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Get Inspired by These School Lunches Around the World

Ever wonder what school lunches look like in countries around the world? With school almost back in session, the thought of cafeteria lunches might conjure images of droopy pizza, pale green vegetables...

Looking for Florence Restaurant Recommendations

by LABeam 11 days ago

I would appreciate updated Florence recommendations and critique of my choices. Our 5th trip to Florence, some of the past favourites were Buca Dell' Orafo, Taverna Del Bronzino, Il Guscio. We ar...


Wine pairings with tasting menus in Piedmonte?

by richwagner 5 days ago

My wife and I are traveling to Piedmonte in May and plan to check out some of the restaurants highly recommended here (Il Centro, Osteria Veglio, La Ciau, Guido, etc.). We plan to do the tasting me...

Easter Sunday and Monday in Rome

by AWG 6 days ago

I am arriving in Rome on Easter Sunday and spending 5 nights there. We are staying near the Jewish Ghetto. Prefer dinners close to our home base. For Tuesday through Thursday I have decided on Pipe...

Gluten-Free in Venice Restaurant Suggestions

by Pamdixon1 14 days ago

Venice with thirteen old celiac Granddaughter in June. She eats sushi but no other fish (yet). Pasta, bread help.

Late November lunch spot in Liguria

by nicwil1120 5 months ago

My husband and I will have have one day of our late November trip to Italy dedicated to driving -- something we have to do to make our itinerary work. We'll wake up in Siena early on Monday 11/25 a...

Palermo report

by Willem 9 years ago

Here a report on last visit to Palermo, between X-mas and NYE. First was some breakfast in a big coffee bar on Via Lincoln near our apartment; coming from the sea the second on the right. Great ...

lucky fifth time in Palermo

by Willem 9 years ago

Dear Chowhounders, and especially Erica and Katie Parla (thank you!), end of the year a new visit to heavenly Palermo will follow - where to go next?! Been visiting happily Sant'Andrea (will go...

Quick Palermo report

by Willem 20 days ago

so... Zia Pina, an old favorite, is already closed for rebuild for more than 1 year, and from what I see happening it does not look promising (heading to become a tourist trap). That New York times...

Restaurants on the Abruzzo Coast

by nmbkiwi149 1 month ago

I am driving up the Abruzzo Coast and want to stop at a trabucco (fishing platform) restaurant for lunch. I have several potential places along the coast north of Vasto up to Francavilla al Mare, ...

Itinerary/restaurant advice for Piemonte, Milan, Modena, and Verona Nov 2019

by bigjppop 4 months ago

Good morning Chowhound Italy lovers. I'm getting ready for a my upcoming trip to Italy (early November 2019). I'll have about 7 days total and my primary reason for traveling is eating and drinking...

FVG short-trip report

by vinoroma 8 years ago

Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of our favorite regions for wine & food, we have been visiting for 12 years now (even before we moved to Italy), we recently (at the end of August) spent 4 days in the ...


by Wankel 6 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. ...

Venice Food Experiences, bakeries, pasta shops, etc (that are not dinner out)

by ciaodog 3 months ago

I will be spending Christmas week in Venice with extended family ages 2-75. We're all foodies but because of kids and Christmas holidays we're thinking about dinner at home most of the time. I am w...

Cooking class in Florence or Tuscany

by small bites 2 months ago

Hi, we're going to Italy in April 2020 for a 16-day trip, planned to spread between Florence, Rome and Sorrento area (almost 5 days each). Do you have a half or one day cooking class you highly rec...

Armando al Pantheon - how much do you spend?

by kilili 2 months ago

Hi all. I have see conflicting information on this restaurant and would like to see if you can help. I would like to make reservations. I have read reviews, and have seen pictures of menus on we...

Fantastic Rome Restaurants suitable for a 20 month old

by tedurden 6 years ago

Hi, we are soon off to Rome for a few days and I am looking for some great restaurants. The kicker --- my husband and I are traveling with our 20 month old daughter. Therefore I am looking for some...

Rome market question

by jangita 3 months ago

We will be in Rome this week for the last leg of our 2 month adventure. I would like to bring home some dried porcini and small tins of olive oil. Any suggestions on where to buy those things? ...


by jangita 3 months ago

Lunch was…well interesting. I started with this tortino of farro which was out-of-this-world excellent. After some confusion, Ken ordered ravioli with gorgonzola, pears and walnuts and neither ...

Viareggio for Carnevale

by flirtinfilly 3 months ago

Ciao, tutti! I am heading to Pisa/Viareggio in late February for Carnevale. Any suggestions for your favorites (gelato, bar, ristorante) greatly appreciated. Grazie!

Piemonte 2019

by allende 8 months ago

We'll do it differently this year. You can see all the previous year's posts by using the search function