Get ready to sip frozen cocktails in the space that was once home to Brooklyn Athletic Club and its gigantic patio. Lotti Dotti is opening there in April, with two separate outdoor bars. The patio is getting an upgrade too: there will be shade from a new awning and a climate-controlled section. Not only will Lotti Dotti serve up draft cocktails in...

I’VE MISSED ITALY FOR 12 YEARS. My first and last visit more than a decade ago is still vivid in my mind— the charming romance (and pungent smell) of the Venice canals; the timeworn sampietrini streets and solemn, soaring cathedrals of Rome; the dizzying sensation on the final step of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I’ve been meaning to get back, but, a...

Wednesday March 27, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT (Doors opent at 6:45 pm). Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members. Tickets here. Presented by Professor Mark Goldberg, Director of the UH Jewish Studies Program. The history of food opens windows into understanding many different asp...

As Tony Vallone once joked, he and his wife, Donna, live at Tony’s, his revered eponymous restaurant, and sleep at Persa. That would be their luxe townhouse on the edge of River Oaks. No surprise then that when we asked for a visit in his kitchen, Vallone allowed that he doesn’t cook there very often. But cooking runs in his blood just as a great m...

Thursday, March 7, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. Location: The Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members. Get tickets here Draped across the high Alps, where Italy, Austria and Switzerland collide and their cultures blur, Italy’s northernmost region is a major draw for holiday-makers...

Sasso di Castalda is a town in the province of Potenza (Basilicata), known above all for its double Tibetan bridge, the "Ponte alla Luna". From here, in 1921, Antonio Petrone and his wife Teresa DeLuca left for America, moving away from the south despite the work of Antonio, a member of the Carabinieri, with the awareness that they wanted to offer...

Kings Harbor now has its slice of Italy back. Zammitti’s opened its doors again on Sunday after being closed for almost a year due to damages from Hurricane Harvey. The Italian restaurant, located next to Raffa’s Waterfront Grill at the intersection of West Lake Houston Parkway and the Lake Houston bridge, sustained the most damage out of all the b...

On Monday, February 25, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas will be hosting the 5th annual Taste of Italy trade fair and food and wine festival in Houston, the largest trade fair devoted exclusively to Italian food and wine in the U.S. One of the highlights of this year’s gathering is sure to be the Prosciutto Master Class (see details belo...

When: Wed, February 27, 2019 time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST - Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 In 271 AD, the Emperor Aurelian began the construction of a defensive wall around the city of Rome. The wall, known as the Aurelian Wall, surrounded the city in a circuit of 19 kilometers or about 12 miles with a...

The Embassy of Italy and the diplomatic-consular network in the USA commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the centenary of Primo Levi’s birth, throughout the country, starting in the Capital. Ambassador Armando Varricchio underlined the leading role played by Italy in the defense of human rights and in the fight against racism,...