Starry Eyed

Food Fight: What's the Difference Between One Michelin Star and Two?

Comparing and contrasting Alice Ristorante and Seta in Milan.

02/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Second Time's Also the Charm at Arthur Ave and Pepper Twins

How do the upscale Italian joint and the restaurant bringing Szechuan food to River Oaks compare to their successful predecessors?

02/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

Nonna Ninfa

Head to the New Laurenzo's Bar & Grill for Handmade Pasta

The latest addition from the Ninfa's dynasty takes Tex-Mex-Italian fusion to another level.

01/31/2017 By Alice Levitt

Prescription: Parm

Our Latest Obsession: Chicken Parmigiana at Romano's Pizza

A New Yorker finds a taste of home in River Oaks.

01/10/2017 By Alice Levitt

Christmakwanzakah

Let D’Amico’s New Cocktail Menu Take the Edge off the Holiday Season

Italian-inflected cocktails (and carbs) may be just what you need to make it through.

12/14/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Prix-Fixe Fix

A New Restaurant Week Helps Italian Earthquake Survivors

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce's Italian Restaurant Week features hand-picked eateries using curated native products.

11/02/2016 By Alice Levitt

Craft & Culture

Bartenders Stretch Their Imaginations with Arthur Ave’s Cocktail Program

Lainey Collum and Josh Beardon's drinks take their cues from classic American bar programs—and Italy.

10/06/2016 By Holly Beretto

Off the Coast

Amalfi Continues to Deserve Its Accolades

Why you should try to make it to the upscale trattoria during Houston Restaurant Weeks.

08/08/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Little Italy

Arthur Ave Opens on Friday

Helen Greek Food & Wine's Italian sister debuts in the Heights.

07/26/2016 By Alice Levitt

Rolling in Dough

First Bite: Enoteca Rossa

Like burrata? You've got to try this off-menu pizza special.

07/04/2016 By Alice Levitt

Making Dough

Taverna is Now Open at River Oaks District

Lombardi Family Concepts' Italian eatery is up and running, but what's the deal with Toulouse?

06/06/2016 By Alice Levitt

The Station Agent

Let an Italian Make Your Dinner at Borgo Food Station

Homemade pasta and fresh salads are just a few of the take-home treats at this Highland Village spot.

06/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

A Taste of History

Carmelo's Ristorante Celebrates 35 Years

The restaurant will mark the occasion on June 12 with free wine and apps.

06/01/2016 By Ross Livingston

Mamma Mia

Explore Northeastern Italian Cuisine With MasterChef Luca Manfé

Italian-born MasterChef winner shares his region’s cuisine at a special dinner with The Italian Cultural & Community Center.

04/25/2016 By Jenna K. White

Italian Food

Dining With Hotel Granduca's Thoughtful New Chef

Houston-grown ingredients meet Italian recipes in Piedmontese chef Enrico Glaudo's kitchen.

04/08/2016 By Alice Levitt

Slice

Meatless Monday: Coppa Osteria

Rice Village hot spot offers a large menu of vegetarian dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner.

11/23/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Bayougraphy

You Want It, You Got It

Tony Vallone dishes on how to survive 50 years in the Houston restaurant biz.

11/03/2015 By Jeff Balke Photography by Nathan Lindstrom

Restaurant Review

Don’t Let Your Car Choose the Restaurant

What do North Italia and Fluff Bake Bar have in common? Look out your car window.

09/01/2015 By Scott Vogel

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: North Italia

Where $20 will get you a pizza and a bottle—yes, a bottle—of wine.

04/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Breaking the Chains

Combating Sugar Land's Franchise Addiction

Ditch the giant national Italian chain for a small local Italian chain, with far better food.

03/25/2015 By Maggie Berardo