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The “Galleria” of Milan: inspiration for our own Galleria here in Houston

Left: the “Galleria” in Milan, Italy was the inspiration for our very own Galleria here in Houston.

Many don’t know that the design of Houston’s Galleria was inspired by the famous Galleria of Milan, Italy.

According to Wikipedia, the Houston Galleria “was modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, borrowing, as its most distinctive architectural feature, a glazed barrel vault spanning the central axis of the mall.”

The Milan-Houston connection will be center stage at Tony Vallone’s November 5 “An Evening in Milan” dinner, where all the dishes are named after Milanese icons.

Click here for the menu and reservation info.

There are still a few spots left for this “not to miss” dinner, the last event in Tony’s regional Italian cuisine dinner series for 2014.

Image by Michele Ursino.

The NEW French Toast at Ciao Bello

Check out our newly updated BRUNCH menu here.

Please call (713) 960-0333 to reserve.

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Spend an evening in Milan with Tony Vallone

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Houston Press names Ciao Bello “best Italian” second year in a row!

We are thrilled to share the news that Ciao Bello has been named Houston’s “Best Italian Restaurant” by the editors of the Houston Press for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! Ciao Bello also won for “Best Pasta”. Thank you, Houston, for making us one of your favorite destinations for authentic Italian cuisine and thank you, Houston Press, for the kind words!

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“An evening in Milan” with Tony Vallone Nov. 5

We are thrilled to share the news that Ciao Bello has been named Houston’s “Best Italian Restaurant” by the editors of the Houston Press for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! Ciao Bello also won for “Best Pasta”. Thank you, Houston, for making us one of your favorite destinations for authentic Italian cuisine and thank you, Houston Press, for the kind words!

“This is one not to miss,” said Tony Vallone, as he and his team put together the menu for his last Italian Regional Cuisine Dinner of 2014: “Una Serata Milanese: an evening in Milan with Tony Vallone” (menu and reservation info follows).

“Milan is such a cosmopolitan city,” said Tony, “and it’s one of the greatest cities in the world for food and wine.”

His menu features classic Milanese cooking, including Osso Buco “Leonardo” (above, left), named after Leonardo da Vinci who spent many years living and working in Milan.

Tony has named all the dishes for this extraordinary menu after Milan icons: did you know, for example, that the Galleria here in Houston was modeled after Milan’s own Galleria, built in the 19th century and the first “mall” in Europe covered with a roof?

Please note: the Darioush dinner at Vallone’s sold-out in one day after we announced it via our newsletter earlier this week. Space is limited for this “not-to-miss” dinner. Please reserve by calling (713) 960-0333 at your earliest convenience to ensure availability.

Click here for a printable/PDF version of the menu.

Una Serata Milanese

Classic Italian cuisine by Tony Vallone

“Pasta al pomodoro,” pasta with tomato sauce… it’s a dish that changed the world.

At Ciao Bello, it’s prepared using housemade pasta and Tony’s family recipe for tomato sauce.

It doesn’t get more classic than that.

Please call (713) 960-0333 to reserve.

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