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An Italian dining concept with a "Boston-inspired menu" is taking root in Georgetown.  The Garden at the Summit takes its inspiration from the North End, aka Boston's Little Italy. According to a September 29 release, its menu will include, among other things, crab cakes, lobster rolls, pasta, and Roman-style pizzas when it opens in the suburb in m...

FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS, New Yorkers and tourists alike made damn sure to visit Barbuto, celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman’s neighborhood restaurant that blended Italian cuisine with new American approaches. While they were there, one dish stood above the rest: roast chicken with salsa verde. It’s the item most associated with the chef and his restaurant,...

If you have any extended dining history in Dallas, there's a good chance you have been in the company of one or more Tarantino. Chris, Patrick and Matthew Tarantino are all trained chefs who in the late 1990s and early 2000s were creating food in the kitchens of The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Beau Nash at the Hotel Crescent Court, the Green Room, TAB...

Pizza occupies just one section of a multifaceted Italian menu of pastas, sandwiches, salads, seafood, chicken and veal at Capparelli’s on Main, the family-run Monte Vista Italian restaurant. It’s not artsy and refined, but neither is it an afterthought. It’s the kind of pizza that unites us rather than divides us. It starts with a crust best descr...

Joe Haliti is at it again. It’s no secret the local restaurateur has spent months donating meals to law enforcement, teachers, fire and medical personal as the COVID-19 pandemic lingered on. But on Monday, Haliti will give away 5,000 more meal to reach his goal of 50,000 meals donated throughout the county. This time anyone who wants an Italian lun...

A new family-owned bakery and cafe is opening in Frisco with a cool fondness for Italian desserts. Called Pietro's Bakery & Café, it's at 11625 Custer Rd. in a former BurgerIM where it will serve baked goods including cakes, cheesecakes, pastries, muffins, tarts, biscotti, cookies, and macarons. But this won't just be a bakery: It will be a casual...

Marco’s Pizza is rapidly growing with new stores opening across the United States and a plan to increase its presence internationally by late 2020. More than two years ago, the pizza chain made its Louisiana debut and is a testament to the corporation’s development rate. The third Marco’s Pizza in northwest Louisiana opened this month at 1701 Jimmi...

Even as other eateries are closing their doors after financially succumbing to the coronavirus pandemic, Juliet Italian Kitchen on Monday announced plans to open a second location with an accompanying hiring spree. The second restaurant will be opened at The Arboretum along 10000 Research Blvd. by February 2021, officials said in an emailed advisor...

On Monday and Tuesday of this week (September 21-22, 2020), the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central held its first-ever virtual Taste of Italy trade tasting in cities across Texas. Participating winemakers and food producers were asked to ship samples to the U.S. earlier this year. Texas-based food and wine professionals and food and wi...

La Divina Italian Cafe is mixing up delightful gelatos and sorbet mimosas, paninis and lasagna and serving them up with artwork and live music. And the combination of food and fun seems to be paying off. Like other eateries, the cafe at 3535 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge has had to overcome its share of challenges during the state's pandemic lockdown...

Pesto Ristorante, the Italian cafe started by Alejandro and Norah Santoyo on Judson Road in 2012, opened its third location today, taking over the former downtown home of Bella on Houston, which closed earlier this year. Known for the buttery, pan-fried shrimp that Alejandro Santoyo adapted after 18 years at the popular Italian restaurant Paesanos,...

Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Carbone is expanding to Dallas. The New York City red-sauce restaurant with a “lust for excess” is expected to open in the Dallas Design District on Dec. 1. “We love Dallas and have always felt that it would be an incredible home for Carbone,” says Jeff Zalaznick, managing partner for Carbone’s parent company Maj...