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...

WEBINAR: Italian Design Day. Thursday, July 8, 2021. 4 p.m. CET / 9 a.m. CST / 7 a.m. PST. In celebration of Italian Design Day, the Italy America Chamber of Commerce South Central, with the support of the Consulate General of Italy, Houston, presents: “Italian Design in Texas: Stories of Success”. With an introduction and greetings from Consul Gen...

A short documentary entitled Gelato Man follows the meticulous crafting process of local gelato maker, or gelatiere, Carlo Gattini. He owns Botolino Gelateria Artigianale, which opened in Lower Greenville in 2017, and its Royal Lane sister shop; the latter celebrated its one-year anniversary this month. The man and the wizardry are captured on film...

DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE A KID and didn’t want to eat whatever your parents cooked for dinner, so they gave up and made you spaghetti? Well, the folks at One Fifth do. After the Georgia James Tavern takeover ends this Saturday at Chris Shepherd’s always-changing restaurant, One Fifth morphing once again, and this time it’s going Italian on us....

One Fifth Houston, 1658 Westheimer, is introducing its next concept on Tuesday, June 29: Red Sauce Italian. The concept will serve the Italian-American food that we grew up eating, spaghetti and meatballs, baked pastas, chicken parmesan, and more; and Chris Shepherd will pay also homage to some of his friends with dishes on the menu, including Pass...

A new restaurant is coming to McKinney that'll be half Italian, half coffee shop. Called Yaba Java Cafe, it's opening at 3935 S. Lake Forest Dr., in a new shopping center at the intersection of McKinney Ranch Pkwy., where it will feature pizzas and other Italian dishes cooked in a wood-burning oven. According to owner Ayman Hatkwa, it'll open this...

Downtown Houston's newest high-rise will be home to a Chicago-based Italian restaurant. What If Syndicate will bring its casual neighborhood restaurant Etta to the Texas Tower. Slated to open in February 2022, Etta will occupy approximately 6,400 square feet in the new building, which is currently under construction at the site of the Houston Chron...

An Eataly Wine & Cheese Festa? It’s happening, amici! Celebrate the season on Thursday, July 29 with crisp whites, bold reds, and refreshing rosés at our Wine & Cheese Fest: A Dozen Rosé. Taste, you guessed it, a dozen Italian rosé, plus a few hand-selected reds and whites, and peruse more than five chef-curated tasting stations, and an overflowing...

After the curtain drops Saturday on Underbelly Hospitality’s Georgia James Tavern at One Fifth, it will rise again on Tuesday to reveal Chris Shepherd’s newest Houston restaurant — One Fifth: Red Sauce Italian! Tomato season and access to the locally-grown juicy orbs of summer flavor are the inspiration for this next incarnation of Shepherd’s rotat...

Tucked away in a commercial strip on Grant Road stands Tuscany Italian Bistro, a small restaurant offering a variety of food options prepared from scratch, including Italian classics such as chicken piccata, handmade pizzas and seafood. Like many restaurants across the region, Tuscany has struggled through the coronavirus pandemic. “It is kind of [...