Recommended Takeaways in the Outskirts of Rome: Seafood, Sushi, Pizza, Pastries & Gelato

When the sudden national lockdown was enforced last March in Italy, the restaurants had no choice but to halt business activities and close their doors. Everyone had to adjust to the stringent rules imposed making it imperative for everyone to stay indoors and close doors to the world outside. Food shopping, once pleasurable, became a…

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Eating at a Restaurant Again After 75 Days of Lockdown in Italy: La Scialuppa da Salvatore

After being sheltered inside the four corners of my home with my family for 75 days because of the covid-19 pandemic, it felt very strange to step out on the streets again trying to regain the freedom we once had. In Italy, the phase two regulations of the coronavirus emergency were implemented on the 18th…

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Osteria Senz’Oste in Valdobbiadene, Italy: A Tavern That Relies on Honesty

Osteria Senz’Oste is an augmenting phenomenon among the locals and international visitors coming from all over the globe for the past 15 years. It is a simple rustic tavern or osteria in Italian, housed in a three-storey 19th-century stone and brick farmhouse located on the upper hillside of one of Italy’s most important and panoramic…

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The Traditional Flavors of Lithuania at Stikliai Tavern in Vilnius

Relais & Chateaux Stikliai Hotel, housed in a 16th century building of Baroque and Gothic architectural style, is luxurious boutique hotel located in the old town center of Vilnius. French style decors create the elegant atmosphere of the hotel upon walking in. The hotel has two restaurants, the fine dining Gourmet Restaurant which specializes in…

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A Mix of Modern and Traditional Sardinian Cuisine at Niu Restaurant in Cagliari

Centrally located in Cagliari’s pedestrian zone along Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Niu Restaurant is housed in a part of the enthralling ex-monastery of San Francesco of Stampace that was built by the Franciscans around 1250. A mixture of medieval architectural elements of barrel-vaulted brick and frescoed ceilings accentuated by colorful modern components. The bar lounge…

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Traditional Seafood Cuisine at Ristorante Porto Innocenziano in Anzio, Italy

Located at the beginning of Via Porto Innocenziano along the waterfront, this restaurant, carrying the same name as the road, offers appetizing seafood dishes of optimum quality. Being one of the most reputable fishing ports along the Tyrrhenian Coast, Anzio is one of the best sources of premium seafood that serves the surrounding area especially…

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The Degustation Dinners of Amandus Restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania

For the young chef Deivydas Praspaliauskas, maneuvering through his impressive cooking career in Vilnius means a lodestone of laurels. From co-founding his own restaurant, Lauro Lapas, which became a hit immediately then moving on to another restaurant, Bistrot 1 Dublis and soon after Dublis which promptly became one of the Top 30 Best Restaurants in…

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A Cena Con Gli Chef: The First Virtual Gastronomic Evening in Rome With The Chefs

Stefano Marzetti of Ristorante Mirabelle in Hotel Splendide Royal, Giuseppe Di Iorio of Ristorante Aroma in Palazzo Manfredi and Massimo Viglietti of Ristorante Taki – Off, three prestigious and decorated chefs in Rome get together to play protagonists in the first virtual gastronomic evening, A Cena Con Gli Chef (Dinner With The Chefs). In this…

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Il Convivio Troiani Restaurant of Rome, Italy: Eating Well is Eating Healthy

Walking through the doors of Il Convivio Troiani is not just walking through any other fine dining restaurant in Rome. The restaurant, opened in 1990 in a previous location by brothers Angelo, Giuseppe and Massimo, has a 30-year history of dedication and hard work behind its modern and minimalist facade. The Michelin star arrived in…

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The Stylish Approach of Mansarda Restaurant in St. Petersburg, Russia

Mansarda Restaurant offers a stunning panoramic view of the golden dome of Isaakiyevskiy Cathedral (St. Isaac’s Cathedral) and the skyline of the city center of Saint Petersburg from the sixth floor of the Quattro Corti Business Centre. Quattro Corti, a 150-year old historical building, along with the designing of Mansarda Restaurant, was conceptualized with its …

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A Piece of Delicious Italy at Da Antonio Restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania

The most genuine Italian restaurant you can go to in Vilnius is Da Antonio Restaurant. It was opened by Italian Antonio Meschino and his wife Asta in 1996 at the center of Lithuania’s capital. Over the course of its more than twenty years of presence in the dining scene, it has evolved from a modest…

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Highlighting Basilicata’s Finest Products at Taverna Re Manfredi in Matera, Italy

Matera, Italy’s city of ancient cave stone dwellings from the Paleolithic Age turned into one of the country’s most extraordinary and unique travel destinations has a myriad of proposals for every person who walks on this breathtaking location. You can amaze yourself in walking through alleys, caves, and rupestrian churches and you can also take…

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Baccanti Ristorante: Dining in the Ancient Cave Dwellings of Matera, Italy

One of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world is Matera. It is a labyrinth of ancient cave dwellings carved in tuff in the river canyons by the Gravina River. It is also one of the oldest cities that has been continuously inhabited and its history of occupancy all the way from the…

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Umbrian Flavors on My Plate at Ristorante Apollinare in Spoleto, Italy

In almost three decades of its presence in the magnificent ancient city of Spoleto in Umbria, Ristorante Apollinare has been an established benchmark for excellent local cuisine among locals and visitors. Its location alone is a set in an old Franciscan convent and church of the Franciscan order from the 12th century, the oldest place…

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Tasting the Umbrian Kitchen of La Trattoria di Oscar in Bevagna, Italy

An enchanting small medieval town in the heart of Umbria needs an equally charming country-style restaurant where you can envelope yourself in a full Umbrian experience. La Trattoria di Oscar is located in a quiet courtyard in Bevagna where the ambience is pleasantly homey. A small room with wooden tables and chairs on stone floor…

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