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Rome restaurants: Da Bucatino in Testaccio district

24 April, 2020
“Da Bucatino” in Testaccio (a popular district in the heart of Rome) is one of those typical restaurants in which people can enjoy their food without having to pay too much attention to style and formal elegance. The restaurant is…

No chicken with pasta: what not to do with pasta

23 April, 2020
We looked at the golden rules as to how to cook the perfect pasta, and today we examine what you’re not “supposed” to do with pasta. This is one for the purists, and although I’m one to experiment with pasta…

Where to eat the best pizza in Milan

20 April, 2020
If you are in Milan and looking for a good pizzeria, this post could help you find out which restaurants serve the best pizza near the area where you live or work. One of the best pizzerias in Milan is…

Food critics in Italy: Fernanda D'Arienza

20 April, 2020
Food criticism is big business in Italy, what with Slow Food’s Gambero Rosso, competition for Michelin stars and the rest. Which is why it’s refreshing to see a figure like Fernanda D’Arienza in the industry.Fernanda is a food critic by…

Italian words in English: "al fresco"

13 April, 2020
English and Italian borrow words from each other, with Italian words in English generally of the culinary variety. After I was roundly criticised by one commenter for making fun of Italians and their use of the word ‘trendy’, we thought…

Rome streets in American eyes

10 April, 2020
It seems the New York Times can’t make up its mind about Rome. It is indeed, like much of Italy, a city of contradictions, beauty, grottiness (at times) and is renowned for its chaos. But how well do we really…

Restaurants in Rome: Checco dello Scapicollo

6 April, 2020
Checco dello Scapicollo is one of Rome‘s the most famous restaurants; managed by the Testa family, the restaurant is famed for its extraordinary Roman cuisine and in summer guests can relax and have dinner in the beautiful garden, thus nurturing…

Eating well on the cheap in Milan

2 April, 2020
Times are changing and changing fast; the old traditions are going down the drain and now people whenever they feel like dining out opt for chic and elegant restaurants; apparently forgetting that there are far cheaper places where one can…

Restaurants and trattorias in Rome: Matricianella

1 April, 2020
In Rome there’s a restaurant called Matricianella and famed for its bucatini all’amatriciana; a few days ago I had the chance to taste it and I must admit that it was the best bucatini all’amatriciana dish I have ever had…

Restaurants in Calabria: Osteria del pescatore in Tropea

29 March, 2020
Calabria in the South of Italy is a place of incomparable beauty; a wild landscape that will make your heart go faster and fill you with a strange elation. But besides its natural beauty, Calabria has much to offer; its…

Restaurants in Umbria: Alla Via di Mezzo at Torre del Colle

28 March, 2020
I have just fallen in love with Torre del Colle, a picturesque hamlet in the heart of Umbria. The place id idyllically situated, surrounded by rolling green hills and thousands of old olive trees which produce an amazing extra virgin…

Italian food and Porsche for culinary event in Udine

27 March, 2020
Not quite a culinary tour of Italy in a Porsche, the ‘Via dei sapori “in” Porsche’ at Udine is a chance to get close to some luxury cars and enjoy a hearty Italian meal from Friuli, too. On March 24th…

Eating out in Rome: Isola Felice

24 March, 2020
If you are in Rome and looking for a small restaurant with a rich menu, Isola Felice or The happy Island could be perfect for you; located in the San Lorenzo district, the restaurant furnished with rather unusual tables and…

Restaurants in Turin: C’era una volta

23 March, 2020
To have dinner at the restaurant C’era una volta in Turin is like stepping into a world where time has stood still; its atmosphere and superb cuisine hasn’t changed a bit since the famous restaurant opened years ago. Situated on…

Luxury restaurants in Milan: Acanto restaurant

21 March, 2020
Looking for a posh restaurant in Milan? If so you don’t need to go any further in your research! The restaurant Acanto in Piazza della Repubblica 17 is one of the most fashionable dining spots in Milan; in the old…
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