A new cafe will soon open in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Cafe Leonelli will open April 16, a concept envisioned by the restaurant group the Bastion Collection, will embrace Italy’s culinary culture and generosity, and will reflect the nearby community and its local ingredients. Led by Michelin-starred che...

Easter is just around the corner! From pre-ordering all your seasonal ingredients to set the table to shopping artisanal colomba cake, check off your shopping list and plan your visit now.   Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner! From pre-ordering all your seasonal ingredients to set the table to shopping artisanal colomba cake, check...

Lance Fegen, the chef who founded Liberty Kitchen in the Heights a decade ago, has announced a new restaurant that will open in the original Liberty location on Studewood later this spring. The chef, whose cooking experience goes back to 1991 in kitchens like Brennen’s, The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa, and Trevisio, is returning to The Heights afte...

Wine lovers, rejoice: Vino Days are here! On March 26-28, 2021 celebrate all things Italian wine with 20% off any six or more bottles of wine from our wine shop, and wine specials in our restaurants. Ready to say salute? Our wine shop features more than 1,200 Italian wine labels, specially curated by our expert wine team.  For one weekend only, enj...

The Dickinson Little Italy Festival of Galveston County aims to celebrate and honor contributions, culture and history of Italian immigrants and settlers in Galveston county for the past 100 years. A procession kicked off the festivities starting near Dickinson Bayou and ending at the St. Joseph Altar just south of the Water Grove Event Venue. The...

Thu, March 25, 2021. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT. The Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006. Tickets here. March 25th - also known as Dantedí - is the national day to commemorate Dante and the beginning of his journey to the afterlife in the Divine Comedy. 2021 also marks the 700th anniversary of the poet's death. This l...

IS THERE WINE IN THE MEATBALLS? (Yes, there’s wine in the meatballs.) Is there wine in the stuffed mushroom caps? (Yes, there’s wine in the stuffed mushroom caps.) Is there wine in the gooey brown butter blondie? (Yes, there’s wine in the gooey brown butter blondie.) You get the point. Wine is incorporated in every dish on nearly every menu at Mess...

Vincenzo Arcobelli was born in Sicily, in Catania and lived in Paternò up to 1993 when he moved to Texas, following his desire to know a different culture and a world definitely more advanced.Arcobelli, today instructor pilot commander of commercial civil aviation, has met Italian Americans of great cultural, entrepreneurial and political depth as...

Since the year 2000, the Italian Cultural & Community Center has granted over $241,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Italian descent to any degree on either side of parentage, and who submit complete applications by the specified deadline. All completed applications are due in the ICCC office by 5:00 p.m. on April 9,...

A 700-year-old epic poem that takes the reader on a wandering journey through hell, purgatory and paradise still resonates in unison with the questions before humanity in 2021. Such was the brilliance of Dante Alighieri and his “Divine Comedy.” Italy reserves March 25 each year to celebrate his life and work. Examining the poet and his most outstan...