Sending a big shout-out and warm hug today to the amazing Lynette Hawkins and her wonderful Italian restaurant in Houston, Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino, where Lini Labrusca Rosso has just made its debut!
Lynette is one of the pioneers of authentic Italian cuisine in Houston — and in Texas for that matter.
When our American blogger Jeremy first moved to Texas 10 years ago, it was challenging to find genuine Italian cuisine between Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. And Lynette’s restaurant was one of the first places to be recognized by food lovers and food writers as a new benchmark for Italian food in the state.
Today that’s all changed and there are myriad Italian restaurants across the region. But her Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino remains a stand-out and one of Texans’ favorite places to enjoy Italian soul food (it’s the best way to describe her cooking, btw).
We couldn’t be more proud to be part of the program!
Thank you, Lynette! Grazie di cuore!
Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino
3215 Westheimer Rd.
Houston TX 77098
Image via the Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino Facebook.