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La Sorella di Francesca is an Italian trattoria specializing in the cuisine of Northern Italy and traditional Italian classics.
Not to mention an exploding restaurant scene with more than a few surprises: Nowadays, Sicilian specialties, American-style steakhouses, and Sri Lankan food are about as easy to find as the traditional alla Milanese trattoria.
After dinner, there will be dancing in the trattoria’s grand salon.
Today, my favorite Houston Bolognese is the version Lynette Hawkins uses on flat ribbons of tagliatelle made in-house at Giacomo's, her friendly trattoria on a corner where Upper Kirby borders River Oaks.
Most had a pizzeria up front, where people could just grab a slice, and a back-room trattoria, where folks would gather to celebrate life.
Maria & Enzo’s, an Italian trattoria, will offer family friendly dishes such as arancini di carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), melanzane parmigiana (eggplant parmesan), and handmade pastas.
Via Carota Owned by two other female chefs, this trattoria checks all the beautiful boxes.
Condé Nast Traveler editor Alex Postman took a buddy road trip through the vineyards, beaches, and trattorias of Tuscany, finding joy in the Sideways, Under the Tuscan Sun and The Trip to Italy clichés of it all.
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Did You Know?
In Italian, "trattore" is the word for an innkeeper or restaurant owner. That word derives from the Old French verb traitier, which means "to treat" and is related to the Latin tractare, meaning "to drag about, handle, or deal with." "Trattoria," which first appeared in English in 1832, is one of several words that have entered our language to refer to a kind of specialized eatery - in this case, one that specializes in Italian cuisine. Others that have come later include "bistro" (from French, 1921), "brasserie" (from French, 1864), and "taqueria" (from Mexican Spanish, 1982).
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