Crafting remarkable culinary experiences ™
The Orioli Restaurant Group (ORG) is a third generation, family-owned and operated restaurant group with a collection of boutique neighborhood restaurants. Our story begins in 1970 with our founders, Elda and Domenico Orioli, originally from Ravenna, in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna. After spending three decades of owning and operating a hotel in a northern coastal town of Venezuela, they decided to shift their focus to restaurants and moved to Houston, Texas.
Our award-winning family of restaurants has expanded to six different concepts with locations spanning across three cities in Texas, each with a unique character but with the same core values. At ORG we love what we do and are passionate about crafting made-from-scratch exceptional culinary experiences with great hospitality.
Meet Nonna Elda
We hope you enjoy our family recipes passed down from many generations as much as we enjoy sharing them. Our house-made pastas, braised meats, fresh seafood, and delicious desserts will transport you to Italy, from which our family emigrated more than eight decades ago. We look forward to serving you soon. Buon Appetito!
Elda Orioli, Co-Owner
Our restaurants timeline
A history of ORG restaurants
Our flagship restaurant, Via Emilia Italian Restaurant opens in Cypress Creek Parkway in 2000.
Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar opens in Creekside Park in December 2019.
Our second Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar opens in Research Forest in June 2021.
Azzurro Italian Coastal Cuisine opens in Hughes Landing, The Woodlands in March 2023
New Latin-inspired concept with a coastal twist is coming soon to Creekside Park.
New Italian concept coming soon to Pine Market Plaza at Woodforest!
At ORG, each of our restaurant concepts has a simple approach — using only the best ingredients and letting them speak for themselves.Co-owner, Orioli Restaurant Group
Meet the leaders who continue to raise the bar, develop our teams and the future of the company.
Director of Operations
Director Of Hospitality
Accounts Payable Manager
Beverage Director / Sommelier
Executive Administrative Assistant
Get to know the people behind Via Emilia.
Get to know the people behind Azzurro.
Executive Sous Chef
Research Forest - The Woodlands
Get to know the people behind Avanti, The Woodlands.
Creekside Park - Tomball
Get to know the people behind Avanti, Tomball.
Executive Chef, Tomball
Executive Sous Chef, Tomball