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Doris Matthews, owner of the beloved Tucci’s for 25 years, is a bit like the Mona Lisa. Gregarious, a fixture, seemingly there forever ... yet enigmatic, shrouded in mystery, with more than a hint of glamour. Some of Tulsa’s older denizens know her as the wife of the manager of Southern Hills Country Club. But where was she before...

A Taste of Venice

Thirty miles west of Venice, Italy, is an enormous palace built hundreds of years ago. It’s a castle so grand that monarchs from all over Europe counted themselves lucky to step foot inside, and tourists today feel the same.  If you’d been one of those tourists sixty years ago, you might have seen a gaggle of youths engaged in nautical...

Benvenuti’s Ristorante

Conceived by chef Anthony Compagni, Norman’s Benventuti’s features old-world Italian cuisine with a twist by utilizing seasonal ingredients sourced locally and internationally, along with organic produce grown nearby. Pasta is handmade daily and frames entrees like lobster fazzoletti with pasta “handkerchiefs,” asparagus, mushrooms, brandy and saffron cream sauce. The Rustica has baked penne, shrimp, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, speck and...

Napoli’s Italian Restaurant

Napoli’s Italian Restaurant beckons diners to downtown Enid in a historic building where ambiance and award-winning cuisine mingle to create a memorable dining experience. Lunch, dinner, wine and a full bar are available with a menu boasting time-tested recipes and prepared by chefs with more than a decade of experience. With music and sports television for entertainment, Napoli’s is also...

Fifty Years of Family

Picture it, 50 years ago. Tulsa was the oil capital of the world, and in the working-class neighborhoods that ringed the city, people knew that – with sweat, faith and American ingenuity – anything was possible. American astronauts flew to the moon, after all. In one such neighborhood, near East 61st Street and Riverside Drive, as the lunar module Eagle...

Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano

Generations of Tulsans choose the old-world charm of Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano with traditional dishes at its South Tulsa and downtown locations. Favorites include bruschetta, antipasto, variations of fettucine and linguine, baked pastas, steak, seafood and chicken classics like chicken Parmesan. Leave room for the tiramisu. 219 S. Cheyenne Ave., Tulsa, 918-592-5151; 6024 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, 918-499-1919; tiamotulsa.com.

Mom and Pop Meet Pizzazz

When     one of Oklahoma City’s most talented chefs and restaurateurs – Jonathon Stranger of En Croute, St. Mark’s Chop Room and Ok-Yaki – teams with celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, the result is … oh, just a little ol’ Italian joint with the auspicious name Osteria. The restaurant in Nichols Hills Plaza grew from a casual conversation the once-acquaintances had while Viviani...