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...

In search of a new favorite Italian restaurant? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent sources for Italian cuisine around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to make your lasagna or ravioli dreams come true. Fall is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants...

For nearly 20 years, Cafe Amore has been known for serving hearty Italian fare to the people of Richardson. Tables are topped with fresh flowers and white linens, but the atmosphere at Cafe Amore is neighborhood casual. The restaurant, situated along Coit Road, hosts parties, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs and reunions in addition to its daily lunch a...

When they were kids, cousins Mike and Morris Salerno dreamed of opening their own Italian restaurant one day. In 1985, the duo achieved that dream when they opened Salerno’s Italian Restaurant in Flower Mound, which relocated to Highland Village last year. “We had the vision together, and we did it,” Mike said. “In order to be successful, you have...

Sometimes long-distance relationships work quite well. For Rosalie, the restaurant in Houston’s new C. Baldwin Hotel, owner Brookfield Properties tapped Philadelphia design firm Rohe Creative, led by Kate Rohrer, to bring San Francisco–based chef Chris Cosentino’s Italian dining concept to life. What resulted is a design Rohrer describes as “the ma...

Gennaro’s Trattoria is an Italian villa perched among the rolling hills north of San Antonio in the placid community of Startzville by Canyon Lake. And on a Friday night, it’s packed with cars, buzzing with families drawn by solid Italian cooking at reasonable prices. The waiters are dressed in black and white, formal but not too formal. The murale...

Since he was a young boy, Giuseppe Letteri has been surrounded by food. He would help his dad in the butcher shop in early mornings before school back home in Italy. After going to culinary school, Letteri had a stint as a professional basketball star in Italy. He then decided to pursue a career as a chef, and after many years of being a head chef...

Following a successful hosting of a temporary Louis Vuitton store in October, the new lofty space above the Highland Park Village Starbucks (a top five Starbucks in Dallas, no doubt) is home to a new pop-up: Max Mara. Through this Saturday, November 23, the Italian luxury brand (which is still privately owned) has brought their iconic Teddy Bear co...