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A popular Woodlands restaurant is coming to River Oaks. Zanti Cucina Italiana will open its second location this November in the River Oaks Shopping Center (1958 W. Gray St). First opened in The Woodlands in 2019 by founder Santiago Peláez, Zanti has developed a strong following for its Italian fare. The restaurant serves housemade pastas and Neapo...

A former steakhouse spot in Uptown Dallas will soon be home to a glitzy new restaurant and lounge serving Italian American food. Called Pazzo Uptown, it's going into 2680 Cedar Springs Rd., in the former Place at Perry's location, and it aims to be open before the holidays. Pazzo will be two concepts in one. "It will be an American-Italian restaura...

In case you haven't heard, Texarkana is getting a new Italian restaurant on the Arkansas side of town soon! Monjunis Italian Cafe and Grocery a popular eatery back in the 90s in Texarkana is returning to the former location of Copeland's just off I-30. Monjunis originated in the state of Louisiana many years ago, there are now several Monjunis loca...

A national coal-fired pizza chain is investing some dough in Austin. Grimaldi’s — the Scottsdale, Arizona-based pizza biz founded in a location beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York in 1990 — will open its first full-service restaurant location in Austin, at Domain Northside, this fall. Located at 11700 Domain Blvd., Ste. 148, the new Austin pizz...

Award-winning Italian restaurant 400 Gradi, founded in Melbourne, Australia by famed chef Johnny Di Francesco, is expanding its DFW presence with a second location, plus two new locations of its acclaimed dessert shop/gelateria Zero Gradi. The restaurant will open in McKinney, at District 121, a $250 million mixed-use development at the northeast c...

After moving to The Woodlands from Italy over two years ago, Tosca Italian Gourmet owner Maya Sretenovic Schiavo said she wanted a way to enjoy the tastes she was familiar with and had trouble finding at the time. In December 2021, she opened Tosca Italian Gourmet with the help of her store manager Romina Marchisio to do just that. Sretenovic Schia...

A new Italian restaurant with roots in New York has opened in Houston. Numero 28 is the latest location of a concept with sister locations in Austin and Dallas. Located in the former Drexel House/Alma space behind the Crate & Barrel store in Highland Village, Numero 28 comes to Houston courtesy of co-owner and operator Bernardo Nolfo along with his...

After two years of work, Tracy Moore Rathbun and Lynae Fearing are preparing to open their third restaurant in Inwood Village. The restaurateurs behind Shinsei and Lovers Seafood and Market will open a coastal Mediterranean restaurant called Dea, Italian for goddess, on September 26. General manager Anthony Valiani tells Eater Dallas the menu will...

The countdown is on for Dea, the new Italian restaurant opening near Dallas' Inwood Village from acclaimed restaurateurs Tracy Moore Rathbun and Lynae Fearing. Dea is going into the former Fireside Pies space at 7709 Inwood Rd., and is slated to open in mid-September — right next door to their beloved Asian restaurant Shinsei and just a shot down f...

All You Can Eataly is back and this time, we’re celebrating Dallas! On October 28, we’re inviting local Dallas restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries to party alongside us in celebration of the city we love - get ready for All You Can Eataly: Fall for Dallas. For one unmissable night, our marketplace will be closed to the public and open to...

St. Francis of Assisi 93rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner: Sunday October 2nd. After a 2 year hiatus, the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Spaghetti Dinner in Little Italy, Arkansas has returned and hope to see you there! ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH ADDRESS: 33223 Highway 300, Little Italy, Arkansas 72135. Reserve Now here. The dinner this...

There’s a cute new date spot in downtown El Paso and it’s giving off “Little Italy” vibes and I am here for it. So, I’m all for loving yourself and taking yourself on solo dates, but for this specific date night I decided to add a plus one because the restaurant was too beautiful not to share the experience with someone else. (And he’s also great a...