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Luigi's has been a landmark in downtown Skiatook for the last four years. Whether you are looking for a casual night out with the family, a business lunch or a romantic date night, the Italian restaurant can serve up exactly what you are looking for. Adam Luigi has been managing the restaurant owned by his brother, Vito, since it opened in Skiatoo...

by Jan Cottingham   Gio Bruno, co-owner of Bruno's Little Italy, has announced plans to open a delicatessen at 308 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the restaurant. The lease was signed on Thursday with Dundee Holding Co. of Little Rock, Bruno said.   Central Construction Group of Little Rock is the contractor, and Gr...

Many people love Italian food. Be it pizza, lasagna or pasta of any type, Italian food is a favorite amongst many. Rarely does anyone state that he does not prefer the savory meats that are used in the cooking of Italian. Therefore, it is no wonder that Italian catering in Houston is a major business, with the caterers providing for lunches as well...

By Valerie Sweeten   It's been a labor of love for the D'Amico family as they've served the greater Houston scene for 40 years. What began in 1975 in Huntsville when Nash D'Amicoand his cousins Tony and Damian Mandola launched their first family restaurant, Damian's Fine Italian Food, turned from the humble beginnings of pizza and sandw...

It would seem the perfect way to get people to vote: put the poll in an Italian restaurant and let the public exercise their franchise with visions of manicotti and meatballs dancing in their heads. By 2 p.m. Tuesday, however, anyone who came through the door at Vincenzo's Italian Grill in far north Houston was there to cast a look at the menu not...

On Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., join executive chef Giancarlo Ferrara of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar and executive chef and owner Jacques Fox of Artisans Restaurant at their friendly Italy vs. France culinary competition, held at Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, 6100 Westheimer.   Tickets ($135 for members of the Italy-Ame...

by Brian Reinhart   There's a wine called "The Gambler" on offer at Patrizio, Uptown's newest Italian restaurant. The Gambler isn't an especially good glass of wine, but it is a good mascot for the eatery, since Patrizio's food, drinks, service and even the bill are a roll of the dice.   One moment you're so delighted you want to...

Let's not forget that simple is good. In fact, let's modify that maxim and say a simple sandwich is good. There doesn't need to be anything complicated about a sandwich. Nothing fancy. A sandwich is not one for black-tie events. No, it's a food generally more at ease being blue collar.   Oh, elaborate, expensive sandwiches can be g...

The Uptown/Galleria Houston area will have another dining option when a craving for pasta strikes.An Italian restaurant called North will open its second Texas location as the newest tenant in the second phase of the mixed-use development Blvd Place.Mike Wheeler and Jack Breard of Dallas-based United Commercial Realty represented North and Elise We...

When first generation Italian John Camuglia bought the original Tully's meat market in the city's Highland district he took the first step from humble beginnings toward creating an iconic Albuquerque institution. That was in 1970. Today, under the careful, hands-on management of son, Johnny Camuglia, Tully's continues to grow and thrive by bringing...

By Vanessa Holt Piada Italian Street Food opened its third Houston-area location on June 3. Piada Vintage Park, located at 10420 Louetta Road, joins Houston locations on Memorial Drive and in Sugarland for the Ohio-based fast-casual Italian eatery.   Community Marketing Manager Jordan Blossom said the restaurant's signature item the pi...

Houston certainly doesn't lack for outstanding restaurants that burst onto the scene, but Helen Greek Food & Wine made a particularly memorable impression since it opened a year ago. From its intimate location in Rice Village, the restaurant has racked up serious acclaim, including being named the best new restaurant in the state by Texas Month...