Osteria da Pasqualino Gubitosa – Anchovies and Onion Soup Dish [Lucca, Italy]

The service at Osteria da Pasqualino Gubitosa was extremely well conducted. The owner greeted our table, which led to conversations on wine and the restaurant. I especially enjoyed the Deep fried anchovies with onion soup dish which was the first dish of the chef's three part appetizers. The dish had a thin slice of tomato … Continue reading Osteria da Pasqualino Gubitosa – Anchovies and Onion Soup Dish [Lucca, Italy]

Cantina Gattavechi Cucina di Lilian – Classic Italian Flavors [Montepulciano, Italy]

During my day time visit to Montepulciano, I visited a restaurant using extremely fresh ingredients for their dishes. I visited the basement cellar of the restaurant where the wine was aging. The different types of wine were being prepared in large wood barrels. The meal started off with some plane white bread, with a crunchy … Continue reading Cantina Gattavechi Cucina di Lilian – Classic Italian Flavors [Montepulciano, Italy]

Enoteca Buccone – Tomato Sauce Gnocchi [Rome, Italy]

Enoteca is a restaurant area situated inside a wine store. Customers select from a wide variety of wines to enjoy with their food. Customers usually order an array of cold cheese, meats and bread. The Enoteca also serves hot homey dishes for those who came for a prepared meal. The menu at this particular Enoteca … Continue reading Enoteca Buccone – Tomato Sauce Gnocchi [Rome, Italy]

Ristorante Calabascio – Seafood Spaghetti [Rome, Italy]

Calabascio is a seafood focused Italian restaurant. I enjoyed the seafood pasta served at this restaurant. It came folded like an origami in aluminum foil. As I opened it up, I was delighted to see an array of mussels, clams and sea bass atop of spaghetti doused in tomato sauce. The aluminum foil holds the liquid … Continue reading Ristorante Calabascio – Seafood Spaghetti [Rome, Italy]

Ristorante Life – Delicious Black Truffles [Rome,Italy] 

Life is where I tried my first pasta in Italy. The moderately formal restaurant has outdoor and indoor seats. We were seated at a table covered in white cloth inside. For my starter I tried Beef Carpaccio with rucola and black truffle. The soft and chewy texture of the beef was decorated with the strong … Continue reading Ristorante Life – Delicious Black Truffles [Rome,Italy] 

Gelato Ti Amo (Flaminio) – Gelato Store with Many Flavors to Choose From [Rome, Italy]

During my first day in Rome, I stopped by Gelato Ti Amo and picked up three scoops in a cup (3 Euros). I decided to try the coffee, custard cream and salty caramel flavors. The surprise out of the three was the coffee. It had a rather bitter taste and wasn't the typical coffee ice-cream … Continue reading Gelato Ti Amo (Flaminio) – Gelato Store with Many Flavors to Choose From [Rome, Italy]