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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On Top of the World at Masi Wine Bar Cortina: Dolomites, Italy

Masi Wine Bar Cortina. It’s a different world up there. At an altitude of 1,778 meters high on the terrace of Col Drusciè, enveloped by the Dolomites, one of the most fascinating mountain ranges in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this particular wine bar is a little paradise on top of the…

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The Tastes of the Dolomite Tradition at El Brite de Larieto in Cortina d’Ampezzo

There’s a certain charm that mountain restaurants in the Dolomites emit like El Brite de Larieto. Immersed in a larch forest at an altitude of 1664 meters asl below the peaks of Monte Cristallo, it is a pretty paradise that highlights the tradition of the Dolomites through their gastronomic offerings. When the Gaspari family took…

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Traditional Cuisine of the Dolomites Acquires New Shape at SanBrite in Cortina d’Ampezzo

SanBrite is more than a farmhouse. Owners Riccardo Gaspari and wife Ludovica Rubbini, respectively chef and sommelier, define it as an agricucina (agri-cuisine) where most of the products like the cheese, meat, and vegetables come from the Gaspari family production which then acquire interesting new shapes and flavors as they pass through the hands of…

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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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The Story of Carpineto Winery and Locanda Tana de L’Ors in Val di Zoldo of the Dolomite Mountains

Most dishes have stories to tell, some are reminiscent to a cherished past, perhaps a person, a happy moment, or maybe even a touching occasion. These are the flashbacks that flood our thoughts as the aromas and flavors connect to our senses. Reconnecting to the past becomes even more special when we find our way…

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Tre Noghere Restaurant in Treviso, Italy: Traditional Venetian Cuisine in Valdobbiadene

Tre Noghere is an informal and rustic family-run restaurant immersed in the Piave Valley at the foot of the Venetian hills where Cartizze wine is produced. Surrounding the restaurant are rows of vineyards and rolling green hills, an ambience that completely plunges you to the genuine local tradition and environs. Traditional Venetian dishes and a…

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The Union of Gastronomy and Art at Pizzeria Terrarossa in Puglia, Italy

A restaurant splashed with colors gives life to this restaurant located just around the corner of the Conversano Castle built by the Normans in 1094 along the wide walking road Corso Domenico Morea. Created in 2004 by co-proprietors Matteo Fratella and Mimmo Perricci, Pizzeria Terrarossa was a union between gastronomy and art of Puglia, a…

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Villa Tiboldi in Piedmont: Malvirà Wines, Gastronomy and Vineyards

Villa Tiboldi presents its guests a breathtaking view of neatly combed rows of grape vines in the vast soft green hills of Roero. A walk from the parking lot to the hotel and restaurant is just a preview of what is yet to open up at the main house. There is a sprawling terrace with…

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La Crota Restaurant’s Piedmontese Culinary Identity with Le Strette and Cascina Gilli Wines

Authentic flavors of Piedmontese tradition make up the kitchen of La Crota Restaurant. Recognized for recreating the experience of tasting the most authentic and genuine Langhe cuisine, Chef Danilo Lorusso perseveres in highlighting the richness of the flavors of his region by reviving old dishes and bringing his personal touch to the kitchen. Meaning wine…

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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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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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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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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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