Dallas will get a taste of la dolce vita this fall thanks to esteemed chef Giuliano Matarese and business partner Brian Ellard. The duo is getting ready to unveil Mille Lire, an Italian restaurant “rooted in the tradition and authenticity of Italy with an air of modernity.” Named after the country’s former currency, Mille Lire will take shape in Th...

My first visit to Sassetta was impromptu, which I thought meant that I would be eating pizza alone. But friends materialized—“You? Here? In the Design District?”—and, before we knew it, we were sharing a crudo over a glass of rosé, both of which we all later agreed were the best things we’d had all week. I didn’t think there was a need for a second...

Every neighborhood needs a dependable Italian restaurant and a decent BYOB spot. It’s grand when you spot a new Italian joint with a BYOB policy within minutes of your house. I’ve eaten at Dal Testardotwice. The restaurant is near the corner of Arapaho and Hillcrest in North Dallas. Dal Testardo is truly a mom-and-pop operation. The principals are...

A new restaurant coming to Dallas' Cedars District aims to dish out great Italian food, including a legit New York-style thin-crust pizza. Called Southside Pizzeria, it's opening at 1210 S. Lamar St., in the thick of the entertainment strip that includes Alamo Drafthouse and Gilley's. The restaurant will open in September on the ground floor of Sou...

In 1985, Antonio “Momo” Gattini left Tuscany for Dallas. He thought he might open a shop and sell gelato or at least teach people how to make it. Instead, he founded MoMo’s Italian Kitchen, the quaint restaurant which now operates on Forest Lane near Greenville Avenue. After 30 years of success, Gattini put his son Carlo in charge, and a couple of...

Fendi is boosting its presence in the U.S., opening a new store in New York's SoHo district and its first units in San Francisco and Dallas. “There is such growth potential in the U.S. for the brand,” said chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari. “Fendi has matured and it needs to be expressed on bigger surfaces. There is a more expansi...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to be a co-presenter of authentic Italian food products and wines at this year’s Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, held last week in Dallas. The TRA Marketplace brings together more Texas-based food, wine, and restaurant professionals than any festival or fair and it was thrilling to watch...

The best deal in town on Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Homemade Italian sausage. A muffaletta sandwich that will last for four lunches. Fans crowd into Jimmy’s Market, a 50-year-old neighborhood institution in East Dallas, at lunchtime and on Saturday mornings. It’s diminutive and funky, shelves crammed with delicacies from Italy and New Jersey and a...

Jason Grilli’s first official act as new Rangers bullpen whisperer, mentor and occasional reliever Monday was to set the tone and take care of some unfinished business. He shook Ernesto Frieri’s hand. The last time they met, it was under far different circumstances. Just traded for one another with Grilli going to Anaheim and Frieri to Pittsburgh,...

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...