Italy is the land of pasta and pizza, and Chowhounds have recommendations for places to eat across the country. Get tips on top restaurants, local cuisine, and out-of-the-way shops.


Ischia, restaurant help please!!

by Traveling_teacher 8 days ago

Hi CH, My husband and I will be heading to Ischia in the beginning of June. I cant seem to find any current restaurant recs (escept 1 post that was actually very helpful). We are "foodies" so wi...


Trip plan for Milan and Venice in May

by PenelopeWitherspoon 6 days ago

So, heading to Milan and Venice in May with my mom. Have started planning it as places are starting to take reservations. We are spending 3 nights in Milan followed by 3 nights in Venice. I have...


by Wankel 5 years ago

I have a buddy whose family is from an area just north of Naples. As a child, he recalls seeing family members eating scattone - a dish made with cooked pasta, a bit of pasta water, and red wine. ...

Getting La Scala tickets before online sale?

by Docmarcia 8 months ago

We’re going to Milan in June 2019 specifically to see Verdi on June 18. Tickets go on sale online in April later than they go on sale in Milan. I want to be sure to get good seats. Is there an agen...


Rome and Florence/Tuscany with Kids, High End

by ben12345 7 days ago

I am planning a twelve day trip to Italy with my family, kids aged 7 and 9. I would like recommendations on restaurants that offer high quality food and experience, price is not a concern. The ab...

Langhe/Piemonte - which small producer vineyards to visit?

by shliz 11 days ago

Hi there, I'm looking for a small production vineyard or two to visit on a day trip from Turin. I will be eating at Terazza da Renza in Castiglione Falletto or Osterio Veglio near La Morra, so some...

Lucca, Italy, where to eat inside the wall

by sandychow 12 days ago

Ciao! We are spending a week in an apartment in Lucca in May. Would appreciate recommendations for restaurants, mostly casual but not pizza, inside the walls, since we will not have a car. Also rec...

Any recommendations for food tours in Venice, Bologna and Florence?

by stuartlafonda 15 days ago

Traveling in April, the wife and I have been to Italy a few times this will be the second trip with grown (sorta) kids. I have been to Venice and Florence previously, would love to do a food tour. ...

Tuscany restaurant recommendations

by kdaffodil 1 year ago

We are going to Italy the end of June with 4 days in Tuscany, 2 cars and 9 of us. We will spend 1 day in Florence with 3 days left to drive around Tuscany. We are staying near Greve. We will be ...

Contemporary Rome restaurants with great food

by maculapr 19 days ago

Hello, we will be going to Rome in early May. I will be going to the usual excellent Roman Trattorias but would like to go to a more modern, contemporary restaurant, not touristy, ideally with a go...

"When In Venice, Eat Like A Venetian"

by DavidT 18 days ago

NY Times article on cicchetti bacaros in Venice

So, what was your best restaurant meal of 2018?

by damiano 3 months ago

As the year draws to a close, my mind wanders off to some of my best restaurant experiences in 2018. What was your best restaurant meal of 2018? It doesn't matter whether is was in your home to...

Restaurant run by two brothers in Vercelli

by Jozie Foodie 8 years ago

Can anyone help me? At the Salone del Gusto last month, I attended a workshop featuring t wo brothers Christian and Mario (not sure of names) who run a starred Michelin (again not so sure) restaura...

Rome restaurants

by khor1 23 days ago

Hi, I will be traveling to Rome with my 10 year-old son for a week and I am looking for restaurant recommendations. I've looked on TripAdvisor, Yelp and Eater 38, but I really only trust the peo...

Best Cacio & Pepe in Rome?

by arturop 24 days ago

Hi all, so I have a bit of a culinary question for the locals and experienced travelers regarding Rome's best pasta dishes. In honor of the late Anthony Bourdain, I want to have the best possible C...

Bologna and Bergamo in November -- Trip Report

by jnwall 1 month ago

My wife and I enjoyed ten days in Bologna and Bergamo in late November. Every time we go to Bologna, we find new restaurants of exceptionally high quality and visit old favorites. As always, we st...

One Dinner/two lunches in Rome

by adi 28 days ago

I will be in Rome for one night in May with my family (all adults including my 80 year old Mom). we are staying on the Piazza Farnese. I am looking for a Roman trattoria for our dinner that is not ...

Rome Fall, 2018. Notes from the City

by erica 5 months ago

Last Sunday afternoon after a two week-long driving tour beginning in Fiumicino (1 night), and moving on to Norcia (Umbria); Senigallia and Ascoli Piceno (Le Marche); and Sulmona (Abruzzo), we had...