When Harvey Harris traveled to Italy in 1998, he said he had to forget everything he knew about Italian cooking. At the time, Harris already knew quite a bit about the cuisine. He had been the chef at Mezzaluna, a popular, now-closed Italian spot in downtown Austin. That led him to eventually connect with local restaurateur Stan Adams, who wanted t...

Founded in 2002, A Taste of Italy in Austin was the vision of Elsa Gramola, who was born and raised in Italy and relocated to Austin in 2001. The company brings the very heart of Italy in Austin, Texas, while promoting local Italian businesses and the love of the Italian culture, language, food, art, fashion, music, and activities.  A Taste of Ital...

A family-taught cook, Giulia Millanta's skills rival many professionals in town, and her dinner party series is bringing groups of Austinites together to celebrate authentic Italian home cooking. While the communal experience is fueled by her food, Millanta, guitar in tow, also performs her original songs live at each gathering, because her first l...

There are few more American musical genres than rockabilly, the pulsing fusion of rock and roll, bluegrass and, of course, Texas swing. Yet its global reach is how filmmaker Vittorio Bongiorno travelled an Italian band from Sicily to the Ameripolitan Festival in Austin – and why he's back here tonight with the Don Diego Trio. A director, novelist a...

Austin is known for having many different things to do and see, no matter your interests. For a couple weeks, you can add a water circus to that list. Cirque Italia, the first traveling Italian water circus, is in Austin. The circus runs from Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 3. They use a 35,000-gallon water stage and many different artists t...

“Alla fine dello scorso anno, ho chiesto al Console generale di Houston Federico Ciattaglia di considerare l’opportunità di avviare le procedure per l’attivazione di un consolato onorario a Austin, richiesto da diversi connazionali lì residenti”. A darne notizia è Francesca La Marca, deputata Pd eletta in Centro e Nord America. “A causa dei numeros...

When Mary Dodson and her husband, Brian, first took interest in opening a gelato shop in Northwest Austin, they knew they wanted to learn from the best. The two traveled to North Carolina and Italy for gelato-making courses, and in August they opened Bat City Gelato at 6301 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 503, with an Italian serving counter and kitchen equip...

TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, today announced the top restaurants and cities for pizza in the U.S., based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners. The top pizzerias and cities for pizza were determined by taking into account the quality and quantity of reviews and great pizza reviews, with more weight to reviews...

La Volpe, the Italian restaurant from the owners of downtown spot Cedar Door, is opening today, September 21. Located at 201 Brazos Street, next door to its sibling restaurant, La Volpe serves Italian food with Southern American influences. The menu from La Volpe (which means “the fox” in Italian) include starters, entrees, and small plates. For ex...

Italian restaurants boast of a prominent spot in Austin’s culinary scene, especially since the number of eateries inspired by the European country have increased recently. Home-made pastas, delicious meats, speciality cheeses, and red sauces are here to stay in the city. Austin’s best Italian restaurants and food trucks range from longtime spots to...