Pasta Party

Our Latest Obsession: Spaghetti Sammie at Better Luck Tomorrow

When you're in the mood for carbs, double down with this compact Sunday dinner.

05/22/2019 By Joanna O'Leary

Restaurant Review

Bold Visions on Display at Elliot's Table and Mastrantos

Two first-time restaurateurs open two ambitious new eateries.

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

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5 Places to Carbo-Load for the Houston Marathon

The best part of race prep is the pasta, pizza, bread, and rice.

01/14/2019 By Joanna O'Leary

First Bite

Our Latest Obsession: The Globally Inspired Pasta at Mastrantos

This new Heights restaurant is serving shareworthy dishes.

01/08/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Best Brassica

Whole Foods' Cauliflower Gnocchi Is Restaurant Quality

Someone finally gets the frozen dumplings airily right.

11/14/2018 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Mona Fresh Italian Food and Chicken Station Are Fast, Casual, and Fantastic

Two new restaurants make fine additions to a quickly expanding genre.

10/22/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Stoli My Heart

5 Places to Get Sauced on Vodka Sauce

An appreciation of all the ways vodka punches up and perfects our pasta dishes.

07/19/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

Pâtes Heads

First Bite: Mona Fresh Italian Food

A Katy pasta purveyor sets out to redefine fast-casual.

07/18/2018 By Alice Levitt

Eat This Pie

Our Latest Obsession: Pepperoni Pizza at Fresco Cafe Italiano

Pasta is the star at Fresco, but the pizza deserves your attention too.

05/02/2018 By Cory Garcia

Carbo Loading

Craving Pasta? Don't Limit Yourself to Italian

From Gulf Coast to Japanese cuisines, these are some of our favorite places to indulge in a bowl.

10/09/2017 By Beth Levine

In the Ghetto

A Primer on Roman Jewish Cuisine

There's a second Roman cuisine you likely haven't tried.

07/31/2017 By Alice Levitt

Rolling Fine

How the Pasta Magic Happens at Weights + Measures

It takes good eggs and well-honed technique to make it just right.

07/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Meals With Mollusks

You Don't Have to Be a Kid to Make an Octo-Pal at the Ivy & James

You could eat like an adult, but why?

06/08/2017 By Alice Levitt

Hair of the Dog

Montrose's Cane Rosso is Revitalized With a New Menu

Texas fusion is welcome at the Dallas-based Neapolitan pizzeria.

06/07/2017 By Beth Levine

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

Western All'Italiana

Tex-Mex Tuesday: Southwestern Lasagna at Spaghetti Western

A Tex-Mex pasta meal on the cheap? Only in Houston.

03/15/2016 By Alice Levitt

Eating (Way) Out

Pasta Worth a Drive to Palestine

A Philadelphia native brings his Italian heritage to East Texas.

03/03/2016 By Alice Levitt

Carbo Loading

Celebrate Leap Year with All-You-Can-Eat Gnocchi at Piola

Forget binge-watching; spend today binge-eating gnocchi at this Midtown favorite.

02/24/2016 By Megha Tejpal