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When I’m lucky on a restaurant visit, there will come a moment when I sit up straighter in my chair, eyes widened, nerve endings at attention. That’s when I’ve tasted something that isn’t just good, but crazy-good — the kind of dish I will think about later. I experienced three of those moments at Amore Italian Restaurant, the 6-month-old venture f...

The Garden at The Summit has served Boston-inspired Italian cuisine to Georgetown residents since November. “We are trying to be the go-to Italian neighborhood restaurant, and I think we’re doing a good job of being that,” manager James Maltby said. Owners Chris and Sue Meroff opened The Garden at Ellera in Bee Cave in October 2020 after moving to...

Ristorante Casanova, a new Italian restaurant at the base of the DoubleTree Hotel, elevates pasta with its unique, flavorful dishes. The restaurant replaces the former Fire Restaurant and is owned by Elma Carreto. Led by chef Jesus Martinez in the kitchen, Casanova's dishes are impressive, from the elegant presentation and house-made pasta to the u...

Jerol Fanta, Vice President and Owner of Orlando’s Italian Restaurant received the Lubbock Restaurant Association’s - 2022 Restaurateur of the Year Award on Sunday, July 10th at the Texas Restaurant Association’s Lone Star Bash in Dallas, TX! Jerol Fanta has been a part of the Orlando’s Italian family since 1982. In that 40-year span of time, Jerol...

With all the talk about staffing shortages at restaurants these days, the scene at M’tucci’s Bar Roma on a recent Saturday night was a surprise. A small army of servers gathered in a space just off the entrance for a pre-dinner meeting and pep talk. Moments later, they were released into the dining room, where they almost outnumbered the patrons. E...

The Rim is getting a brand of cafes where “drinking wine at lunch is not a crime.” Postino WineCafe, a Phoenix-based brand, is opening its first San Antonio location next spring. “Feeling a connection and alignment with a community is what drives us to open our doors and a new location,” Postino Co-Founder and CEO Lauren Bailey tells MySA.com in a...

Ready for all your gelato dreams to come true? Introducing Eataly and Dallas's first-ever Gelato Fest! On July 22 from 3-6PM, explore twelve gelato stations spread across our entire store featuring classic gelato flavors, boozy sorbetto (for the grown-ups!), sweet focaccia with gelato, and even exclusive flavors not normally featured at our gelato...

Forlorn fans of the shuttered Houston restaurant Fresco Italiano — some who quite literally wept when chef/owner Roberto Crescini announced he was closing up shop and heading back to Italy — take a moment to rejoice. Crescini is back. He’s now partnering with the consummate pro Paco Calza, a longtime Houston restauranteur whom many will recognize f...

A Los Angeles-based Italian restaurant made its Texas debut in Austin this summer Burrata House Austin is open at 1201 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Suite 1280, as of June 19. The menu includes burrata used in various panini with sliced meats and/or vegetables; bowls with greens, vegetables, meats, and grains; and pasta like pesto and bolognese. There...

My friends endure endless stories about restaurants they just have to try, desserts that will blow their socks off, and this red sauce just like my Italian cousin-in-law makes. I am a champion of exceptionalism sharing with infectious enthusiasm everything that is good in the world. So, when I was confronted by a fellow champion friend who was ravi...

Nearly 1,300 life-changing wishes have been granted by Make-A-Wish thanks to the generous donations of Maggiano's Little Italy guests and starting today, the two are proud to launch a 19th year of partnership through Eat-a-Dish for Make-A-Wish. To-date, the campaign has raised $9.6 million with a goal to surpass $10 million this year, and Guests ca...

It is full-time hot here in Lubbock and this new cool food truck is icing things over. We all know about shaved ice but have you ever tried Italian Ice? Apparently, it is very different and good. Now you can try it here in Lubbock with the new food truck called Matteos's Italian Ice. They opened up back on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 and people are g...