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Houston restaurateur Ben Berg has found a new home for B.B. Italia Bistro & Bar. The casual Italian-American restaurant will reopen later this spring in the Sugar Land Town Square mixed-use development. Originally opened in 2019 in the former Carmelo's space in the Energy Corridor, B.B. Italia serves classic Italian-American fare like chicken parme...

B.B. Italia Bistro  & Bar, 16250 City Walk Drive, is expected to open this spring in Sugar Land Town Square. The Italian restaurant from Berg Hospitality Group first opened in 2019 in the space formerly occupied by Carmelo's Cucina Italiana. B.B. Italia closed temporarily in February 2021, as we reported here in the Houston Press. Owner Benjamin Be...

The new Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe was bustling with a lunchtime crowd on March 3, three days after its grand opening. The sandwich shop, located at 345 Main Ave., opened its new location on Feb. 28. "People are really enjoying it. It's been a long time coming and I'm so happy that I can bring Nardelli's to lower Fairfield County," said Matthew Youn...

The story of Italians in Baton Rouge stretches like a parade route across the city. The perfume of olive oil and garlic-infused tomato gravy signals proximity to an Italian kitchen where the coveted recipes came from the old country to this new place where immigrants landed, joining family members who came before them. Accompanied by devout faith a...

The revival of iconic Italian restaurant Sfuzzi is set to commence: The one-time Uptown Dallas hot spot will re-open in a new location on Henderson Avenue on Friday, March 4. The restaurant, which is going into the old Capitol Pub space at 2401 Henderson Ave., will be open with upscale Italian food and cocktails including their signature frozen Bel...

I've scouted out NWA's newest Italian restaurant, Isabellas Italian in Fayetteville, that opened last week. Background: This upscale, dinner-only restaurant is the latest project by Todd and Nickki Golden, who own Mermaids and TJ's Sandwich Shop in Fayetteville.  - In fact, Isabellas is in the former home of TJ's Sandwich Shop, before it moved acro...

Azzurro Italian Coastal Cuisine restaurant is coming to Hughes Landing® in The Woodlands® on the ground level of One Lakes Edge®, the luxury multifamily development by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC). Azzurro represents the fourth restaurant opened in The Woodlands by local restaurateur Enrique Orioli and his family-owned and operated re...

Birthed from a legacy of classic Italian cooking Marcello's has become a staple across Louisiana. Gene and Marcello Todaro founded the restaurant in 1981 after noticing the lack of authentic Italian food in the Acadiana area. Now almost 41 years later, the legacy and recipes of that family continue to warm the hearts and tummiesof Lafayette. The fi...

Arrosta, one part of the dual Italian restaurants from the Maverick Restaurant Group, will officially be opening its doors to breakfast and lunch service on Valentine's Day — Monday, February 14. Hours of operation will last from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, according to a restaurant representative.  The restaurant will provide It...

Some of the best Italian food in Texas is hiding where you’d least expect to find it: the densely forested landscape of the Piney Woods. Switch Brick Oven Pizza & Wine Bar in Palestine is an East Texas icon, but the rest of the state doesn’t even know it exists. From the authentic Neapolitan-style pizza to the wine room that looks like it belongs a...

You may have heard "Volare" twisting out of an oldies station during your commute, or perhaps it was the pop station of your youth. The classic Italian song has been covered by manifold artists, including famous Italian-American crooner Dean Martin. Or maybe your associations aren't musical and you've heard of Volare because you've dined there duri...

There's a new Italian restaurant opening in Uptown Dallas: Called Fiatto, it's a chef-driven spot opening at the West Village at 3700 McKinney Ave, #126, IE the former Eureka space. According to a release, it'll open in spring 2022, for dinner and weekend brunch. The restaurant is a partnership between executive chef Kylil Henson and general manage...