Three Generations of Italian Tradition at Ristorante Bruno ai Quattro Venti in Rome

Alessandro Rotilio, the third generation of the restaurant Bruno ai Quattro Venti continues what his grandfather and mother believe in serving at their restaurant: genuine cuisine and remaining faithful to tradition without failing to give the quality that Italy is known for. Bruno ai Quattri Venti opened its doors for the first time in 1962…

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Low Alcohol Good Morning Cocktails at Treefolk’s Public House in Rome

Just two months after its doors opened in a particularly challenging moment, Treefolk’s Public House continues to reveal its layers of surprises. With yet another tough set of DPCM Anti-Covid regulations obligating restaurants and bars to close at 18:00, the people of Treefolk’s came up with quite an inviting proposal. They lowered the alcohol content…

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Weekend Brunch and All Day Cocktails at The Court of Palazzo Manfredi in Rome

Just a little over a year from its opening, The Court, the exclusive cocktail bar of Palazzo Manfredi of the Manfredi Fine Hotels Collection group continues to lavish its guests with the signature cocktails of internationally-renowned mixologist Matteo Zed accompanied by a selection of dishes by Executive Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio, Sous Chef Fabio Sangiovanni…

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Alfredo alla Scrofa in Rome: Tradition and Innovation with Chef Mirko Moglioni

Seasonality, balance and positivity. These are the key ingredients in the menu of Alfredo alla Scrofa according to co-owner Mario Mozzetti, who runs the restaurant made famous by the Fettuccine Alfredo together with Veronica Salvatori. In line with the restaurant’s metamorphosis of physical and philosophical approach to cooking, the restaurant’s new chef, Mirko Moglioni, who…

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Donna E Bistrot in Rome: A Statement of Secrecy and Elegance

A statement of secrecy and elegance. A refined restaurant hidden behind doors, untrodden corridors and shiny marble stairs in the heart of Rome. Donna E addresses dining with an approachable cuisine in an intimate and tranquil environment blending with the luxury of a five-star boutique art hotel, Elizabeth Unique Hotel. Its location may be at…

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BucaVino in Rome: Inspiration From Nonna’s Old Recipes

Behind BucaVino Restaurant are two siblings, Andrea and Francesca Romana Palmieri. They are the engines of the restaurant who keep the place running smoothly with an equal division of territories, Andrea, the chef, in the kitchen while Francesca, the sommelier, stays in the dining area. Prior to the opening of the restaurant in 2007 both…

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An All-Day Gastronomic Voyage at CON.TRO Contemporary Bistrot in Rome

When the sun rises, the hot ovens bake leavened products at CON.TRO Bistrot and the exhilarating scent of freshly baked pastries emanates from them as the neighborhood wakes up. At 7:00 everyday the bistrot opens its doors to start a full day of gastronomic voyage from breakfast until after dinner at midnight (with the exception…

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Posto Nuovo in San Benedetto del Tronto: The Redefined Cuisine of Davide Camaioni

Meaning new place, Posto Nuovo is literally the place with the new concept of redefining the local cuisine. Posto Nuovo is a restaurant wherein the kitchen is a laboratory where experiments are conducted, ingredients are tested, ideas are conceived and dishes are styled. In the middle of all these is Chef Patron Davide Camaioni, a…

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A Blue Opening for Capriccio Restaurant of Villa Blu Capri Hotel in Italy

Capri is an island in the Bay of Naples that is popular for its beautiful seascape and landscape, handmade leather sandals and limoncello. An exceptional aspect of the island is its popularity with upscale tourism. Luxury boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants and high-end designer shops dot the small island as it continuously draws yachts into its…

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Straforno in Rome: Focaccia, Pizza and Burgers

Matteo Pavani and his family aimed for a different approach to pizza making when they opened Straforno in November of 2014. The pizzeria is a joint effort of Matteo, his father Alessandro, his uncle Gianluca, the technicians of the dough, and his aunt Laura, dubbed as the queen of the pastries which is strictly homemade.…

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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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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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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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