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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...

The Gambaccini family hails from Lucca, Italy, that beautiful city in Tuscany famous for its Renaissance walls and tordelli lucchesi, a bright yellow pasta made with eggs that is similar to ravioli but always filled with a mixture of meat, usually beef and/or pork, and sauced with a rich meat ragu. After originally emigrating to San Francisco in 20...

Il Bracco, a sleek Italian restaurant that originated in Dallas, is bringing its freshly made pasta to Houston’s Post Oak area. Occupying the space that previously housed California Pizza Kitchen at 1705-A Post Oak Boulevard, the 6,000-square-foot restaurant will open on Monday, August 15, and staying true to its Italian repertoire will serve up an...

Tucked away on Cherry Street in Tulsa is a little Italian restaurant that is sure to whisk you away to Italy. Prossimo Ristorante is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and features gourmet Italian dishes that are some of the best we have ever tasted. Weekend brunch at Prossimo is very popular (partly due to their $2 mimosas) so if you visi...

A new Italian restaurant has had so much success that its owner is already planning a second location. Gr8 Plate Hospitality, the local company behind The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill, will bring its recently opened Italian concept Passerella to Washington Avenue this fall. The new Passerella will be located in the former Union Kitchen space at 6011...

Tucked off of Elm St in Denton you’ll find Di Abruzzo Italian Market which hearkens back to traditional Italian markets you’ll find in cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Owned by Lantana resident Jack Santarelli, Di Abruzzo is the manifestation of the love of food that he inherited from his parents and grandparents, who immigrated f...

If you’ve ever wanted to truly enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and sip unique wines from all over Italy but don’t want to leave southern Denton County, then Diego Stefani and his staff at GiroPizza and Trattoria have what you are seeking. Their “Tour of Italy Wine Dinners” are offered about every 45 days at their location at 3711 Justin Road in Flo...

Osteria Il Muro in Denton is a little Italian restaurant that specializes in house-made everything — from cured meats to fresh hand-rolled pasta to semifreddo. The place seats just 24 diners, by reservation only, and the one-page menu can change daily, based on seasons and the mood of chef and owner Scott Girling.Girling met his wife in Denton, whe...

For many, few things are as comforting as a bowl of pasta. With that in mind, we've put together a list of great Italian restaurants around Dallas. So, grab your bib and a carafe of chianti and enjoy. 400 Gradi2000 Ross Ave. (Downtown)Since opening his original location of 400 Gradi in Melbourne, Australia, in 2008, founder and chef Johnny Di Franc...

The feel and taste of an Italian grandmother's kitchen will be evident at The Chicory House when author Elizabeth Williams takes over for a celebration of her book "Nana's Creole Italian Table: Recipes and Stories from Sicilian New Orleans" at 6 p.m. Thursday. Williams, founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, will tempt the taste buds wit...

Chef Tim Love seems to be everywhere you look. Love is the Energizer Bunny of the restaurant world, with spots spanning from Fort Worth to Knoxville, Tennessee, ranging from burgers to a swank new Italian gem. That would be his latest Fort Worth restaurant called Caterina’s Ristorante, which is set to open in Mule Alley this Wednesday, July 27th. L...