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Earlier this month, the Association of Italian Chambers of Commerce (Assocamerestero) sent nine top North American bloggers to Umbria, including one from Houston, Melody Price. The weeklong trip gave the writers, including lifestyle and food bloggers, the opportunity to experience not only authentic Umbrian wines and food products but also classic...

Russo's New York Pizzeria, the nation's only chef-driven New York-style, Italian restaurant and pizzeria franchise concept, marks its 50th location in the Pearland Town Center. The Pearland location's milestone opening was one of five openings for the brand in 2018, with new locations in Austin, Texas, Cedar Park, Texas, Spring, Texas and Dubai, Un...

Duke LoCicero is a familiar name in New Orleans dining. For his next act, the chef is planning a new restaurant to bring something a little different to Metairie. He’s now developing Dab’s at 3401 N. Hullen St., which he plans to open by Sept. 1. LoCicero describes Dab's as a New Orleans bistro, and it will have some of the signature dishes from th...

A new all-day Italian eatery is headed to the Woodlands thanks to a third generation Sicilian-American who’s reviving his ancestor’s recipes from the old country. Radunare Italian-American Table will open mid-July at 2520 Research Forest Drive, Suite 500. It draws its name (pronounced “rah-due-nar-a”) from the Italian word that means “to gather or...

Rebecca Wilcomb talks about tortellini en brodo the way a Cajun talks about gumbo. Every time the chef goes to an Italian restaurant where the menu looks promising, she orders the dish that she grew up making with her Italian grandmother. “I’ve only had one that has come a close second to hers,” she said of her nonna’s meat-stuffed pasta dumplings...

Playing independent league baseball is nothing new for Chris Colabello, who played seven seasons at that level before getting the call to join the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays from 2013-15. This season he has continued his professional career back in independent ball with the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters. Colabello joined the team...

Downtown Dallas is getting a new Italian restaurant this fall. The authentic southern Italian concept from Dino and Megan Santonicola will open in a historic building at 1901 Main Street, Suite 102. Dino, a master pizzaiolo and chef from Naples, will be cooking up Neapolitan-style pizzas and pastas in the Titche-Goettinger building. Partenope Risto...

Andrea Cudin, owner of Lira Rossa Artisan Cheese, places fresh, homemade cheeses made from original Italian recipes in the refrigerator in a small building on the Four E Dairy in Moulton. The building is always open, and some of the bags are marked with customers’ names who leave money when they pick up their purchases. Other cheeses are there for...

Every month, Rainbow Lodge at 2011 Ella hosts casual, walk-around-style Monthly Wine Tasting Events, each with a different theme and food pairings! On June 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, Marc Borel kicks off Part One of the “Passport to Italy” series, a three-event Italian wine tour. This month’s tasting focuses on Italy’s Northern region and other regi...

A decade back, Chef John Besh partnered with Chef Alon Shaya to create Domenica Restaurant in the Roosevelt Hotel, inspired by the regional cooking of Italy. (Both chefs are no longer affiliated with the restaurant). Although New Orleans has its share of Italian restaurants, it’s fair to say most of them serve Italian-American cuisine, much of it S...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around New Orleans, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the three best spots to fill the bill. 1. Irene's Topping the list is Irene's. Located at 529 Bienville St. in the French Quarter, it's th...

Brothers Sam and Michael Billelo come from what you might call a “restaurant dynasty.” They spent time at their great-uncle Sal’s restaurant in New York. And their father and grandmother, Josephine, currently operate what has been called the best Italian restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. So, how lucky are we that Sam and Michael have chosen to open t...