Category: Italian

Food, Italian, New York NY, NYC eats

Charlie Bird NYC

An excellent lunch special with Lori Mendorff Klugman. A very pleasant surprise! Faro and Gem salads were excellent. Carbonara was very nice : pasta cooked perfectly as was crispy pancetta, conservatively cheesed and nice egg yolk. This is one of the better Carbonara’s we had in the US. Cocktails and wine list not extensive but […]

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Italian, NYC eats

Ristoro del Cinghiale NYC

We had a lovely dinner with friend las night everything was great except the mains. :: at Ristoro del Cinghiale The starters and bread were really amazing and had high hopes for the steak and ribs, Unforutnatly we received two orders of each. Round one was overcooked and round two was raw. The ribs were […]

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B&B, Italian, Italy, Tuscan

Villa di Piazzano

When I asked Lori what she wanted for her birthday this year she said she’d like to go to Tuscany and visit our friends at the Villa di Piazzano. We’ve been to the Villa many times and always return because to leave the Villa is like leaving relatives behind in Tuscany. Many places can offer […]

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Italian, Italy, Roma, Rome, Rome eats

Pizzarium, Rome Italy

Owner/Chef Gabreile Bonci wrote the book on Pizza. They use only the finest ingredients for his creative toppings. This is a small local take-out pizza shop that you may eat in standing up. The pizza is great and the assortment is very special. Located in a neighborhood that is about a 1/2 mile from the […]

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Italian, Italy, Tuscan

Osteria dell’Olmo, Perugia, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157627824848173″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”] We received a recommendation from a friend of a friend that has sent a lot of time in Perugia. We called our Italian friends and asked them to join us for dinner. I set the GPS in the rental car and off we went. After the usual amount of animated […]

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Gelato, Italian, Italy

Pluripremiata Gelato “World Champs”, San Gimignano, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157628082021042″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] In the heart of San Gimignano lies this wonderful Gelato shop, it’s the one with the line in front of it. WAIT do not go to the other shops without a line!! This is homemade Gelato that is truly “World Class”. It’s not the best Gelato I’ve eaten but very […]

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Emilia–Romagna, Italian, Italy, Uncategorized

Cum Quibus, San Gimignano, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157628005164394″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Probably the finest traditional Tuscan meal we’ve eaten. We walked into a packed restaurant without a confirmed reservation. There was one table for two or deuce for those in the business available. We were told that it was previously reserved however they have not arrived yet,  they were 20 minutes […]

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Emilia–Romagna, Italian, Italy

Trattoria del Tribunale, Parma, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157627871267337″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Trattoria del Tribunale offers excellent fresh cooked local specialties at a very reasonable price. We started with the Torta Fritta and Parma Ham. When in Rome as they say!  The dough was light and airy and the Ham as expected wonderful. Primi:  The Tortelli di Zucca(Pumpkin Ravioli) was so good […]

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Florida, Italian

Sea Salt, Naples, Florida

[flickrset id=”72157624704456653″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”]   We stopped in for light lunch in Naples Florida today revisiting a favorite from last year. We are happy to report that the food is better than ever and all is going well at Sea Salt. This visit we where lucky enough to have a long chat with the […]

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Italian, Italy, restaurant, Tuscan

Osteria La Porta, Tuscany, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157626959471074″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Remotely located in the small village of Monticchello is this jewel of a restaurant,  Osteria La Porta. Traveling to this town requires a 30 minute drive off the beaten path.  If you follow your GPS you may end up on some unpaved roads.  Don’t worry about the unpaved road just […]

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Italian, Italy

Capricci di Merion, Umbria, (Tuscan border) Italy

[flickrset id=”72157626706464233″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] This year when making arrangements for our annual pilgrimage to Tuscany (Cortona Area), we were discussing places to stay with our Italian friends and they recommended a place a bit off the beaten path in Tuoro sul Trasimemo.  Il Capricci di Merion. Please don’t get put off by the words […]

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Italian, Italy, restaurant, Tuscan

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 beans teased and pleased our palettes.  Fresh tri-color pasta was tossed with cheese and  candy […]

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Italian, Italy, restaurant, Tuscan

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 menu is traditional Tuscan with some excellent specialities of the day. La Bucaccia’s wine cellar […]

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