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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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Aug 28, 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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
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

Blog: bonvivant
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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jul 09, 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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 28, 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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 21, 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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 11, 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 ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 04, 2016 |  Original Post

L’Amici

A special lunch celebrating a colleague’s birthday and anniversary at work.  It was a good place, a very friendly server and very good food. Thin crust wood-oven fired pizza.  We tried the truffle and mushroom pizza.  The crust ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Taverna Trilussa

In hindsight, I would’ve gone to one of the other bookmarked places than this one that I found on http://www.stay.com/ app. This was after coming to the Trastevere hood only to eat. Well the area was very charming and it was fun wandering ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: May 21, 2016 |  Original Post

Angelino Ai Fiori

We’re now on day 4 and a proper meal hasn’t been had since morning. We’ve gone to the colosseum and the baby has slept. So we think we’d be able to do the Roman Forum too, while he’s asleep and then grab a bite. But ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: May 19, 2016 |  Original Post

Sicilian-style Grilled Tuna Steaks

A special thank you to Lindsay for sponsoring this post and to our readers for supporting the brands that help make The Daring Gourmet possible!  From my early childhood trips to Italy’s beaches to my… Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: May 18, 2016 |  Original Post

Ristorante Belforte

I believe I must’ve bookmarked this place for the views.  I didn’t recollect.  All of Vernazza, at least by the waters, looked touristy.  So I decided to try this place.  Even if it meant just whiling time, waiting for restaurant to ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: May 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Nessun Dorma

I’d looked this place up before going.  And while sitting there wasn’t particularly necessary to get great views, we stopped anyway as we were hungry. The place is more of a drink place, not particularly an eat place.  Especially not ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: May 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Cocopazzo

So the husband was incessantly complaining about how this was going to be a tiring day and he was least interested in anything and this was only the second day in Italy. We got lost – read separated from each other around the Duomo. So I said ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: May 01, 2016 |  Original Post

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