Azzurro Italian Coastal Cuisine opened in The Woodlands on March 15 at 1950 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste. 1900, in a space formerly occupied by Broken Barrel, according to a news release.

The restaurant is owned by the Orioli Restaurant Group, which also created Via Emilia Italian Kitchen and Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar.

“This concept is inspired by passion for food, wine and culture of the Italian coastline,” co-owner Enrique Orioli said in a statement.

He said the new restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining with a view of Lake Woodlands.

The cuisine includes Italian seafood specialties, such as octopus carpaccio and risotto di mare, truffle ravioli and squid ink spaghetti as well as a selection of braised meats, roasted chicken and steaks. The wine list includes classic wines as well as rare Italian wines, according to a news release.

“As a family-owned and -operated restaurant group, we truly value the connection we make with the members of our community and its visitors,” Orioli said in a statement. “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. We are excited to bring three generations of combined hospitality and restaurant experience to our latest venture, Azzurro Italian Coastal Cuisine.”