Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Italian

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Some of the blog’s readers recommended “Esmer Chef.” Pizza, pasta, salads, international cuisine and everything in between, the casual fast food has several branches of which one on…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Italian

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

FICO Eataly World: THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK

Popular | Italy Europe

Europe

June 15, 2019

Popular

FICO Eataly World: THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK. COVERING AN AREA OF 100,000 SQM IN BOLOGNA, FICO EMBODIES THE WONDERS OF ITALIAN BIODIVERSITY. FICO was born out of a passion for the heritage of Italian…

June 15, 2019 | Recommended | Italy

Fuor D’Acqua: I Came Back After Ten Years! A Memorable Experience

Italian | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 12, 2019

Italian

Fuor D’Acqua: I Came Back After Ten Years! A Memorable Experience

I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long! Ten years since I last visited and still remember to date the superb food I had. Fuor D’Acqua, the restaurant under the stone arcades,…

June 12, 2019 | Recommended | Florence

Marvelous Venice! A Video Review and 200 Photos

Mechwar Videos | Venice Italy Europe

Italy

June 11, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Marvelous Venice! A Video Review and 200 Photos

Epic Grandeur Never was a thoroughfare so aptly named as the Grand Canal, reflecting the glories of centuries of Venetian architecture in the 50 palazzi and six churches lining its banks. At the end…

June 11, 2019 | Popular | Venice

Tre Marchetti: Upscale Italian Trattoria Serving Local Veronese Specialities

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

June 10, 2019

Italian

Tre Marchetti: Upscale Italian Trattoria Serving Local Veronese Specialities

Two forks, two knives, delicate crystal water glasses and customized wine glasses set on ironed white table cloth... that’s not the setup you’re used to at your neighborhood Trattoria.…

June 10, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

Trattoria Do Forni: Pasta for the Soul, Non-Touristic in Venice

Italian | Venice Italy Europe

Italy

June 10, 2019

Italian

Trattoria Do Forni: Pasta for the Soul, Non-Touristic in Venice

Imagine that I visited more than nine years ago and still remember how great the food was. Located in the heart of Venice a few meters from the famous Piazza San Marco, Da Forni is one of the…

June 10, 2019 | Recommended | Venice

Ristorante Giallo Modena at Enzo Ferrari Museum

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

June 10, 2019

Italian

Ristorante Giallo Modena at Enzo Ferrari Museum

Located inside Enzo Ferrari’s museum in Modena, the restaurant looks more like a lunch cafeteria. Some tables set under the atrium, decorated tables and a menu up to the standard of a casual…

June 10, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

A Deserved One Star Michelin at Ristorante Oseleta, Villa Cordevigo

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

June 09, 2019

Italian

A Deserved One Star Michelin at Ristorante Oseleta, Villa Cordevigo

With a traffic jam that delayed our trip for more than thirty minutes, we arrived at the restaurant at 09:36 pm. Despite the delay, we were welcomed and treated professionally. Located at the villa,…

June 09, 2019 | Michelin | Italy

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

French | Italy Europe

Europe

June 09, 2019

French

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

Arriving at a closed gate, the receptionist answered: “Good morning sir, welcome to Villa Cordevigo”. I drove the alley between high trees, left my car at the parking, and walked to the…

June 09, 2019 | Hotels | Italy

Ristorante Caruso: Lunch on the Lake in Sirmione! Delicious Pasta!

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

June 08, 2019

Italian

Ristorante Caruso: Lunch on the Lake in Sirmione! Delicious Pasta!

Located on the lake in one of Italy’s famous touristic villages, Caruso offers a wide selection of Italian specialties with a view. On the terrace under the sun or inside, both experiences are…

June 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 06, 2019

Italian

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Driving on the highway to Beirut you can’t but notice a blue house facing Beirut seaport. Located between The Gathering and Mayrig on Gemmayze Pasteur street, Appetito Trattoria has opened its…

June 06, 2019 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Cibo Pizzeria: Italian Quick Food for Tourists in Malta

Italian | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Italian

Cibo Pizzeria: Italian Quick Food for Tourists in Malta

Walking the streets of Valletta on Sunday night, a pizzeria grabbed my attention. Cibo looks American and trendy while promising an Italian experience. As a first impression: service is very…

April 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Malta

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

Italian | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Italian

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

With a 4.3/5 on google maps and a nice photo showing an open kitchen, there’s smoothing that brought me to Margo’s. An Italian restaurant in Valletta operating under an old stone arcade,…

April 13, 2019 | Pizza | Malta

La Vecchia Taranto: The Best Italian in Malta and Beyond

Italian | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Italian

La Vecchia Taranto: The Best Italian in Malta and Beyond

I felt this place! Traditional, authentic, small and feels like home. An Italian trattoria owned and managed by Italian people, Vecchia Taranto welcomes you for pizza and pasta. We arrived without…

April 13, 2019 | Recommended | Malta

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 02, 2019

Italian

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Unfortunately for you dear Italian cuisine lovers, Marinella only opens for lunch. You'll have to find a way to escape work or simply come on the weekend... Five years have passed, and still,…

March 02, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Spaghetteria La Perla; A Homey Italian Dinner in Copenhagen

Italian | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

Italian

Spaghetteria La Perla; A Homey Italian Dinner in Copenhagen

After yesterday’s bad experience at Scarpetta, I really needed some good Italian spaghetti cooked aldente. Google maps led me to this homey trattoria serving a handful of pasta dishes, risotto,…

February 24, 2019 | Recommended | Copenhagen

Trattoria Fiat Copenhagen: Beautiful Decor, Nothing Else

Italian | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

Italian

Trattoria Fiat Copenhagen: Beautiful Decor, Nothing Else

It’s the name that catches your attention; you say to yourself, a trattoria like any other Italian restaurant until you walk in! A big restaurant, candles decorating all tables, two stories of…

February 24, 2019 | Restaurants | Copenhagen

Scarpetta: A Restaurant I Didn’t Understand!

Italian | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 23, 2019

Italian

Scarpetta: A Restaurant I Didn’t Understand!

The hotel concierge recommended Scarpetta for our first dinner. This Italian trattoria, I repeat “Italian Trattoria”, doesn’t serve pasta.  A small and vibrant restaurant…

February 23, 2019 | Restaurants | Copenhagen

Tavolina Naccache: Delicious Spaghetti and Risotto, Unprofessional Service!

Italian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 23, 2019

Italian

Tavolina Naccache: Delicious Spaghetti and Risotto, Unprofessional Service!

The famous Italian restaurant of Mar Mikhael has landed in Metn with a big location at Zero4. Special pizzas and Italian specialties served in a casual ambiance the Italian trattoria…

January 23, 2019 | Pizza | Antelias

Via Roma Naccache: The Special Pizza!

Italian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 20, 2019

Italian

Via Roma Naccache: The Special Pizza!

An oval shaped pizza prepared with such attention you will feel in every bite. A thin crust, crunchy on the bottom and fluffy at the same time. A thick border that crunches before melting under the…

January 20, 2019 | Pizza | Antelias

Margherita Sin el Fil: Pizza, Nothing Else

Italian | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 20, 2019

Italian

Margherita Sin el Fil: Pizza, Nothing Else

I never thought that the Margherita of Sin el Fil would be so crowded; loaded with customers, I arrived at Margherita for lunch. The concept has lately been bought by a new group from Giovanni Di…

January 20, 2019 | Pizza | Metn

Pepenero: Excellent Tagliatelle and Outstanding Carbonara in Prague

Italian | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 20, 2019

Italian

Pepenero: Excellent Tagliatelle and Outstanding Carbonara in Prague

I was waking in front of the restaurant, read on the menu that the carbonara doesn’t contain cream... I had to stop here for dinner! A restaurant oozing Italian vibes, a beautiful menu…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Prague

La Bottega Di Finestra: The Italian Marketplace of Prague

Italian | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 20, 2019

Italian

La Bottega Di Finestra: The Italian Marketplace of Prague

Welcome to the marketplace where vibes are enchanting, music is happy, the staff is positive and the food is excellent. Welcome to an Italian marketplace filled with joy and happiness, divided into…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Prague

Alriso: Gluten Free Italian Cuisine in Prague

Italian | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 17, 2019

Italian

Alriso: Gluten Free Italian Cuisine in Prague

When you are welcomed with a smile, you will immediately understand that the owners are not Czech. An Italian family-style trattoria on Betlémské náměstí, focusing on rice…

January 17, 2019 | Recommended | Prague

Bistro Kaprova: Bookstore, Bistro, Great Food and Positive Vibes in Prague

International Cuisine | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 17, 2019

International Cuisine

Bistro Kaprova: Bookstore, Bistro, Great Food and Positive Vibes in Prague

I had enough of the Christmas market food, grilled pork, sausages, and sweet things... I needed to eat decent food! Walking in the “non-touristic” and not so crowded streets of Prague, a…

January 17, 2019 | Italian | Prague

A Yummy Plate of Italian Pasta in Lebanon: 13 Favorite Addresses!

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 08, 2019

Popular

A Yummy Plate of Italian Pasta in Lebanon: 13 Favorite Addresses!

Pasta is one of the world's most favorite foods! Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes. It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's versatile.  It can be…

January 08, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

2018 Top 10: My Favorite Italian Restaurants in New York

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

January 01, 2019

Italian

2018 Top 10: My Favorite Italian Restaurants in New York

I can't get enough of New York. I have been there ten times already, and each 10-day trip was a full food experience one… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers and desserts…

January 01, 2019 | Popular | New York

Top 10 Gelato in Roma: My Personal Choice

Desserts & Sweets | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

January 01, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Top 10 Gelato in Roma: My Personal Choice

After indulging in Milan's favorite gelatarias, I planned a trip to Rome to see how the capital of this most famous culinary country compares. The world talks about ice cream but Italy calls it…

January 01, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Rome

My Favorite Pasta in Rome: Top 5 List

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

January 01, 2019

Italian

My Favorite Pasta in Rome: Top 5 List

Pasta is one of Italy’s few culinary constants, but it’s also endlessly diverse, with hundreds of shapes and styles that vary by region. Depending on geography, pasta can be short or…

January 01, 2019 | Popular | Rome

Sapori e Vini: It’s About Positive Vibes and Delicious Food

Italian | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 26, 2018

Italian

Sapori e Vini: It’s About Positive Vibes and Delicious Food

When I walked in, I couldn’t but say “WOW”! The architect deserves an award and the decorator as well. It’s probably one of the few restaurants in Lebanon where you feel…

December 26, 2018 | Pizza | Jbeil

Nolita: One of Paris’ Best Italian Restaurants. The Spaghetti Chitarra is Awesome

Italian | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Italian

Nolita: One of Paris’ Best Italian Restaurants. The Spaghetti Chitarra is Awesome

My first visit was memorable, my second visit was outstanding and now, visiting Nolita for the third time in less than two months, I came back to enjoy one of Paris’ best spaghetti and…

December 24, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Napoletano: A Renowned Casual Italian in Paris. Come for the Pizza and Pasta

Italian | Paris France Europe

France

December 21, 2018

Italian

Napoletano: A Renowned Casual Italian in Paris. Come for the Pizza and Pasta

It’s called Napoletano, Chez Toni, an Italian restaurant located 18 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt. I’ve been here in 2012 and now back after six long years. I still remember to be unique, the…

December 21, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Via Roma: Delicious Breakfast on an Early Sunday Morning in Antelias

Bread & Bakeries | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 18, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Via Roma: Delicious Breakfast on an Early Sunday Morning in Antelias

Other than serving a delicious dinner, Via Roma, the Italian restaurant and bakery of Antelias also welcomes you for breakfast. Eggs, avocado toast, yogurt and pizzas, the choices are enough to…

November 18, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias

World Week of Italian Cuisine in Lebanon

News

November 17, 2018

News

World Week of Italian Cuisine in Lebanon

The World Week of Italian Cuisine aims at promoting the Italian culinary tradition with original food products. The World Week of Italian Cuisine is a worldwide event held under the…

November 17, 2018

14 Classic Pasta Sauces and How to Make Them

News

November 17, 2018

News

14 Classic Pasta Sauces and How to Make Them

In Italy, pasta sauce is a serious business. Regional specialties and recipes are passed from generation to generation. Embedded in each is the story of the families who’ve developed it…

November 17, 2018

Mato Street Food Roma

Pizza | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

November 04, 2018

Pizza

Mato Street Food Roma

An ethical gastronomic philosophy, which uses artisanal tools and typical ingredients respecting the history of one of the richest and most creative Italian gastronomic traditions. For a rich snack,…

November 04, 2018 | Restaurants | Rome

Nolita Paris: Spaghetti and Risotto Are Awesome

Italian | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Italian

Nolita Paris: Spaghetti and Risotto Are Awesome

I’ve been here in 2013 and still remember it as if it was yesterday! Nolita is the Italian restaurant up on the second floor of the Jeep and Fiat expo. An Italian experience felt from the…

October 13, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Biglove: Another Breakfast in Paris

Breakfast & Coffee | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Biglove: Another Breakfast in Paris

There’s a restaurant with Italian vibes called BigLove and it’s full of love vibes as well! It feels like a kitchen with cupboards all over the place loaded with jars, kitchen utensils,…

October 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Via Roma: Recommended Homey Italian Cuisine by Chef Massimiliano

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 23, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Via Roma: Recommended Homey Italian Cuisine by Chef Massimiliano

An Italian bakery and Italian restaurant has newly opened on the internal Naccach-Antelias road. A casual Italian eatery welcomes you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as of eight-thirty until eleven…

September 23, 2018 | Italian | Metn

Bistango: Yummy and Simple Italian Cuisine in New York

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

June 17, 2018

Italian

Bistango: Yummy and Simple Italian Cuisine in New York

Located on the corner of 29th street and 3rd Avenue, Bistango is the local Italian trattoria proposing a selection of pizzettes, Italian salads, pasta, ravioli and innovative starters. Garlic is…

June 17, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Maialino: A Salty Dinner in New York

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

Italian

Maialino: A Salty Dinner in New York

Second time for dinner at this superb restaurant where I remember having the tastiest pancakes of New York and some unique pasta. Arriving at 10 pm, we were welcomed at the bar, served dinner and…

June 12, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

Bocca Italian Restaurant: An Epic Failure

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

Italian

Bocca Italian Restaurant: An Epic Failure

A bizarre lounge music, golden colored walls, fine dining style with casual notes, no air conditioning, a ceiling covered with wood... it felt bizarre from the minute we walked in. I was not sure if…

June 12, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

Il Vigneto: A Mouthwatering Lemon Sorbet in a jar

Italian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 05, 2018

Italian

Il Vigneto: A Mouthwatering Lemon Sorbet in a jar

On Antelias highway, facing Aishti, next to Diwan Beirut, Il Vigneto is a casual Italian restaurant welcoming you in a relaxed ambiance. Known to have eight choices of pasta, at Il Vigneto you…

June 05, 2018 | Restaurants | Antelias

Matto: The Spaghetti Carbonara and Bottarga Linguini

Italian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Italian

Matto: The Spaghetti Carbonara and Bottarga Linguini

I was back to enjoy the Matto vibes, professional service, and tasty food. I was happy to be served by Roland, a professional waiter working hard to satisfy all customers. My kids enjoyed the…

June 03, 2018 | Recommended | Antelias

Via Vita: A Casual Italian in Dubai

Italian | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 13, 2018

Italian

Via Vita: A Casual Italian in Dubai

Imagine the streets of Southern Italy where all your senses are tickled by LA DOLCE VITA taste the comfort of Nonna’s authentic cooking see the colors of the freshest ingredients smell the…

May 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Dubai

Verona: An Italian for Tourists in Amsterdam

Italian | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 13, 2018

Italian

Verona: An Italian for Tourists in Amsterdam

I had to choose one more meal, the last meal before I leave this city. I was craving spaghetti... it’s not new, I believe you should know by now that I crave Spaghetti all day, all year. I…

May 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Amsterdam

Bluespoon at Andaz Hotel Amsterdam

International Cuisine | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 12, 2018

International Cuisine

Bluespoon at Andaz Hotel Amsterdam

The experience starts way before you reach the restaurant while walking through the lobby of Andaz, a classy and modern hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam. Bluespoon welcomes you for a quick…

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Amsterdam

Incanto: A Fine Italian in Amsterdam

Italian | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 12, 2018

Italian

Incanto: A Fine Italian in Amsterdam

Facing the famous De L’Europe hotel, Incanto is an Italian restaurant that opens for lunch and dinner. Located on the first floor with a view of the canal and busy streets, the restaurant…

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Amsterdam

Norma: One of New York’s Best Italian Restaurants, a Must Try

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

April 04, 2018

Italian

Norma: One of New York’s Best Italian Restaurants, a Must Try

It’s a pleasant experience from the minute you walk in. It even starts when you read the 4.7/5 google rating and discover the Michelin guide recognition on the restaurant door. I was welcomed…

April 04, 2018 | Recommended | New York

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