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A metro area church expected to draw a large crowd for the viewing of relics of an Italian Catholic saint on Friday. Those expectations were well founded as an estimated 3,000 people had viewed the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina by 3 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8005 Dorset Drive. At times, the line to get into the house of worship sn...

Looking to chow down on some Italian fare? A new restaurant has you covered. The fresh arrival to North Dallas, called Speranza, is located at 18204 Preston Road, Suite E-1. According to the business' Facebook page, Speranza provides a "chef-driven menu with a unique blend of new contemporary and creative flair," and serves items inspired by the cu...

Chef Chris Cosentino of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner Jackrabbit in Portland, Ore., will open Rosalie Italian Soul in early October in Downtown Houston's C. Baldwin Hotel. It's the first Houston venture for the chef, who owns two other restaurants in California, Acacia House and Cockscomb. Cosentino named Rosalie after his great-grandmo...

Monday October 14, 2019 | 7:00 PM | The Hiland Theater, 4800 Central Ave SE | Advance tickets $10 at www.holdmyticket.com $12 at the door. Albuquerque is the first stop on director/screenwriter/actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory’s tour of the Southwest, organized by the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles to commemorate the 500th year since Leon...

During this past summer, I attended my friend’s bachelor party in New Orleans. Prior to visiting the Crescent City, I had made preliminary arrangements to mix some business with pleasure and schedule an interview with Lena Prima, daughter of Louis Prima, the irrepressible, jazz trumpeter, singer and just a gigolo New Orleanian showman from the1930s...

To celebrate the 90th birthday of Italian artist Ezio Gribaudo, the Italian Program at Texas Tech University Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures (CMLL) will host an exhibition next month featuring select paintings from 1957 to 2015.  The exhibition, “Ezio Gribaudo: Life and Art”, will open with a reception at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 in t...

From Australia to the States, Dallas’ newest upscale Italian concept has had a long journey to America. 400 Gradi, located in the Arts District, offers visitors Italian cuisine just steps away from the Dallas Museum of Art and the Winspear Opera House. Since opening the first location in Melbourne, Australia, chef and founder Johnny Di Francesco ha...

When: Thu, October 10, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM CDT - Where:  American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 The excavations of Roman Pompeii, a bustling seaside town utterly destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, have revealed no shortage of treasures. Golden jewelry, evocative wall paintings, delicate...

Many fondly remember Mama Rosa’s Slice of Italy on North Rampart Street. Its heyday began in 1982 when People magazine reported it had some of the best pizza in the country. The building was an anomaly in the French Quarter, with a midcentury modern façade. Now it's even more of a contrast. With a new contemporary façade and interior, the main buil...

On a Sunday afternoon in October, New Mexico opera lovers will be treated to the modern American premiere of a work that was virtually lost for more than a century. In the first of three performances at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, Maestro Anthony Barrese will conduct Giovanni Bottesini’s Ali` Baba`, whose score he reconstr...

Pizza Domenica opened its second location (3200 Banks Street; 504-459-2072; www.pizzadomenica.com) Sept. 13, taking over the former Echo’s Pizza site at the corner of Banks and South Lopez streets in Mid-City. The new location shares the same food menu as the original Magazine Street restaurant, including garlic knots, wood-roasted cauliflower and...

The pizza is landing in downtown Dallas: Partenope Ristorante, the Southern Italian restaurant going into the historic Titche-Goettinger Building at 1900 Main St. at the northeast corner of St. Paul Street, has arrived. According to a release, it will open September 23. Partenope comes from Dino Santonicola, the master pizzaioli born and raised in...