Enoteca Il Piccolo: 40 Years of Wine, Food and Conviviality in Rome

Once upon a time, forty years ago, a small enoteca was born at number 74 Via del Governo Vecchio. Enoteca Il Piccolo became a cradle of conviviality at the Parione, the historical sixth district of Rome. The position is perfect for passersby, especially the curious tourists for its proximity to Piazza Navona and Campo de’Fiori.…

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Decades of Highlighting Marchegian Cuisine at Ristorante Cavallini in San Severino di Marche

Brothers Luca and Simone Cavallini, chef and sommelier respectively, continue to accommodate their guests at Ristorante Cavallini in the town of San Severino di Marche in Central Italy. Going towards its 28th year from the time they opened it in 1993, the restaurant has taken the culinary tradition of the region to a level of…

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Tre Olivi Ristorante in Paestum, Italy: A Contemporary Tribute to the Mediterranean Diet

Paestum was a major ancient city of the Magna Graecia on the Tyrrhenian coast, which has a great historic meaning to the modern period for its three well-preserved ancient temples in the Doric order dating back from 550 to 450 BC surrounded by the ancient city walls. Capaccio Paestum, the modern town that lies directly…

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Sintesi Restaurant: It’s Not Just About Porchetta in Ariccia

Its concept of contemporary seafood cuisine is atypical to an area best known for the famous porchetta and a myriad of fraschette (simple and rustic local restaurants) where they are consumed with quantities of the local Castelli Romani wines. With just 30 kilometers of distance from Rome, Ariccia is the destination to head to when…

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The Grand Brunch Tour of Queen Makeda Grand Pub in Rome

With the post lockdown rules, we continue to adapt to the “new normal”. If cocktails and dinners in restaurants and bars are temporarily ceased, proposals for lunches on weekdays and brunches on weekends have become the strongest features of going out to eat. A big number of restaurants are offering weekend brunches at the capital…

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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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Piandimare Winery: Pride in its Territorial and Varietal Identities

We are in Abruzzo, the central Italian region which borders the other regions, Lazio to the west, Marche to the north, Molise to the southeast and the Adriatic Sea to the east. It is interesting to know that it is known as the greenest region in Europe because almost half of its territory which includes…

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Gagliole Rubiolo Chianti Classico: A Synthesis of Two Souls of the Territories

Like a number of avant-garde foreigners in Italy, the Bär-Bettschart family was struck by the beauty of Chianti as they decided to stop in the area and create wines themselves epitomizing the territory. In 1990, Gagliole winery was born which comprises of two distinct vineyards in a total of 20 hectares and 16 more for…

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