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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...

There are 1,970 pipes, 50 “speaking” stops, 34 pipe “ranks” and even 12 tiny bells, but the 3D musical jigsaw puzzle being pieced together by a team of Italian craftsmen inside Notre Dame Seminary Chapel will coalesce in a pipe organ that both honors the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ French heritage and produces a resonant sound matched to the chapel...

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...

Operating out of a nearly 100-year-old house in Montrose that has been both a private residence and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, the Italian Cultural and Community Center preserves rich traditions and culture with a décor that's a throwback to the mid-20th century. When I comment that that a lot of the furniture and huge china cabine...

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...

The Arts Council of Mississippi County has announced an event to be presented in the Adams/Vines Recital Hall at Arkansas Northeastern College on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. A concert of piano and violin duets will feature a brother and sister, violinist Giorgiana Strazzullo and pianist Gianlucca Strazzullo. Ms. Strazzullo graduated from the “Domeni...

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...

"I intend to go out with a fish in one hand and pasta in another," Tony Vallone once said. His namesake restaurant, Tony's, first opened in Houston in 1965. Over half a century, it grew from a small Italian spot into a fine dining institution. Tony's became a go-to spot for visiting dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe, including sever...