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Find the best places to EAT & DRINK on the italian soil, the most frequented restaurants, the traditional pizzerias, trattorias or osterias, the cafes with the most beautiful atmosphere, the bars with the most fancy cocktails or the most known fast foods, when you are in the mood only for a quick bite.

Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity, using few quality ingredients and not a very elaborate preparation. As far as beverages are concerned, Italy is the most important producer of wine in the world and, at the same time, the largest consumer of wine. And if you want to find the best coffee in the world, come to Italy!

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    Buatta

    Buatta is a restaurant born inside the famous Valigeria Quattrocchi, a historical leather shop located close to the cosmopolitan and joyful Vucciria market, in the heart of the Palermo city center. Buatta offers you a cuisine based on the Sicilian and Palermitan culinary traditions, with the exclusive use of local and seasonal ingredients, in order to create simple and authentic dishes with a few high quality raw materials. In the restaurant, you will discover amazing recipes born when art, knowledge and great cooking skills meet together, such as caponata, pasta with sardines, Sicilian cannoli and cassata.   HOW TO GET THERE Buatta is located on the Via Vittorio Emanuele, 176, about 300 meters away from the Fontana Pretoria. The closest bus station is Vittorio Emanuele-Vucciria, about 80 meters away, which can be reached with the bus Line 103. Booking.com

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    Koi

    Koi is a Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Naples, offering a cultural journey through the oriental culinary tradition. The philosophy of Koi is simple: to conquer lovers of this cuisine with an All You Can Eat Menu available every day for only 15€ for lunch and 23€ for dinner, without reducing the quality of the products. An à la carte menu with a wide selection of specialities is also available.   HOW TO GET THERE The restaurant is located in Via Monteoliveto, 35. The closest Metro station is Toledo, on Line L1, about 350 meters away. The closest bus station is Guglielmo Sanfelice, on the Line 460, 150 meters away. Use the map below to find the restaurant in no time. Booking.com

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    Ristorante Bolognese

    Present since 1937 in the historic center of Bologna, Ristorante Bolognese is located in an enviable position, close to major hotels, the railway station, the bus station, and a stone’s throw from the central Via Indipendenza. The restaurant, once used as a coal deposit, has a characteristic exposed stone ceiling with vaults, an architectural detail typical of old Bologna. The result is the right atmosphere, intimate and welcoming, in which to propose the typical dishes of the Emilian and Bolognese tradition. The presence of two rooms with a capacity of about 25 seats each makes it particularly suitable for business lunches, dinners or for groups. The Bolognese restaurant has an air-conditioned environment and, in summer, it also has a cozy outdoor veranda. The kitchen is directed by chef Alfredo Morisi with his twenty years of teaching in the old hotel school in Bologna and numerous experiences in the city’s historic restaurants.   HOW TO GET THERE The restaurant is about 240 meters away from Bologna Centrale, the main train station of the city. The closest bus station is Stazione Centrale, about 110 meters away from the restaurant. Booking.com

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    La Brace

    Situated a few steps from the Due Torri (the Two Towers), restaurant La Brace is a well-known landmark in Bologna for all lovers of good food. The dishes brought to the table are made after the traditional Bolognese recipes mixed with the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. The menu ranges from typical dishes with home made pasta such as tagliatelle with meat sauce, tortellini in broth, to the famous Rigatoni La Brace or risotto with porcini mushrooms. Depending on the season, the dishes can be enriched with seasonal vegetables and excellent porcini mushrooms. The wide choice of fish dishes will satisfy all your requests, with freshness, variety and imagination.   HOW TO GET THERE The closest bus station is Due Torri, about 110 meters away from the restaurant, on the bus lines 14, 19, 25, 27, T1 and T2. To find the restaurant on foot, use the map below. Booking.com

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    Buca San Petronio

    Buca San Petronio is a restaurant located in the center of Bologna, 50 meters from Piazza Maggiore. Focused on the Italian Style, from food and wine proposals to design and background music, the restaurant welcomes you in an elegant room and a terrace located in one of the most fascinating corners of the city. The menu, rich in Mediterranean flavors, is created with high quality raw materials from the surrounding area – homemade pasta, Parmigiano Reggiano, Altedo asparagus, Parma ham… Colors, flavors, elegance and harmony: these are the basic ingredients of their creations.   HOW TO GET THERE The closest bus station is Piazza Maggiore, about 120 meters away from the restaurant, on the bus lines 29, A, C and T2. To find the restaurant on foot, use the map below. Booking.com

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    Pizza Roma

    Pizza Roma is an interesting pizzeria located in the historical center of Reggio Calabria, just a few meters from the splendid Lungomare Falcomatà. The two entrepreneurs, Nino and his wife, Francesca, are making an excellent pizza with high quality ingredients, balancing carbohydrates and proteins, using strictly fresh vegetables, meats and fish, presented through recipes designed for everyone. Nino and Francesca personally take care of the doughs, made with the best raw materials available on the market. This is why pizza from Pizza Roma is considered so special and continues to win the hearts of local people and tourists too. Pizza Roma offers competitive prices suitable for all budgets, maximum attention to customer needs, a rapid service and a constant search for quality.   HOW TO GET THERE Pizza Roma is close to the northern end of Lungomare Falcomatà, about 1.7 kilometers away from the Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale, the main train station of the city. If you need precise directions, use the map below. Booking.com

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    Trattoria del Pesce Fresco

    Trattoria del Pesce Fresco is a restaurant located in the heart of Reggio Calabria, ready to welcome lovers of excellent Calabrian cuisine and the many visitors to the city. Trattoria del Pesce Fresco is pleased to welcome you with the best fish specialties. A wide variety of starters, main courses and side dishes will be available according to the daily catch. Based on the daily catch and the imagination of the Chef, the Trattoria del Pesce Fresco offers a wide selection of appetizers. Among the most popular specialties, we can find swordfish cake, octopus salad, sweet and sour onion soup, sea snail and many others.   HOW TO GET THERE Trattoria del Pesce Fresco is about 450 meters away from the Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale, the main train station of the city. For the right directions, use the map below. Booking.com

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    Pizzeria Lievito

    Pizzeria Lievito is a nice pizzeria located in the historical center of Reggio Calabria, at equal distance (about 400 meters) from the Aragonese Castle and the Lungomare Falcomatà. Lievito stands out from every other pizzeria because in their menu there are only quality craft beers. Here, you’ll find hundreds of beer labels, both bottled and on tap. The staff of Lievito will advise you in choosing the best beer to combine with their dishes. Pizzeria Lievito is a local that escapes from the usual patterns of classic pizzerias and breweries, a concept of catering with a precise identity, which combines innovation with tradition.   HOW TO GET THERE Pizzeria Lievito is about 1.4 kilometers from the Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale, or about 15 minutes on foot. If you need precise directions, use the map below. Booking.com

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    Quattro Mani

    Quattro Mani is a restaurant located in piazza Magione, within the Kalsa neighbourhood, in Palermo, offering a sincere cuisine dedicated to the Sicilian tradition. Their cuisine is inspired by their homes. To eat well, you need the best ingredients, which is why they are dedicated to constantly retrieve products all around Sicily which meet very specific criteria – small companies that follow the principles of organic production. The selection of materials is exclusively made in Sicily, with the exception of a few important ingredients, such as Parmigiano Reggiano.   HOW TO GET THERE Restaurant Ouattro Mani is located in Via Francesco Riso, 3. The closest bus station is Alloro – Abatellis, about 180 meters away, on the bus route Arancione – the free bus of the historic center of Palermo. Booking.com

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    Ottava Nota

    Ottava Nota (Eighth Note) is a restaurant located in the historical center of Palermo, in the popular neighborhood Kalsa, a short walk from Cala, the ancient port of the city. Three rooms are welcoming you in a comfortable and seductive environment, where the sight, taste, smell, and feel of the dishes will go to a contamination of all your senses. Because the art of creating masterpieces in the kitchen starts right from the choice of ingredients, Ottava Nota uses only fresh and genuine raw materials. The ingredients and techniques of traditional cuisine, especially of a land rich in flavors such as Sicily, are always a starting point, a continuous path that leads to new experiences. The skill and creativity of the chef, the atmosphere and the magic of this place ar added to the beautiful recipe which is Ottava Nota.   HOW TO GET THERE The restaurant can be found in Via Butera, 55. The closest bus station is Foro Umberto I – Porta Felice, on the bus lines 107 and Arancione. Booking.com

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    Gran Caffè Gambrinus

    Gran Caffè Gambrinus is a historic coffee house in Naples, located in Via Chiaia, near the Piazza del Plebiscito. In the Gran Caffè Gambrinus’ art nouveau halls, the espresso coffee is brewed according to the old neapolitan recipe: dark, dense and hot. In recent years, the café has been enriched with tasty variations to the traditional espresso coffee: cream, chocolate, hazelnut and many other ingredients are combined with care and creativity to offer its guests an unforgettable taste experience. The Gran Caffè Gambrinus offers a vast assortment of typical neapolitan pastries and refined creations of chocolate, entirely homemade. Also, its laboratories are specialized in the production of ice cream.   HOW TO GET THERE Gran Caffè Gambrinus is situated in the north corner of Piazza del Plebiscito. The closest bus station is Trieste E Trento, about 50 meters away, on the bus line E6, while the nearest subway station is Municipio, on the Metro Line 1, at about 500 meters away. Booking.com

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    Le Officine Bistrot

    Le Officine Bistrot is a restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine, located in Via Andrea d’Isernia 6, in Naples. The restaurant welcomes you in two well lit rooms, minimal and colorful decorated. The service is quite polite and the atmosphere is pleasant. In this elegant and refined setting, Le Officine Bistrot offers its guests a fresh cuisine, linked to tradition, but with surprising touches of new. Here, you can find raw and warm starters, fresh fish, seafood, good wine and delicious desserts.   HOW TO GET THERE The closest bus station is Crispi-Arco Mirelli, at about 130 meters from the restaurant, on the bus line 627. If you would like to find it on foot, use the map below. Booking.com

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    La Buchetta

    La Buchetta is a restaurant located on Via dei Benci, 3, offering traditional Tuscan cuisine. From their menu, it stands out the famous Bistecca Fiorentica, a traditional beefsteak that you must try on your visit to Florence. The restaurant has a great menu of meats of any types, but not only meat is excellent here. Antipasti, pasta, ravioli, salads and many others are delicious and nicely presented. Very pleasant atmosphere with background music, amazing food and excellent wine, make dinner in this restaurant a real delight.   HOW TO GET THERE La Buchetta is about 250 meters away from the Basilica di Santa Croce and only 50 meters from Ponte alle Grazie. The nearest bus station is Benci, on Lines 23, C1 an C3. Booking.com

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    Trattoria Diladdarno

    About 750 meters from Palazzo Pitti, on the historic Via dei Serragli, 108R, in Florence, there is a trattoria from the ‘30s called Diladdarno, that offers traditional Florentine and Tuscan cuisine, always cooked with fresh ingredients. The Trattoria Diladdarno, whose narrow little white door hides an unexpected large room, colorful and welcoming, welcomes you with open arms, far from the noise of the city. Under the guidance of the chef, the restaurant aims to offer a personal and genuine vision of traditional Florentine and Tuscan dishes, using Italian meats, seasonal vegetables, extra virgin olive oil from the Florentine hills, homemade focaccia and tasty cheese.   HOW TO GET THERE The closest bus station is Campuccio, only 20 meters away from the restaurant, where the bus number 11 is stopping. On foot, if you are coming from the Palazzo Pitti or the Ponte Vecchio, use the map below. Booking.com

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    Il Cantinone

    If you are looking for a restaurant in Perugia, a few steps from the historic center, where you can taste the best traditional dishes, Il Cantinone is the place for you. In the restaurant, built in ancient cellars from the 14th century, you will find the best selection of local cuisine, prepared according to the canons of the past. The typical Umbrian cuisine finds its rightful place in Il Cantinone. The menu of Il Cantinone is, in fact, inspired by Umbria and especially Perugia, able to satisfy your tastes in every season of the year. During the summer, it will be possible to enjoy their delicious outdoor dishes, a few meters from the Fontana Maggiore.   HOW TO GET THERE Il Cantinone is only 40 meters away from Piazza IV Novembre. The closest bus stations are located in P.G. Matteotti, 300 meters away, and in Piazza Italia, 450 meters away. To find the restaurant as quickly as possible, use the map below. Booking.com

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    Il Caldaro

    Il Caldaro is a wonderful restaurant located in an old farmhouse on the Murlo estate, with beautiful surroundings, near the little village of La Bruna, 25 kilometers away from Perugia. Guests can enjoy lunch, dinner, drinks or linger over a coffee within a cosy ambience, with leather armchairs, copper tables and a large old stone fireplace. Customers can also stay outside, under the shaded terrace or the centuries-old oak tree. Il Caldaro’s fine cuisine is rich in local tradition, using only fresh ingredients. A little shop with restaurant’s products, like pasta sauces, home-made bread, local cheeses and cold cuts, without forgetting the Estate’s own green olive oil is available for everyone who wants to taste the most exquisite Umbrian food.   HOW TO GET THERE Because the restaurant is not so close to the city, if you are staying in Perugia, you will have to go by car. For the exact directions, you can use the map below. Booking.com

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    L’Officina

    At the end of the 19th century, L’Officina was a workshop for repairing scales and balances, and the site for the national stamping and calibration of scales. Today, L’Oficina is one of the best restaurants in Perugia. The restaurant was opened in May 2005, keeping the original structure of the old building and utilizing the original materials. On the ground floor, the wood originates from the begining of the 20th century. With a large selection of 450 wines from all over the world, a bar and a kitchen completely open to view, L’Officina proposes the „Osmosis of the senses”, being an innovative meeting point that can satisfy the sense of smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch. The cultural programme, sponsored by the city of Perugia, provides alternating art exhibitions, book presentations, poetry readings and musical evenings, accompanied by wine tastings and culinary experiments and demonstrations.   HOW TO GET THERE The nearest bus station is V. Borgo XX Giugno, that can be reached with the buses of the line 193, but if you would like to search for the restaurant on foot, you must know that is about 850 meters away from Piazza Italia, about 1 kilometer from Piazza IV Read more [...]

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    La Bottega del Buon Caffè

    La Bottega del Buon Caffè is one of the top restaurants in Florence, recently rewarded with a Michelin star. Respecting their Florentine location, the seasonal menus are designed to reflect the region’s unique gastronomic heritage and vibrant culinary culture. To reflect the philosophy of five star dining at its best, La Bottega del Buon Caffè produces a large percentage of its fresh ingredients at its farm in the country, at Borgo Santo Pietro. Creative Head Chef, Antonello Sardi, uses the freshest local ingredients with care and imagination. His innovative approach to Tuscan cuisine has earned him a reputation as one of Tuscany’s most talented young chefs. La Bottega del Buon Caffè combines classic Florentine style with a sense of elegance and glamour. Designed by the renowned international designer, Jeanette Thottrup, the restaurant interior seamlessly combines the very finest elements of both classic and contemporary design. With a vibrant atmosphere and stylish décor, La Bottega del Buon Caffè is the perfect venue in which to enjoy exceptional food and the very finest Tuscan wines.   HOW TO GET THERE La Bottega del Buon Caffè is located on the southern bank of river Arno, 300 meters away from Ponte San Niccolo. The Read more [...]

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    Da Enzo Al 29

    Da Enzo Al 29 is one of the finest trattorias in Rome, located in Trastevere, on Via dei Vascellari, at number… 29. When you will ask who is Enzo, you will be shown his picture hanging on a wall. He was the previous owner, who is no longer physically present because he died in the late eighties, but his memory is still alive in this trattoria, which has remained substantially the same, and above all, still bears his name. The ingredients used in the trattoria are of the highest quality, natural, healthy, from local suppliers. Furthermore, under this brand, you can find products such as extravirgin olive oil produced in Viterbo, pasta produced in Abruzzo and peeled San Marzano tomatoes from Livorno.   HOW TO GET THERE Da Enzo is 1.2 kilometers away from the nearest Metro station, Circo Massimo, on Line B. The trattoria is vis-a-vis, over the river Tiber, from the famous tourist attraction Bocca della Verita (The Mouth of Truth). So, if you get into the area, you can kill two birds with one stone. Booking.com

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    Sforno

    If you love pizza and you are in Rome, one of the best places to go to is Sforno. Born from Antonio’s passion for beers and wines and that of Stefano for good food, this restaurant wants to be a meeting place for all, where they offer rare beer and wines and an exceptional pizza. Taste one of their special pizza, Pizza Cacio e Pepe, Pizza “Greenwich” with Stilton cheese, Pizza “Testarossa”or Pizza “Iblea”, and you will come back for sure. Complete the menu with homemade desserts and beverages to match, and you will never leave again.   HOW TO GET THERE Sforno is only 450 meters from the nearest Metro station, Subaugusta, on Line A. On foot, it shoud be a 5 minute walk, and if you do not know where to go, use the map below. Booking.com

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    La Pergola

    La Pergola is the only three-star Michelin restaurant in Rome, offering a breathtaking view of the Eternal City, from the top of the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Under the direction of the celebrated Chef Heinz Beck, the menu is accentuated with every recipe, wich is the result of a meticulous analysis of every detail, and a wine list that comes from a cellar with over 60,000 bottles, authentic Italian oil and balsamic vinegar from the best local producers and the finest Mediterranean products. Wine lovers happily relinquish themselves to the knowledgeable Marco Reitano. He tastes a vast selection of wines every year, exploring the world’s finest vintages, to create this impeccable list. An enviable selection is defined by such rarities as 1922 Chateau Lafite Rothschild and 1945 Pétrus. La Pergola means elegance, from the vermeil plates and cutlery lining your table, to the charming art masterpieces that adorn the walls. Dine on innovative and exciting cuisine, surrounded by classic pieces such as a rare Aubusson tapestry, 18th century bronze candelabra, Sèvres porcelain and a stunning set of hand-blown glass by Emile Gallé.   HOW TO GET THERE The closest Metro station is Cipro, on Line A, but at this Read more [...]

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    Il Mercante

    Il Mercante was created to propose a sensorial journey in the bartending panorama of Venice. The bar is inspired by the life of adventurers and explorers who have marked new routes and brought new experiences to the West. The bar occupies the premises of the historic Caffé dei Frari, known and frequented by many Venetians. The restoration has emphasized the original architecture and the character of the location that has already inherent in its nature the philosophy of Il Mercante. The upper floor of Il Mercante is dedicated to guests who want to experience the sensory experience of the special cocktails dedicated to the adventures of Marco Polo and to the spices that he brought from the East. In a nice and quiet environment, it will be possible to rely on Il Mercante mixologist’s guide. Il Mercante cocktails are the result of a continuous research in preparations and blends. The bar presents a main list of cocktails always available and a list inspired by the theme of great adventurous trips.   HOW TO GET THERE Il Mercante is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Venice, in Campo dei Frari, in front of the Chiesa dei Frari. From Read more [...]

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    Grancaffè Quadri

    Facing Caffè Florian, we can find another old coffee house, Grancaffè Quadri. Located under the Procuratie Vecchie arcades, in the St. Mark’s Square, the second is with nothing inferior to the first. From Stendhal to Wagner, Proust and Woody Allen, Grancaffè Quadri has always been a lively place to stop for a coffee. Guests who enjoy the outdoor seating in St. Mark’s Square can select from a large illustrated menu featuring everything from Italian coffee drinks to cocktails made by resident barman Leonardo Cisotto, or breakfast pastries to Venetian bar snacks called cicchetti and gelato. A team of well-trained baristas tends to the coffee, while Leonardo Cisotto is in charge of the cocktails and wine service.   SHORT HISTORY Before Grancaffè Quadri, it was Il Rimedio (The Remedy), opened in 1638, named so due to the fact that it served Malvasia wine, commonly believed to enliven both the body and spirit. On May 28, 1775, Giorgio Quadri, arrived in Venice from Corfu together with his wife Naxina in search of fortune. It was Naxina to suggest that they invest in a place that served “hot black water.” The couple purchased Il Rimedio and began serving Turkish coffee. In 1830, Caffè Read more [...]

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    Alle Corone

    At Alle Corone Restaurant, you will discover the real authentic flavors of their genuine products, prepared in accordance with their precious recipes. You will also discover the pleasure of savoring the best ingredients that this land can offer, following an itinerary of gastronomic excellence that, depending on the season, will take you from the starters to dessert. The bread, the homemade pasta and the desserts they serve all come straight out of their kitchen.   HOW TO GET THERE Whether you come with the water bus ACTV Line 1 or 2, getting off at the Rialto station, or you are near the Rialto Bridge already, you have only about 150 meters to Alle Corone Restaurant. The place can be reached on foot through Salizada Pio X, making right on Merceria II Aprile and left on Calle dei Stagneri O de la Fava. Booking.com

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    Caffè Florian

    Caffè Florian is more than just a café, and can rightfully be considered a tourist attraction in itself. Located under the Procuratie Nuove arcades, in the St. Mark’s Square, the world’s oldest café still in operation has been a silent witness, for almost three centuries, of the joys and excitement of Venice. Famous names have passed the threshold of this café over time, and if we were to mention just a few, we could start very well with Casanova, the famous conqueror of hearts, continuing with the playwrighter Carlo Goldoni, Lord Byron or the poet Goethe, with the writer and politician Chateaubriand, Charles Dickens, or Marcel Proust, to end triumphantly with Modigliani.   SHORT HISTORY The café opened its doors for the first time on December 29, 1720, under the name of Alla Venezia Trionfante, and soon after that received the name of its first owner, Floriano Francesconi. By the middle of the 19th century, Caffè Florian remained in the possession of the Francesconi family, and then changed its owners several times. In 1858, the café was completely restored by Lodovico Cadorin, with the help of the best Venetian artists and artisans. Since 1985, the cafe hosts the Venice Biennale, Read more [...]