Farinella: Exceptional Pasta and Pizza at the Airport in Rome

Airports | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

April 13, 2019

Airports

Farinella: Exceptional Pasta and Pizza at the Airport in Rome

At Fiumicino airport, upon the first floor, an Italian restaurant serves a wide selection of local specialties. You don’t expect to have a real restaurant at the airport especially with…

April 13, 2019 | Italian | Rome

Top 10 Gelato in Roma: My Personal Choice

Desserts & Sweets | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

January 01, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Top 10 Gelato in Roma: My Personal Choice

After indulging in Milan's favorite gelatarias, I planned a trip to Rome to see how the capital of this most famous culinary country compares. The world talks about ice cream but Italy calls it…

January 01, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Rome

My Favorite Pasta in Rome: Top 5 List

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

January 01, 2019

Italian

My Favorite Pasta in Rome: Top 5 List

Pasta is one of Italy’s few culinary constants, but it’s also endlessly diverse, with hundreds of shapes and styles that vary by region. Depending on geography, pasta can be short or…

January 01, 2019 | Popular | Rome

Mato Street Food Roma

Pizza | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

November 04, 2018

Pizza

Mato Street Food Roma

An ethical gastronomic philosophy, which uses artisanal tools and typical ingredients respecting the history of one of the richest and most creative Italian gastronomic traditions. For a rich snack,…

November 04, 2018 | Restaurants | Rome

Hotel Westin Excelsior Roma: My Stay, Breakfast and Dinner

Hotels | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

October 26, 2018

Hotels

Hotel Westin Excelsior Roma: My Stay, Breakfast and Dinner

Seeing the hotel lobby photos online, I couldn’t but book my stay at The Westin. Being a fan of the brand and already experiencing it in Milan, Dublin, Cairo, and Florence, Rome was next on the…

October 26, 2018 | Reviews | Rome

Alitalia’s Casa Italia Lounge at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Airports | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

October 26, 2018

Airports

Alitalia’s Casa Italia Lounge at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Because a trip begins before the journey, start at the airport; The Casa Alitalia lounge offers an elegant yet comfortable and familiar design. The attention to details and the typical warm…

October 26, 2018 | Reviews | Rome

First Starbucks in Italy and the Most Beautiful to Date

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Italy

September 30, 2018

News

First Starbucks in Italy and the Most Beautiful to Date

Starbucks celebrates the opening of its first store in Italy and the most beautiful Starbucks in the world: the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan. The highly anticipated Milan Roastery is the crown…

September 30, 2018 | Milan

Plastificio Di Martino; Antica Pasta Di Gragnano at Fico Food World, Italy

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

March 20, 2018

Italian

Plastificio Di Martino; Antica Pasta Di Gragnano at Fico Food World, Italy

An open kitchen, chefs preparing gigantic marmites of Pasta, a place loaded with people and brightly lit in white, the restaurant grabbed my attention as I walked the alleys of Fico. I’ve…

March 20, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Osteria Dei Borghi at Fico Food Park, Italy

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

March 20, 2018

Italian

Osteria Dei Borghi at Fico Food Park, Italy

Located inside Fico, the world’s first food experience created by Eataly, Osteria serves Pasta and local cuisines of Italy. Among many restaurants, I was craving pasta, and the menu board…

March 20, 2018 | Restaurants | Italy

Discover 500 Photos of FICO, The World’s Biggest Food Hall; 100,000 Square Meters of Italian Experiences

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Europe

March 02, 2018

News

Discover 500 Photos of FICO, The World’s Biggest Food Hall; 100,000 Square Meters of Italian Experiences

I was so excited to be one of the first to experience FICO, Eataly’s Biggest food experience and the world’s first food-themed park spread on more than 100,000 square meters. FICO opened…

March 02, 2018 | Popular | Italy

Spaccio d’elle Carceri; Have a Drink and Positive Ambiance in Modena

Restaurants | Italy Europe

Europe

February 02, 2018

Restaurants

Spaccio d’elle Carceri; Have a Drink and Positive Ambiance in Modena

Located on a very calm street in the old town of Modena, Spaccio dell Carceri was recommended to me by the hotel receptionist and she was right! Much more than a pub, a restaurant and Music club…

February 02, 2018 | Reviews | Italy

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Italian

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Nestled in the old town of Modena, few meters from the main piazza, the restaurant can be accessed from a peaceful street. One small door opens to an ample space under old arcades of red bricks. The…

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

La Bottega Della Gina: Homemade Food the Traditional Way in Verona

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Italian

La Bottega Della Gina: Homemade Food the Traditional Way in Verona

You won’t imagine enjoying something as great in a place as small! You feel at home, a tiny little shop that serves Pasta, only fresh Pasta. The owner doesn’t speak English, but listens…

February 01, 2018 | Restaurants | Italy

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Italian

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Traditional and authentic, Da Nello rated 4,3/5 on google maps is considered to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Bologna. When you see a hundred photos of the owner and his guests on all the…

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Hotel Corona D’Oro: Bologna, Italy

Hotels | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Hotels

Hotel Corona D’Oro: Bologna, Italy

Four stars standard in the heart of old Bologna, I spent the night at this authentic hotel build in 1890. Leave your luggage at the reception, and the doorman 'll accompany you to the hotel’s…

February 01, 2018 | Reviews | Italy

Palazzo Victoria: An Amazing Stay in Verona

Breakfast & Coffee | Italy Europe

Europe

January 31, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Palazzo Victoria: An Amazing Stay in Verona

After several detours, long minutes driving around the tight roads of Verona, I reached a door, one old door where the hotel is located. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, an old hotel, a…

January 31, 2018 | Hotels | Italy

Hotel Cervetta 5 Modena: Bizarre and Not Relaxing

Hotels | Italy Europe

Europe

January 31, 2018

Hotels

Hotel Cervetta 5 Modena: Bizarre and Not Relaxing

Why would someone use a dark decor with dimmed yellow lights for a hotel; a dark and small lobby looking like a church, closed windows, all lights put off; unfortunately this place feels like a…

January 31, 2018 | Travel | Italy

Pompi: Rome's Famous Tiramisu

Desserts & Sweets | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 19, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Pompi: Rome's Famous Tiramisu

When one thinks of Italian desserts, the image of a rich fluffy tiramisu sprinkled with cocoa powder often comes to mind. While not a typically Roman dessert (its origins are more northern), the…

August 19, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Rome

The Tribune Hotel: Complementary Internet, Drinks and Breakfast

Hotels | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 19, 2017

Hotels

The Tribune Hotel: Complementary Internet, Drinks and Breakfast

Let's call it the hotel of free offerings, an intelligent approach making its ratings rise on the net. When you get a 4.7 on google with a deluxe room as small, a bathroom without a door, a slippery…

August 19, 2017 | Reviews | Rome

Ladurée Roma: Coffee and a Quick Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 18, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Ladurée Roma: Coffee and a Quick Breakfast

Like any Ladurée I've been to around the world, Ladurée Rome is at a premium location. Found in the old city with its recognisable pink and light blue colour scheme, macaron display,…

August 18, 2017 | French | Rome

Babette: A Romantic Breakfast in Roma

Breakfast & Coffee | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 18, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Babette: A Romantic Breakfast in Roma

The door opened to an old restaurant with a fresh and eye-catching interior. Perfectly set tables, books, paintings... I was not sure the restaurant was even open until two ladies, wearing black,…

August 18, 2017 | Recommended | Rome

Bottega Italia Monteforte: I Enjoyed My Pasta

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 18, 2017

Italian

Bottega Italia Monteforte: I Enjoyed My Pasta

With a few tables on the terrace, this restaurant caught my attention despite its touristy look and feel. I changed my mind as I walked inside: two huge dining rooms carefully decorated in an Italian…

August 18, 2017 | Restaurants | Rome

Ginger: A Healthy and Happy Place in Rome but Average Food

Breakfast & Coffee | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 17, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Ginger: A Healthy and Happy Place in Rome but Average Food

It feels good from the minute you walk in; an enclosed garden with a high ceiling, an air conditioned space, open kitchens throughout, a trip to the Italian countryside where all kinds of fresh…

August 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Rome

La Piccola di Casa Bleve: A Favorite in Roma (Restaurant Closed)

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 17, 2017

Italian

La Piccola di Casa Bleve: A Favorite in Roma (Restaurant Closed)

Google led me to this beautiful restaurant, a casual yet upscale place where music plays smoothly in the background, where the decor is simple and soothing, where the staff are relaxed yet attentive.…

August 17, 2017 | Recommended | Rome

Hard Rock Cafe Roma: A Famous Spot in the City

American | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 16, 2017

American

Hard Rock Cafe Roma: A Famous Spot in the City

I have a ritual of visiting the Hard Rock Cafe wherever I travel so I know to expect them to be busy. But the one in Roma is so famous that there's a 20 minute wait to be seated. It's 4 in the…

August 16, 2017 | Burgers | Rome

Shopping in Rome: Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Reviews | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 15, 2017

Reviews

Shopping in Rome: Castel Romano Designer Outlet

After discovering La Vallee Village in Paris... My favorite shopping address in Rome is called "Castel Romano Designer Outlet". It's where you can find your favourite designer brands from 30% to 70%…

August 15, 2017 | Shopping Mall | Rome

Eataly Roma: The World's Biggest Italian Food Haven

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 14, 2017

Italian

Eataly Roma: The World's Biggest Italian Food Haven

Take a drive for just over 20 minutes from the center of Rome to reach a dream place every foodie would love to explore. After visiting and eating at several Eatalys around the world, I got the…

August 14, 2017 | Pizza | Rome

Baccano: Good Food by The Trevi Fountain

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 02, 2017

Italian

Baccano: Good Food by The Trevi Fountain

Baccano from the Latin “Baccanum” is a fitting name due to the “clamor” of the crossroads outside, just as inside serves as the crossroad of taste in the center of Rome. I…

August 02, 2017 | Restaurants | Rome

Fiore: Cucina Flexiteriana, a Chaotic Restaurant

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

July 29, 2017

Italian

Fiore: Cucina Flexiteriana, a Chaotic Restaurant

An unusual name but beautiful decor, a high rating and a dozen chefs working in the kitchen made me want to walk in and try Fiore. Fiore is a restaurant based on vegetarian dishes, healthy and gluten…

July 29, 2017 | Restaurants | Rome

Ara Pacis - La Capricciosa Rome: Loved the Pizza, Enjoyed the Pasta

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

July 29, 2017

Italian

Ara Pacis - La Capricciosa Rome: Loved the Pizza, Enjoyed the Pasta

Delicious...the food is delicious! A restaurant on a sidewalk filled with tourists serves delicious pizza - which I fell in love with - as well as a selection of pasta specialities. It's about the…

July 29, 2017 | Restaurants | Rome

Magnum Ice Cream: A Pleasure Destination in Rome

Ice Cream & Gelato | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

July 29, 2017

Ice Cream & Gelato

Magnum Ice Cream: A Pleasure Destination in Rome

The Magnum Pleasure Store is part of the brand’s ‘Release the Beast: Dare to Go Double’ campaign. The store is free to enter, with Magnums starting from £5.50 –…

July 29, 2017 | News | Rome

Casa Alitalia Business Lounge Terminal G, Rome Italy

Airports | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

September 18, 2016

Airports

Casa Alitalia Business Lounge Terminal G, Rome Italy

Traveling through Rome this morning, I surely wasn't expecting to visit a space as clean and beautiful as this one. Alitalia's new lounge left me speechless... Check what it was and what it has…

September 18, 2016 | Travel | Rome

The Emporio Armani Caffe Milano: Food Orgasm!

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 27, 2016

Italian

The Emporio Armani Caffe Milano: Food Orgasm!

Been here, done that, loved it, and now back to enjoy the experience again. I remember eating an amazing risotto Milanese, superbly done spaghetti and a Caesar salad I never had before. That's the…

February 27, 2016 | Recommended | Milan

Rossopomodoro: Italy's Local Flavors at Eataly Milan

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 27, 2016

Italian

Rossopomodoro: Italy's Local Flavors at Eataly Milan

You can't but fall in love with Eataly so we decided to visit their other location at Brian&Barry. The food at the first was delicious so here we were again, an Italian restaurant, a fresh space…

February 27, 2016 | Pizza | Milan

Eataly Milano: My Kind of Heaven!

News | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 27, 2016

News

Eataly Milano: My Kind of Heaven!

Food, and food and again more food. It's called Eataly and it has become the favorite address of any foodie visiting Milan, New York and many other cities around the world. Books, kitchen…

February 27, 2016 | Recommended | Milan

Panzerotti Luini: Signature Milanese Street Food

Tasty Discoveries | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 26, 2016

Tasty Discoveries

Panzerotti Luini: Signature Milanese Street Food

A signature in Milan, the Panzerotti is this special bread which one should try when visiting the city. It looks like a sambousik or a pizza calzone but in fact tastes more like a…

February 26, 2016 | Milan

5 Recommendations: A Gelato Journey in Milano

Ice Cream & Gelato | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 25, 2016

Ice Cream & Gelato

5 Recommendations: A Gelato Journey in Milano

While in Italy, gelatos are a must... I enjoyed five tasty gelatos at the most famous Gelaterias in Milan: Grom, Venchi, Lait, Cioccolat Italiani and Shokolate, they were different. There would have…

February 25, 2016 | Popular | Milan

Visit Milano: What to Eat, My Top 10 Favorite Spots

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 17, 2016

Italian

Visit Milano: What to Eat, My Top 10 Favorite Spots

Et voila, here's my second time in Milan, only this time the trip was based around food and culinary discoveries. 6 days, 5 nights, 15 restaurants tried, 6 gelato places enjoyed, 50 dishes tried, 25…

February 17, 2016 | Popular | Milan

202 Hamburger & Delicious: Milan's Burger Stop Could be Better

American | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 17, 2016

American

202 Hamburger & Delicious: Milan's Burger Stop Could be Better

Surf the net for a good burger in Milan and this is what you'll find. The burger place is called 202 and it's located next to a restaurant called Carolina, which is owned by the same people. You can…

February 17, 2016 | Burgers | Milan

The Príncipe di Savoia, Dorchester Hotel Milano

Hotels | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 17, 2016

Hotels

The Príncipe di Savoia, Dorchester Hotel Milano

It's luxury at its finest, a place where they get the details right, a fine hotel located on Piazza della Republica, a five star where every detail is taken into account to make your stay memorable.…

February 17, 2016 | Recommended | Milan

Malpenza Terminal 1, Gates B: The Business Lounge Sala Montale

Airports | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 17, 2016

Airports

Malpenza Terminal 1, Gates B: The Business Lounge Sala Montale

The last time I traveled through this airport I went to the A gate side and passed by a lounge called Monteverdi, which back then I thought was kind of unacceptable. Back to Beirut this morning,…

February 17, 2016 | Travel | Milan

A Luxurious Breakfast at The Principe de Savoia

Breakfast & Coffee | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 17, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

A Luxurious Breakfast at The Principe de Savoia

You walk into a space decorated with such finesse and luxury, a shining space with lots of mirrors and reflections, a yellow ambiance and red neon lights, an open kitchen and the buffet set on a…

February 17, 2016 | International Cuisine | Milan

Pizzeria di Porta Garibaldi: Milan's Phenomenal Pizza - The Best

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 17, 2016

Italian

Pizzeria di Porta Garibaldi: Milan's Phenomenal Pizza - The Best

A twenty-minute wait, a fully booked restaurant but it seems it's worth it. While standing in line for a slice of good pizza, enjoy how the baker prepares those large metallic pans and baking one…

February 17, 2016 | Pizza | Milan

Spontini Milano 1953: The Pizza Street Food Experience

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 15, 2016

Italian

Spontini Milano 1953: The Pizza Street Food Experience

It's a pizza place that's fully loaded with people eating around high tables, no chairs and a line that offers great food at the end. A street food space with a certain class, beautifully decorated…

February 15, 2016 | Pizza | Milan

Paper Moon: A Recommended Trattoria in Milan

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2016

Italian

Paper Moon: A Recommended Trattoria in Milan

A cozy restaurant where homey food is cooked, a chef looking at his customers from behind the glass window as the owners walk around the tables to welcome guests and even clean tables when needed.…

February 14, 2016 | Recommended | Milan

Marchesi 1824: Prada's Luxurious Cafe

Breakfast & Coffee | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Marchesi 1824: Prada's Luxurious Cafe

Luxury at its finest is in the heart of Milan in a cafe called Marchesi. Inspired by the Prada colors and owned by the Prada group, this space was created to amaze. Push the door open and enter a…

February 14, 2016 | Recommended | Milan

Maruzzella: Pasta with Homey Flavors

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2016

Italian

Maruzzella: Pasta with Homey Flavors

Found via the net, Maruzzella is one of the most famous pizzerias in town.  Pizza oven at the entrance, a man in black with a big belly in an authentic space serving real Italian cuisine,…

February 14, 2016 | Recommended | Milan

Trita Burger: Famous for What Exactly?

Burgers | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 13, 2016

Burgers

Trita Burger: Famous for What Exactly?

Trita is another burger place. After visiting 202 and leaving unimpressed we continued to Trita. Trita is different, simpler, there's no music, it's white and cold. White floor, a white ceiling, red…

February 13, 2016 | Restaurants | Milan

California Bakery Milano: Good Food, A Beautiful Place but a Lack of Attention

American | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 11, 2016

American

California Bakery Milano: Good Food, A Beautiful Place but a Lack of Attention

It's a place with an American name, it's proudly the supplier of the American pavilion at Milan Expo and also has a menu in Italian. What a good first impression, especially because I came here…

February 11, 2016 | Burgers | Milan

Panino Giusto: Michelin Starred Paninis

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 10, 2016

Italian

Panino Giusto: Michelin Starred Paninis

I was told that Panino Giusto has some good food cooking in the kitchen. Not knowing what to expect we went for dinner tonight. Minimalistic decor, white walls, old wooden tables and chairs in…

February 10, 2016 | Michelin | Milan

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