Anytime Paula Scholz hears an Elvis song, she thinks of Tom Ruggeri. She worked with him for 18 years, starting as a waitress, shuttling cocktails back and forth, then moving upward at Ruggeri’s restaurant to help with the business and, as she tells it, lovingly battle in a way you’d expect from a family-run joint. “He and I fought like cats and do...

Let’s make a collective new year’s resolution to keep supporting local restaurants, including neighborhood icon Jimmy’s Food Store. The family-run store at Bryan Street and Fitzhugh Avenue is a neighborhood favorite for all things Italian food. From imported cheese, wine, and pasta to hot to-go sandwiches, Jimmy’s has been a destination.  Cue the c...

Rossopomodoro and Eataly are ever more closely together, despite the pandemic. The Covid in fact didn’t stop or slow down, neither retarget the goals of the Italian pizza format born in Naples, that goes on according to its agenda. 450 square meters, 2 ovens and 240 seated placed  inside the NorthPark Center recently inaugurated by Eataly  These ar...

Have you gotten a taste of Italy's prized white truffles? In time for the holidays, join us for our first-ever Truffle Days on Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23 and bring home fresh white truffles from Italy at the lowest prices of the season! We're spreading out our Truffle Day over two full days so that you can shop safely for this...

International travel in the middle of a pandemic? No thanks. But you don’t have to leave Texas to go to Italy. Of course, that’s always been true: it’s fifteen miles south of Waxahachie, just off Interstate 35. But as of December 9, in Dallas, you can also go to Eataly.  The Italian culinary wonderland, part restaurant and food court, part departme...

As thrilling it is to see a sweeping, 46,000-square-foot marketplace brimming with Italian food open in Dallas, there is something else that Eataly’s arrival does. It confirms that Dallas, and the greater area in which local farmers and producers sow land and raise animals, is a bona fide slow food city. No, it’s not surprising; it’s something that...

The much-anticipated debut of New York City Italian restaurant Carbone, which boasts a Michelin star pedigree, won’t be happening in 2020 as expected. According to the Dallas Morning News, the restaurant was originally expected to open its doors in the Dallas Design District on December 1, but that timeline has officially been pushed back to April...

Fazoli’s – the Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value – is set to bring its acclaimed Italian dishes and famous signature breadsticks to Dallas-Fort Worth. Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard announced today that the company has executed an area development agreement with Sajib Singha of Singha Group to open three l...

After selling Hat Tricks, his popular Lewisville sports bar, in 2015, it seemed like it would be only a matter of time before Tony Avezzano would be back in the restaurant game. With the opening of Yonkers Pizza Company in Dallas, Avezzano not only returns as owner, but does so in a highly personal manner. As much as it is anything else, the new ve...

There are several Italian restaurants in and around Dallas, but many fans of the cuisine complain that truly good Italian is hard to find here. At Partenope in downtown Dallas, husband-and-wife duo Megan and Dino Santonicola incorporate Neapolitan tradition throughout their restaurant. The restaurant’s name comes from the original name of the city...