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The start of summer marks a long-awaited moment of magnificence– when Italians embrace every sense of the landscape as the earth explodes with juicy fruits and sun-ripened vegetables ready to quench sweltering summer thirsts. During this season of splendor, Italian cuisine foregrounds the full flavors of the harvest with uncomplicated, ingredient-d...

Rosati’s Pizza opened its newest location on Monday, May 9, in The Woodlands / Conroe area of Montgomery County at 4150 FM 1488, approximately five miles west of I-45. The new restaurant is home to the country’s first Rosati’s drive-thru, featuring a limited menu of fan favorites and pizza by the slice. The full Rosati’s menu is available via carry...

When searching for "Italian restaurants near me," you may have found several unrecognizable names flooding your feed recently. A flock of Italian restaurants have opened in rapid succession in Houston, giving even the most finger-on-the-pulse diners a lot to keep track of. While institutions like the original Carabba's on Kirby, Damian's, La Grigli...

A longstanding Austin food truck is spreading its love of Italian cuisine this spring. Patrizi’s, the long-standing truck dishing handmade pasta on East 22nd Street is going a little more mainstream, with a new brick-and-mortar restaurant in the hills on the west side of Austin. The new Patrizi's, open as of Thursday, May12, is located on Cuernavac...

Lisa Becklund and Linda Ford, creators of the James Beard Award semifinalist Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy in Depew, and its urban outpost, FarmBar, will bring their interpretation of authentic Italian cuisine with Il Seme, 15 W. Fifth St., in the space the formerly housed Lassalle's New Orleans Deli. The restaurant will begin accepting reservatio...

Jack and Phil Rizzuto opened a pizza joint on the West Bank, but what their customers clamored for was beef. They opened Rizzuto’s Pizzeria on a busy stretch of Belle Chasse Highway near Terry Parkway last spring. Although Hurricane Ida was the catalyst for the shift from pizza to Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House in Gretna, the real reason for the...

Essential Austin Italian food truck Patrizi’s is expanding with a new physical restaurant this May. The second Patrizi’s will be found in the Austin Lake Hills neighborhood at 1705 Cuernavaca Drive North starting tentatively on Thursday, May 12. The new counter-service restaurant will add breakfast and lunch items — a first for Patrizi’s. Mornings...

It’s a rare thing for a more than 50-year-old restaurant to be a hot spot. But the opening of a new location for Mondo’s has brought with it buzz about the new building in Brookside along with nostalgia about meals eaten and occasions celebrated over the years. Walking into Mondo’s is like walking into a part of the Aloisio family home. It’s always...

With 265 made-from-scratch menu items, Juliet Italian Kitchen strives to separate itself from other big-name Italian restaurants in Austin, Chief Operations Officer Bryan Cromwell said. Juliet opened its first location, on Barton Springs Road, in 2015. Because the restaurant saw continued business during the first wave of the pandemic, when the cha...

With his Sicilian heritage and fine dining chops, people frequently ask Michael Gulotta if he’ll ever open an Italian restaurant. Finally, his answer is yes. The New Orleans-based chef is developing a new Italian restaurant in Old Metairie. It’s called TANA, and it will be an upscale showcase for traditional regional Italian cooking. TANA is slated...

The long-dormant Kellys Brew Pub in Nob Hill will soon be showing signs of life with M’tucci’s readying to open their new location in the former brewery this month. “It’s gonna be full of life and energy and that was really our goal from the beginning was just to really bring something here that could be transformative for this area and build on wh...

There’s this thing that chef Robbie Nowlin does on his @chef_driven Instagram feed. In frame after frame, he’s hoisting up people in his arms in front of the kitchen pass at Allora, the new Italian restaurant at the Pearl where he’s the executive chef. In one, it’s chef Jason Dady, for whom Nowlin worked at The Lodge in San Antonio. In another, it’...