About ORG

Crafting remarkable culinary experiences ™

The Orioli Restaurant Group (ORG) is a third-generation, family-owned and operated restaurant group with a distinctive collection of boutique neighborhood restaurants.

Our story began in 1970 with our founders, Elda and Domenico Orioli, originally hailing from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. After three decades of owning and operating a hotel in a northern coastal town of Venezuela, the couple decided to shift their focus to the restaurant industry and relocated to Houston, Texas. Our award-winning family of restaurants has since expanded to five different concepts, with locations spanning across twice cities in Texas. Each offers a unique character, while all hold the same core values.

At ORG, we are passionate about creating made-from-scratch, exceptional culinary experiences with great hospitality.

Our restaurants timeline

A history of ORG restaurants
  • 2000

    September, 2000 - Our flagship restaurant, Via Emilia Italian Restaurant opens on Cypress Creek Parkway in Houston, Texas. In 2011 it relocates to its existing location in The Woodlands, Texas.

  • 2019

    December, 2019 - Marcoza Trattoria (formerly known as Avanti) opens in Creekside Park in The Woodlands, Texas.

  • 2021

    June, 2021 - Terra Vino Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (formerly known as Avanti) opens on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, Texas.

  • 2023

    March, 2023 - Azzurro Italian Coastal Cuisine opens in Hughes Landing in The Woodlands, Texas.

  • 2024

    New Latin-inspired concept with a coastal twist now open

As a family-owned and operated restaurant group, we truly value the connection we make with the members of our community and its visitors. Food is much more than nourishment. It is a way we come together to connect and create memories. When we serve our guests, we are not only serving them a meal; we are sharing our family story through our cuisine.

ENRIQUE ORIOLI
CO-OWNER, Orioli Restaurant Group

Executive Leadership

Meet the leaders who continue to raise the bar, develop our teams and the future of the company.

ELDA ORIOLI

Owner

CARLOS ORIOLI

Owner

ENRIQUE ORIOLI

Owner

MATTHEW WOLLENBURG

Director of Operations

MILEIVY ONATE

Accounts Payable Manager

JENNIFER KOCUREK

Executive Administrative Assistant

SHERRI SEGARI

Marketing Director

BRAND LEADERSHIP

Get to know the people behind Via Emilia.

JANIEL ORIOLI

Executive Chef

MICHAEL ROBINSON

General Manager

DANNY GABALDON

Manager

Get to know the people behind Azzurro.

CRISTIAN ARGUETA

Executive Chef

NOE RODRIGUEZ

Executive Sous Chef

Get to know the people behind Terra Vino
Chef Jose Acosta

JOSE ACOSTA

Executive Chef

Chef Glicerio

GLICERIO PUEBLA

Executive Sous Chef

BRIT WIEGAND

General Manager

BRUNO MATIOLA

Service Manager

Get to know the people behind Marcoza Trattoria

WILFRED FOURNIER

General Manager

Get to know the people behind Costa Fina

ADOLFO LOPEZ

Executive Chef

RENEE VITORETI

Service Manager