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Pearl-area Italian eateries Allora and Arrosta have combined forces to offer diners the most popular dishes from both restaurants under one roof. As of Wednesday, Feb. 28, guests can find popular dishes from Arrosta's menu — comforting eats such as eggplant parmigiana, housemade pastas and individual sourdough pizzas — inside the much bigger dining...

While the average person may not be able to name any of the operas written by the Italian composer and librettist Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), they’ve likely at least heard the titles of his most famous works: La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca or Turandot (and yes, it’s actually Madama and not Madame).Or, if you’re a fan of ‘80s rom coms and/or Ch...

Eataly Dallas has invited some of North Texas’ top female chefs and restaurateurs to join its culinary team for the second annual Festa Della Donna on Thursday, March 7 in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event combines the food and talents of women including Nikky Phinyawatana of Asian Mint, Franchesca Nor of Dive Coastal Cuisine, Amb...

Magdalena's Trattoria and Pizzeria has opened at 5110 Buffalo Speedway near West University Place. The restaurant from chef Nicolas Nikic serves Italian cuisine including handmade pasta, hand-tossed pizza and grilled items, sourcing some ingredients straight from Italy.  Nikic has roots in Europe, where he grew up and received hospitality training...

Despite some difficulties in 2023, the United States is by far the leading market for Italian wine. After a record 2022, at €1.86 billion, 8.3% over 2021, in the first 11 months of 2023, imports to the U.S. stopped at €1.6 billion (down 6% over the same period in 2022, Istat data analyzed by WineNews). A negative figure, to be sure, but an improvem...

The “World’s Largest Bowl of Pasta Con Le Sarde” is making a return ahead of St. Joseph’s Day. Happening at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the Italian American St. Joseph Society will host its annual St. Joseph’s Pasta Party. The public is invited to join fellow Italian-Americans in a celebration of Italian Heritag...

Exciting news! The Italian Cultural & Community Center is now accepting applications for our Merit Based Scholarship! Graduating high school seniors of Italian descent may be eligible to apply for this $1,000 renewable scholarship. Applicants must have a family history of ICCC membership. If you don't have a family history with the Italian Cultural...

North Italia’s new location at Galleria Dallas will open March 6. The modern Italian restaurant is best known for seasonally inspired menus, scratch-made classic dishes with a twist, and craft cocktails. The more than 10,000-square-foot location will be at 13270 Dallas Parkway, located at the front entrance of the shopping mall. It will include a s...

Italian food is the most famous, and most misunderstood, in the world. According to Daniele Puleo, a native Sicilian with a penchant for tradition, that is. Daniele and his wife, Christina, live in Kessler Park and own and operate CiboDivino Marketplace, a spot where the menu quality overshoots the restaurant’s laid-back, family-oriented atmosphere...

Angelo Brocato is an ice cream shop in New Orleans, Louisiana that first opened over 100 years ago. The shop's namesake, Angelo Brocato, reportedly learned to make Italian-style flavored ice in the late 1800s when he began an apprenticeship at a Palermo ice cream shop at age 12. While there, he also learned many other culinary techniques that the s...

Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, was awarded the 2022 First Book Award Prize. D'Eugenio's book, titled Paroimia: Brusantino, Florio, Sarnelli, and Italian Proverbs from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, was published with Purdue UP in 2021. Boasting 572 pages an...

Former LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri will be inducted into the Louisiana American Italian Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 24. Mainieri and his fellow award recipients will be honored at the 38th annual gala that will be held at the Hilton Riverside in downtown New Orleans at 6 p.m. CT. Visit here for tickets and information. The Board of Dire...