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What’s old is new at Gucci. In celebration of the Italian luxury brand’s centennial anniversary, nine North American cities were tapped to receive a surprise drop of exclusive merchandise dedicated to Gucci 100 last Friday. Fortunately for Houston shoppers, the Galleria made the cut. Space City is in good company. New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Co...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

"Illuminating Dante," an exhibit celebrating both the seventh centenary of Dante's death (1265-1321) and Italian American Heritage and Culture month in October, is presented by Special Collections and the Italian Program in the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department at the U of A. Running from Oct. 5-31, the exhibit consists of 22 it...

The University of Dallas Rome Program has gotten off to a flying start for the fall class of 2021. The diligent work of Dr. Peter Hatlie, the vice president, dean and director of the Rome program, has largely contributed to the roaring success of the new semester.  His passion for the Rome program, in addition to his extensive knowledge of the Ital...

When we think of Federico Fellini we usually imagine flights of fancy with surreal touches, films that challenge even as they seduce. That’s fair enough for a number of the maestro’s films from the mid-‘60s and beyond. But there’s more than one Fellini, and more than one Fellini style. That’s something to remember as you savor the arrival of the to...

Laurel Evans has made a career of teaching Italians about American cuisine. The cookbook author was born and raised in Boerne, but moved to Milan when she fell in love with and eventually married an Italian, photographer Emilio Scoti. Through her blog Un’Americana in Cucina and her cookbooks Buon Appetito America!, American Bakery, and La Cucina Te...

When you think of Houston, Italian food is probably not what comes to mind. But one of the best parts of living in Houston is just how diverse the restaurant scene is. Whether you’re in the mood for upscale Italian cuisine or a cozy neighborhood pizzeria, there are some truly delicious options out there. Take a look at our list of Houston Italian r...

Sister, a new “Italian-ish” restaurant with plenty of Mediterranean influence, will make its debut in an iconic Lower Greenville space later this month. Sister will open at 2808 Greenville Avenue in late September. That’s the former address of The Grape, the 50-year-old Dallas institution that closed in 2018. Sister will be the sibling restaurant t...

The Roman gladiators in chariots that greeted guests as they walked into the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club for the recent Renaissance Ball let people know that they were being transported in spirit back to ancient Rome for a fun evening of dancing, food, wine and more. The 45th annual Renaissance Ball, benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of A...

After more than a year closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosalie Italian Soul will reopen Thursday, Sept. 16. Chef Chris Consentino, winner of season 4 of "Top Chef Masters," originally opened Rosalie inside downtown Houston's C. Baldwin Hotel in 2019. Jacob Coronado, the former chef de cuisine at Nobie's, is coming on as the new executive c...

When: Tue, October 19, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT - Where: The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006 What is the meaning of “Aperitivo Italiano”? An aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that. An Aperitivo is joyous an...

This weekend Collinsville celebrates food and city history with the 37th Italian Fest. Hosted by the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce, the event is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The festival takes place in Uptown Collinsville on Main Street. According to the Italian Fest website, Collinsville has been celebrating t...