After being closed for roughly 8 months, New York & Chicago Pizza Co. reopened June 17 at 12361 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 100, Cypress. Before closing to relocate, the eatery was formerly located within the same center in Ste. 900.

Owner Dominic Catalano said several updates were made to the restaurant and its menu. The eatery features a new bar, a larger dining area and patio seating. Menu additions include six new pasta dishes, several new appetizers and a new dessert menu featuring cannolis, chocolate cheesecake and tiramisu.

"The old location was a pizza parlor; this one here is an Italian eatery," Catalano said. "We kicked it up a few notches."

Catalano said he is still working to open a second location in the Fairfield area at 27200 Hwy. 290, Ste. 160, Cypress, but delays in the permitting process have pushed the opening date back to around the start of 2019. However, with all permits obtained and construction underway, Catalano said there is a chance it could open before the end of the year.