by Thor Christensen   Andrea Bocelli has boosted the popularity of opera as much as anyone since Pavarotti. Yet the multi-million-selling star of countless PBS pledge drives hasn't totally erased opera's image as the caviar of music: It's ambrosia to some, but a lot of people think it tastes like salty fish.   The Italian tenor says o...

By Teresa Gubbins An Italian street-food chain from Ohio is bringing a unique wrap-type sandwich to Texas. Piada Italian Street Food will debut its first Dallas-area location in Frisco, at 3301 Preston Rd., on the endcap of the Centre at Preston Ridge development.   Scheduled to open in November, it will not be Piada's only location in Texa...

A Dallas import I can get behind has made its way to Austin. Cane Rosso ("red dog" in Italian) opened this week at 4715 S. Lamar Blvd. (really the U.S. 290 feeder road) in the space that was briefly home to St. Philip Pizza Parlor and Bake Shop.   The restaurant serves Neapolitan pizzas, along with fire-roasted side dishes and a roster of pa...

As part of the 2016 AMSSM Traveling Fellowship program, the President of the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine and Executive Committee Member for the International Sports Medicine Federation, Maurizio Casasco, MD, is serving as this year's International Visiting Fellow. Dr. Casasco will be presenting as a keynote speaker discussing the importa...

Saturday, October 17   The Italian Club of Dallas' annual Fall Gala, celebrating the making of wine, will be yet another unforgettable evening. You'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful decorations, dining on gourmet food and wonderful homemade desserts, dancing the night away, and trying to outbid your Italian Club amici at the Silent Au...

Two of Dallas' most peripatetic chefs have reunited to form the culinary consulting team for the new Sfuzzi Pizzeria Romana and the soon-to-open Primo's in the Dallas Design District.   Both concepts have been purchased by Mehrdad Moayedi, president and CEO of Carrollton-based Centurion American Development Group. Moayedi's company recently...

by Candace Carlisle   A Dallas senior living community will soon undergo a $36 million expansion and renovation to keep up with demand for senior living options in North Texas, which will showcase a Italian theme for residents. "When baby boomers today imagine their retirement, it's much different than what their parents or grandparents wan...

by Scott Reitz   When Americano first opened in the Joule downtown, it was a boisterous affair. The debut coincided with a retail event at the hotel, creating a vortex for national celebrity. Cindy Crawford posed for photos while local socialites took selfies.   Dirk Nowitzki towered above them all, and nobody could hear a thing anyon...

by Whitney Filloon An Italian restaurant from DRG Concepts (Dallas Fish Market, Dallas Chop House, et al.) will hit downtown this fall. D's Nancy Nichols reports that Oven and Cellar will open at the 1900 Elm building in late November. According to Nichols, Oven and Cellar "will feature handmade pastas and charcuterie, pizza, sandwiches, and wine...

Big money rolls down the streets of Dallas - literally. Bentleys, Ferraris, Maseratis and even a Bugatti or two regularly grace some of Dallas' more gilded boulevards. Long known as a city sweet on luxury cars, Dallas' fascination with six-and even seven-figure vehicles is reflected in the high-end area of the Dallas Auto Show, which opened...