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Like Lady and the Tramp, we sit in a cozy, slightly downscale restaurant eating big bowls of thick, cheesy ravioli treading in red marinara. Our two-top is tucked into a corner and draped with a thread-bare red and white checked tablecloth that’s gently illuminated by a scentless white candle perched in a wicker basket Chianti bottle. We sip non-de...

Radunare Italian-American Table is The Woodlands latest fast casual restaurant and a place where families can gather and eat authentic, homemade foods. Radunare, pronounced “rah-due-nar-a,” means to gather or rally. Radunare is open all day for breakfast, lunch, cocktails, dinner and to-go, and the eatery caters to today’s always-on-the-go guests....

After being invited to participate in the fourth annual MLB College Showcase in Arizona last month, FIBS Academy graduate and Team Italy U18 catcher Lorenzo Moressi has received a scholarship from New Mexico Junior College to begin his journey abroad as a student and baseball player for the Thunderbirds in Division I of the National Junior College...

As Ducati continues to grow in influence and importance within the global motorcycle industry, North America remains an integral market for the Italian brand. This international significance of North America was recently reflected during a private award ceremony at the Ducati Global Dealer Conference, which took place along the shores of the Adriat...

If you've got Italian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The fresh addition to Downtown, called Rosalie Italian Soul, is located at 400 Dallas St., C. Baldwin Hotel. This is the first Houston restaurant for restaurateur Chris Cosentino, who has eateries in Portland and Northern California. The spot serves up Italian favorites, with menu...

Little Rock's exploration of a new sister city relationship with Sicily's capital kicked off Friday with a delegation from Palermo visiting the city. The group -- which included an artist, a fashion designer, a tour operator and a chef from Palermo, Italy -- arrived in Arkansas' capital this week to take part in events centered on food and friendsh...

The tastes of Tuscany, Italy, have arrived in Opelousas as Tuscany's Italian Restaurant opened at 5620 I-49 North Service Road. Part of a nationwide chain owned by the Metalia family, Tuscany's now has 16th locations since the first one opened in 1992 in Manhattan, New York.  The restaurant had its soft opening last week and hopes to hold its grand...

Ciao, amici! In today’s digital-first "Exploring Arkansas" segment, we’re heading out to the foothills of the Ouachita mountains — a place that reminded its founders of their homeland so much that they eventually called it Little Italy, Arkansas. Watch with us as we find out how the descendants of Joseph and Maria Belotti are working to keep the co...

As we round out the second month of this weekly column, one thing is becoming more clear with every slice — Houston's pizza treasures are abundant. The city of fajitas and dumplings hides, in plain sight, a sprawling community of pie joints as bountiful as they are delicious. Many of them exist inconspicuously in strip malls and business centers, a...

My wife and I and a few friends went to eat at the Tuscan Pig Italian Kitchen on a Friday night. The place was busy, and I noticed the owner making a point to greet most of the diners as they entered the restaurant. He was vigilant, making sure from the moment the guests were seated they had attentive service. That was impressive. In one corner, th...

When you think Southern-style cooking, Italian food probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But the idea of eating Italian cuisine in the South didn’t scare Chef Dom Tesoriero when he visited Birmingham, Ala., for the latest episode of “Dom Eats Local.” How do you think the food stacked up to the cooking in his hometown of Staten Island?...

Graffignana is a rural Italian city about 25 miles south of Milan. It has a population of about 2,500. But less than two decades ago, it was closer to 2,000, and Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari was one of them. “Everybody knows each other,” Gallianari said about his hometown. “It’s in between hills and trees and a lot of land.” Gallinari’s father,...