Although Ferrari’s Italian Villa has been in Grapevine for 11 years, chef and co-owner Francesco Secchi’s career spans over half a century as he has worked with top chefs and traveled the globe. He and his wife, Jane, came to Dallas in the early ’80s and opened their first restaurant in 1983 on Market Street in Dallas, where people clamored and wai...

There won’t be any yellow police tape around the Winspear  Opera House on Friday but the stage will become the gritty crime scene of a murder driven by jealous rage. It all takes place in The Dallas Opera’s production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera Carmen, which is filled with sex and smuggling, violence and victimization, theft and terrorism, deser...

In occasione del mese di Ottobre dedicato dallo Stato del Texas al Retaggio Italiano, il Dipartimento delle lingue straniere e di letteratura della prestigiosa Southern Methodist University (SMU), in collaborazione con il Comitato Tricolore per gli Italiani nel Mondo, e con il patrocinio del Comites di Houston, dell'Associazione dei Siciliani in Te...

When Corrado Palmieri opened his eponymous café in the Dallas Farmers Market in 2016, we could boast of having a proper Italian coffee shop and bakery that Dallas hadn’t had before. His was a place to linger over a cup of coffee and a pastry, where early on a cadre of Italian regulars set up residence on weekend mornings. The coffee shop—a counter,...

Running a restaurant out of a convenience store or gas station isn't anything new — but a homestyle, checkered tablecloth Italian restaurant operating out of a convenience store isn't exactly the grab-and-go sandwiches you might be used to. Keith Steinhour stands tall with a pile of wild hair on top of his head and a stained apron around his waist....

Wende Stevenson, who now owns MoMo Italian Kitchen with her husband, Aaron Gross, entered the restaurant business working for Antonio “MoMo” Gattini in the late ’80s. She was 21. He was, she says, “the most fascinating man I’d ever met.” Fresh from Italy, he presented traditional dining in courses—primi and secondi—and was not interested in making...

A long-awaited restaurant with roots in New York's most glamorous circles has finally opened its doors in Uptown Dallas. The restaurant is Circo Dallas — pronounced "CHEER-koh," and not like sir-koh which the rest of us have been doing all this time — and it's at 2619 McKinney Ave., on the corner of Routh and McKinney in the One Uptown high rise. C...

Amorino Gelato, an Italian creamery known for its cones of rose-shaped gelato, will soon open its third Texas outpost at the bustling Legacy West development. Amorino first made its Texas debut in the upscale River Oaks district of Houston, followed by an outpost in Fort Worth’s Shops at Clearfork early this year. The newest arrival will open at 77...

Perhaps the biggest myth about the Dallas dining scene is that it has no great Italian food. This is not a lie outsiders spread about us; it’s something we tell ourselves. I have heard it from friends and seen the complaint on social media. As recently as 2016, former Dallas Morning News food critic Leslie Brenner called Dallas “a town that has a s...

Friday September 7, from 11:00 AM to noon CDT - UNiversity of Dallas - Cardinal Farrell Hall 204 - 1845 E Northgate DrIrving, TX 75062. Join us for a special lecture on Italian emigration "Percorsi migratori: Retrospettiva storica ed analitica fino ai nostri giorni dell'emigrazione italiana nel mondo." Commander Vincenzo Arcobelli, President, Comit...