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...

The Dallas Opera named Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson its 2017 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” award winner. This award, named after one of the most renowned opera artists of the 20th century, is given to a single performer each season in recognition of a particularly memorable and outstanding company debut. Born in Las Vegas...

Roma’s Italian Restaurant celebrates its new location with a deeply satisfying spaghetti dish covered in smooth, silky mushroom and artichoke sauce with a hint of lemon. Enjoy Larger Space, New Dishes, Best Hospitality. Roma’s new larger space at 7033 Greenville Avenue (just north of Park Lane) allows guests to host larger gatherings for special oc...

The nonprofit Italian Club of Dallas has become a club without a home after losing its location in Addison. The organization, which describes its role as promoting and preserving Italian culture and traditions, moved out of the space it occupied since 2006, following a dispute with the landlord that it cannot discuss, but which surely must have som...

Just after 9 a.m., Oralia Olguin presses her palms into a football-shaped wad of dough. She leans into it, pressing one half into itself, over and over again. Gladys Bermudez runs the then-flattened dough through the sheeter, dusting it with flour as she goes. The dough thins and thins, passing through the sheeter multiple times until it's delicate...