Astros owner Jim Crane has opened two restaurants at the 500 Crawford apartment building adjacent to Minute Maid Park: Osso & Kristalla, a casual, all-day trattoria; and this dinner-only, upscale Italian restaurant where Crane pulled out all the stops. THE SPACE. Potente's main dining room is quietly sumptuous, outfitted with plush high-back chairs...

If you have to book a big table for a family reunion, Café Barbosso is the place for you. The noise you make catching up on each other’s lives won’t make a dent in the boisterous din already going on. There’s the TV at the bar, clumps of people ordering pizza having a rousing time, folks getting up to check out the art for sale on the walls, or cha...

You don’t need to be a member of Soho House to dine at Cecconi’s — its first stand-alone restaurant in New York. Soho House & Co. is opening Cecconi’s in Dumbo this May on the ground floor of Empire Stores. The Northern Italian eatery — a magnet for celebrities like Halle Barry, Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow — originated in London. Now, it has...

Since 2006, Mi Scuzi Restaurant has made quite a name for itself in the realm of high-quality Italian fare in Erie. And complementing its fantastic food is an impressive array of inventive drinks. The restaurant infuses its top-notch vodkas, gins and bourbons with a variety of flavors, including pear, espresso, cherry, Spanish olive, orange, pineap...

Locals have hyped Buddy’s Italian Restaurant for years and for good reason. Owner Steve Piper says the restaurant prides itself on quality service and consistently great tasting food. “We make our own spaghetti sauces, pizza sauces, pizza dough and sausage — everything is homemade here,” Piper says. Buddy’s has been going strong since February 1961...

Chicago is known for dishing out some of the best pizza pies in the country. From deep dish to thin sliced, Chicago knows no bounds in providing endless opportunities to enjoy the age-old Italian favorite. With such a buzz around pizza, the well-known restaurants serving up the slices are often crowded and standard – that’s why it’s important to fi...

After a earning reality TV glory and cutting its teeth in Houston, a new-to-Dallas chef will soon open the city’s newest food truck. This spring, Italian-inspired food truck The Lucky Fig will make its way to Dallas. The truck is operated by chef and cookbook author Luca Manfé, who won season four of Gordon Ramsay-hosted food reality show MasterChe...

Meeting friends for Sunday dinner in Manhattan over the weekend, I stumbled across an interesting facade at 231 East 14th Street half-hidden behind some trees and the building's fire escape. Unsure of its history, I snapped a few photos and continued on my way. Later that night I went online to try and learn more about the work.  Thanks to Ephemera...

MCC Hospitality Group’s d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, along with sister restaurant Market City Caffe in Burbank, welcomes spring with the return of its eighth annual “Artichoke Festival” from March 14 through April 14 (Pictured: Artichoke and bacon arancini – Photo credit: Jerry Bacon).  MCC Hospitality Group has pa...

As first reported by Essex County Place, Newark’s growing downtown will soon be home to another market. Lonnie Soury, who represents the Newark-based RBH Group, LLC, tells Jersey Digs that a “‘first-of-its-kind’ Italian-inspired fresh food marketplace” is set to open within the new Teachers Village development along Halsey Street. Soury says the bu...