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What could be more Italian than a hamburger? Say what?

  • March 27, 2019

The Classic American Hamburger, one of our country’s truly “national” dishes, served from sea to shining sea. But in recent years, the hamburger has also found its way across the Atlantic ocean: Today, hamburgers and amburgherie (ahm-BUR-gheh-REE-eh), in other words, hamburger joints, are among the most popular dishes in Italy. Don’t believe us? Just look at this post from a popular Italian food blog from last year. It offers readers a list of the “best hamburgers in Milan” (and there are many of…

All Brunello HALF-PRICED Tuesdays through April at Ciao Bello!

  • March 27, 2019

Currently very windy and somewhat cloudy, but it’s a stunningly beautiful spring day in Montalcino today (above). All Brunello di Montalcino is HALF-PRICED every Tuesday (lunch and dinner) at Ciao Bello this month. In fact, the entire wine list is half-priced every Tuesday through April. Check our current menus and wine list here. You may not be able to make it to Tuscany this month but don’t miss this unique opportunity to taste Montalcino in the glass!

For truly authentic Italian cuisine, it’s all about the ingredients…

  • March 27, 2019

Don’t forget that the entire wine list is half-priced every Tuesday, lunch and dinner, through April!   When it comes to authentic Italian cuisine, ingredients are what make ALL the difference. That’s why Tony Vallone selects his San Marzano tomatoes in Italy and has them shipped here especially for his restaurants. That’s why he imports top Neapolitan “OO” flour for his pizza and homemade pasta. The same holds for his cold-pressed Sicilian extra-virgin olive oil, his Sicilian sea salt, and…

Tony in the kitchen…

  • March 27, 2019

This is Tony doing what he loves, implementing our newly updated menus. Check out what Tony is serving here. Menus updated daily. Please call (000) 000-0000 to reserve now.

Italian Mother’s Day Proverbs

  • March 27, 2019

In Italian you say, di mamma, ce n’è una sola. Literally, it means, “there’s just one mother.” But it is understood to mean, “everyone has just one mother.” In other words, be thankful for that one loving and lovely mother who brought you into this world. Mother’s Day is always a very special occasion at Ciao Bello, where Tony outdoes himself every year with his spectacular Mother’s Day menus. Please click here for this year’s Mother’s Day Brunch menu. And please…

Houston Chronicle: “Part of Vallone’s genius was to make Houstonians feel that the world was at their feet…”

  • March 27, 2019

“Part of Vallone’s genius was to make Houstonians feel that the world was at their feet at a time when the city was increasingly staking its claim on a national and international stage… Another facet of Vallone’s genius was to make his restaurant fun.” Click here to read Alison Cook’s recent profile of Tony for the Houston Chronicle (subscribers only).

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