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Via Vita: A Casual Italian in Dubai

Italian

May 13, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

Imagine the streets of Southern Italy where all your senses are tickled by LA DOLCE VITA taste the comfort of Nonna’s authentic cooking see the colors of the freshest ingredients smell the aroma of the pizza baking in the wood-fired oven hear…

Verona: An Italian for Tourists in Amsterdam

Italian

May 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Holland

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 chose Verona, one of three Italian restaurants open…

Bluespoon at Andaz Hotel Amsterdam

International Cuisine

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Holland

The experience starts way before you reach the restaurant while walking through the lobby of Andaz, a classy and modern hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam. Bluespoon welcomes you for a quick lunch menu or a casual dinner proposing a selection…

Incanto: A Fine Italian in Amsterdam

Italian

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Holland

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 proposes a romantic and classy setup with nine windows…

Capri Bistro: The Italian Trattoria of Rabieh

Italian

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

From the owners of SAI, Metn’s famous Japanese restaurant comes Capri, an Italian bistro catering to the demanding clientele of Rabieh, Mtayleb, and surrounding villages. Located on the first floor over SAI, the bistro serves simple Italian…

Norma: One of New York’s Best Italian Restaurants, a Must Try

Italian

April 04, 2018 | Recommended | USA

It’s a pleasant experience from the minute you walk in. It even starts when you read the 4.7/5 google rating and discover the Michelin guide recognition on the restaurant door. I was welcomed like a king into a lively space with positive vibes…

Contact Info: Norma

Phone Number: +1 212-889-0600

Address: 438 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-889-0600

Address: 438 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA [ view ]

Nicoletta: Casual Italian with American Influences

Italian

March 31, 2018 | Restaurants | USA

Because I’ve been here for dinner and photos were dark, I decided to come back for another experience during lunch period when chefs are calmer and can cook for me without garlic and pasta aldente. Nicoletta opens at 4 pm for a late lunch or…

Contact Info: Nicoletta

Phone Number: +1 212-432-1600

Address: 160 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-432-1600

Address: 160 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA [ view ]

Spaghetti Incident; New York’s Italian Trattoria

Italian

March 21, 2018 | Restaurants | USA

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 dinner tonight, spaghetti, burrata, rigatoni and…

MAG Gelato: From Italy to Lebanon, The Authentic Italian Tradition

Desserts & Sweets

March 20, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon

Very, very good ice cream can be found at MAG, the newest gelato shop to open in Hazmieh next to Tiger’s Diner. MAG is an Italian franchise with a recipe imported all the way from Italy. Very good quality ice cream with a reasonable quantity…

Osteria Dei Borghi at Fico Food Park, Italy

Italian

March 20, 2018 | Restaurants | Europe

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 grabbed my attention; Let’s have an…

Contact Info: FICO Eataly World

Phone Number: +39 051 002 9001

Address: Via Paolo Canali, 8, 40127 Bologna BO, Italy [ view ]

Phone Number: +39 051 002 9001

Address: Via Paolo Canali, 8, 40127 Bologna BO, Italy [ view ]

Tavolina: Casual Italian and Good in Beirut

Italian

March 15, 2018 | Recommended | 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 passionate entrepreneur Dany Aprat. I’ve been here…

Contact Info: Tavolina

Phone Number: +961 1 442244

Address: Mar Mikhael - Gemayzeh, after Kettaneh showroom., Beirut, Lebanon Leb [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 442244

Address: Mar Mikhael - Gemayzeh, after Kettaneh showroom., Beirut, Lebanon Leb [ view ]

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Europe

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 place feels pleasant, quiet and romantic. The…

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

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Restaurants | Europe

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 to American music enjoying her time between…

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Europe

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 restaurant’s walls, when the waiters shout…

Matto: A Crazy Italian Experience Opens in Jal el Dib

Italian

January 28, 2018 | Popular | Mount Lebanon

It’s where Italy is showcased in a fun way, where decor transports you into another dimension; it’s where the view is fantastic and where music is soothing... it’s Matto, the latest Italian Experience and talk of the town, now open…

Contact Info: Matto Beirut

Phone Number: +961 71 444 335

Address: Jal el Dib seaside, Aishti Home building, Naccache, Met, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 444 335

Address: Jal el Dib seaside, Aishti Home building, Naccache, Met, Lebanon [ view ]

Le Relais Bocador: Simple, Homey and Memorable

French

December 04, 2017 | Italian | France

Open the door to a claustrophobic small box with walls covered in wood and three mirrors making the place look bigger; the first impression is bizarre. If you speak, everyone listens, so expect to dine with others. I could hear my neighbors chew…

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

Italian

November 15, 2017 | Recommended | France

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 here three times in all and return at least once a…

Contact Info: Armani Cafe, Paris

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 62 15

Address: 149, Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris [ view ]

Phone Number: +33-1-45 48 62 15

Address: 149, Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris [ view ]

World Week of Italian Cuisine 2017 is Happening in Beirut

News

November 11, 2017

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 Institute of Culture, to…

Nicoletta Pizzeria: Big Portions, Good Italian Food in New York

American

November 06, 2017 | Italian | USA

Hearing good reviews about Nicoletta and craving an Italian Pizza all week, I went straight to 2nd and 10th where Nicoletta is located. Arriving in front of the red logo it felt familiar, it’s actually the Bugatti redesigned taking you to…

Contact Info: Nicoletta

Phone Number: +1 212-432-1600

Address: 160 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-432-1600

Address: 160 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA [ view ]

Cafe Mondo: Memories that Live On and Good Food

International Cuisine

September 28, 2017 | Italian | Lebanon

A cafe with a view, occupying the ground floor of the prestigious Beirut Phoenicia hotel. I've been here dozens of times for their salad bar, tasty pasta and Italian pizzas. Meeting with my friends, we had lunch at Cafe Mondo, a restaurant I've…

Contact Info: Mondo Cafe, Phoenicia

Phone Number: +961 1 357357

Address: Phoenicia Hotel, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 357357

Address: Phoenicia Hotel, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Masterclass with the Italian Chef Paolo Amadori in Beirut

Events

September 22, 2017 | News

ITA – the Italian Trade Agency, Beirut office, in collaboration with ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine and IGE, Institut de Gestion des Entreprises - Université Saint Joseph, will be hosting a two days…

Sapori E Vini: An Enjoyable Italian Journey Starts in Jbeil

Italian

September 07, 2017 | Pizza | Mount Lebanon

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 and back. Italian vibes, Italian music and an…

La Piccola di Casa Bleve: A Favorite in Roma

Italian

August 17, 2017 | Recommended | Italy

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. Perfectly set tables, fine cutlery, Riedel wine…

Eataly Roma: The World's Biggest Italian Food Haven

Italian

August 14, 2017 | Pizza | Italy

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 chance to explore the world's biggest. Located inside a…

Fiore: Cucina Flexiteriana, a Chaotic Restaurant

Italian

July 29, 2017 | Restaurants | Italy

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 free - when possible - with a selection of light…

Contact Info: Fiore Cucina Flexiteriana

Phone Number: +39 06 4202 0400

Address: Via Boncompagni, 31-33, 00187 Roma RM, Italy [ view ]

Phone Number: +39 06 4202 0400

Address: Via Boncompagni, 31-33, 00187 Roma RM, Italy [ view ]

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

Italian

July 29, 2017 | Restaurants | Italy

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 simplicity of food, the thin pizza with a light…

Contact Info: Ara Pacis - la Capricciosa

Phone Number: +39 06 687 8636

Address: Largo dei Lombardi, 8, 00186 Roma RM, Italy [ view ]

Phone Number: +39 06 687 8636

Address: Largo dei Lombardi, 8, 00186 Roma RM, Italy [ view ]

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Pizza in Lebanon

News

July 02, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Pizza, who doesn’t love pizza? This Italian classic is the second most popular food in the world, after burgers. From Italy to France, the United States to the Middle East, pizzas come in many shapes and sizes, but the end result is the…

Steve's Bakehouse: Lebanon's Unique Bicolor Croissants and Exceptional Pizzas

Bread & Bakeries

June 13, 2017 | Italian | Lebanon

Sometimes great things are found in unlikely places. In Tabarja, there's a bakery that sells unique croissants and a superb pizza really worth trying. Come here for the croissant and don't leave without having a pizza. Meet Charbel, a chef, a…

Contact Info: Steve's Bakehouse

Phone Number: +961 9 855 979

Address: Kfaryassine, Facing Supermarket Geo, Tabarja, Kesserwen, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 855 979

Address: Kfaryassine, Facing Supermarket Geo, Tabarja, Kesserwen, Lebanon [ view ]

ABC Kitchen: A Flawless Experience in New York

French

May 26, 2017 | Italian | USA

From the minute you walk in to the second you leave, the moments that unfold make for a memorable experience that you'll want to rave about to all your friends. A restaurant by the famous "Jean-Georges" awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide and…

Contact Info: ABC Kitchen

Phone Number: +1 212-475-5829

Address: 35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-475-5829

Address: 35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, United States [ view ]

Seasons Restaurant: Worth a Trip to Ehden for the Experience

French

May 07, 2017 | International Cuisine | Lebanon

Seasons in Ehden's Mist Hotel boasts classy decor. Little details like Degrenne wine glasses, two forks and two knives, a butter plate and glass water bottles made me feel sure I was to experience a delicious lunch in Ehden. Seasons is Mist's…

Contact Info: Mist Hotel Ehden

Phone Number: +961 71 100 222

Address: Nabe3 Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 100 222

Address: Nabe3 Mar Sarkis, Ehden, North Lebanon [ view ]

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Good Italian Pasta in Lebanon!

Italian

April 30, 2017 | News | Middle East

Pasta is one of the world's most favourite foods! Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes. It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's versatile.  It can be enjoyed as a main course, or as a side dish. Top…

Carmine's: American Style Italian Diner

Italian

April 23, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Carmine's is another "Cheesecake Factory" style diner. It's Washington's local legendary Italian restaurant with American roots. Huge portions are served here... Every plate could feed four persons. So make sure to choose wisely to get the chance to…

Contact Info: Carmine's

Phone Number: +1 202-737-7770

Address: 425 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 202-737-7770

Address: 425 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 [ view ]

Maialino: A Casual Italian With Notes of Perfection

Italian

April 19, 2017 | Recommended | USA

I can still remember the unique breakfast and the outstanding pancakes I had at Maialino...so I am back for dinner. Foursquare recommends Maialino as one of the best places to have spaghetti in New York, so I thought why not give it a try. At…

Contact Info: Maialino

Phone Number: +1 212-777-2410

Address: Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-777-2410

Address: Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

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

Italian

April 14, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

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 a hearty taste of northern Italy, from hearty beef…

Contact Info: Eataly New York

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

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

Italian

April 13, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

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 Trump Tower, welcomes you on the third floor of the…

Contact Info: Armani Ristorante

Phone Number: +1 (212) 207-1902

Address: 717 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, UNited States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 207-1902

Address: 717 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, UNited States [ view ]

Eataly New York: A Foodie's Italian Food Haven

Italian

April 12, 2017 | Reviews | USA

I love this place. I love the way things are displayed, how the restaurants welcome you and how everything is created to amaze. Hundreds if not thousands of guests visit Eataly on a daily basis to enjoy one of their half dozen restaurants for lunch…

Contact Info: Eataly New York

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

House of Spaghetti: Homey Italian Cuisine in London

Italian

March 25, 2017 | Restaurants | UK

Walking and discovering the beauty of this marvelous city, I stopped by a restaurant called "House of Spaghetti". It looks like a restaurant for tourists but why not, let's not judge so quickly; I was hungry for a plate of spaghetti al dente. Yes, I…

Jamie's Italian: Overrated and Not Worth Trying

Italian

March 24, 2017 | Restaurants | UK

I'm finally trying the world famous restaurant: the much talked about Italian cantina created by none other than Jamie Oliver himself. Jamie has taken Italian cuisine to another level adding fun to the world famous food of Italy. Set in old…

Paper Moon from Milano: A Deceptive Experience in Beirut

Italian

February 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

I was very eager to try Paper Moon in Lebanon especially after trying this popular trattoria in Milan and falling in love with it there. Of course, I wrote about it and wanted everyone to try it while in Milan. Unfortunately…

Contact Info: Paper Moon Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 218401

Address: Ferneini Street, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 218401

Address: Ferneini Street, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Pronouncing Some Food Names the Right Way

News

February 03, 2017

Some words are hard to pronounce and you may avoid mentioning them out loud to avoid embarrassment... Here how we pronounce some delicious food items... this infographic created by Sous Vide Tools will teach you the right pronunciation of 20…

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Breakfast & Coffee

January 31, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Whilst researching online for a place to have a good breakfast, I found George's. Down in the Financial District it's typically American with a bakery at the entrance. Spread across two floors, George's serves everything you could dream of to enjoy…

Santina: Loved the Vibes, Loved the Food

Italian

January 27, 2017 | Recommended | USA

Welcome to Santina, a vibrant place where at least a hundred people are having dinner tonight. Well lit, decorated with colored glass chandeliers from Modena, wood floor, a lively bar, street food style terrace... the place is alive with the…

Contact Info: Santina

Phone Number: +1 212-254-3000

Address: 820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-254-3000

Address: 820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 [ view ]

Heavenly Italian at Rossopomodoro, Eataly New York

Italian

January 19, 2017 | Recommended | USA

After visiting Eataly of Dubai, Milano and Istanbul it was time to give the one in New York a try. I love this place. I love the way things are displayed, how the restaurants welcome you and how everything is created to amaze. Hundreds if not…

Contact Info: Eataly New York

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Marta: A Complicated Italian in New York

Italian

January 18, 2017 | Pizza | USA

Located at the entrance of The Redbury Hotel New York is Marta, an Italian restaurant with live grills and two pizza ovens.  Due to its popularity, you need to reserve in advance. They say that the food is good here. Lights suspended from…

Contact Info: Marta

Phone Number: +1-212-651-3800

Address: The Redbury Hotel, 29 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-651-3800

Address: The Redbury Hotel, 29 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Basta Pasta: Where Bad Italian Food is Prepared by Japanese Chefs

Italian

January 16, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

When you enter an Italian restaurant and find an open kitchen where all the staff members are Japanese, you can't help but research on Google what this concept is all about. Basta Pasta is indeed an Italian restaurant but it showcases the way the…

Contact Info: Basta Pasta

Phone Number: +1-212-366-0888

Address: 37 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-366-0888

Address: 37 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011 [ view ]

Sun Dried Tomatoes: Panini and Bruschetta in Achrafieh

Italian

November 20, 2016 | Reviews | Beirut

Sun Dried Tomatoes is a new panini house in Achrafieh. Recently opened, this place offers 12 panini sandwiches, 5 bruschetta and 4 salads. The place is fresh... White walls, a wooden bar with red colors that reminds you of the name, a colorful…

Volare: Good Pizza in a Strange Restaurant

Italian

November 09, 2016 | Restaurants | GCC

After trying Love at First Bite, I jumped next door to try Volare, another original concept by the same owner. It’s a pizzeria with a twist, a la "Cavalli Club” style. Of course on the walls you’ll find an intro about the owner.…

Contact Info: Volare

Phone Number: +968 24 601310

Address: Volare Pizzeria, Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat, Oman [ view ]

Phone Number: +968 24 601310

Address: Volare Pizzeria, Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat, Oman [ view ]

Ristorante Del Arte: A Restaurant for Tourists

Italian

November 01, 2016 | Pizza | France

I have heard about Del Arte a thousand times on French television and was sure it's a very commercial place, but I though why not try it. Located everywhere in France, Del Arte has a branch in Val D'Europe next to Disneyland. Accompanied with my…

Positano: Italian Live Stations in Dubai's JW Marriott Marquis

Italian

November 01, 2016 | Recommended | UAE

One of the 14 different cuisines available at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai is Positano. This Italian restaurant offers a selection of Italian dishes spread across several live cooking stations. With fresh and enjoyable Italian vibes, an Italian…

Contact Info: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Phone Number: +971 4 414 0000

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 4 414 0000

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates [ view ]

California Pizza Kitchen: Pizza and Flatbread

American

October 10, 2016 | Italian | USA

California Pizza Kitchen, known as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. This is a place I wanted to have on NoGarlicNoOnions. A yellow logo, some fresh vibes and beautiful photos of food, the…

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