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Zeppole: the Neapolitan doughnut!

New at Ciao Bello: Classic Zeppole, the Neapolitan doughnut!

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Authentic Italian pizza? Nobody does it better than Tony Vallone and Ciao Bello

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Image via the Ciao Bello Instagram.

Houstonia magazine features Ciao Bello: “When you want Tony’s-caliber pasta but in a more casual setting.”

Don’t forget that the entire wine list is half-priced every Tuesday night through the end of May! Please call (713) 960-0333 to reserve,

Ciao Bello was featured this month by Houstonia magazine food editor Katharine Shilcutt among her top picks for Houston’s best Uptown restaurants.

“For those days when you want Tony’s-caliber pasta but in a more casual setting, there’s this, the little sister to Tony Vallone’s legendary Italian palace. The place has carved out a niche in its own right for crave-able comfort food: thin-crust sausage-and-pepper pizzas, soul-warming pappardelle Bolognese, and the most amazing side of creamed corn you might ever taste.”

Katharine Shilcutt
Houstonia
May 2017

Tony in the kitchen…

This is Tony doing what he loves, implementing our newly updated menus. Check out what Tony is serving here. Menus updated daily.

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

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 even the Italian bottled mineral water that he brings in to make his legendary signature pasta dishes (all made in-house).

Come taste REAL Italian food and REAL Italy at Ciao Bello!

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Italian proverbs 101: The first in a new series of proverbs on food and wine

ENTIRE WINE LIST HALF-PRICE
EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH APRIL
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In Italian, they say: Nella botte piccola ci sta il vin buono.

In other words: Good wine comes in small barrels.

It’s kind of like the English expression: Good things come in small packages.

But it also reflects the fact that some of the best wines in the world are made in smaller barrels as opposed to larger ones.

Dessert wines, in particular, once coveted as the best wines, are almost always aged in small barrels (and that’s probably where the saying comes from).

This is the first in our series of posts on Italian proverbs relating to food and wine. Stay tuned for more!

Have you seen our Instagram lately?

In case you’re not already following, please have a look at our NEW Instagram

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Just because we have a new menu doesn’t mean we aren’t still serving our classic Roman pizza

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

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 them!).

Just because we are passionate about Italian food here at Ciao Bello doesn’t mean that we don’t also dabble in American food.

And after all, what could be more Italian than a hamburger?

Ciao Bello has a NEW look!

Come see what’s new at Ciao Bello!

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