La Perla: Italian Specialities, Tasty Focaccia and Delicious Ravioli in Paris

Italian Food | Paris France Europe

France

November 28, 2019

Italian Food

La Perla: Italian Specialities, Tasty Focaccia and Delicious Ravioli in Paris

I was contacted by Charbel Sawma, owner of La Perla, a proud Lebanese who has opened his first restaurant in Paris in 1997. A Lebanese catering concept, a street food eatery, and the Italian Cafe;…

November 28, 2019 | Restaurants | Paris

Roberto: Iconic Italian Restaurant in Geneva. Not Worth it. I Expected Better...

Italian Food | Switzerland Europe

Europe

November 27, 2019

Italian Food

Roberto: Iconic Italian Restaurant in Geneva. Not Worth it. I Expected Better...

Craving traditional and authentic Italian cuisine -they say- Roberto is the address. Open in 1945 and renovated as of 1975 in this present location, Roberto has toured around Italy in search of…

November 27, 2019 | Restaurants | Switzerland

Piero TT; The Italian Eatary by Chef Pierre Gagnaire is a Must Try

Italian Food | Paris France Europe

France

November 24, 2019

Italian Food

Piero TT; The Italian Eatary by Chef Pierre Gagnaire is a Must Try

The Italian eatery by Pierre Gagnaire is not one of his starred establishments but a casual Italian bistro on Rue du Bac. A double-sided menu, simple offerings of which seven starters, four raw…

November 24, 2019 | Recommended | Paris

Il Lago: Michelin Star Italian Restaurant in Geneva; A Memorable Experience

Guide Michelin | Switzerland Europe

Europe

November 22, 2019

Guide Michelin

Il Lago: Michelin Star Italian Restaurant in Geneva; A Memorable Experience

It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of Italian cuisine and since I loved the restaurant vibes at breakfast, we planned a goodbye dinner at Il Lago, The Four Season’s Michelin Starred…

November 22, 2019 | Italian Food | Switzerland

Al Pesto Mansourieh: International Fast Food in a Wannabe Italian Restaurant

Italian Food | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

October 18, 2019

Italian Food

Al Pesto Mansourieh: International Fast Food in a Wannabe Italian Restaurant

Driving on Mansourieh highway all the way up to Beit Merry, it came to my attention that almost all restaurants are fast food places. Start by Abou Arab, Sandwich w Noss, Burger King, and Mc.…

October 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Punto Alto: “Impressed” by the Food and the Portions Size! It’s Even Non-Smoking

American | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

October 18, 2019

American

Punto Alto: “Impressed” by the Food and the Portions Size! It’s Even Non-Smoking

Located on the hills of Ras Maska, Punto Akto has been serving unique food since 1990. From an authentic Italian restaurant to an American-style Italian eatery, Punto Alto is one of Tripoli’s…

October 18, 2019 | Italian Food | Tripoli

FICO Eataly World: THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK

Popular | Italy Europe

Europe

June 15, 2019

Popular

FICO Eataly World: THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD PARK. COVERING AN AREA OF 100,000 SQM IN BOLOGNA, FICO EMBODIES THE WONDERS OF ITALIAN BIODIVERSITY. FICO was born out of a passion for the heritage of Italian…

June 15, 2019 | Recommended | Italy

Paper Moon Milano: Back After Two Years and Still Loving it; A Coup de Coeur

Italian Food | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

June 11, 2019

Italian Food

Paper Moon Milano: Back After Two Years and Still Loving it; A Coup de Coeur

Two years ago, I discovered a restaurant; an Italian restaurant in the heart of Milano. A unique restaurant serving exceptional food made with love and dedication. A restaurant filled with guests,…

June 11, 2019 | Recommended | Milan

Ristorante Giallo Modena at Enzo Ferrari Museum

Italian Food | Italy Europe

Europe

June 10, 2019

Italian Food

Ristorante Giallo Modena at Enzo Ferrari Museum

Located inside Enzo Ferrari’s museum in Modena, the restaurant looks more like a lunch cafeteria. Some tables set under the atrium, decorated tables and a menu up to the standard of a casual…

June 10, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

Italian Food | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Italian Food

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

After decades of success, “Cafe Mondo” leaves its legacy to “Rossini Osteria and Caffe.” Upscale and renovated to cope with the century’s new decor trends, you will dine…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

Italian Food | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Italian Food

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

With a 4.3/5 on google maps and a nice photo showing an open kitchen, there’s smoothing that brought me to Margo’s. An Italian restaurant in Valletta operating under an old stone arcade,…

April 13, 2019 | Pizza | Malta

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 Food | Rome

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Italian Food | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 02, 2019

Italian Food

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Unfortunately for you dear Italian cuisine lovers, Marinella only opens for lunch. You'll have to find a way to escape work or simply come on the weekend... Five years have passed, and still,…

March 02, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Trattoria Fiat Copenhagen: Beautiful Decor, Nothing Else

Italian Food | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

Italian Food

Trattoria Fiat Copenhagen: Beautiful Decor, Nothing Else

It’s the name that catches your attention; you say to yourself, a trattoria like any other Italian restaurant until you walk in! A big restaurant, candles decorating all tables, two stories of…

February 24, 2019 | Restaurants | Copenhagen

Visconti Madeleine: Casual Homey Italian Pasta in Paris

Italian Food | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

Italian Food

Visconti Madeleine: Casual Homey Italian Pasta in Paris

An Italian trattoria just behind the Madeleine was my choice for a quick Italian dinner in Paris. An Italian waiter welcomes you, not too smiley though! Dimmed lights and a cozy ambiance, in a…

February 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Paris

Tavolina Naccache: Delicious Spaghetti and Risotto, Unprofessional Service!

Italian Food | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 23, 2019

Italian Food

Tavolina Naccache: Delicious Spaghetti and Risotto, Unprofessional Service!

The famous Italian restaurant of Mar Mikhael has landed in Metn with a big location at Zero4. Special pizzas and Italian specialties served in a casual ambiance the Italian trattoria…

January 23, 2019 | Pizza | Antelias

Via Roma Italian Eatery, Naccache: The Special Pizza!

Italian Food | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 20, 2019

Italian Food

Via Roma Italian Eatery, Naccache: The Special Pizza!

An oval shaped pizza prepared with such attention you will feel in every bite. A thin crust, crunchy on the bottom and fluffy at the same time. A thick border that crunches before melting under the…

January 20, 2019 | Pizza | Antelias

Margherita Sin el Fil: Pizza, Nothing Else

Italian Food | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 20, 2019

Italian Food

Margherita Sin el Fil: Pizza, Nothing Else

I never thought that the Margherita of Sin el Fil would be so crowded; loaded with customers, I arrived at Margherita for lunch. The concept has lately been bought by a new group from Giovanni Di…

January 20, 2019 | Pizza | Metn

A Yummy Plate of Italian Pasta in Lebanon: 13 Favorite Addresses!

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 08, 2019

Popular

A Yummy Plate of Italian Pasta in Lebanon: 13 Favorite Addresses!

Pasta is one of the world's most favorite foods! Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes. It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's versatile.  It can be…

January 08, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

2018 Top 10: My Favorite Italian Restaurants in New York

Italian Food | New York USA Americas

USA

January 01, 2019

Italian Food

2018 Top 10: My Favorite Italian Restaurants in New York

I can't get enough of New York. I have been there ten times already, and each 10-day trip was a full food experience one… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers and desserts…

January 01, 2019 | Popular | New York

Sapori e Vini: It’s About Positive Vibes and Delicious Food in Jbeil

Italian Food | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 26, 2018

Italian Food

Sapori e Vini: It’s About Positive Vibes and Delicious Food in Jbeil

When I walked in, I couldn’t but say “WOW”! The architect deserves an award and the decorator as well. It’s probably one of the few restaurants in Lebanon where you feel…

December 26, 2018 | Pizza | Jbeil

Nolita: One of Paris’ Best Italian Restaurants. The Spaghetti Chitarra is Awesome

Italian Food | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Italian Food

Nolita: One of Paris’ Best Italian Restaurants. The Spaghetti Chitarra is Awesome

My first visit was memorable, my second visit was outstanding and now, visiting Nolita for the third time in less than two months, I came back to enjoy one of Paris’ best spaghetti and…

December 24, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Maialino: A Salty Dinner in New York

Italian Food | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

Italian Food

Maialino: A Salty Dinner in New York

Second time for dinner at this superb restaurant where I remember having the tastiest pancakes of New York and some unique pasta. Arriving at 10 pm, we were welcomed at the bar, served dinner and…

June 12, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

Matto: The Spaghetti Carbonara and Bottarga Linguini

Italian Food | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Italian Food

Matto: The Spaghetti Carbonara and Bottarga Linguini

I was back to enjoy the Matto vibes, professional service, and tasty food. I was happy to be served by Roland, a professional waiter working hard to satisfy all customers. My kids enjoyed the…

June 03, 2018 | Recommended | Antelias

The Emporio Armani Cafe and Restaurant Paris: It Puts me in a Good Mood!

Italian Food | Paris France Europe

France

November 15, 2017

Italian Food

The Emporio Armani Cafe and Restaurant Paris: It Puts me in a Good Mood!

It is a tradition of mine to visit the Armani cafe whenever I travel. From Istanbul to Dubai, Paris, and Milan, coming here is usually a guarantee of delectable food and excellent service. I've been…

November 15, 2017 | Recommended | Paris

World Week of Italian Cuisine 2017 is Happening in Beirut

News

November 11, 2017

News

World Week of Italian Cuisine 2017 is Happening in Beirut

The World Week of the Italian Cuisine is the worldwide event under the patronage of the Italian Embassy, organized by the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian…

November 11, 2017

Sapori E Vini: An Enjoyable Italian Journey Starts in Jbeil

Italian Food | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 07, 2017

Italian Food

Sapori E Vini: An Enjoyable Italian Journey Starts in Jbeil

Nestled inside a stand-alone house in Jbeil, Sapori e Vini is Lebanon's latest Italian restaurant. Welcoming guests in a very pleasant and fresh atmosphere which takes you on a journey to Italy…

September 07, 2017 | Pizza | Jbeil

Baita on the Roof: Eataly's Pop-Up Terrace Restaurant

Italian Food | New York USA Americas

USA

April 14, 2017

Italian Food

Baita on the Roof: Eataly's Pop-Up Terrace Restaurant

Baita is Eataly's Italian Alps pop-up restaurant on the 14th floor. Enclosed by a retractable roof and dotted with heaters, the cozy year-round space offers a view of the city skyline with…

April 14, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

The Armani Ristorante of New York Isn't What I Expected

Italian Food | New York USA Americas

USA

April 13, 2017

Italian Food

The Armani Ristorante of New York Isn't What I Expected

After enjoying the several Armani Ristorante and Caffee in Milano, Dubai, Istanbul and Paris, it was time to experience the one in New York. The Armani Restaurant located on 5th and 56th facing the…

April 13, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Paper Moon: A Recommended Trattoria in Milan

Italian Food | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2016

Italian Food

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

Grano: Positive Vibes... Delectable Italian Cuisine

Italian Food | Romania Europe

Europe

February 02, 2016

Italian Food

Grano: Positive Vibes... Delectable Italian Cuisine

I felt good the minute I walked into Grano. An Italian restaurant with an delicatessen shop, a cheese fridge, cakes and prepared lasagna with a selection of Italian specialties canned or bottled.…

February 02, 2016 | Recommended | Romania

Tarallucci e Vino: A Tasteless Dinner in New York

Italian Food | New York USA Americas

USA

December 01, 2015

Italian Food

Tarallucci e Vino: A Tasteless Dinner in New York

It was a Friday night, all the good restaurants were fully booked, the waiting lines were long but one place seemed nice and was close to empty... Why not try it, you say to yourself, until…

December 01, 2015 | Restaurants | New York

Mario e Mario: Finally! The Chef and Menu Have Changed

Italian Food | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 30, 2015

Italian Food

Mario e Mario: Finally! The Chef and Menu Have Changed

The last few days of of my summer were crowned with dinners at Mario e Mario up on the terrace. Enchanted by fine Italian music, lit by the street's yellow lantern and the many hanging bucket lights…

November 30, 2015 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Luigi's Dear Sea: Not My First But Definitely My Last

Italian Food | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

March 27, 2014

Italian Food

Luigi's Dear Sea: Not My First But Definitely My Last

During a four-day conference in Jordan I stayed at the Movenpick Dead Sea. Four full days where you find yourself eating the same food at the same restaurant over and over again. Passing by Luigi's…

March 27, 2014 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

Olio Gemmayze: Pizza, Gnocchi, Risotto, Focaccia... All Tasty

Italian Food | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 15, 2013

Italian Food

Olio Gemmayze: Pizza, Gnocchi, Risotto, Focaccia... All Tasty

Olio is one of the first places to open on popular Gemmayze street in 2005 which then expanded nationally in just a few years with a menu that's rich with Italian specialties. Olio became a favorite…

March 15, 2013 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

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