Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino is thrilled to announce its return to the United States for the latest edition of Benvenuto Brunello. This annual, exclusive wine tasting event offers a unique opportunity to get an early taste of the newest vintage releases, featuring Brunello di Montalcino 2019 and Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2018. Ove...

Welcoming patrons to a fresh, invigorating dining experience, the newly rebranded Marcoza Trattoria located in the former Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar space opens its doors in the heart of Creekside Park. This transformation introduces an exciting new focus on Italian cuisine, ensuring our guests a captivating culinary journey. “The change to...

Trips to Italy may be pricey, but residents of Lakeway don't have to travel far to find authentic Italian cooking. Carmela's Pizza & Pasteria is a family-owned and -operated restaurant with a mission to make the owners’ big Italian family even bigger by sharing home-cooked recipes. While Carmela's Lakeway spot opened in 2021, the Dripping Springs l...

After dealing with the death of her mother, losing her job of 10 years and finalizing her divorce, Barbara Barto was at a crossroads in her life. The 62-year-old, from Fort Worth, Texas, who had been working as an office manager, struggled to find another role and felt as though she had passed her “expiration date.” Barto decided that now was proba...

In 2021, Austinites lamented the closing of the eight-year-old pizzeria, one of the best spots to enjoy a pie in the city. What had felt like another devastating loss due to the pandemic turned out to be a logistics issue; the lease was up, and they needed to move. In November 2022, the eatery re-opened on East Cesar Chavez, returning a staple and...

Husband-and-wife team John and Shawn Bartlik made it their mission to bring classic Italian cuisine to the Cedar Park area, one mouth at a time, with the opening of Rosati’s in 2020. Some context John’s family migrated to New York from Italy, where his parents opened several Italian restaurants. After meeting his now-wife, Shawn, and running their...

ONE OF HOUSTON'S favorite personalities and businessmen — Franco Valobra, who divides time between here and New Orleans — recently celebrated a high honor in his other home state of Louisiana. He was named Louisiana’s Honorary Consul for Italy, and he threw a grand party at the new Italian Honorary Consulate in the French Quarter to celebrate. “The...

The restaurant group behind Austin Italian restaurant Gusto is opening a new French-Italian bistro later this year. Gina’s on Congress is moving into the long-vacant La Traviata space at 314 Congress Avenue starting in December. Gina’s will serve dishes like pasta, tartare, carpaccio, mussels and frites, and meat dishes like a veal chop. Drinks-wis...

The mother of an Italian teen on the road to sainthood recently toured several U.S. parishes to kindle increased devotion to the Eucharist, which was "the center of life" for her late son. Antonia Salzano Acutis, mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis, spoke at gatherings in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington and Texas during a Sept. 28-Oct. 4...

In authentic Italian cuisine, community is perhaps the key ingredient. The best Italian recipes are often made with love, passed down by family, and steeped in old-world tradition. No one understands this more than Joseph Lafferty. Grandson of Dallas legend Pietro “Pete” Eustachio, Joseph made many childhood memories in the kitchen of Lower Greenvi...