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Phil Giglio, outfitted in a perfectly pressed denim shirt with pearl-snap buttons, boots, and a straw cowboy hat, watches as a pair of ranch hands wheel a cartload of equipment toward a row of water buffalo parked at a milking barn in Floresville, outside San Antonio. The cowboys attach an apparatus to each buffalo’s udder, one at a time, then set...

Houston's luxurious Hotel Granduca has switched things up at its fine dining restaurant. After 10 years of operating Ristorante Cavour, the hotel will soon welcome a new concept called Alba Ristorante. Slated to open next month, Granduca owner Giorgio Borlenghi named Alba Ristorante for both a city in northern Italy that's renown for its white truf...

Si è svolto  in Texas il consueto appuntamento tradizionale del Ferragosto Italiano. Pur con le ultime maggiori restrizioni per il Covid emanate dalle autorita' della citta' di Dallas e con una giornata caratterizzata da avverse condizioni meteo, numerosi italiani ed Italo americani hanno partecipato all'evento conviviale grazie all'iniziativa dell...

The festival’s Showcase Film takes center stage on Saturday, at 2:00 PM with the screening of Gli Innocenti (The Innocents of Florence), a riveting and beautifully filmed documentary that tells the little-known story of the forgotten children of Florence and the women who saved them with the establishment of Europe’s first children’s hospital and o...

The allure of la dolce vita seems as eternal as Rome itself. Eating the Italian way, then, is a small taste of the sweet life. Without booking a flight to that boot-shaped country, Eataly Dallas has transported a beloved food and all the ingredients that make up the whole of the cuisine. With its Dallas arrival, Eataly brings a—and in some ways con...

TONY MANDOLA’S, the restaurant owned and operated by Tony and Phyllis Mandola, announced last month that they would be closing the doors of its flagship location on 1212 Waugh. The restaurant, which has been serving Houstonians since 1982 with a diverse array of seafood dishes featuring Italian and Creole cuisine, announced its closing on July 26....

Jettie Franco recently spent hours running dough through a roller to make spaghetti for her town's annual grape festival. It's a tradition she has been participating in for about 60 years and that has been in the Franco family for generations. Franco worked alongside family members and other prominent Tontitown families to prepare the dinners for t...

Lewisville has a new Italian restaurant. Antonio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria opened July 28 at 156 Lowes Food Drive in the Lewisville Commons shopping center just off Shallowford Road. Antonio’s is the second restaurant for owner Frank Giaimo, who owns Luigi’s Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria in Summerfield. Ilsis Fuentes is Giaimo’s on-site operating partne...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is seeking qualified instructors to join our dedicated team. We are looking for candidates who are independent contractors. The candidates must exhibit a passion for working with young children and adult groups, and they must have good communication and classroom management skills. Job description: Teach indi...

American-Italian restaurant Sfereco is scheduled to open Aug. 9 in Old Town Lewisville with a menu of “Spaghetti Western” inspired dishes, according to a news release. The restaurant will be taking over the space previously occupied by Cavalli Pizza at 233 W. Church St. Owned by Refined Hospitality Concepts, Sfereco opened its first location inside...

Three Italian gents have come together to open an Italian restaurant in downtown Dallas: Called La Stella Italian Verace, it'll open at 2330 Flora St. #150, in the space better known as the former Flora Street Cafe. La Stella is from three guys with wonderfully vowel-rich names: Giuseppe "JP" Piccinini, Luigi Iannuario, and Riccardo Ravaglia. Iannu...

A long-time Fort Worth restauranter has plans for a new restaurant with a focus on Italian cuisine. 61 Osteria, on the ground floor of the recently updated 21-story First on 7th complex, will be operated by Adam Jones, a 30-year veteran of the Fort Worth restaurant scene, who since 2008 has owned the acclaimed Grace restaurant on Main Street. He al...