a Sicilian Wine Dinner featuring Firriato’s wines! Gusto's Executive Chef Justin Turner designed a special menu, inspired by the distinctive flavors of Sicily....

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...