Mueller peeps, your Italian night out is back on. L'Oca d'Oro is reopening for outdoor dining service on May 6. The restaurant from Adam Orman and chef Fiore Tedesco has remained closed to diners since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting next week, it will be open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday and 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunda...

Austin's newest old school Italian restaurant is opening this week in the former home of one of the city's most iconic old school restaurants. Sammie's, the red-sauce Italian restaurant from the McGuire Moorman Hospitality restaurant group, will open on Tuesday at 807 W. Sixth St., which for more than 40 years housed Hut's Hamburgers. Next door was...

For years, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has set the standard for high-quality, traditional New York pizza with roots dating back more than a century in Brooklyn. Today, the restaurant announced the opening of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria To-Go at Kitchen United MIX in Austin, Texas. Pizza lovers in Austin can enjoy Grimaldi’s acclaimed coal fired brick-oven pizza an...

Italian cafe Uncle Nicky's is opening a second location in the city's East End District next week, officials announced. The new location on the ground floor of Hotel Eleven at 1123 E. 11th St. is slated to open on Monday with soft opening hours starting on Saturday. On Saturday and Sunday, the cafe will be open from 10 a.m. until evening and on Mon...

An Austin restaurant is stepping in the make sure seniors who will be home alone for Thanksgiving can still enjoy a holiday meal. Juliet Italian Kitchen is giving away free fettuccine alfredo meal kits to people over the age of 70 in Austin. The meal kits include fettuccine noodles, grilled chicken, alfredo sauce, and instructions on how to prepare...

An Italian dining concept with a "Boston-inspired menu" is taking root in Georgetown.  The Garden at the Summit takes its inspiration from the North End, aka Boston's Little Italy. According to a September 29 release, its menu will include, among other things, crab cakes, lobster rolls, pasta, and Roman-style pizzas when it opens in the suburb in m...

Even as other eateries are closing their doors after financially succumbing to the coronavirus pandemic, Juliet Italian Kitchen on Monday announced plans to open a second location with an accompanying hiring spree. The second restaurant will be opened at The Arboretum along 10000 Research Blvd. by February 2021, officials said in an emailed advisor...

On Monday and Tuesday of this week (September 21-22, 2020), the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central held its first-ever virtual Taste of Italy trade tasting in cities across Texas. Participating winemakers and food producers were asked to ship samples to the U.S. earlier this year. Texas-based food and wine professionals and food and wi...

If there’s truly a cuisine representative of America’s melting pot culture, it’s the Cajun and Creole cooking of Louisiana and the Texas Gulf Coast, which incorporates French, Spanish, Caribbean, African, Native American, Italian, and many other culinary influences. Cousins Matt and Nic Patrizi of Patrizi’s Italian food trailer, and the newly opene...

Two new Italian restaurants that are taking their cues from Boston are opening in Bee Cave: fine-dining restaurant Ellera and casual beer garden the Garden at Ellera. The Garden is set to open in October, followed by Ellera in November. Both will be found at 12432 Bee Caves Road with dine-in and takeout services. Owner Chris Meroff is from Boston,...