Time spent in Italy as a child, and with years after that continuing to mold and develop Italian cuisine in Houston, at Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino, chef-owner Lynette Hawkins clocks in every single day to see to the food, the wine, the business, all of it. It’s in her bones, which translates to fresh pasta; stuffed, baked, al dente, and well-handled. Te...

On this week's episode of "What's Eric Eating," chef Ben McPherson joins CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler to discuss BOH Pasta, his Italian restaurant that's part of Bravery Chef Hall. The conversation with McPherson explaining the career paths that led him from culinary school in Charleston to working in Atlanta. He moved to Houston to open dow...

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. Winter is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Houston area, according to...

With the city in the grip of what passes for winter, the Houston Symphony treated Thursday’s audience to an Italian holiday. Both guest conductor Jader Bignamini and the evening’s featured soloist, violinist Augustin Hadelich, are Italian-born. The repertoire included Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, a technically flabbergasting monumen...

"Gentilissimo Console Generale, è ormai evidente l’intenzione da parte del governo italiano di posticipare le elezioni per il rinnovo dei Comites la cui naturale scadenza è nella primavera del 2020". È il Comites di Houston a scrivere questa lettera aperta al console Federico Ciattaglia per denunciare una "sospensione della democrazia" per loro "in...

"Secret love bound by silence." Once the most performed opera of its time, Donizetti's Bel Canto drama, La favorite, features some of the most challenging arias ever written. Woven into this now-rarely performed opera is a classic love triangle among a noblewoman, king and warrior. Set in early 14th century Spain, this triangle involves the King of...

Andrea Bocelli’s throat must be electromagnetic. Commandingly masculine, his preternatural tenor channels emotions of such raw purity — joy, sadness, romantic yearning — us mortals are scarcely equipped to process them in such an elemental state. In concert, the effect is both awe-inspiring and a little intimidating. Human beings just aren’t suppos...

Not everyone is fortunate enough to grow up with their great-grandmother. But chef Chris Cosentino was, and his Italian great-grandmama Rosalie’s impact on his life and career is quite evident in Rosalie Italian Soul, the intimate restaurant named for her in the new C. Baldwin hotel in downtown Houston. A first-generation Italian immigrant who sett...

If there’s a connective thread in the program that revered tenor Andrea Bocelli will deliver in his message of joy and spiritual reflection at the Toyota Center on Thursday night, it’s a pretty simple one. “The common denominator is always the pursuit of beauty,” he said in an email interview. Led by longtime collaborator and conductor Eugene Kohn,...

The growling Ferrari Festival could be viewed as a world of the haves and the have nots — the lucky ones who hold title to one or more of the six-figure dream machines on display in River Oaks District and then those who must live vicariously through the array of fabulously shiny Italian autos. So it was Sunday when owners of more than 70 Ferraris...