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In fantastic news for downtown Dallas and Italian food fans everywhere, it's the much anticipated (and relocated) comeback of Sassetta, opening at the Joule hotel at 1530 Main St. in downtown Dallas. According to a release, it'll open on April 8, dinner only at first, with the addition of lunch to follow. This is a second life for Sassetta, the res...

The wait for Montrose's newest steakhouse ends this week. Marmo will open for service beginning this Wednesday, April 6. Located in the Montrose Collective, Marmo joins Loch Bar and Ouzo Bay as concepts from the Maryland-based Atlas Restaurant Group. Similar to Baltimore restaurant Tagliata, the restaurant offers a mix of dry-aged steaks alongside...

Joe Prichard said one of the coolest things he remembered that happened at Pete’s Place in Krebs was when state executives from across the United States were eating at the restaurant. “George Nigh was Governor and the National Lieutenant Conference was in Oklahoma and he brought them all down here,” Prichard said. “All the governors from all 50 sta...

A couple walks through a gate beside Lovera's Handcrafted Foods and sets their sandwiches on a picnic table in the courtyard. They eat and talk with each other in the courtyard with an outdoor brick oven and vines overhead behind the century-old building that houses the Italian style market that's been internationally awarded for its specialty chee...

John and Mary Olive Stephens have announced plans to open an Italian restaurant called George's at the former Cafe Prego location in Little Rock. The restaurant, named as a tribute to some of the couple's favorite restaurants abroad, is set to open in the Heights neighborhood in late 2022. The menu will feature "fresh, homemade Italian classics wit...

The Chipotle of Italian food is coming to our neighborhood. Piada Italian Street Food was started after the founding chefs took a trip to the land of Vespas. In Rimini, they observed family-owned food carts and corner markets, smelled the aromas of basil, meats and cheeses, and decided the experience had to be brought to the United States. The firs...

Movie buffs have long celebrated Spaghetti Westerns for their quirky, low-budget and often hyper-violent take on the American West. Now, San Antonio's near-downtown Vista Brewing is celebrating the '60s-era film genre with Spaghetti Western Wednesdays, which will include chef-prepared Italian food, Texas-brewed beer and, of course, gunslinger flick...

Pasta|Bar, the Italian restaurant from the Sushi by Scratch team that was awarded a Michelin star in Los Angeles, is now open in Austin as of March 13. Pasta|Bar is located at 1017 East Sixth Street in East Austin, in the former home of chocolate shop Maggie Louise Confections. Pasta|Bar serves a seasonal prix fixe menu of pastas and other Italian...

The owners of Gr8 Plate Hospitality, who already have The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill brands under their belt, are ready to launch a third restaurant concept, Passerella. The Italian restaurant is slated to open in April at 9945 Barker Cypress Road at The Boardwalk Towne Lake in Cypress. It will be located next to its sister restaurant, The Union K...

Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant is reopening on Campus Corner in late 2022 after being closed since 2001. The restaurant originally opened in 1972 in Stubbeman Village by Glen Woods, serving breadsticks, pizza, spaghetti and salads. Woods closed the restaurant in 2001 when he realized he wanted to pursue a teaching career in music. He graduated from...

A jewel of an Italian restaurant with an impeccable pedigree is coming to Frisco. Called Caffe Baonecci, it's a family-owned restaurant whose owners are natives of Italy and who moved here from San Francisco where they owned a similarly-named restaurant in North Beach. The restaurant will open in late spring at 7151 Preston Rd. #451D, in a center e...

Alto cucina has arrived to the Dallas Arts District with the March 10 opening of La Stella Cucina Verace, an elevated Italian restaurant with star power. Serving only dinner for now, La Stella inhabits the former Flora Street Cafe space at 2330 Flora Street. It’s from Giuseppe “JP” Piccinini, Luigi Iannuario, and Riccardo Ravaglia, three guys who k...