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Cooking class with Chef Andrea Consoli – Rome, Italy

September 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments

D wanted to line us up for a couple of cooking classes and both worked out ridiculously well. This cooking class was the less expensive of the two, and was an absolute steal. Really, chef Andrea could be charging twice as much and it would still be worth every penny. This is a cooking class […]

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Tags: Cooking class · Italian · Italy · Rome · Western Food

Da Tonino al Governo Vecchio – Rome, Italy

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

There are so many little restaurants in rome, that it’s almost impossible to know which ones are good, and which ones are bad. To my North American eyes, many have similar decor, similar menus – there is no way that just by looking that I can tell what makes a good restaurant. Even the best […]

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Tags: Italian · Italy · Rome · Western Food

Best Gelato in Rome – Rome, Italy

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

What is the best gelato in Rome? Well, if you check a lot of the message boards/forums, apparently San Crispino is the best gelato in Rome although actually I think it depends on what kind of gelato you like and where you are staying. We tried several – Blue Ice (a very average chain with […]

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Dar Poeta – Rome, Italy

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments

At night, in Trastevere, you could never be faulted for just choosing any restaurant and going inside – the choice of places to eat is somewhat overwhelming. But with a little research, you can find places like Dar Poeta, where the ambiance is good, the service is friendly and fast, and the food is great. […]

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Tags: Italian · Italy · pizza · Rome

Antico Forno Roscioli – Rome, Italy

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Look – it’s easy to find good pizza in Rome. But this was exceptionally good pizza. Roscioli is both a bakery and a very high-end food store/restaurant located near Campo de’ Fiori. The Forno (bakery) was started by the parents a long time ago and the food store/restaurant by the sons more recently.

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Italian · Italy · pizza · Rome

Bottiglieria da Gino – Rome, Italy

September 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I still don’t know how D continually manages to find such superb places to eat. She somehow tracked down ‘da Gino’ – and it was truly a memorable meal – one of those places that if you came here at the very start of your trip, you’d come here again before you left. She made […]

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Tags: Favorites · Italian · Italy · Rome

Ditirambo – Rome, Italy

September 21st, 2010 · No Comments

First night in Rome – too lazy/tired to make a reservation. We pull out the lonely planet and look for a place that’s a) open on a Sunday night and b) near Cambo de’ Fiori, close to where we’re staying. Ditirambo fits the bill – we cross our fingers and hope that it will be […]

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Gelateria "Blue Ice" – Rome, Italy

September 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Post-dinner at Ditirambo, strolling around Campo de’ Fiori – nothing makes dessert better when in Italy than a couple of scoops of gelato. We’re tired, we haven’t done any research, and we basically go to the first place we find, about 50 feet away from Ditirambo. Notwithstanding the english name, the gelato is actually pretty […]

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Tags: dessert · gelato · Italian · Rome

ParmaGolosa Food Tour – In and Around Parma, Italy

November 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is a tour worth taking if you are at all interested in food, how it is made and why it is so expensive. When you see the amount of work that goes into these products you marvel at how anyone can make any money making food products. We met our wonderful guide Laura at […]

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Tags: Favorites · Food Tour · Italian

Gelateria San Stae – Venice, Italy

November 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Recommended by the Lonely Planet Italy guidebook, we found this place after dinner at Ristorante Alla Madonna. While the LP said it closed at 8pm, we found it open at about 9:30pm on this warm August night – lucky for us. A small, unassuming place in this crazy city – we found it almost by […]

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Tags: gelato · Italian · Venice