Elections for the renewal of the COMITES were held in the consular districts all over the world with at least 3,000 members of AIRE (the Registry of Italian citizens residing abroad). The United States has ten consular districts: New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Detroit MI, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco...

From the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, they seized a 2,500-year-old wine cup and six other items that long predated Caesar. From Fordham University in the Bronx, they took roughly a hundred Greco-Roman artifacts valued at $2 million. More antiquities were seized from museums in San Antonio and Cleveland and galleries and homes in New York City and L...

Peter Tarantino refers to his new Italian food restaurant just across from Fair Park, south of Deep Ellum, as “in the Twilight Zone, deeper than deep." If you only ever visit this area in the fall for the fair, or after a show at Fair Park, it might be time to rethink that plan.Tarantino’s Cicchetti Bar and Record Lounge is the latest addition to a...

It took a pandemic to make me appreciate Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano. Last year, when restaurant dining rooms reopened at 25 percent capacity May 1 after more than 40 days gone dark, I posted up at a corner table at Aldo’s to chronicle the reawakening. I saw worry lines framing tired eyes peering over surgical masks. I saw waiters and customers in...

The Italy-American Chamber of Commerce of Texas announced registration is open for the Taste of Italy in Houston. The event connects over 500 attendees from every segment of the food and wine industry with buying power and decision-making ability. All the main Texas based brokers, importers and distributors will be present. In the years passed, key...

Austin’s shopping scene continues to go upscale. Prada plans to set up shop in Austin, following fellow Italian fashion house Gucci into the Capital City. Prada, an iconic retail brand known for its high-end handbags, shoes, and clothing, is targeting Austin as part of a three- to five-year expansion in the U.S. “We are underinvested in the U.S.,”...

Casual Italian food haven Guillermo’s has opened a second location, serving up lasagna, chicken parmesan and spaghetti with meatballs on Austin Street near the Pearl development. The original Guillermo's, located at 618 McCullough Ave., has offered Italian fare to downtown San Antonio diners since 1995. The new restaurant seats a total of 200 betwe...

Sfuzzi, an Italian restaurant and bar that first opened in 1987, is reopening in our neighborhood. The spot will be located at 2401 Henderson Ave., near The Skellig, Mayer’s Garden, Hideaway on Henderson and other late-night establishments. It’s coming from This & That Hospitality partners Brandon Hays and Phil Schanbaum, who are known for High Fiv...

Three months ago, Alessandro Clementi wasn’t very familiar with Texas high school football. He was living in Acona, Italy, where soccer is the sport of choice for many young athletes. So when Clementi’s exchange-student program brought him to Newton High School just as football season was getting started, every sight at Singletary Stadium brought a...

The opulent former space of Flora Street Café has a new lease on life with a gorgeous new Italian restaurant opening “sometime this winter” according to Tricolore Pride, the ownership group behind it. La Stella Cucina Verace will bring authentic, regional Italian food, lifestyle, and culture to Dallas. Our fair city was once an Italian food desert...