Restaurants and Shops

It is no secret that we enjoy good food.  Here are some places where we have enjoyed great meals.  Listed by region and city.

And please read this spot-on article about American misconceptions about Italian food.  Click here for it.

Abruzzo

Giulianova

 Bella Cina, Via Trieste 177A, 64021 Giulianova, 085 800 4933, Open every day  Read about our meal there in January, 2009Read about how meal there in March, 2009Read about our meal there in March, 2010

Caprice, Lungomare Zara,  64021 Giulianova Lido (TE)  085 800 30 58,  Read about our meal there in September, 2009. 

Columbus, Via Lungomare Spalato 10/20, 64021 Giulianova, 085 800 7546   Read about our meal there in January, 2009.   Read about our meal there in March, 2009

Osteria La Stracciavoce, Via Trieste 159, Giulianova, 085 800 5326, www.lastracciavoce.it  Closed Sunday evening and Monday.  Read about our meal there in March, 2009

Basilcata

Maratea

 Da Cesare, C.da Cersuta 52, 85046 Maratea, 0973 871840  Read abaout our meal there, January, 2009

Campania

Meta

Tico Tico, Via Caruso 3, 80062 Meta, 081 532 1837 Closed on Monday, Read about our meal there, December, 2008

La Briciola, Via Caracciolo 189, 80062 Meta, 018 808 8499

Belmare, C. so Caulino 73, 80069 Vico Equense

La Tavernetta, Via A. Cosenza, 56, 80062 Meta, 081 534 21 31.  Read about our meal there, New Year’s Eve, 2008

Salerno

 Ristorante Cinese Pechino, L. Mare Triests 18-20, (Piazza Della Concordia) Salerno,   089 232 030  Read about our meal there, January, 2009 

Sapri

Lucifero, 1st Trav. di C. so Garibaldi 6, 84073 Sapri, 0973 603033 Closed on Wednesday  Read about our meal there, January, 2009

Il Veliero, V. Cesarino 12, Sapri  Read about our meal there, January, 2009

 Lazio

Calcata

Grotta dei Germogli, Calcata (near Rome.  See website for exact location)  Phone: 0761 58 8003  or 328 16 80109.  www.grottadeigermogli.orgRead about our meal there in April, 2009.

Rome

Italian

Novecento, Via dei Conciatori, 10 Phone 06 572 50445, www.9cento.comRead about our meal there in December, 2009  Read about my meal there in May, 2010.

Da Ivo, Via S. Francesco a Ripa, 158, Phone 06 58 17 082 Closed on Tuesdays

Corte del Grillo, Salita del Grillo, 6b, 06 699 221 83, www.osteriacortedelgrillo.com

Ethnic

Grande Secolo (Chinese), Via Cavour, 128/130, Phone 06 47880357, 10:30 AM to midnight.  Read about our meal there in December, 2009

Sushisen (Sushi/Japanese), Via Giuseppe Giulietti, 21A, Phone 06 57 56 945 www.sushisen.it.  Closed Mondays.  Read about our meal there in December, 2009

Jaipur (Indian), Via San Francesco a Ripa, 56, Phone 06 58 03 992, www.ristorantejaipur.it.  Closed Mondays.  Read about our meal there in December, 2009

Yoshi (Sushi/Japanese) Via Ostiense, 64 Phone 06 57 45 227 www.ristorantegiapponeseyoshi.comRead about our meal there in December, 2009

Il Rubino (Chinese), Via Marmorata, 179, Phone 0657 40374,

T-Bone Station (American), several locations, Via di Santa Dorotea, 21, Phone 06 58 82 079

Indian Fast Food, Via Mamiani, 11, Phone 06 44 60 792.  Hours 11:00 to 4:00 then 5:00 to 10:00.  The best chai in Rome.  Good looking prepared food too.

The Perfect Bun, Largo del Teatro Valle 4, Phone 06 454 76337  www.THEPERFECTBUN.IT,  (American food)  Read about our meal there in January, 2010

Planet Kebab,  www.kebabintrastevere.com.  The best hummus.

Jing Yuan, (chinese) Via San Vincenzo 14, Phone 06 6780013,  Good food, TERRIBLE STAFF.

Pubs and Bakeries

Scholars Lounge, Via del Plebiscito 101 b, Phone 06 692 02208, Serves Strongbow cider.  www.scholarsloungerome.com   Read about our meal there in January, 2010.

Bull Dog Pub, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 107 A, Phone 06 687 1537, Serves Strongbow cider

Trinty College, Via del Collegio Romano, 6, Phone 06 67 86 472.  www.trinty-rome.com

Doppiozeroo, (bakery, lunch, dinner, wine) Via Ostiense 68, Phone 06 573 01961, www.doppiozerroo.it.  From 7:00 AM until 2:00AM.  Closed Monday evenings.

Shops

House & Kitchen, Via del Plebiscito 103, Phone 066 794 208,  Big kitcheware shop.  Open 7 days a week, 9:30 to 8:00.  www.houseekitchen.eu

Open Door Bookshop, Via della Lungaretta 23, Phone 065896478.  Has used English books.  Will buy used English language books but call first or email.  opendoor@books-in-italy.comhttp://www.books-in-italy.com

Libreria Tara, Piazza Teatro di Pompeo, 41 Phone 06 68808227.   Some books in English.  www.libroccasione.com

Nuovo Oriente, Via Ricasoli 20,  Phone 06 446 3839.  Nice oriental grocery.  Open Sunday mornings

Liguria

San Terenzo

Osteria Del Ghiottone Errante, Via Garibaldi 25, 19036 San Terenzo (La Spezia).  Closed on Mondays.  Read about our meal there in March, 2009

Marche

Fano

 Al Vecchio Doc, Via Simonetti 9, 61032 Lido di Fano, 072 180 2407, Closed on Wednesdays   Read about our meal there, January, 2009Read about our meal there in March, 2009  Read about our meal there in March, 2010

San Paolo di Jesi

Ristorante La Tradizione, Borgo Santa Maria 50, 60038 San Paolo di Jesi, phone 320 831 9558 or 329 406 6473 Closed Monday and Tuesday evenings.  Read about our meal there in March, 2009

Tuscany (not in alpha order)

Arezzo

Mexcal, Via Pietri, Arezzo (near the parking lot with the escalators, Parcheggio Scale Mobili)  0575 22873.  www.mexcalarezzo.it.  Read about our meal there in June, 2010.

Wok-Sushi Ristorante, Via Sette Ponti, 40, 52100 Arezzo in the same shopping center as the cinema.  0575 26252, 349 385 2802, 333 171 9686  Open every day.

 

Camucia/Cortona

Bastian Contrario, Location Vallone 30/A, Camucia di Cortona, 0575 601 482  Read about our dinner there on Valentine’s Day.

Monte San Savino

 Il Cacciatore, Loc. Dreini 39 A/B, 52048 Monte San Savino, 0575 84 7020, Closed on Wednesdays  Read about our Christmas Lunch, 2008  

La Pecora Nera, Via Zanetti 4, 52048 Monte San Savino, 0575 84 4647, Closed on Thursdays .  Read about our meal there in January, 2009

Il Cassero, Via della Riconscenza 13/15, 52048 Monte San Savino, 0575 84 4241, Closed on Tuesdays  Read about  our meal there, December, 2008

 Il Pescatore, Via Michelangelo 2, 52048 Monte San Savino, 0575 84 4571, Closed on Mondays  Read about our meal there, December, 2008  .    Read about our lunch there in February, 2009.

Del Forno, Via Conte Cungi 22, 52048 Monte San Savino, 0575 84 4459

Il Cassero, Via delle Riconoscenza 13/15,  52048 Monte San Savino, 0575 844241, www.ristoranteilcassero.it.  Many good vegeable dishes.  Closed on Tuesdays.

Civitella in Val di Chiana

L’Antico Borgo, Via di Mezzo 35, Civitella, 0575 44 8160, Closed on Tuesday  Read about our meal there, November, 2008

Lucignano

 La Maggiolata, Via G. Matteotti  60, 52046 Lucignano, 0575 81 9008, Closed on Wednesdays

Foiano Della Chiana

 Il Filo, Via Del Filo 1, Foiano della Chiana, 0575 66 0436, Closed on Tuesdays

La Posta dell’Angelo, Piazza Garbaldi 6-8, 52045, Foiano della Chiana, 0575 64 8128,

Lucca

 Antica Locanda di Sesto, Via Ludovica 1660, 55029 Sesto di Moriano, 0583 57 8181

Florence

da Mimmo, Via San Gallo 57-59r, 50129 Florence, 055 48 1030, Closed on Sundays

Osteria de’ Golosi, Via Ponte alle Mosse 105, Florence, 055 35 33 39, www.golosi.netRead about our meal there on July 4, 2009

Castiglion Fiorentino

Roggi, Via della Tinaia 9, 52043 Castiglion Fiorentino, 0575 65 7081 Closed on Mondays

Pieve al Toppo (Civitella)

Neda, Via Dei Boschi 123, 52040 Pieve al Toppo, 0575 416 965, Closed on Tuesdays. 

Panzano in Chianti

Antica Macelleria Cecchini, Via XX Luglio 11, phone 055 852 020, Closed Wednesdays.  See website for menu and hours. www.dariocecchini.com .  We have not eaten there but you can read about Chef Judy’s lunch there by clicking here

Siena

Ristorante Cinese, “Buon Appetito” Strada del Ruffolo, 42/44, Siena (really outside of town in Ruffolo) Phone 0577 36 66 80.  No closing day listed. Open for lunch and dinner.  Read about our meal there in May, 2009

Certaldo (near Siena)

Bassetto, Via delle Citta 100/106, 50052 Certaldo (FI) 0571 664 364  www.ilbassetto.it  Open every day 12 -2:30 and 7:30-10:30.  Read about our meal there in July, 2009

Umbria

Lisciano Niccone, near Lago Trasimeno

Lo Scoiattolo, Valico Gosparini 17, Lisciano Niccone.  Phone 075 844119 , closed on Tuesdays.  Great views over the lake.  Good prices.  Read about our lunch there in January, 2010.

Ospedaliccho (Near Perugia Airport)

Mordi e Fuggi, Via dello Sport 2, 06083 Ospedalicchio di Bastia Umbria (PG) 075 800 4747.   Right at the current turn for the airport in Perugia.  (One day the new turn will be inplace and you will miss this). We ate there in July, 2010.  No blog entry about it but there should have been.  Ben had a great pork chop in balsamic sauce and our guest had a great mixed grill with CHICKEN and salad for 15 euros.  Definitely worth going to.

Paciano

Il Casale, Loc. Cerreto 50, 06060 Paciano, 075 83 0465  Closed on Wednesdays

Advertisements

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the great post, nice site to! It makes be want to improve my blog. What software do you need to get started? I hear a lot about this WordPress?! Wendy Gisi

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: