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Have you been craving some authentic Italian food? Now you can get it right here in the Hub City. Mr. Italy himself is back in Lubbock. We all know Jerry, and he's ready to serve the community again. Jerry named the restaurant Papa V's Pizza after his dad; the V is for Vincenzo. This restaurant will serve slices of pizza during lunch and whole pizz...

Executive chef Luke Rogers has rebounded from the closing of Savor, the late restaurant at Klyde Warren Park that was a casualty of the pandemic, with his newest venture, Cathedral Italian Bistro in Plano. As reported in the Observer earlier this year prior to the opening, Rogers’ vision was of a combined steakhouse and Italian restaurant: “We're g...

Who doesn’t love great Italian food in Killeen, Texas? I know that I am always game for some authentic pasta from a delicious Italian spot, but not all ristoranti deliver the goods. That's why I wanted to put together a handy list of my personal favorites here in K-Town. You would think because we are in the Central part of Texas you wouldn’t be ab...

There's a new chapter in the ISSNAF network: it's in the West South Central (WSC) area of the United States which includes Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The chapter aims to create a network of scientists, scholars, and professionals in different disciplines, including Engineering, Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences an...

For years the Italian-born restauranteur Bernardo Nolfo traveled the globe opening sleek outlets of the glamorous Milan-based restaurant Bice for its owners, the Ruggeri family. He often traversing to far-flung locales in Europe to Asia and spent time in Houston for what turned into Bice’s short-lived stay in The Galleria shopping center. But when...

Eataly Dallas, the Italian food purveyor whose fresh and filled pastas we adore, is bringing a special dinner with a show to its Dallas pizza and pasta restaurant  next week. On Friday, October 21, chefs from the Rome restaurant that invented Fettuccine Alfredo in 1914 will be producing and serving the original recipe at Eataly Dallas. Mario Mozzet...

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. - Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston. 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX. RSVP HERE. On the occasion of the 22nd Italian Language Week in the World, the ICCC of Houston in collaboration with the Department of International Studies at Texas A&M University and under the auspices of the Consulate General of...

Eataly in NorthPark Center is hosting its Restaurant Fest, the fall edition of the premier culinary event, from Oct. 14-30. The program will showcase ingredients like fresh truffle and caviar to make luxury dining an accessible treat, taking cue from the Italian saying “la vita è troppo breve per mangiare e bere male,” which means life is too short...

Santa Fe Pro Musica begins its String Works Series at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at St. Francis Auditorium (107 W. Palace Ave. in Santa Fe) with the Quartetto Di Cremona. The program includes works by Boccherini, Verdi, Puccini and Respighi.   This Italian ensemble performs an all-Italian program on rare Italian instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries. Qu...

Fort Worth darling Tim Love, known for bold takes on Southwestern cuisine at his signature Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and elsewhere, has opened a New York–style Italian joint in the Stockyards, the lively Western entertainment district where visitors can shop, dine and witness a cattle drive all in an afternoon. Caterina’s doubles down on Love’s...

A popular long-time Italian restaurateur is opening a new restaurant in Plano in a location he knows very well. The new restaurant is Mangia Bistro, and it's from Artur Pira, owner of the exceptional Aboca's Italian Grill in Richardson. Mangia will open at 508 14th St., right off US-75, in a space that was previously home to Paesano's Ristorante, w...

The second Houston-area location of North Italia opens October 5 at The Woodlands Mall, located at 1201 Lake Woodlands. The Woodlands’ kitchen of this Italian chain, which debuted its first Houston location at BLVD Place in 2014, is helmed by executive chef Shawney Severns, who has creative license to include her personal take on the menu. This is...