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Ristorante di Poggio Antico, Tuscany, Italy

The Ristorante di Poggio Antico is located on the vineyard Poggio Antico and is run independently by Roberto Minnetti is another true fine dining experience in Tuscany. We enjoyed Lori’s birthday lunch out on the patio so much we returned … Continue reading

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La Bucaccia, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157622906386322″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] In the Famous hilltop village of Cortona, La Bucaccia is conveniently located near the center of town. The owner and manager, Romano personally greets all of his guest with his unique style of humor. The … Continue reading

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Taverna Trilussa, Rome, Italy

We have been to Travena Trilussa several times and that alone is saying something. There is a good mix of locals and tourists in this rather large restaurant. The food is solid homestyle Italian and served in very large portions. They … Continue reading

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Trattoria Monti, Roma, Italy

This post features the world famous exterior photo of Monti featured in “Schmap”. Food and service were adequate, we dined he once and enjoyed it. Caution: It’s in an out of the way location. I would recommend it if you … Continue reading

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Osteria Il Tinaio,San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157622769111285″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] It was truffle season and how could we resist this small Osteria right down the block from Palazzo del Capitano. I think Lori was fascinated by the whole truffle weighing and slicing procedure. The owner … Continue reading

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Franchi, Roma, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157622768358031″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Franchi is not a restaurant but more of a gourmet deli that allows you to enjoy a meal standing up at the counter.  I have not been there lately much as I used to however I … Continue reading

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Trattoria al Vecchio Forno, Tuscany, San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157623114839182″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Trattoria al Vecchio Forno, Tuscany, San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy Owned by same owners of the Palazzo del Capitano in San Quirico d’Orcia, This charming ristorante feaures truly authentic Tuscan food. Wonderfully simple dishes of tuscan … Continue reading

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Il Bacaro, Roma, Italy

A charming and intimate dining experience. Food was wonderful and wine list excellent as well. The service is friendly and not rushed. It’s a small place that requires a reservation. Plan on a very elegant and quite evening. I would … Continue reading

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Fornino Pizza, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC

[flickrset id=”72157618642375741″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] As the sign says “Voted NYC Best Pizza”. I won’t argue with them it is wonderful. Even the wood burning oven has received rave reviews from the other side of the pond. They serve only … Continue reading

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Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici; Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

[flickrset id=”72157622990521013″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici “Italy’s Authentic Flavors in a Magnificent Tuscan Villa Setting” I have been to Italy about 150 times visiting Tuscany many of those, basically I know a good  authentic Tuscan meal when I … Continue reading

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La Cadrega, Milan, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157622207758935″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Just around the corner from the Milan Hilton by the Central Stations is this wonderful restaurant.  It is one of the few places that is open all day long which is nice for us time … Continue reading

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Ristorante Scarpone , Roma, Italy

This visit we tried a place called Scarpone in Rome. We were told that the Pope eats here during the day on Sundays so off we went. It’s a truly local family place across from the park where a stroll … Continue reading

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