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Cafe Gilli

This is one of the must do cafes in Florence. The not so hungry and the lazy us decided to barge in, in the middle of the afternoon for some coffee and cakes. Just because. Simple frescoes, grand bar, arched door with a big clock adorn this place. ...

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Posted on: Sep 26, 2016 |  Original Post

La Boite

A little cafe that the hubster liked, in the city center and wanted to stop for a coffee and croissant. Kept is very simple, and very quick. Filed under: Coffee/ Tea, Italy Tagged: cafe, city center, coffee, firenze, florence, la boite, tea, tuscan, ...

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Posted on: Sep 09, 2016 |  Original Post

Trattoria Giovanni

So, for the hubster, this was kept a lazy day too. An early dinner – read just waiting for the restaurant to open and get in, not far from the place where we were staying. I had read about a Trattoria Giovanni, but think this wasn’t the ...

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Posted on: Sep 07, 2016 |  Original Post

Osteria I Buongustai

We arrived in Florence, it was a 4ish hour train ride from Salerno. The place where we were staying turned out to be a bit of a disappointment (and a bit farther than I’d pictured) and I wanted to get into a good place to eat a late lunch ...

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Posted on: Aug 28, 2016 |  Original Post

Puro Cafe

This was a nice cafe right outside the station at Salerno. Salerno would be a stop to get to Amalfi or Positano, if not Sorrento. This was our stop going to and from. Coming in, it was just about time for our bus to Amalfi, so we skipped this. Going ...

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2016 |  Original Post

Dal Presidente Pizzeria

Travel time: 3+ Hours Start at Amalfi. Take a bus to Sorrento. Take a train to Naples. Walk a bit. Only a foodie would do that, right? The place was big. The pizza was great. But did not change my life. I might have repeated this earlier, I will say ...

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Posted on: Aug 10, 2016 |  Original Post

Barbarossa

This lunch stop in Capri was good. The place was touristy? How do I know, you ask? My yardstick for measurement was the price of wine

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Posted on: Aug 08, 2016 |  Original Post

La Caravella

Second dinner in Italy alone! The server popped open a bottle of Moscato. Quite charming, this server. Brown bread with fennel. Soft inside, crusty outside, but less crusty than Da Gemma. The best breadsticks I’ve eaten. No effort to eat it at ...

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Posted on: Jul 11, 2016 |  Original Post

Trattoria Da Cumpa Cosimo

So this one was bookmarked too. And we went in early, to be able to get back on a bus to Amalfi. So, the place was empty. A server came down, putting his apron. My first thought was that my craving for authentic Italian food will not be satisfied ...

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Posted on: Jul 09, 2016 |  Original Post

Khaophums Fine Thai Restaurant

On this July 4th long weekend, on our trip from Jersey City to Portsmouth, this was our first meal stop, not counting the ice cream we had at a McDonald’s in a service area enroute. The food was OK. The service was OK.  We ordered the ...

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Posted on: Jul 02, 2016 |  Original Post

Da Gemma

Would you step into a place that’s renowned for its seafood if you’re a vegetarian? I did! I say it was because of a bit of lack of time that I didn’t get to research my restaurants as much as I would’ve wanted to. This place ...

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Posted on: Jun 28, 2016 |  Original Post

M.O.B

Decent enough. Friendly service. Fresh squeezed orange juice. Some local beers. A beet wine – read vermouth cocktail. Some vegan burgers and hotdogs and a flavorful mac n cheese. That is how we wrapped up the day in Brooklyn with friends and ...

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Posted on: Jun 27, 2016 |  Original Post

Roscioli Caffè

This was our fourth food stop for the day, not counting any gelaterias. I wasn’t able to get in the main restaurant, so we came here. They didn’t have their much popular cacio e pepe at this location so we went with a simple tomato sauce ...

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Posted on: Jun 21, 2016 |  Original Post

Sciascia Caffe

This was the ‘prettiest’ espresso, if I may! Even after eating so much of the pizza and drinking wine less than 30 minutes back, we stopped by here. Just because! A very friendly and warm barista for us there That’s ...

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Posted on: Jun 20, 2016 |  Original Post

Pizzarium Bonci

So even if we reached here at 2:30 or so, that was fine.  Having to walk thirty-ish minutes from the St. Peter’s Basilica was fine.  We had to eat this pizza. It was more like a well risen focaccia bread, with a variety of toppings.  From ...

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Posted on: Jun 17, 2016 |  Original Post

I Monticiani

After strolling and eating all day, we were here, our final eat stop for the day. We didn’t particularly explore the Argentine side of the place other than probably the wine. I couldn’t get in one more of my bookmarked places, so I came ...

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Posted on: Jun 16, 2016 |  Original Post

Rosati

So we were having a lazy day in Rome. You’ll know as you read these posts about my meals in Rome on this day. After mentioning in the last post about stopping for a second lunch, we walked to Piazza del Popolo, did some gazing around and then ...

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Posted on: Jun 13, 2016 |  Original Post

Armando al Pantheon

I have little self control when it comes to food. What else explains sitting for a second lunch just because I’d heard rave reviews of this place and that I couldn’t get in earlier. I ordered chicory sauteed with olive oil garlic and ...

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Posted on: Jun 11, 2016 |  Original Post

Zenon Taverna

Funny or not? Last night, the hubster went for drinks. And he volunteered to be the driver. I’d told him that we’d go out for lunch next day. So come today, he’s shaking his head that he has to drive and complaining to me that I ...

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Posted on: Jun 08, 2016 |  Original Post

Di Rienza

So we were tired and didn’t particularly have an agenda for the day, so we ended up sleeping late. And starting very late. And then walking around the Pantheon to have lunch at Armanda. But they said they were booked. And it was 12:30ish. So ...

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Posted on: Jun 04, 2016 |  Original Post

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