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Not everyone is fortunate enough to grow up with their great-grandmother. But chef Chris Cosentino was, and his Italian great-grandmama Rosalie’s impact on his life and career is quite evident in Rosalie Italian Soul, the intimate restaurant named for her in the new C. Baldwin hotel in downtown Houston. A first-generation Italian immigrant who sett...

In search of a new favorite Italian restaurant? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent sources for Italian cuisine around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to make your lasagna or ravioli dreams come true. Fall is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants...

For nearly 20 years, Cafe Amore has been known for serving hearty Italian fare to the people of Richardson. Tables are topped with fresh flowers and white linens, but the atmosphere at Cafe Amore is neighborhood casual. The restaurant, situated along Coit Road, hosts parties, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs and reunions in addition to its daily lunch a...

In the winter of 1912, Picayune feature writer Will Branan took his readers on a tour of the Lower French Quarter, a neighborhood that he half-jokingly dubbed “The Spaghetti District of New Orleans.” Georgia-born and educated at Auburn University, Branan’s perspective was one of an outsider, both to the Sicilian-dominated Quarter and to New Orleans...

When they were kids, cousins Mike and Morris Salerno dreamed of opening their own Italian restaurant one day. In 1985, the duo achieved that dream when they opened Salerno’s Italian Restaurant in Flower Mound, which relocated to Highland Village last year. “We had the vision together, and we did it,” Mike said. “In order to be successful, you have...

Sometimes long-distance relationships work quite well. For Rosalie, the restaurant in Houston’s new C. Baldwin Hotel, owner Brookfield Properties tapped Philadelphia design firm Rohe Creative, led by Kate Rohrer, to bring San Francisco–based chef Chris Cosentino’s Italian dining concept to life. What resulted is a design Rohrer describes as “the ma...

Gennaro’s Trattoria is an Italian villa perched among the rolling hills north of San Antonio in the placid community of Startzville by Canyon Lake. And on a Friday night, it’s packed with cars, buzzing with families drawn by solid Italian cooking at reasonable prices. The waiters are dressed in black and white, formal but not too formal. The murale...

Since he was a young boy, Giuseppe Letteri has been surrounded by food. He would help his dad in the butcher shop in early mornings before school back home in Italy. After going to culinary school, Letteri had a stint as a professional basketball star in Italy. He then decided to pursue a career as a chef, and after many years of being a head chef...

Like Lady and the Tramp, we sit in a cozy, slightly downscale restaurant eating big bowls of thick, cheesy ravioli treading in red marinara. Our two-top is tucked into a corner and draped with a thread-bare red and white checked tablecloth that’s gently illuminated by a scentless white candle perched in a wicker basket Chianti bottle. We sip non-de...

Radunare Italian-American Table is The Woodlands latest fast casual restaurant and a place where families can gather and eat authentic, homemade foods. Radunare, pronounced “rah-due-nar-a,” means to gather or rally. Radunare is open all day for breakfast, lunch, cocktails, dinner and to-go, and the eatery caters to today’s always-on-the-go guests....

If you've got Italian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The fresh addition to Downtown, called Rosalie Italian Soul, is located at 400 Dallas St., C. Baldwin Hotel. This is the first Houston restaurant for restaurateur Chris Cosentino, who has eateries in Portland and Northern California. The spot serves up Italian favorites, with menu...

The tastes of Tuscany, Italy, have arrived in Opelousas as Tuscany's Italian Restaurant opened at 5620 I-49 North Service Road. Part of a nationwide chain owned by the Metalia family, Tuscany's now has 16th locations since the first one opened in 1992 in Manhattan, New York.  The restaurant had its soft opening last week and hopes to hold its grand...