Il Marchese in Rome, Italy: Tasting Italian Cuisine Like How It Was Before

Davide Solari and Lorenzo Renzi, school friends from a very young age, conceived the idea of opening Il Marchese in Rome, the city where they grew up in. Il Marchese was inspired by the homonymous movie of Mario Monicelli which stars Alberto Sordi, Il Marchese del Grillo (The Marquis of Grillo). The elegant setting of…

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The Grand Blogger Dinner 2020 in Rome, Italy

In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak in the northern part of Italy, the third edition of Bohemian-style The Grand Blogger Dinner Rome pushed through with great success on the 27th of February 2020. Heavy rains and some absences of some guests due to travel restrictions did not hinder the delightful evening. Alwin Pascal Jager,…

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Huobi Oriental Market: A Walk Through Asian Culinary Journey in Rome, Italy

An 800-square meter Huobi Oriental Market opened its doors in the vibrant area of Porto Fluviale, once the historical supply route of the Ancient Romans, specifically in the location of the old Mulini Biondi (Biondi Mills) from the early 1900s. Huobi is a sprawling restaurant that’s exclusively dedicated to Asian gastronomy, particularly Japanese and Chinese…

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Casina Valadier in Rome: Panoramic Fine Dining With Chef Massimo D’Innocenti

Built between 1816 and 1837 by Roman architect Giuseppe Valadier, the Casina Valadier has been one of the most resplendent villas in Rome representing the elegance and beauty of Neoclassism. It is located in the heart of Villa Borghese on the highest point of the Pincian Hill, in the midst of gardens, away from the…

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Chef Apreda’s Wednesday Night of Pizza and Champagne at Divinity Restaurant

Immediately after the opening of Idylio Restaurant on the ground floor of the five-star Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel of the Tridente Collection Group, Chef Francesco Apreda further extends his talent to developing pizzas at Divinity Restaurant on the top floor indoor and outdoor areas of the hotel. Following his Neapolitan origin, Apreda includes very interesting…

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Let’s Get Romantic with Rome’s 2020 Best Valentine’s Day Menus

February 14 falls on a Friday this year and that gives more reason to hold everything and treat yourself and your partner to a relaxing romantic dinner. If you are in the Eternal City, there are a lot of suggestive places to choose from from small cozy restaurants around the corner to a more posh…

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Three Rugby Mates Who Share a Love for Cuisine Open Almatò Restaurant in Rome

If they are not practicing their tackles or scrums in the rugby playing field, they are busy cooking and serving their clients with their fine dishes and wines. Rugby mates and co-proprietors Alberto Martelli, Manfredi Custureri and Tommaso Venuti, assume their respective roles, maitre d’ and sommelier, restaurant manager and chef, at their newly opened…

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Levyta of Queen Makeda in Rome Creates Pizzas Using Spent Grain of Tripel Beer

Brought about by the passion of craft beer by a group of friends, Queen Makeda was created five years ago by Pasquale De Lucia and his partners with the support of Laurenzi Consulting. Their goal was to establish a place where the culture of brewing beer was the focal point of the large space. There…

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The Art of Cooking at Culinaria Restaurant in Rome, Italy

In a busy tourist hub like the area of restaurant-dotted Roma Termini, it can be quite a task in finding a restaurant where you hope to find good Italian food that’s within a reasonable price range. Just at the back of the Baths of Diocletian at Via Gaeta, a quiet side road, a dependably good…

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Extremes in Comparison: Understanding Quality in Food

Two men, both experts in the Italian food sector, come together in giving educational tastings of certain food products to provide better understanding of the quality of what we eat. Estremi a Confronto (Extremes in Comparison) is a series of blind food tastings organized by Roberto Rubino, President of ANFOSC and Metodo Nobile and Beppe…

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Dining with a Spectacular Lake View at Croma_Lago in Ronciglione

The picturesque view of the shimmering Lake Vico surrounded by the Cimini Mountains captivates you upon entry to the glass enclosed Croma_Lago Restaurant. The splendidness of the landscape with its play of colors is the quintessence of calm and beauty, best enjoyed with a cuisine that identifies the environs laid out in front of you.…

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Following The Romans at Favilla Pizzeria in Rome, Italy

Undeniably, pizza is one of the most loved food in Italy. Whether you are a local or just visiting the country, those smoky round pizzas topped with the essential classic toppings or the more venturesome combinations. Rome is dotted with pizzerias but finding a good one with good digestibility and uses quality ingredients doesn’t come…

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Idylio in Rome, Italy: The New Gastronomic Journey of Francesco Apreda

When Francesco Apreda broke the news about leaving Imago, his home for more than a decade and a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant on the top floor of the iconic five-star Hotel Hassler in Rome, it caused quite a stir in the Italian culinary world. After  mounted anticipation on his next step, he announced his new project…

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Restaurant Sissi: A Destination of Every Gourmand in South Tyrol

After almost three decades since the opening of Restaurant Sissi, Chef Andrea Fenoglio has gone a long way from his small six-table space at Plankenstein Street in Merano into a bigger one with a Michelin star and three hats with Gault Millau at his current address at Galilei Street. Chef Fenoglio is one of the…

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Sensorial Gourmet Experience at Hotel Tiber in Fiumicino, Italy

Eating is defined as taking in food through the mouth: ingesting, chewing and swallowing in turn. It’s a part of our daily living that we all go through routinely. But what if we slow down, look at it in a qualitatively profound way and employ all our senses in approaching it? The five senses will…

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