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Pizza lovers can be picky. There’s the style of crust, the specific topping combinations. A new pizzeria in downtown New Orleans now brings a different kind of pizza, and a different approach to ordering. Bonci Pizza opened Thursday in the Warehouse District. It’s part of a chain, though one with links straight back to Rome, where founder Gabriele...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Tulsa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Andolini's Pizzeria Topping the list is Andolini's Pizzeria. Located at 1552 E. 15th St. in Swan Lake, the Italia...

If you’re of a certain age, you know Louis Prima's songs and wild on-stage antics from TV or Las Vegas.  If you’re younger, you know his songs recorded by younger artists like David Lee Roth and Brian Setzer or in TV commercials. Others know him as the singin’, swingin’ voice of King Louie in Disney’s animated film The Jungle Book. One thing’s for...

Time to pair some wine with that pasta. Houston Restaurant Weeks runs through Sept. 2. This month can be a time to treat yourself and venture out to some Houston restaurants that you normally would not splurge for. Not to mention, Houston Restaurant Weeks both donates to the Houston Food Bank and allows diners to get major bang for their buck. Hous...

“On warm summer nights, the violins would play as horse-drawn carriages pulled up to the fashionable ice cream parlors on Palermo’s waterfront. Elegant ladies and gentlemen, many from Sicily’s royal family, would step out and sit down to their favorite dessert of lemon ice, spumoni or cassata. Inside the kitchens, young boys – among them, Angelo Br...

The Italian eatery known for its garlic knots will open its third Lake Houston area location at the Centré at Northpark shopping center in the first quarter of 2020. The development is located just west of the intersection of Northpark Drive and Russell Palmer Road. It is situated on the 1400 block of Northpark Drive. Italiano’s has four total loca...

Si e' svolta presso il Kemp Center for the Arts a Wichita Falls, la tradizionale serata conviviale organizzata dalla RAMI. Il Comandante della Rappresentanza Militare di Sheppard T.Col.Vincenzo Repici ha voluto dare con l'occasione  il benvenuto ufficiale a Federico Ciattaglia, Console Generale d'Italia della circoscrizione di Houston, con la conse...

Former McNeese All-American Erika Piancastelli reached one of her lifelong goals last weekend by helping her Italian National team qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating Great Britain5-0 at the WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier in Utrecht’s, Netherlands. “It still hasn’t hit me yet, it doesn’t feel real,” Piancastelli said. “...

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Nicolò Melli. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melli, 6-9, 235, joins the Pelicans after a successful 12-year professional career in Europe with stops in Italy (Reggiana, Olimpia Milano, VL Pesaro), Germany (Brose Bamberg) and most recently Tu...

A co-worker told me about an off-menu item at the new Puopolo’s Italian Ice & Creamery. “Just ask for the Uncle Dan,” she said. “They will know what you want, and you have to try it.” So, by golly, I did just that, and it was delicious. The Uncle Dan had a bottom layer of vanilla soft-serve ice cream, a middle section of sour apple Italian ice and...

Anthony Saia, co-founder of a longtime Italian deli in Baton Rouge, has passed away, his family announced Sunday. He was 71. Family says Saia died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning. “It is with great sadness and very hearts that we announce the death of Anthony," according to a post from the deli’s Facebook page. "He died peacefully in his s...

Thursday, August 15, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Join the American Italian Cultural Center for a light Italian summer dinner paired with three classic Italian cocktails in celebration of Ferragosto! Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated annually on August 15 in I...