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Amalfi Coast

Name of Restaurant DON   ALFONSO 1890 AMALFI COAST
Location Corso Sant’Agata, 11/13 – 80064 Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi, Naples – Italy
Phone tel. 0039 081.878.00.26
Cuisine
Website http://www.donalfonso.com/#donalfonso.asp?lingua=ing
Description Boutique Hôtel Don Alfonso 1890 is located downtown in the quaint village of Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi on the romantic Sorrentine Peninsula, where the perfumes, colors and landscapes of this extraordinary location remain intact.

Love for the land, respect for Mediterranean flavor and a focus on innovation are the elements that make the story of Alfonso, Livia, Ernesto and Mario Iaccarino unique. IN 1980, they decided to to focus entirely on Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890, which they named after their grandfather when they founded it together in 1973. Their bond with the region was strengthened when they purchased “Le Peracciole” Farmhouse in 1990 so they could always have genuine and authentic products.. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. From 15 June to 15 September: closed on Monday for the whole day and Tuesday for lunch.     Seasonal closure: From November 3 to March 24

Name of Restaurant l Comandante
Location Via Cristoforo Colombo, 45, 80133 Naples, Italy
Phone
Cuisine Italian
Website http://www.romeohotel.it/hotel/naples/en/Il-Comandante.html
Description A Michelin Star for the Commander of Naples, Romeo Hotel, overlooking the harbor and across the Gulf of Naples. Sophisticated interiors as the dishes are simple and good prepared by chef Salvatore Bianco. One way to enjoy all of Naples, with your him or your her, in every sense.

Florence

Name of Restaurant Il Potici
Location Via dell’Indipendenza, 69, 40050 Bologna, Italia
Phone +39 051 42185
Cuisine Agostino Iacobucci was awarded in 2010 the first Michelin star at the La Cantinella restaurant in Naples, where he has been the first chef from October 2009 to March 2012. With the 2013 Michelin Star to I Portici Restaurant, his talent has now been proved in Bologna as well. His ability in blending the respect for tradition and the search for new creativity makes him enhance the value of excellent products, from fish to cheese, from extra virgin olive oil to first fruits, guaranteeing the satisfaction of his customers and obtaining the acknowledgement of his talent by the most important National and International gastronomic guides of the magazines of the sector.
Website http://www.iporticihotel.com/en/i-portici-restaurant
Description The Restaurant i Portici, inaugurated on October 22nd, 2008 and awarded with the prestigious Michelin Star, aims at a highly creative cuisine, which pays a particular attention to the quality of raw materials, offered by the Chef Agostino Iacobucci.Located inside the Eden Theatre, the ancient 1899 Caffè chantant, restored to its former beauty thanks to the restoration of its Liberty frescos, the restaurant i Portici has been thought as an exclusive location for a unique food and wine experience.
Name of Restaurant Il Palagio
Location Restaurant Location: Borgo Pinti, 99, 50121 Firenze, Italy
Phone Tel. +39 (055) 2626 450
Cuisine Cuisine: Executive Chef Vito Mollica and his team have earned international acclaim for thoughtful preparation of the freshest local ingredients, in dishes such as the signature Cavatelli pasta Cacio e Pepe with red prawns and marinated baby squids – Dish of the Year in the 2013 edition of the influential Italian restaurant guide Guida Ristoranti Espresso 2013.Named Chef of the Year by Il Sole 24 Ore, one of Italy’s most renowned dining guides, Chef Vito and his brigade use the most exceptional local offerings, food that’s meant to be savoured with our equally outstanding wine list – more than 400 exquisite wines, including 50 served by the glass.
Website http://www.ilpalagioristorante.it/
Description Capture the magic of Florence – authentic Italian cuisine, superb wines and an exquisite indoor-outdoor setting. It all comes together at Il Palagio, Michelin-starred dining in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.Loved by visitors and locals alike, Il Palagio is a favourite among Florence restaurants for its traditional regional fare with a modern twist. Inventive and authentic, stylish but relaxed, Il Palagio offers one of the most memorable dining experiences and settings of all the restaurants in Florence.
Name of Restaurant Borgo San Jacopo
Location Borgo San Iacopo 62/R – 50125 Florence
Phone
Cuisine Italian
Website http://www.lungarnocollection.com/en/eat-drink-e-shop/restaurant-borgo-san-jacopo-florence/
Description Dine on the Arno: not necessary to add another, but the restaurant Borgo San Jacopo wins a place among the most romantic restaurants in Italy also for its interiors and its menu that satisfy the senses of the lucky customers. In the kitchen the chef Beatrice Segoni, that on the basis of Tuscany cooking, studying a menu full of personality and contemporary.

Forte dei Marmi

Name of Restaurant Lorenzo
Location Via Carducci, 61 – Forte dei Marmi
Phone Tel. Fax +39 0584 874030
Cuisine Most certainly the best in Forte, for fish preparations probably the best in Italy.
Website Website http://www.ristorantelorenzo.com/en/home/
Description In a famous and fascinating Versilia, Forte dei Marmi on the prestigious Via Carducci, in existence for over 30 years a focal point for gourmet lovers where, over time a restaurant has been transformed into a fine restaurant, winning accolades from an early age and growing gradually in the ratings of the critics, the public and most prestigious food guides since 1984. The owner, Lorenzo Viani and her daughter Chiara, heirs of a family of hoteliers and great grandchildren of the same name Impressionist Lorenzo Viani, were able to give the now well-known local, class, elegance and good taste together with impeccable service in a unique ambiance.

Milan

Name of Restaurant Trussardi all Scala
Location Piazza della Scala 5 I – 20121 Milano
Phone Tel: +39 0280688201
Cuisine The food served at Il Ristorante Trussardi Alla Scala is seasonal and constantly changing: the rich á la carte menu is varied and well-balanced to offer a unique taste experience.
Website http://www.trussardiallascala.com/
Description The spacious dining area, with a wall of windows on Piazza della Scala, creates a refined and comfortable atmosphere made unique by the elegant décor and architectural details in warm shades of wood, gold, and leather. The restaurant — as chic and elegantly casual as Trussardi — presents a dining concept inspired by the sophisticated cosmopolitan moods of the modern world.
Name of Restaurant Cova
Location Via Montenapoleone, 8
Phone 02 76005599
Cuisine Pastry
Website http://pasticceriacova.it/
Description One of the most chic historic pastry
the city, a lounge neoclassical
for an international clients
Name of Restaurant Sant’ Ambroeus
Location Corso Matteotti 7
Phone 02 7600 0540
Cuisine Pastry
Website http://www.santambroeusmilano.it/santambroeus/
Description In the heart of Milan, this well-known
bakery offers a stylish bar as well
that tasty cakes and pastries.
Name of Restaurant Pasticceria Marchesi
Location Via Santa Maria alla Porta 11/A
Phone
Cuisine Pastry/Cakes
Website http://www.pasticceriamarchesi.it/#Homepage
Description In a building of the ‘700, it founded in 1824,
It is distinguished for the care of the atmosphere
vintage as well as for delicious cakes.
Name of Restaurant CASCINA CUCCAGNA
Location Via Privata Cuccagna, 2
Phone 02 83421007
Cuisine Rustic/Seasonal
Website http://www.cuccagna.org/portal/IT/handle/?page=homepage
Description Behind Porta Romana, an ancient Milan
agricultural farm with a kitchen
made from fresh seasonal ingredients.
Name of Restaurant Fonderie Milanese
Location Via Giovenale, 7
Phone 02 3652 7913
Cuisine Café/rustic
Website http://fonderiemilanesi.it/
Description Shabby-chic, a little ‘farm and a little’ old
factory, for lunch and dinner with menu
carte brunch buffet or appetizers
Name of Restaurant Bar Basso
Location Via Plinio, 39
Phone 02 2940 0580
Cuisine Cocktails/
Website http://www.barbasso.com/main.html
Description Local historian Milan well known for its
cocktails, including the “Eat and drink,” patented
35 years ago, and the “Negroni wrong.”
Name of Restaurant Terrazza Aperol
Location Piazza Duomo, ang. Galleria Vittorio
Emanuele (2° piano)
Phone 02 86331959
Cuisine Cocktails and Tapas
Website http://www.terrazzaaperol.it/it/home/
Description A wide range of cocktails,
in addition to the classic cocktail combined with tradition
the tapas-bar in gourmet version.
Name of Restaurant Martini Bar Dolce & Gabana
Location Corso Venezia, 15
Phone 02 7601 1154
Cuisine Bar Basso
Website http://www.dolcegabbana.it/martini/
Description Within the space man
Dolce & Gabbana, a bar of black lacquered
serving delicious Martini
Name of Restaurant Da Claudio
Location Via Cusani, 1
Phone 02 86915741
Cuisine Lunch/Fish
Website http://www.pescheriadaclaudio.it/contatti-ristorante-pescheria-da-claudio-milano
Description “The fish of the Milanese” offers specialty ready to eat
for a light lunch or a tasty appetizer.
Name of Restaurant Bianich Café Cylces
Location Via Cavallotti 8
Phone 02 25061039
Cuisine Gastonomic
Website http://www.bianchicafecycles.it/
Description A meeting between gastronomy and movement,
also it offers a vegetarian menu
specialties and gluten-free or lactose-freeunch or a tasty appetizer.
Name of Restaurant Unico
Location Viale Achille Papa 30, 20149, Milano
Phone
Cuisine Italian
Website http://www.unicorestaurant.it/
Description If you think that Milan can not be romantic you will be amazed with this panoramic restaurant. From the twentieth floor of the World Join Center area Portanuova see the whole city of Milan, a pleasant way to escape the hectic routine. In the kitchen of the One Felice Lo Basso, who in May 2014 replaced the Roman chef Fabio Baldassarre.

Modena

Name of Restaurant Osteria Francescana
Location Stella, 22, 41121 Modena, Italia
Phone +39 059 210118
Cuisine Contemporary, tasting menus
Website http://www.osteriafrancescana.it/osteriafrancescana.html(http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners/osteria-francescana/
Description Tradition and modernity collide in spectacular fashion at Osteria Francescana with chef-patron Massimo Bottura’s sense of fun and headline-grabbing cooking. A new dish for this year is ‘camouflage’ – a thin layer of foie gras decorated with powders (hare blood, chestnut, various herbs), arranged to look like army woodland camo – but this is tempered by more traditional fare. Brilliant yet eccentric, Bottura’s artistic, show-stopping food has secured him a fervent following.

Rome

While all eyes, because Expo, were concentrated in the North, 2015 brought a number of new restaurants in Rome. Concept fresh and original proposals in various price ranges, churning up the capital immobility from which a bit ‘had been characterized.
Here is some of the new openings of Rome:
ME GEISHA
Rodelio Aglibot, called The Food Buddha, brings his experience in this multi-Asian fusion restaurant adi whose signature menu. Meat and fish strictly local dishes that are a lively reinvenzone of Japanese classics: Puffed rice covered with tuna and bacon; Ramen broth of pork, chicken and ham with poached egg; Roll of crab, avocado and cucumber with spicy tuna.
ME GEISHA Japanese Fusion Restaurant
Via dei Filippini 4
MADELEINE
An ambitious formula Franco-Roman (propose carbonara with Parisian crepes, for one thing). Open from morning – pastries portions and includes classics like macaroons and madeleines ovviament and – at night, this pleasant bistro style Belle Epoque saw the collaboration of Riccardo di Giacinto, a Michelin star All’Oro of Rome, creating the menu.
Madeleine
Via Montesanto 64
NATURAL
Not only the Roman amatriciana lives. Natural born as a place for lunch “different light”, where sound is not synonymous with boring. Good and not discounted menu that ranges from Enkir with azuki beans and seasonal vegetables and salad with turkey with herbs and ricotta salata bran, through the South African Bunny Chow (meat, vegetables and legumes in a loaf). Ability to take away or delivery.
Natural
Via Leopoldo Traversi 35
EGG À POIS
“Extreme”: thus defines its bakery this small establishment that focuses on sugars and flours, no dairy, vegan alternatives. A menu that still does not stop the natural ingredients and aims high, with recipes such as’ Nsalata (Bavarian oranges, candied olives, wine and fennel biscuit) or Coccòlle (Yogurt mousse soy, Dacquoise coconut, bananas and roasted icy).
Egg à pois
Via Pellegrino Matteucci 62
FOR ME – GIULIO TERRINONI
After leaving Acquolina Hostaria, which had earned a Michelin star, chef Giulio Terrinoni opened its restaurant where the protagonist is the fish – especially the raw. Haute cuisine that you pop with a chance to take the caps, small samples such as amberjack tartare, ginger, onion or Toast of prawns, mayonnaise sea rocket.
For me – Julius Terrinoni
Lane 9 Malpasso
LE CARRE FRANÇAIS
It is the year of France in Rome. A Prati find this bistro-cuisine where you can eat on site but also make purchases from producers extremely selected: is the area with Boulangerie bread and leavened, the Cave a Vins (not only champagne, do not be afraid), l’Epicerie and of course the Pâtisserie.
Le Carré Français
Via Vittoria Colonna 30
THERESE GLUTEN
The first pizzeria take away gluten is certainly worth a mention. With the advice of the pizza chef Marco Amoriello, who won the Gambero Rosso 2016 for the best gluten-free pizza in Italy, create a paste of flour of rice, corn and potatoes that gives the final product a soft, flexible enough and with a nice pronounced cornice.
Teresina
Via St. Thomas Aquinas 123-125
MUST
This pleasant wine bar was opened by a sommelier and a former maitre. The wine bar also offers a quick and simple cuisine, cold cuts and cheeses and sandwiches with some creative twist, as the club sandwich or the salmon and avocado sandwich with cod.
Must
Viale Pinturicchio 32
ONLY RAW
After the raw pastry, cooking crudistaprende foot in the capital. The dishes are strictly vegan with interesting forays into raw, the beet ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach with raw food spaghetti raw food zucchini with cheese, pepper and caramelized pears. And, of course, centrifuged and extracts in accompaniment.
Only Raw
Viale Parioli 192

September 2015

Le Jardin de Russie

c/o Hotel de Russie

Via del Babuino, 9 00187 Roma Ph. +39 06 328881

Brunch:

From Mon. to Fri. from  12.30pm to 3.00pm

Type:  Business Brunch

Price per person: EUR 38.00 excluding beverage

Sat. and Sun. from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Price per person: EUR 48.00 excluding beverage

Open Colonna

c/o Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Scalinata di via Milano 9 a 00184 Roma Ph. +39 06 47822641

http://www.opencolonna.it/home.asp

Brunch:

Sat. and Sun from 12.30pm  to 3.30pm

Price per person: EUR 30.00

All’Oro

c/o The First Luxury Hotel

Via del Vantaggio, 14

00186 Roma Ph. +39.06.97.99.69.07 – +39.393.94.48.268

http://www.ristorantealloro.it

Brunch:

LIGHT DAY BRUNCH

From Mon. to Fri. from 11.00am to 3.00pm

A main course from the buffet plus choice of dessert. Water and coffee included.

Price per person: EUR 18.00

FULL DAY BRUNCH

From Mon. to Sun. from 11.00am to 3.00pm

A free choice from the buffet plus a glass of red or white wine. Water and coffee included.

Price per person: EUR 30.00

Met

Piazzale di Ponte Milvio, 34

00191 Rome

Ponte Milvio (Italy)

Ph. +39 06 33221237

Brunch

Sunday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm

Price per person about: EUR 18.00 excluding beverages

 La Veranda

La Veranda is a smart restaurant in Borgo Santo Spirito, with frescoed ceilings and a balcony overlooking the interior patio. It was an ancient refectory, the atmosphere is guaranteed. Then increased by the film “The Great Beauty” Sorrentino here has set some scenes. Brunch every Sunday you can find it, with an Anglo-Saxon-style menu, different every week, signed by chef Claudio Favale. Among the dishes inevitable, bread, butter and jam, eggs with bacon and cheese, potatoes. Besides pancakes, yogurt and fruit. And if there’s anything left, there is the doggy bag.

Price per person: 27 euro (in versione light, without eggs e bacon, 18 euro). Children: 15 euro

From 11.30am to 3.30pm  domenica (attenzione, questa settimana si sposta di sabato)

La Veranda, via Borgo Santo Spirito 73, Roma. Ph. 06.6872973 / 06.68199360

www.laveranda.net

Summer 2015

Name of restaurant Aroma
Location Restaurant Location: Palazzo Manfredi, Via Labicana, 125 – 00184 Roma
Phone Tel. +39 06 77591380
Cuisine Talented Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio has created an inspiring seasonal menu using the freshest ingredients to capture the essence of regional cuisine.
Website Website http://www.aromarestaurant.it/en/
Description Already heralded as one of the finest dining experiences in Rome. With an extraordinary Colosseum view, Aroma Restaurant’s Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio delights palates with his modern cuisine choosing the freshest ingredients but keeping an eye on tradition.Before dinner guests can enjoy a cocktail on the lounge bar terrace overlooking the Colle Oppio (Emperor Nero’s gardens). The decor is contemporary and refined featuring a sophisticated glass observatory for all year dining.Aroma has been recognized for excellence by “The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences” with the 5 STAR DIAMOND AWARD
Name of restaurant Imago
Location Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 6, 00187 Roma, Italy
Phone
Cuisine Italian
Website http://www.hotelhasslerroma.com/imago-restaurant-rome
Description The Imago is the rooftop restaurant’s oldest capital. On the sixth floor of the Hotel Hasslersi can enjoy the beauty of the eternal city close range while enjoying the dishes of chef Francesco Apreda (one Michelin star). The quintessential romantic restaurant in Rome, where all the details are taken care of one by one, as the dishes from the chef.

Sardinia

Name of Restaurant The Lighthouse of Capo D’orso
Location Localita’ Cala Capra, Palau (OT), Sardegna
Phone
Cuisine Italian
Website http://www.hotelcapodorso.com/en/ristoranti/
Description An intimate dining room with its furniture which tells the story of the Amalfi Coast. Panoramic sea views for this romantic restaurant in the province of Salerno. The dishes are tasty and delicious, and the service will accompany perfectly your Tête-à-tête.

Sicily

Name of Restaurant Principe Cerami
Location Restaurant Location: Piazza San Domenico, 5 98039 Taormina – Sicily
Phone +39 0942 613111
Cuisine Cuisine: Innovative young chef Massimo Mantarro is both extremely well versed in traditional Sacilian food and beyond qualified to experiment it, his haute cuisine dishes expertly balanced in taste and displaying a fine technical flair.
Website http://www.san-domenico-palace.com/en/restaurants.html
Description The Principe Cerami has 2 Michelin stars and is run by chef Massimo Mantarro, whose art lies in bringing a Sicilian touch to refined haute cuisine. Named after the Sicilian nobleman who converted the monastery to a hotel, the restaurant has a magical atmosphere overlooking the Ionian Sea.A real jewel of a restaurant, the Michelin starred Principe Cerami was until 1866 a Dominican monastery, and it’s fair to say something heavenly still permeates the food and atmosphere.The only thing perhaps more ideal for a romantic, intimate Mediterranean meal than the softly lit and thoroughly elegant main restaurant is Principe Cerami’s panoramic summer terrace, where dining by starlight overlooking the sea perfectly complements the excellent food, vast wine list and friendly service. Principe Cerami is a seasonal restaurant, open from April to October.

Tuscany

Wine tasting in Tuscany

Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch

 

Get a true taste of Italy’s famous Chianti region on this full-day wine and food tour departing from Florence enjoying an off-road adventure through the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany.

The borders of the Chianti region are not clearly defined but in general it extends over the provinces of Florence and Siena, covering all of the area between the two cities.

Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone.

The Chianti landscapes are so beautiful and particular that they inspire many photographs which then become postcards and calendars distributed across the globe.

https://www.chianti.com/

WINE CELLARS AND VINEYARDS TASTING TOUR

  • TENUTA IL PIANO

31 min (21.2 km) from Gambassi Terme

Carlesi Zucconi Family Winery

Loc. Montauto – 53037 San Gimignano (SI) Italia

Info tour & tasting: (0039) 320 631 4655 – fattoriailpiano@gmail.com

http://www.ilpianowines.com/index.html

Visitors are given a guided tour of the wine cellars (including our unique underground cellar) the gardens and the family chapel; before being taken to our tasting deck with its unsurpassed view of the famous towers of San Gimignano. There, we will conduct a tasting of our artisan wines, Vin Santo and the estate olive oil all accompanied by local foods.

  • TENUTA TORCIANO

 17 min (14.3 km) from Gambassi Terme

Award-winning winery in San Gimignano, Tuscany

Address: Via Crocetta, 18, 53037 Ulignano, San Gimignano SI, Italy

Phone: +39 0577 950055

http://www.torciano.com/USA/winery/san-gimignano-wine-tasting-and-tuscan-lunch/

 You’ll spend hours with the staff and family of Tenuta Torciano and our great passion for the wines. In fact, the winery is host to many seminars and educational opportunity where people can ask for a day or a week or more to learn about the wine, the soil, climate, culture and the land called Tuscany.

  • SAN GIMIGNANO

28 min (19.2 km) from Gambassi Terme

http://www.sangimignano.com/en/

The “Historic Centre of San Gimignano”, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] The town also is known for the saffron, the Golden Ham and its white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area

There are many churches in the town: the two main ones are the Collegiata, formerly a cathedral, and Sant’Agostino, housing a many artworks from early Italian renaissance artists.

  • DORANDO’ RESTAURANT

Vicolo dell’Oro, 2 – 53037 SAN GIMIGNANO SI –

Tel e Fax +39 0577 941.862  

is a small and cosy Restaurant for people who consider good food one of the pleasures of life.

Set in the heart of San Gimignano, between the charming Piazza Duomo and Piazza Cisterna, it is part of a 14th century building.

http://www.ristorantedorando.it/

  • CASTEL MONASTERO

1 h 3 min (77.4 km) from Gambassi Terme

Address: Loc. Monastero D’Ombrone, 19, Castelnuovo Berardenga SI, Italy

Phone:+39 0577 570570

On 4 hectares of grounds overlooking the countryside, this romantic hotel in a former 11th-century monastery, is 14 km from San Gusmè and 29 km from Siena. 

The best place to set off from for exploring Tuscany and its artistic masterpieces, its culinary delights, and its extraordinary, legendary wines. Castel Monastero and its splendid hotel spa, just 23 km from Siena, offer you the exciting chance to try something new every day.

If you’re looking for inner harmony, just close your eyes and inhale the warmth of the nature all around you. In the woods, the countryside and the wonderful garden around Castel Monastero and its spa, you can try some intensely energising yoga sessions, led by internationally renowned qualified instructors.

http://www.castelmonastero.com/en/home 

Wine Tasting info:

http://www.castelmonastero.com/en/activities/Wine%20Tasting%20Program

The “Wine Tasting Program” is a guided journey into the Tuscan Wine-making tradition and provides the guest a general knowledge about the history of the territory and the history of each wine

  • CASALVENTO & LIVERNANO WINE CELLAR

59 min (54.1 km) from Gambassi Terme

Casalvento, Loc Casalvento 53017 Radda in Chianti (SI) – Tel + 39 0577 738967

The house of Casalvento is situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Purchased in 1997 by visionary entrepreneur, Robert Cuillo and his wife, Gudrun, a complete restoration was undertaken, bringing the property back to its former beauty.

Today, with the addition of a state-of-the-art CANTINA (wine cellar), surrounded by woods, and built in harmony with the surrounding countryside,Livernano and Casalvento  emerged  as premier operating estates in the Chianti Classico region, producing multiple award winning, highly rated wines.

http://www.livernano.it/en/

Tuscany Restaurants:

Name of Restaurant RELAIS IL FALCONIERE
Location SanMartino Bocena, 370, 52044 Cortona AR 0575 612679
Phone
Cuisine Tuscan/Michelin
Website http://www.ilfalconiere.it/home.aspx
Description The restaurant is housed in the old lemon house with a glass and wrought-iron conservatory, overlooking the outside dining terrace with its ancient fishpond and rose-clad pergola. A pleasant experience made of many different details: a refined and bright ambience, the terrace with its breathtaking view of the valley for romantic dinners, a superb Tuscan cuisine and a vast wine list with the Baracchi wines as well. The restaurant is considered one of the finest in the country, and holds 1 Michelin star.The Restaurant offers an à la carte menu, as well as a Tasting Menu (changes weekly) and a Classic Tasting Menu (seasonal). The restaurant is open to non-residents for lunch and dinner
Name of Restaurant RELAIS BORGO SANTO PIETRO
Location Loc. Palazzetto 53012 Chiusdino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 75 1222
Cuisine
Website http://www.borgosantopietro.com/it/
Description Hospitality coupled with an environment where clarity of mind and food for the soul are abundant. The land is not only stunningly beautiful, but rich and fertile and provides us with a bounty of organic vegetables, herbs and even honey which our kitchen transforms into culinary delights. Set on a working farm, the villa is bathed in the beauty of its surroundings – an exquisite jewel.
Name of Restaurant BORGO SAN FELICE
Location
Phone Località San Felice, 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)
Cuisine tel +39 0577 3964 –
Website http://www.borgosanfelice.it/
Description Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, Borgo San Felice combines all of the pleasures of la dolce vita. The property is made up of an entire medieval hamlet including its old chapel, large pool, cellars and its vineyard surrounding it. Infinite pleasures can be discovered through the authentic Mediterranean cuisine and exceptional wine cellar, as well as in the wellness centre. A delightful bike excursion to explore the surrounding area will enhance the enjoyment of an unforgettable stay in this medieval hamlet. Amongst other things, the beauty of the picturesque villages of Chianti, just a few kilometres away, will guarantee an eternal attachment to this property and this region of Italy which is overflowing with light and magic.
Name of Restaurant LE COCCOLE DELL’AMOROSA
Location Località l’Amorosa, 53048 Sinalunga (Siena)
Phone + 39 0564 60 28 17
Cuisine
Website http://www.amorosa.it/en/restaurant
Description Charming, country style restaurant, this elegant and, at the same time, informal eatery opened in 1971, in what were once the Locanda’s medieval stables, features of the original building.Italian cuisine is inspired by both Tuscan and Mediterranean culinary traditions. Products of the land, delicious seasonal dishes with Tuscany’s world famous cured meats, Chianina beef, Cinta Senese and Grigio del Casentino pork, free range poultry, the cheeses of Pienza, and the vegetables and aromatic herbs grown in the Amorosa’s kitchen garden.
Name of Restaurant Caino
Location Via Chiesa, 4 58014 Montemerano ( GR ) Tel.: + 39 0564 60 28 17
Phone
Cuisine
Website
Description Childhood friends Maurizio Menichetti and Grand Chef Valeria Piccini opened this restaurant in 1987 on the very same premises where Maurizio’s parents once had a trattoria. Valeria’s outstanding cuisine quickly became one of the most renowned in the country, due to dishes that sing the praises of the region. Caino, with its nine tables for only eighteen covers, has the intimate atmosphere of an authentic Tuscan restaurant. It is an absolute must.
Name of Restaurant DA DELFINA
Location Via della Chiesa, 1, Artimino FI 055 871 8074
Phone
Cuisine
Website http://www.dadelfina.it/ristorante.htm
Description Il borgo di Artimino, situato sulla sommità d’un colle alto m.298s.l.m., per la sua fortunata posizione strategica ha avuto notevole importanza nel passato. Le sue origini sono molto antiche. I recenti ritrovamenti di cippi, urne cinerarie, busti, tombe e d’un muro che sembra appartenere a un tempio testimoniano l’esistenza di stanziamenti etruschi nel territorio. Più tardi, come testimonia Cicerone, Silla rese il Territorio di Artimino di proprietà pubblica per poi spartirlo in premio ai suoi soldati. Nonna Delfina decise di trasformare la propria abitazione in una trattoria che lei fece crescere e migliorare, tanto da diventare il famoso ristorante che è; oggi il locale viene portato avanti dalla famiglia.
Name of Restaurant IL COLOMBAIO
Location Strada Provinciale 27 In Cavallano, Casole D’elsa 0577 948453
Phone
Cuisine
Website http://www.ilcolombaio.it/
Description Located in a small village just outside the walls of the medieval town Casole d’Elsa, in the upper part of Val d’Elsa, on the borders of the province of Siena and not far from San Gimignano and Volterra. The Restaurant “Il Colombaio” is mentioned in many famous guidebooks – one star on Michelin – and it is considered one of the best in Tuscany. A sophisticated atmosphere where you can taste regional food with a modern touch. The Restaurant “La sosta” offers typical Tuscan food, with high quality but reasonable prices. The wine bar is full of fine wines. An ideal destination for lovers of wine-tasting.

Venice

December 2015

Osteria Da Fiore

http://www.dafiore.net/en/

http://www.dafiore.net/en/restaurant/

Calle del Scaleter, 2202/a, 30125 Venezia, Italy
+39 041 721308

Terrazza Danieli

http://www.terrazzadanieli.com/en

http://www.danielihotelvenice.com/en/terrazza-danieli

Riva degli Schiavoni 4196 · 30122 Venice, Italy

+39 041 5226480

An unforgettable place with stunning panoramic view over lagoon.

 

Ai Mercanti

http://www.aimercanti.it/en/

Calle dei Fuseri, 4346/a, 30011 Venezia, Italy
+39 041 523 8269

Cozy and warm.

 

 

Il Ridotto

http://www.ilridotto.com/02_homepage_ENG.htm

Castello, 4509, 30122 Venezia, Italy
+39 041 520 8280

Cozy and nice. Food is top level.

Bistrot De Venise

http://www.bistrotdevenise.com/eng/index.html

San Marco, 4685, 30124 Calle dei Fabbri Venezia, Italy

+39 041 523 6651

Old traditional and elegant place.

Do Leoni

http://www.londrapalace.com/en/do-leoni-restaurant/

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4171, 30122 Venezia, Italy

+39 041 520 0533

Elegant.

 

Naranzaria

http://www.naranzaria.it/index.php/en/

Sestiere San Polo, 130, 30125 Venezia, Italy
+39 041 724 1035

Quite informal, not elegant.

 

Corte Sconta

http://www.cortescontavenezia.it/

Informal old traditional place.

 

Name of Restaurant Il Roditto
Location Restaurant Location: Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo, Castello 4509 I – 30122 Venezia
Phone Tel: +39 0415208280
Cuisine Cuisine: The kitchen is led by the chef Gianni Bonaccorsi who personally creates the menu and carefully selects all the raw ingredients. Gianni is supported by Murshedul Haque, his partner of five years. Murshedul, a young Bengalese chef, has had several internships in important Italian restaurants. The food offered by Il Ridotto Restaurant uses high quality local ingredients from the land and sea. Traditional, seasonal dishes are created with a unique, innovative twist, with regular changes of the menu depending on season and inspiration.
Website http://www.ilridotto.com/02_homepage_ENG.htm
Description The Ridotto Restaurant is in the Sestiere di Castello (n. 4509) in Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo, just a few steps from Saint Mark’s Square, in the heart of Venice near the water bus stop of San Zaccaria.
Name of Restaurant L’Alcova
Location Campo Santa Sofia 4198/99 , Ca DOro, 30121 – Venezia
Phone
Cuisine Italian
Website http://www.casagredohotel.com/dining/
Description Special view of the Grand Canal at the restaurant L’Alcova, one of the romantic restaurants in Venice, housed in a XV century building that has been declared a national monument. In this environment really special you will find fine cuisine in every detail and made with raw materials of excellent quality.

Verona

Name of Restaurant Il Desco
Location Restaurant Location : Via Dietro San Sebastiano, 5/7 37121 Verona
Phone Tel: +39045 595358
Cuisine Cuisine: A journey through tastes and flavors, offered by our Chef, a blend of history and innovation to delight the palate and rediscover, every day in a different light, the Venetian and Italian culinary tradition.
Website Website http://www.ristoranteildesco.it/en/index.html
Description A prestigious palace of the 5th century, in the heart of the historic center of Verona, a few steps away from Juliet’s house and amphitheater the Arena. the passion of a chef, Elia Rizzo, passed down to his son Matteo, and the warmth of an entire family. Strict but full of light spaces, style and elegance of a decor in which old elements blend with modern ingredients. As well as the cuisine, tied to the Venetian tradition, yet full of creative inspiration and innovation.For more than 20 years, Il Desco is considered one of the most typical restaurants in Verona and Italy. Since 1997, awarded with two stars by the Michelin Guide.

Umbria

Name of Restaurant SPIRITO DIVINO COUNTRY HOUSE
Location piritodivino Loc. Alzatura, 9 – 06036 Montefalco
Phone +39 0742 361920 +39 0742 718010
Cuisine
Website http://www.spiritodivino.net/country-house/
Description Spiritodivino Country House immersa tra le vigne del Sagrantino e poco fuori le mura medioevali di Montefalco, con sfondo la suggestiva e rilassante campagna Umbra.

Monolocali indipendenti di nuovissima costruzione, finemente arredati, alcuni con angolo cottura,dotati tutti i comfort con eleganti bagni, tv lcd, collegamento internet Wireless,aria condizionata, con parcheggio privato e piscina immersa nella verde campagna Umbra.

Name of Restaurant ANTICA POSTA DI BRACCIO
Location Loc. Braccio – Lago Trasimeno, 06064 Panicale PG
Phone 075 835 0670
Cuisine
Website http://www.anticaposta.it/
Description IN THE HEART of the Lake Trasimene Nature Reserve, where Umbria and Tuscany meet. Fresh food, majestic vaulted ceilings of the Renaissance Braccio Baglioni Palace: the ideal venue for special events. Have a refreshing drink ideally whilst watching the sun setting over Lake Trasimene. Enjoy the splendid location – a wonderful setting for photographs, for evenings spent dancing, concerts, weddings or parties, or a romantic tête-à-tête. Relax by the poolside, on the rocks on a natural terrace above Lake Trasimene, with Jacuzzi, waterfalls and grotto.

Loc. Braccio – Lago Trasimeno, 06064 Panicale PG 075 835 0670

Name of Restaurant GRIFFIN’S RESORT
Location Località San Faustino 24, Orvieto (TR) 05018 (Italia)
Phone Tel +39 07 63616727
Cuisine
Website http://www.griffinslands.com/ita/relais-umbria/index.html
Description In Umbria, just a few kilometers from Orvieto amongst the charming hills, Griffin’s Resort is an exclusive, quaint hotel with a gourmet   restaurant. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the original building that is home to the Resort was recently renovated, carefully mixing tradition and modernity. A romantic weekend, a productive company retreat or a wedding: whatever the event, Griffin’s Resort is the perfect place.

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