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The Hill neighborhood in south St. Louis has long been one of the region’s favorite dining destinations — beloved for its Italian American offerings and family traditions. And two local restaurateurs say the district is managing to hang on, even though the pandemic has put a sudden halt to dining out.  Chris Saracino, president of the neighborhood...

“We’ve had the truck for more than nine years, but we took two years to find the truck we wanted,” Gillen said. “We wanted one with some equipment already there, and we wanted a certain size. We finally found it.” Today, many Tulsans are familiar with the sleek, black Mangiamo food truck that specializes in Italian cuisine. If it isn’t on a caterin...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike. 1. Red Ash Topping the list is Red Ash. Located at 303 Colorado St. downtown Austin, the upscal...

The 3rd annual Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festival, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas, has been postponed to help keep patrons safe from the potential spread of COVID-19 and to comply with requests by the Centers for Disease Control that no events that draw more than 50 people be held at this time. The Arkansas Italian...

A James Beard Award winner and chef/partner of Gianna Restaurant in New Orleans, Rebecca Wilcomb spent her childhood visiting her mother’s family in the Veneto. Gianna, part of the Link Restaurant Group, opened last April, and the James Beard Foundation has just named it a semifinalist for the 2020 Best New Restaurant award nomination.  At Gianna,...

Craving Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most exceptional upscale Italian restaurants around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. Saint Rocco's New York Italian Topping the list is Saint Rocco's New York Italian. Located at 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 100, in...

When Alessandro Rotolo came to Houston from Italy’s Friuli region at the end of January to present his family’s Schiopetto wines, the coronavirus was a non-topic. Not once did it come up in our conversation, although it had already been killing people in China for more than a month. The same was true when Salvatore Ferragamo, whose famous fashion f...

Italy is now the country second-hardest hit by COVID-19, right behind China. For now, it is on lockdown and even travel within the country is discouraged. That led us to inquire with the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas (IACC Texas) whether there would soon be a shortage of imported Italian ingredients, such as real Parmigiano-Reggiano ch...

THE FIRST THING ABOUT ROSALIE: IT’S SO PRETTY. Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino created the cozy restaurant—his Houston debut—as a love letter to his great-grandmother, Rosalie, who cooked elaborate Italian family meals in her Providence, Rhode Island, kitchen. Nestled inside downtown’s posh C. Baldwin Hotel, the restaurant is utterly nostal...

None of Nash D’Amico’s family had the experience of opening a restaurant before he and his cousins opened up Damian’s Fine Italian Food in Huntsville. “Let’s give it a try,” Nash recalls saying, as he and his cousins had to borrow money to pay off the $300 per month required for the building rent.Nash and his family brought a wider variety of Itali...

Throughout 2019 and early 2020, The Woodlands saw a rise in Italian dining coming to the area, with both casual and fine dining among the new businesses opening. In 2019, The Woodlands welcomed three new Italian establishments: Radunare on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, Zanti Cucina Italiana on Research Forest Drive in Magnolia and Sorriso...

The old connections between New Orleans and Italy flow through history and families. An expanding business development effort is now out to forge new ones, and naturally, it starts with food. Earlier in February, officials gathered to open the Louisiana office for the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, part of a network of international trade group...