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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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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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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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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