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If you’ve ever wanted to truly enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and sip unique wines from all over Italy but don’t want to leave southern Denton County, then Diego Stefani and his staff at GiroPizza and Trattoria have what you are seeking. Their “Tour of Italy Wine Dinners” are offered about every 45 days at their location at 3711 Justin Road in Flo...

Operating out of a nearly 100-year-old house in Montrose that has been both a private residence and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, the Italian Cultural and Community Center preserves rich traditions and culture with a décor that's a throwback to the mid-20th century. When I comment that that a lot of the furniture and huge china cabine...

Osteria Il Muro in Denton is a little Italian restaurant that specializes in house-made everything — from cured meats to fresh hand-rolled pasta to semifreddo. The place seats just 24 diners, by reservation only, and the one-page menu can change daily, based on seasons and the mood of chef and owner Scott Girling.Girling met his wife in Denton, whe...

For many, few things are as comforting as a bowl of pasta. With that in mind, we've put together a list of great Italian restaurants around Dallas. So, grab your bib and a carafe of chianti and enjoy. 400 Gradi2000 Ross Ave. (Downtown)Since opening his original location of 400 Gradi in Melbourne, Australia, in 2008, founder and chef Johnny Di Franc...

The feel and taste of an Italian grandmother's kitchen will be evident at The Chicory House when author Elizabeth Williams takes over for a celebration of her book "Nana's Creole Italian Table: Recipes and Stories from Sicilian New Orleans" at 6 p.m. Thursday. Williams, founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, will tempt the taste buds wit...

The Arts Council of Mississippi County has announced an event to be presented in the Adams/Vines Recital Hall at Arkansas Northeastern College on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. A concert of piano and violin duets will feature a brother and sister, violinist Giorgiana Strazzullo and pianist Gianlucca Strazzullo. Ms. Strazzullo graduated from the “Domeni...

Chef Tim Love seems to be everywhere you look. Love is the Energizer Bunny of the restaurant world, with spots spanning from Fort Worth to Knoxville, Tennessee, ranging from burgers to a swank new Italian gem. That would be his latest Fort Worth restaurant called Caterina’s Ristorante, which is set to open in Mule Alley this Wednesday, July 27th. L...

"I intend to go out with a fish in one hand and pasta in another," Tony Vallone once said. His namesake restaurant, Tony's, first opened in Houston in 1965. Over half a century, it grew from a small Italian spot into a fine dining institution. Tony's became a go-to spot for visiting dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe, including sever...

When I’m lucky on a restaurant visit, there will come a moment when I sit up straighter in my chair, eyes widened, nerve endings at attention. That’s when I’ve tasted something that isn’t just good, but crazy-good — the kind of dish I will think about later. I experienced three of those moments at Amore Italian Restaurant, the 6-month-old venture f...

The Garden at The Summit has served Boston-inspired Italian cuisine to Georgetown residents since November. “We are trying to be the go-to Italian neighborhood restaurant, and I think we’re doing a good job of being that,” manager James Maltby said. Owners Chris and Sue Meroff opened The Garden at Ellera in Bee Cave in October 2020 after moving to...

The Tontitown Grape Festival is back for its 123rd year. Locals say when a large number of Italians came to Arkansas they moved to Sunnyside, but since it wasn’t conducive to growing grapes, some re-located to Tontitown. And they have been holding their festival there ever since. “This is our heritage, you know. We’re doing these things because our...

Each June, for more than 60 years, dozens of Italian Americans on Galveston Island in Texas have gathered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Holy Family Parish in Galveston to honor the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The annual event carries on a Sicilian tradition of honoring St. John the Baptist for his intercession during a storm...