The Regional Artisan Organic Food and Wine Offerings of Salotto RetrĂ² of Bellegra

At 815 meters asl, the mountain town of Bellegra gives a splendid panorama of the valley below. Bellegra of the Lazio region, sits on Monte Celeste, between the valley of Aniene and Sacco Rivers. Monte Celeste is at the center of an immense amphitheater of mountains making it a predominantly hilly and mountainous territory. Bellegra…

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Sagraincasa: From Garden to Plate Lessons with a Chef in an Umbrian Farmhouse

A special occasion concluded by the cooking of a talented chef for dinner was what Torre di Bisenzio Winery proprietors Mike and Neena Rees planned for the day of their new cellar’s inauguration. To finally settle down in front of an inviting setting of an outdoor dining table was what everyone needed after a hectic…

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The Gourmet Restaurant of I Capricci di Merion Resort & Spa in Umbria

If you translate “i capricci di Merion” to English, you would come out with: the whims of Merion. It’s a very curious name for a hotel, perhaps even a name that cannot be replicated for it is unique and rightfully its own. The name, as explained by husband and wife proprietors Stefano Santuari and Arianna…

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La Glacere, The Artisan Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP Paired With Pitars Wines

When you hear the name San Daniele, only one thing comes into mind. The mouthwatering Italian prosciutto with the picking-red color and white colored fat, aromas of salted aged meat with notes of toasted nuts which become more pronounced as it ages. And the best part, the distinctive delicate tastes of saltiness. They are easily…

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Living a Luxury Tuscan Dream: Dining at Ristorante Castello di Fighine

Ristorante Castello di Fighine. The setting is the splendid 11th-century Castello di Fighine which has been restored and refurbished by South African couple Max and Joy Ulfane to a luxury resort. It is a historic castle perched on a hilltop in San Casciano dei Bagni at 650 meters high which overlooks the scenic Tuscan countryside.…

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Terra Restaurant in Eataly Rome Lights Up Its Unique Wood-Fired Artisan Oven Again

Terra Restaurant, now arriving on its third year after its opening in November 2018, located on the second floor of Eataly Rome, opens its doors again after a long pause and turns on its one-of-a-kind oven to showcase their grilled cuisine. This three-meter machine was specially created by an artisan in Spain in a span…

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Ristorante La Trota in Rivodutri: Two Star Italian Freshwater Fish Cuisine

Less than 10 kilometers from the walled city of Rieti is Ristorante La Trota. It is reachable by just taking the main country road, Via S. Susanna that takes from the city straight to the restaurant. From Rome, there is around 100 kilometers of distance but can be easily reached by car or train and…

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Centopercento Gusto: Excellent Gourmet Proposals in the Heart of Rieti

A place with interesting character where good food remains to be the protagonist throughout the years. Between the desire to give their best and the amiable nature that the owners give, Centopercento Gusto is quite a pleasant place to head to if your appetite wants something scrumptious. Restaurateur Marco Pasquali wants to convey a cuisine…

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The Vibrant Ancient City of Rieti: A Discovery of Food and Wine

Water is attached to the story of Rieti, a city in the region of Lazio located between Abruzzo and Umbria. The area around Rieti is rich in springs, lakes and thermal baths with therapeutic qualities with the Velino River being its central part. The waters have shaped this fertile land which conditioned its development and…

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Fine Dining and Conceptual Italian Cuisine of Emanuel in the Tuscan Island of Elba

A simple concept of “less is more” reverberates in strength in the conceptual kitchen of Chef Michele Esposito. He expresses the desire to propose a kitchen that circumvents superstructures and focus on balanced and intense flavors. Straightforward and clean in the palate but a studied complex technique behind every dish. It is a modernized cuisine…

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Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia: A Refined Experience in the Umbrian Countryside

Immersed in 320 hectares at an altitude of 650 m.a.s.l. in the hilly Umbrian countryside and woods is Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia, formerly an ancient village that was transformed into relaxing boutique resort with five spacious suites and a restaurant. It paints a picture of a perfect Umbrian experience where unspoilt nature, typical stone structures,…

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Altavela: A New Italian Gourmet Seafood Restaurant in Fiumicino

Fiumicino is a fishing town that’s located on the western edge of Rome where the sea is its main source of activity. One of the most popular fishing hub where local fishermen unload and sell their catch, it’s the town where you can definitely get seafood cuisine at its excellence in quality. Its proximity to…

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Me Geisha Salerno: The Best Japanese Fusion Restaurant in Town

Me Geisha Salerno was born from the idea of Italian – American entrepreneur Giuseppe Tuosto. Being an accomplished restaurateur in the United States after opening successful Asian fusion restaurants both in New York and Los Angeles, he decided to trace back his roots and traverse his way to where his family originated from, Italy. Immediately,…

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MangiamoRi: A Cozy Restaurant in the Abruzzo Countryside of Francavilla al Mare

In a lightly remote country road of Francavilla al Mare in the region of Abruzzo, MangiamoRi, a cozy restaurant owned by Rina Di Stefano gives a setting of a welcoming restaurant tucked among tennis courts in the local club. It is located on the upper floor of the clubhouse of the Tennis Club La Campagna…

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Doozo Art, Books & Sushi: Center for Japanese Cuisine and Culture in Rome

When in the midst of a bustling city lined with buildings, finding a serene garden courtyard bordered by ancient Roman walls is gratifying. Doozo Art, Books and Sushi has pinned the ideal spot in Rome where Japanese culture and cuisine can be valued at a most fitting environment. It is a spacious oasis of relaxation…

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