Oscar’s Brasserie Moderne; Dinner at The Steigenberger Hotel in Frankfurt

International Cuisine | Germany Europe

Europe

October 27, 2019

International Cuisine

Oscar’s Brasserie Moderne; Dinner at The Steigenberger Hotel in Frankfurt

Arriving late in Frankfurt after a four hours trip from Munich and a long day in Stuttgart, having dinner at the hotel before going to sleep early was an obvious thing to do. Located next to the…

October 27, 2019 | Restaurants | Germany

Bocca Di Bacco: A Guaranteed Pleasant Italian Dining Experience in Berlin

Italian | Germany Europe

Europe

September 22, 2019

Italian

Bocca Di Bacco: A Guaranteed Pleasant Italian Dining Experience in Berlin

Four years passed and I still remember it as if it was today; one of Berlin’s finest Italian restaurants was fully booked on a Saturday evening. A garlic clove printed on a large canvas, pasta…

September 22, 2019 | Recommended | Germany

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Italian

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

After enjoying Paper Moon twice in Milano, I couldn’t but try it in Istanbul. One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times makes my heart skip a beat. Pasta, pizza and Italian dishes,…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Esmer Chef: Fresh Street Food Pasta in Istanbul

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Italian

Esmer Chef: Fresh Street Food Pasta in Istanbul

Some of the blog’s readers recommended “Esmer Chef.” Pizza, pasta, salads, international cuisine and everything in between, the casual fast food has several branches of which one on…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

French | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

French

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Amazing, exceptionally amazing like all the “La Petite Maison” restaurants I’ve been to around the world. After indulging in the finest food in Nice, Dubai, and Beirut, here comes…

September 04, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Italian

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Pasta Making is More Fun with Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer

Food Gadgets

July 31, 2019

Food Gadgets

Pasta Making is More Fun with Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer

Straining the boiling water from your pasta into a colander is difficult, if not dangerous. The pot is heavy, the water scorching hot, and the colander unstable... Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain…

July 31, 2019

Ergon Athens: A Dream Place for Foodies. Beautiful Decor and Delicious Food

International Cuisine | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 26, 2019

International Cuisine

Ergon Athens: A Dream Place for Foodies. Beautiful Decor and Delicious Food

It’s marvelous! A dream place, a haven I dream of owning. A foodie gourmet hub I hope one day will open in Beirut. It’s so fresh, happy and vibrant... enter into a little paradise…

July 26, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Armani Ristorante Milano: Experience a Trendy and Fine Dining Dinner

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

July 06, 2019

Italian

Armani Ristorante Milano: Experience a Trendy and Fine Dining Dinner

I’m a fan! This is all that I can say. Not a fan of the clothing brand but a fan of their restaurants visiting every time I have the chance, especially in Paris and Milano. I’ve been to…

July 06, 2019 | Restaurants | Milan

Fuor D’Acqua Florence: I Came Back After Ten Years! A Memorable Experience

Italian | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 12, 2019

Italian

Fuor D’Acqua Florence: I Came Back After Ten Years! A Memorable Experience

I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long! Ten years since I last visited and still remember to date the superb food I had. Fuor D’Acqua, the restaurant under the stone arcades,…

June 12, 2019 | Recommended | Florence

Trattoria Do Forni: Pasta for the Soul, Non-Touristic in Venice

Italian | Venice Italy Europe

Italy

June 10, 2019

Italian

Trattoria Do Forni: Pasta for the Soul, Non-Touristic in Venice

Imagine that I visited more than nine years ago and still remember how great the food was. Located in the heart of Venice a few meters from the famous Piazza San Marco, Da Forni is one of the…

June 10, 2019 | Recommended | Venice

Ristorante Giallo Modena at Enzo Ferrari Museum

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

June 10, 2019

Italian

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

A Deserved One Star Michelin at Ristorante Oseleta, Villa Cordevigo

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

June 09, 2019

Italian

A Deserved One Star Michelin at Ristorante Oseleta, Villa Cordevigo

With a traffic jam that delayed our trip for more than thirty minutes, we arrived at the restaurant at 09:36 pm. Despite the delay, we were welcomed and treated professionally. Located at the villa,…

June 09, 2019 | Michelin | Italy

Ristorante Caruso: Lunch on the Lake in Sirmione! Delicious Pasta!

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

June 08, 2019

Italian

Ristorante Caruso: Lunch on the Lake in Sirmione! Delicious Pasta!

Located on the lake in one of Italy’s famous touristic villages, Caruso offers a wide selection of Italian specialties with a view. On the terrace under the sun or inside, both experiences are…

June 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

Cibo Pizzeria: Italian Quick Food for Tourists in Malta

Italian | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Italian

Cibo Pizzeria: Italian Quick Food for Tourists in Malta

Walking the streets of Valletta on Sunday night, a pizzeria grabbed my attention. Cibo looks American and trendy while promising an Italian experience. As a first impression: service is very…

April 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Malta

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

Italian | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Italian

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 | Rome

Lunch at Marinella Beirut: Try the Bottarga Spaghetti

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 02, 2019

Italian

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 | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

Italian

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 | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

Italian

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

Margherita Sin el Fil: Pizza, Nothing Else

Italian | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 20, 2019

Italian

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

Pepenero: Excellent Tagliatelle and Outstanding Carbonara in Prague

Italian | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 20, 2019

Italian

Pepenero: Excellent Tagliatelle and Outstanding Carbonara in Prague

I was waking in front of the restaurant, read on the menu that the carbonara doesn’t contain cream... I had to stop here for dinner! A restaurant oozing Italian vibes, a beautiful menu…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Prague

La Bottega Di Finestra: The Italian Marketplace of Prague

Italian | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 20, 2019

Italian

La Bottega Di Finestra: The Italian Marketplace of Prague

Welcome to the marketplace where vibes are enchanting, music is happy, the staff is positive and the food is excellent. Welcome to an Italian marketplace filled with joy and happiness, divided into…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Prague

Bistro Kaprova: Bookstore, Bistro, Great Food and Positive Vibes in Prague

International Cuisine | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 17, 2019

International Cuisine

Bistro Kaprova: Bookstore, Bistro, Great Food and Positive Vibes in Prague

I had enough of the Christmas market food, grilled pork, sausages, and sweet things... I needed to eat decent food! Walking in the “non-touristic” and not so crowded streets of Prague, a…

January 17, 2019 | Italian | Prague

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

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

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

Italian | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 26, 2018

Italian

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

14 Classic Pasta Sauces and How to Make Them

News

November 17, 2018

News

14 Classic Pasta Sauces and How to Make Them

In Italy, pasta sauce is a serious business. Regional specialties and recipes are passed from generation to generation. Embedded in each is the story of the families who’ve developed it…

November 17, 2018

Bistrot de Michel: French Simplicity in the Heart of Achrafieh

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 04, 2018

French

Bistrot de Michel: French Simplicity in the Heart of Achrafieh

How great it is to go back to the classics; Michel, a passionate restaurateur, has been operating his small bistro behind Rizk hospital in Achrafieh for several years now. Offering the same menu with…

November 04, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Nolita Paris: Spaghetti and Risotto Are Awesome

Italian | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Italian

Nolita Paris: Spaghetti and Risotto Are Awesome

I’ve been here in 2013 and still remember it as if it was yesterday! Nolita is the Italian restaurant up on the second floor of the Jeep and Fiat expo. An Italian experience felt from the…

October 13, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

BARILLA TO CROWN WORLD’S BEST YOUNG PASTA CHEF DURING PASTA WORLD

News

October 13, 2018

News

BARILLA TO CROWN WORLD’S BEST YOUNG PASTA CHEF DURING PASTA WORLD

BARILLA TO CROWN WORLD’S BEST YOUNG PASTA CHEF DURING PASTA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON OCTOBER 24-25 IN MILAN 18 young world-class chefs will compete for the title of Master of Pasta Get your…

October 13, 2018

Via Roma: Recommended Homey Italian Cuisine by Chef Massimiliano

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 23, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Via Roma: Recommended Homey Italian Cuisine by Chef Massimiliano

An Italian bakery and Italian restaurant has newly opened on the internal Naccach-Antelias road. A casual Italian eatery welcomes you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as of eight-thirty until eleven…

September 23, 2018 | Italian | Metn

Dinner at Aurora Inn: Jazz Music and an Inspirational View

French | New York USA Americas

USA

August 12, 2018

French

Dinner at Aurora Inn: Jazz Music and an Inspirational View

After enjoying a memorable brunch, I was ready to come back for dinner at Aurora. Enjoying soothing jazz music and a beautiful sunset by the lake, I sat on the terrace facing the lake. At Aurora, the…

August 12, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Casa Di Giorgio: Fresh Pasta You Must Try in Mykonos

Italian | Greece Europe

Europe

July 15, 2018

Italian

Casa Di Giorgio: Fresh Pasta You Must Try in Mykonos

Casa di Giorgio, a lovely restaurant in Mykonos Town, is located in Mitropoleos st, behind the catholic cathedral.Named for Captain Giorgio (Yorgos), the restaurant is a popular place on the island…

July 15, 2018 | Recommended | Greece

Craft: Incredible Food! A Lovely Dinner in New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

June 17, 2018

French

Craft: Incredible Food! A Lovely Dinner in New York

It’s big; it’s cozy, it’s beautifully decorated and professionally managed, Craft is one of New York’s renowned restaurants known for its good food and special ambiance. You…

June 17, 2018 | International Cuisine | New York

Bocca Italian Restaurant: An Epic Failure

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

Italian

Bocca Italian Restaurant: An Epic Failure

A bizarre lounge music, golden colored walls, fine dining style with casual notes, no air conditioning, a ceiling covered with wood... it felt bizarre from the minute we walked in. I was not sure if…

June 12, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

Il Vigneto: A Mouthwatering Lemon Sorbet in a jar

Italian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 05, 2018

Italian

Il Vigneto: A Mouthwatering Lemon Sorbet in a jar

On Antelias highway, facing Aishti, next to Diwan Beirut, Il Vigneto is a casual Italian restaurant welcoming you in a relaxed ambiance. Known to have eight choices of pasta, at Il Vigneto you…

June 05, 2018 | Restaurants | Antelias

Matto: The Spaghetti Carbonara and Bottarga Linguini

Italian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Italian

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

Verona: An Italian for Tourists in Amsterdam

Italian | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 13, 2018

Italian

Verona: An Italian for Tourists in Amsterdam

I had to choose one more meal, the last meal before I leave this city. I was craving spaghetti... it’s not new, I believe you should know by now that I crave Spaghetti all day, all year. I…

May 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Amsterdam

Incanto: A Fine Italian in Amsterdam

Italian | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 12, 2018

Italian

Incanto: A Fine Italian in Amsterdam

Facing the famous De L’Europe hotel, Incanto is an Italian restaurant that opens for lunch and dinner. Located on the first floor with a view of the canal and busy streets, the restaurant…

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Amsterdam

Spaghetti Incident; New York’s Italian Trattoria

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

March 21, 2018

Italian

Spaghetti Incident; New York’s Italian Trattoria

When a restaurant has a bizarre name, you can’t but put it on your list. Considered by Google as one of the best spaghetti addresses in New York, and craving an Italian experience, I planned my…

March 21, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

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

Di Fiori: For the Love of Pasta up in Kobayat

Italian | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 20, 2018

Italian

Di Fiori: For the Love of Pasta up in Kobayat

For the love of his country and surely for the love of pasta, Tony Zaher and after a long tour around the world's famous kitchens settled down in his hometown where he passionately prepares…

March 20, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Tavolina: Casual Italian and Good in Beirut

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 15, 2018

Italian

Tavolina: Casual Italian and Good in Beirut

One of Beirut’s best Italian restaurants is located in Mar Mikhael next to Prune and Das-Kutche. Open for more than five years already, Tavolina is the baby of chef Dany Khairallah and…

March 15, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The Ultimate Guide to Pasta Shapes

Kitchen

February 21, 2018

Kitchen

The Ultimate Guide to Pasta Shapes

Pasta is a simple and wonderful foodstuff. It’s up there with pizza, gelato, and tiramisu as one of the great culinary inventions to come out of Italy. (Nonna Box)

February 21, 2018 | News

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

Sandwicherie New York: A Beautiful Place, Bad Food, Bad Service

International Cuisine | New York USA Americas

USA

November 13, 2017

International Cuisine

Sandwicherie New York: A Beautiful Place, Bad Food, Bad Service

Very fresh and colorful, Sandwicherie is a newly opened eatery next to Union Square. With a broad menu covering a varied choice of sandwiches, pasta, salads, and juices, this place does it all...kind…

November 13, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Sapori E Vini: An Enjoyable Italian Journey Starts in Jbeil

Italian | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 07, 2017

Italian

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

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