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When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…



Above: Chef and owner of Luce Ristorante Joe Buonincontri paired his signature “Sicilian” deep-dish pizza last night with Sicilia Rosso by Colosi, a blend of Nero d’Avola and smaller amounts of Merlot from the island of Salina off the coast of Messina, Sicily (imported by Vias Imports).

Mosaic would like to thank everyone who came out for Monday night’s Pizza and Pizza Wines event featuring the wines of Vias Imports at Luce Ristorante e Enoteca in San Antonio.


Above: Joe’s Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza.


tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil



tomato sauce, olives, anchovy, capers, red pepper, olive oil, fresh mozzarella, garlic



fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Parmigiano Reggiano, arugula, prosciutto



thick crust, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, oregano



Above: Joe’s signature “Sicilian” deep dish pizza.

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Pizza and Pizza Wines in San Antonio, featuring the wines of Vias Imports

Pizza and Pizza Wines
Taste four pizzas and pair with 4 different wines
Featuring the wines of Vias Imports
6:30 p.m., Monday, July 27
$45 per person (tax and tip included)

To reserve, please send an email by clicking here or by calling (210) 561-9700.

Chef and owner Joe Buonincontri, Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, prepares 4 pizzas and Mosaic’s Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. discusses the intricacies and delicacies of pairing pizza and southern Italian wines.

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
11255 Huebner Rd # 200
San Antonio, TX 78230-1685
(210) 561-9700

The best panna cotta in Texas? In the world???!!!

From the “see it jiggle” department…


Above: Mosaic Wine Group has tasted some great panna cotta over the years but Doug Horn’s is simply one of the best (photos by Tracie B).

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
6989 Blanco Rd
San Antonio TX 78216-6164

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And we know when it’s good. At Dough Pizzeria Napoletana in San Antonio, pizzaiolo Doug Horn makes one of the best if not the best panna cotta we have ever tasted.


It’s kinda like the old saying, “if you can’t play guitar better than the gas station attendant one mile outside of Nashville, don’t even bother going into town.” The litmus test for every Italian chef is her/his panna cotta. If it don’t wiggle (keeping its shape), don’t even bother going into town.

Bravo Doug!

Doug is famous for his authentic Neapolitan pizza. He serves Terredora Falanghina, Fiano d’Avellino, and Greco di Tufo by the glass — three classic Neapolitan white wines, made from ancient grape varieties recently revived by an archeologist of southern Italian winemaking, Lucio Mastroberardino (imported by Vias Imports).

Not just great pizza at Corvina in Round Rock


Above: oven-fired polenta with roast mushrooms and a dollop of goat cheese paired exceedingly well with Langhe Nebbiolo 2007 by Produttori del Barbaresco on a stormy night in Round Rock (Austin).

Pizzeria Corvina
3107 S I H 35
Round Rock TX 78664

Mosaic Wine Group stopped by the newly opened Pizzeria Corvina in Round Rock (Austin) last night to find a packed house of happy happy diners (despite a tornado advisory for Travis County).

We knew that chef Cody Krause’s pizzas are awesome (and indeed, we munched down an excellent Margherita there as well) but we were not hip to the fact that Cody is also doing some fantastic classic Italian dishes beyond his coal-fired pizza menu. The earthy flavor of roasted mushrooms over the creamy mouthfeel of oven-fired polenta were mind-blowingly good with the 2007 Langhe Nebbiolo by Produttori del Barbaresco, which they serve by the glass. The earthiness of the wine and the earthiness of the dish were in perfect harmony.


Above: Chef Cody Krause of Pizzeria Corvina has brought fine Italian cooking and irresistible coal-fired pizza to Round Rock in Austin.

“I love to show people that it doesn’t have to be loaded with garlic to be classic Italian cooking,” said Chef Cody, whose beautiful wife and newborn were also dining at Pizzeria Corvina last night.

Pizzeria Corvina features 20 wines by the glass nightly, including a number of Vias Imports selections like the Langhe Nebbiolo by Produttori del Barbaresco and Super Tuscan NC by Argiano, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Sangiovese sourced from some of the best growing sites in the Brunello di Montalcino appellation by one of the great producers of Brunello di Montalcino.

Next time you stop by Corvina, don’t forget to check who’s sitting at the bar scarfing down some pizza (or polenta): it will probably be us!

Coal-fired pizza meets California style at Corvina (Round Rock, Austin)

From the “just opened” department…


Above: The owners of 219 West have opened a coal-fired pizzeria, winebar, and wine shop in Round Rock. Old-school New York pizza with California toppings and lots of wines by the glass? Take-away pizza and wine? YES and YES!!!

Pizzeria Corvina
3107 S I H 35
Round Rock TX 78664

The newly opened Pizzeria Corvina in Round Rock (Austin) uses a special type of clean-burning coal (called anthracite) to deliver the awesome flavors of New York-style coal-fired pizza.