Category Archives: food

Pizza, Pasta e Basta: an Italian in northern Spain

Logroño, capital city of the production of the famous Spanish wine Rioja and from 2012 also culinary capital of the country. In this region of Northern Spain, food is a serious matter: think of the pinchos, the tapas served on a piece of crunchy bread washed down with the best local wines. What better place to open an Italian restaurant?
Ferdinando Battista, from Naples but “adopted” by Spain since 1990, has chosen Logroño to open its Trattoria Pizza, Pasta e Basta in the heart of the old town. His dream: to spread the love for Italian flavours.
We’ve decided to ask him a few questions to discover a little more about it…

Dine to the sound of music at Alba Italian Restaurant

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Fields of an intense green, overlooking golden sandy beaches which end into a blue sea. A typical coastal view in County Wexford, South-eastern Ireland. Imagine that you have just witnessed a beautiful sunset from Wexford lighthouse: a triumph of orange and pink tones that plunge into the ocean. It’s five o’clock and it has started getting chilly since the sun has gone, the biting Irish wind is blowing and your stomach growls lightly. After days of local food, you are craving some delicious Italian food. What can you do now?

“La Maisonette”, among Sabine mountains coziness and good food

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Casaprota (RI) – Are you tired of reducing your tête à têtes with taste to dull, hit-and-run business lunches? Are you fed up with the frantic rhythm of city life?

For those who still believe in the convivial significance of meals, “La Maisonette” is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed supper and a beautiful landscape.

Far from the urban chaos and a few minutes’ car ride from Rome, this lovely place is enhanced by the luxuriant surrounding land and a return to the principles of traditional cuisine.

Since June 2015, thanks to the innovative home restaurant method, La Maisonette warmly welcomes its customers, and turns their reservations in familiar experiences, in direct contact with the kitchen staff.

“Antica Macelleria Canzone”, the true flavor of Sicilian cold cuts

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Since 1918, in the evocative medieval hamlet of Caccamo (PA), “Antica Macelleria Canzone” provides excellent meats and cold cuts to the natives – and foreigners too – in accordance with tradition and the typical food.

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Yummy sicilian gelato at ice-cream parlor “De Luca”

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Since 1940, in Briga Marina (Sicily), the ice-cream parlorDe Luca” pleases fellow countrymen, foreigners, young and old thanks to its tasty gelato.
This family-run business stands out for its kind and competent staff, that provides an impeccable service and welcomes everyone with warmth and professionalism.
More than 50 different gelato flavors are what makes “De Luca” proud of the family name, together with the more than 10 granita flavors that have been praised by several online magazines and blogs.
There can also be found ice-cream cakes, seven veils, mattonella gelato cakes exquisitely handcrafted and characterized by classic or innovative flavors, according to what you prefer.

La Loggia del Chianti: the typical Tuscan flavors between innovation and tradition

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Since 1987 “La Loggia del Chianti” keeps evolving its dishes, in the name of tradition and innovation. For about 30 years this family-run restaurant has been a must-try for every tourist visiting Radda in Chianti; opened in 1987 and moved in 2010, “La Loggia del Chianti” stands in front of the beautiful hills and green trees in the district of Siena.

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