Eataly Dallas has invited some of North Texas’ top female chefs and restaurateurs to join its culinary team for the second annual Festa Della Donna on Thursday, March 7 in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event combines the food and talents of women including Nikky Phinyawatana of Asian Mint, Franchesca Nor of Dive Coastal Cuisine, Amb...

Magdalena's Trattoria and Pizzeria has opened at 5110 Buffalo Speedway near West University Place. The restaurant from chef Nicolas Nikic serves Italian cuisine including handmade pasta, hand-tossed pizza and grilled items, sourcing some ingredients straight from Italy.  Nikic has roots in Europe, where he grew up and received hospitality training...

Despite some difficulties in 2023, the United States is by far the leading market for Italian wine. After a record 2022, at €1.86 billion, 8.3% over 2021, in the first 11 months of 2023, imports to the U.S. stopped at €1.6 billion (down 6% over the same period in 2022, Istat data analyzed by WineNews). A negative figure, to be sure, but an improvem...

Exciting news! The Italian Cultural & Community Center is now accepting applications for our Merit Based Scholarship! Graduating high school seniors of Italian descent may be eligible to apply for this $1,000 renewable scholarship. Applicants must have a family history of ICCC membership. If you don't have a family history with the Italian Cultural...

North Italia’s new location at Galleria Dallas will open March 6. The modern Italian restaurant is best known for seasonally inspired menus, scratch-made classic dishes with a twist, and craft cocktails. The more than 10,000-square-foot location will be at 13270 Dallas Parkway, located at the front entrance of the shopping mall. It will include a s...

Italian food is the most famous, and most misunderstood, in the world. According to Daniele Puleo, a native Sicilian with a penchant for tradition, that is. Daniele and his wife, Christina, live in Kessler Park and own and operate CiboDivino Marketplace, a spot where the menu quality overshoots the restaurant’s laid-back, family-oriented atmosphere...

"Sono molto orgoglioso delle mie origini italiane," David Manica said in Italian before switching to English for the rest of the presentation. It was 2019 and Manica, the most important and successful architect in the world when it comes to designing stadiums, was in Milan to present his proposal for Milan's new stadium. After that, Manica began wo...

A single word overheard during an Italian getaway inspired Nick Benzer's hole-in-the-wall Southtown pop-up. "Someone kept saying 'mangia' a lot," Benzer told MySA, explaining that the word, essentially Italian for eat or dig in, is intended as a term of endearment. "You can have a meal with someone but their main focus is for you to eat first and...

Chef Leigh Hutchinson remembers the moment her future came into focus. It was nearly two decades ago, and the then twenty-year-old college student was standing on the Piazza della Repubblica, in Florence. “I even remember what I was wearing,” she told me with a laugh. At that moment, the third-generation Italian American knew she wanted to open a r...

If you feel like going to Jimmy’s for a sandwich, pasta, wine or a jar of marinated bell peppers but live way out there in Farthest North Dallas or Plano, you’re in luck. Enzo’s Deli & Imports opened last December near Preston and Spring Creek, and while it’s nowhere near as large as Jimmy’s, with its limited shelf space for those bottled Italian g...