Arrosta, one part of the dual Italian restaurants from the Maverick Restaurant Group, will officially be opening its doors to breakfast and lunch service on Valentine's Day — Monday, February 14. Hours of operation will last from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, according to a restaurant representative.  The restaurant will provide It...

You may have heard "Volare" twisting out of an oldies station during your commute, or perhaps it was the pop station of your youth. The classic Italian song has been covered by manifold artists, including famous Italian-American crooner Dean Martin. Or maybe your associations aren't musical and you've heard of Volare because you've dined there duri...

Zito’s Deli has been a San Antonio sandwich favorite since 1974 when Joe Zito opened the first shop near Nacogdoches and Loop 410. There are now two locations, on Callaghan and Broadway, and Brad Zito took over the reins after his father’s death in 1996, but Zito’s remains a serious place for seriously good sandwiches. During the lunch rush from 1...

If you believe in destiny, you would have to believe that someone named Jerry DelliGati was born to run a sandwich shop. For the 11 years he was a bartender at Schooners Sports Bar on the Northeast Side, he regularly cooked and served lavish food spreads that featured meatloaf, sausage and pasta dishes for patrons on NFL Sundays and for other event...

From the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, they seized a 2,500-year-old wine cup and six other items that long predated Caesar. From Fordham University in the Bronx, they took roughly a hundred Greco-Roman artifacts valued at $2 million. More antiquities were seized from museums in San Antonio and Cleveland and galleries and homes in New York City and L...

It took a pandemic to make me appreciate Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano. Last year, when restaurant dining rooms reopened at 25 percent capacity May 1 after more than 40 days gone dark, I posted up at a corner table at Aldo’s to chronicle the reawakening. I saw worry lines framing tired eyes peering over surgical masks. I saw waiters and customers in...

Casual Italian food haven Guillermo’s has opened a second location, serving up lasagna, chicken parmesan and spaghetti with meatballs on Austin Street near the Pearl development. The original Guillermo's, located at 618 McCullough Ave., has offered Italian fare to downtown San Antonio diners since 1995. The new restaurant seats a total of 200 betwe...

San Antonians with an affinity for Italian sandwiches can mark their calendars for a Friday, Nov. 12 grand opening party of epic proportions, featuring sandos from Gigi’s Deli and champagne from Little Death wine shop. Gigi’s Deli kicked off its pop-up concept at Little Death earlier this fall, slinging hearty, loaded sandwiches at the St. Mary’s S...

If you’ve ever found yourself itching for a quick and classic Italian meal in midtown, one that would give even Carmela Soprano a run for her money, then you’ve hit it big, boss. This Sunday, September 5, Gigi’s Deli, a new project by chef Matthew Garcia, is popping up at Little Death to bring a bit of old world New York and New Jersey charm to the...

A family of Italian restaurants inspired by alfresco dining on the Amalfi Coast will open on the Broadway corridor near the Pearl this fall.  San Antonio diners will meet Allora and Arrosta, two sister concepts by celebrated restaurateur Peter Selig, in a few months. Selig's San Antonio culinary career includes Biga, Acenar, and Maverick Texas Bras...