The Carino's Foundation announced today that it has donated $25,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.   The donation comes on the heels of a month-long campaign where guests dining at Johnny Carino's restaurants could round up their payment to make a donation to NBCF. Each dollar raised was matched by the Carino's Foundation.  ...

Sophia's, the Italian-American restaurant replacing shuttered Bess Bistro on West 6th Street, is looking to open sometime in July. The restaurant will offer late night food from Thursday to Saturday, though hours aren't available yet.   Mark Sparacino moves to Austin to join Sophia's as the executive chef. He will keep his position as execut...

La Camera di commercio italo americana del Texas, nel ventennale della sua nascita, festeggia l'apertura di una nuova sede ad Austin, che si affiancherà alla sede principale di Houston e alla filiale di Dallas. La cerimonia di inaugurazione avrà luogo il prossimo 20 settembre presso la concessionaria Fiat di Austin, che vanta il primato di vendite...

Aperol®, the globally renowned bright orange Italian liqueur, headlines a U.S. Spritz Tour as the official spirit partner of "Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes" by the editor-in-chief of Punch Talia Baiocchi and former deputy editor of Punch Leslie Pariseau.     The tour, which runs April through September, s...

by Meghan McCarron   Downtown Austin gets a new Italian restaurant this week: Numero 28 Pizzeria And Vineria is now soft open at 452 W. 2nd Street. The restaurant is a collaboration between co-owner Bernardo Nolfo and the New York based mini-chain Numero 28.   The New York City restaurants focus primarily on Neapolitan pizza, but the...

ELM restaurant group (Arro, Easy Tiger, 24 Diner) opened up their latest venture, Italic, on April 1st. The downtown Italian restaurant is helmed by executive chef Andrew Curren, and features a seasonal menu and negronis on tap. Read on for the early word.   The food — Overall, Italic's fare is pleasing mostly everyone. Yelper Aaron P. think...

Who knows America just superficially would never imagine how much interest for Italy there is in the southern United States, nor how many interesting things for us who live in the boot happen in that area, with a focal point in Texas, among the wealthier and more growing States, from every point of view. On December 6, for example, Houston will ho...

by Jan Buchholz   Hotel Granduca will open Nov. 4 — only two days behind schedule, due in part to the volatile weather that lashed Central Texas Friday. The Italian-inspired hotel crowns a hillside near Bee Cave Road and Capital of Texas Highway. Giorgio Borlenghi, a Houston developer born in Milan, created the luxury hospitality brand...

By James Barragan   After an earthquake devastated Italy on Aug. 24, killing nearly 300 people, questions started rolling in to the Facebook page for "Italy Meets Texas," a group set up by Italians and Italian-Americans in Central Texas to promote Italian culture. People wanted to know how they could help.   The group's organizer...

By Beatrice Bondi Motostalgia, una delle maggiori case d'asta di automobili di lusso, ha annunciato la messa all'asta della 1950 Cisitalia Abarth 204A, l'auto guidata dal leggendario pilota Tazio Nuvolari nell'ultima vittoria della sua lunga carriera, sul percorso che da Palermo porta a Monte San Pellegrino, nel 1950 all'età di 57 anni, tre anni p...