Fiumicino, Italy: The Twelve Best Seafood Restaurants

Fiumicino is best known as the town that hosts Leonardo da Vinci International Airport of Rome. It’s the main airway hub of Italy so it gets a large movement of travelers who enter and leave the country. But it is also known among Romans as a destination fishing town on sunny weekends because its proximity…

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Contemporary Cuisine at Allure Restaurant Patisserie in Fiumicino, Italy

The seaside town of Fiumicino, along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, welcomes a new addition to its growing number of gourmet seafood restaurants. With its 30-kilometer distance from Rome, it has steadily become a favorite destination for open-air dining of quality seafood in both traditional and contemporary representations of the Italian cuisine. Aside from…

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Ristorante L’Isola del Pescatore in Santa Severa (Rome), Italy

Santa Severa, that beach in Santa Marinella with the castle on its side? It’s a place that you will never forget because the scene that greets you is one of a kind. The long stretch of beach is dominated by the majestic Santa Severa Castle on the promontory. It’s about 50 kilometers from Fiumicino (about…

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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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Truly Fish at the Roman Seaside: Rosario Restaurant of Albos Club, Fregene, Italy

Just forty kilometers from Rome, you can find Rosario Restaurant of Albos Club along the shoreline of Fregene Beach. Its proximity from the capital and its guaranteed excellent quality makes it one of the most popular seafood restaurants in the Roman shores. The restaurant is owned by Rosario Malapena, the chef, while his wife Cristina…

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Alfonso Crisci: The New Chef of Epos Bistrot of Poggio Le Volpi Wine Estate

A new adventure starts at the kitchen of Epos Bistrot and Barrique Restaurant of Poggio Le Volpi Wine Estate as Felice Mergè, patron and oenologist of the winery, along with General Manager Rossella Macchia, choose Alfonso Crisci as the new Executive Chef of the restaurants. “Three years after the beginning of my adventure in the…

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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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Rhinoceros Entr’acte: The Rooftop Restaurant of Palazzo Rhinoceros of Alda Fendi Esperimenti in Rome

Inspired by the atmosphere of Out of Africa, a novel written by Karen Blixen, Rhinoceros Entr’acte is the restaurant of the six-storey Palazzo Rhinoceros of the Alda Fendi Esperimenti Foundation. The historical building sitting next to the only surviving 4th century quadrifrons triumphal arch in Rome, the Arch of Janus, was redesigned inside by award-winning…

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An Italian Culinary Journey That Highlights Piedmont at Ditirambo Restaurant in Rome

Signifying a poem in praise of wine and love in Italian literature, Ditirambo, as the name means, is a restaurant that attributes its kitchen to the love of Italian food and wine. Born in 1996 from the value of good eating and drinking, partners Beatrice Gazzelloni, Edoardo “Dado” Micozzi, who had had experience at Roman…

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The Meat Market Doubles in Rome: The Second Restaurant Opens in Piazza Bologna

More knives are sharpened, roaring fires are lighted up in more grills, tables are set up and cutlery is polished. Having experienced success in the Testaccio district of Rome, The Meat Market owners Anita Nuzzi and Vito Fiusco decided to expand and open a new branch across the city in the Nomentano district. Considered as…

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A Touch of New Nordic Cuisine at Carter Oblio Restaurant in Rome

An opening of a restaurant in the midst of the pandemic when the food sector is in a cumbersome period takes a robustness in conviction. Chef Ciro Alberto Cucciniello had a lot of keenness in taking out his idea of contemporary cooking. With the support of life partner Joana Razmyte who directs the dining room,…

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Slow Food Roman Cuisine at Hosteria Grappolo d’Oro in Rome

Hosteria Grappolo d’Oro, a restaurant located in Piazza della Cancelleria and just a few meters from Campo de’Fiori and Piazza Navona, is dedicated to traditional Roman dishes. Having a very central position in the touristic route, Grappolo d’Oro defies the stereotype image of a tourist trap an assuring principle of utilizing excellent quality with the…

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The Contemporary and Classic Coastal Cuisine of Abruzzo at Ristorante al Metrò

The Fossaceca brothers, Nicola and Antonio, grew up experiencing life in their parents’ small pastry shop and because of this influential episode in their lives, they were enlightened to open a restaurant that expresses their own idea of cuisine and hospitality in 1999. Al Metrò was born in the premises of their family’s pastry shop…

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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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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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