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...

It was all things Italian when a stylish clutch gathered to salute the Italian Cultural & Community Center ‘s second annual fashion show and luncheon, which will be held October 12 at River Oaks Country Club, honoring designer Victor Costa.  For this occasion, luncheon chairs Cheryl Arolfo Byington and Patti Imbrogno Murphy proudly displayed their...

Red Ash offers Italian food with that distinct wood-fired aroma. As such, they boast of their custom-built wood-burning grill, oven, and plancha. Owner and Executive Chef John Carver gets his inspiration from Northern and Southern Italy. Similarly, his dishes feature fresh handmade pastas, pristine seafood, prime meats, and plentiful seasonal veget...

Phil Giglio, outfitted in a perfectly pressed denim shirt with pearl-snap buttons, boots, and a straw cowboy hat, watches as a pair of ranch hands wheel a cartload of equipment toward a row of water buffalo parked at a milking barn in Floresville, outside San Antonio. The cowboys attach an apparatus to each buffalo’s udder, one at a time, then set...

Houston's luxurious Hotel Granduca has switched things up at its fine dining restaurant. After 10 years of operating Ristorante Cavour, the hotel will soon welcome a new concept called Alba Ristorante. Slated to open next month, Granduca owner Giorgio Borlenghi named Alba Ristorante for both a city in northern Italy that's renown for its white truf...

Ciao from Rome! Usually in this editorial we deal with news about We the Italians, but this time at least at the beginning of the editorial we make an exception. Also because for the first time in 142 issues, we dedicate to the same topic, in this case sport, two covers in a row. The July cover had rightly celebrated the Italian national soccer tea...

Si è svolto  in Texas il consueto appuntamento tradizionale del Ferragosto Italiano. Pur con le ultime maggiori restrizioni per il Covid emanate dalle autorita' della citta' di Dallas e con una giornata caratterizzata da avverse condizioni meteo, numerosi italiani ed Italo americani hanno partecipato all'evento conviviale grazie all'iniziativa dell...

The allure of la dolce vita seems as eternal as Rome itself. Eating the Italian way, then, is a small taste of the sweet life. Without booking a flight to that boot-shaped country, Eataly Dallas has transported a beloved food and all the ingredients that make up the whole of the cuisine. With its Dallas arrival, Eataly brings a—and in some ways con...

Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International and the founder of Vinitaly International Academy, together with VIA faculty member Henry Davar, hosted media and trade for an exclusive happy hour tasting benchmark Italian wines and discovering the structure and impact of the VIA programme. During the event, Stevie Kim announced a new schola...

TONY MANDOLA’S, the restaurant owned and operated by Tony and Phyllis Mandola, announced last month that they would be closing the doors of its flagship location on 1212 Waugh. The restaurant, which has been serving Houstonians since 1982 with a diverse array of seafood dishes featuring Italian and Creole cuisine, announced its closing on July 26....