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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...

North Italia, the modern Italian concept known for its crave-worthy cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, will open the doors to its second Houston-area location in The Woodlands this fall. The restaurant will welcome guests starting October 5th at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380. This Woodlands restaurant, located at The Woodlands...

Owner Jack Santarelli spent a lot of money getting the smell right. At Di Abruzzo Italian Market in Denton, meats and sausages hang in casings above the deli counter, which is full of neat rows of homemade meatballs and butchered cutlets of veal, pork and Angus beef. On the far end of the counter sits a whole Parmesan wheel, which Santarelli intend...

An award-winning winery and vineyard in Marble Falls is adding to the long list of reasons Austinites should head for the hills. Flat Creek Estate is entering a new season of growth, announcing new ownership, recent renovations, and a Michelin-pedigreed chef to boot. Located within an hour of Austin, there's no wrong way to get to Marble Falls: The...

If you love Italian food and fast cars then you need to make a road trip to Grapevine, Texas for Italian CarFest 2022, on September, 10, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is the largest show of premier Italian automobiles in the Southwest presented by the Italian Car Club of North Texas and the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau. It's a prelude...

Build-your-own martinis and a walk-up pizza window are coming to Dallas’ Harwood District this fall. Italian restaurant Poco Fiasco will open sometime in October in La Rue Perdue — a small pedestrian thoroughfare in the neighborhood that’s designed to be an imitation of a European street. The patio restaurant is going to be a “high-energy pizza des...

Carbone did not need to be a good restaurant. Smaller operations, without name recognition or established reputations, must serve good food and memorable experiences to survive. But all Carbone needed to do when it opened a Dallas location in March was let everyone know that it is from New York. Dallasites still revere cooking from the coasts, beli...

San Antonio's River Walk has earned the city the "Venice of Texas" moniker for years, but a new restaurant is bringing another part of Italy's history to the famed waterway. Fiume, a pizza spot, is now open on the River Walk. The Italian name means "river" in English and marked a former Italian territory.  Fiume opened on Monday, August 8 at 200 S...

The city of Frisco's biggest source of pride might be The Star, a 91-acre commercial development that is also the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Since its blueprint stage in 2013, the commercial development has opened more than 15 restaurants, six bars and the Cowboys’ practice football facility. But tf you thought The Star was finished expanding, thi...

The people of Plano will soon get pizza and meatballs galore with the opening of Sfereco, a new Italian-American restaurant opening at 1941 Preston Rd. #1004, at the intersection of Park Boulevard, in a space previously home to a Palio Pizza Cafe, which closed in 2021. According to a release, the restaurant will open in mid-September. This will be...

If you are wanting for a considerably less-high priced flavor of Italy that does not entail hopping on a plane, just head about to Dolce Riviera in downtown Dallas. The Italian cafe, which reopened before this spring immediately after a two-yr hiatus, is reminiscent of the Mediterranean with its coastal decor, delectable meals and upscale drinks. ...

No one inside Caterina’s Ristorante had any idea that it was raining sideways in Fort Worth. The red-sauce joint is windowless, a secluded spot that feels like it belongs in New York. And Caterina’s has a no-cellphones policy — surely, you’ve heard? — so none of us received weather alerts or texts from friends as the rain blew in. I didn’t even kno...