Linguine alle Vongole – My Favourite Seafood Pasta

Linguine Vongole or Linguine with Clams is a Classic Seafood Pasta in Italy: Linguine alle vongole is one of my favourite pasta dishes and whenever in Italy, linguine vongole is one of the dishes that I try never to miss out on. The recipe is easy enough to prepare but the truth is that I … [Read more...]

Trattoria al Ponte del Megio – A Small Trattoria in Santa Croce

Trattoria al Ponte del Megio - A Small Canal-Side Trattoria in Santa Croce: Trattoria al Ponte del Megio is a smallish canal-side trattoria in Santa Croce. It is located on Calle Larga, right by the bridge of the same name. Restaurants near Ponte del Megio We had planned to dine at La … [Read more...]

Trattoria alla Madonna – Good Food and a Nice Atmosphere

Trattoria all Madonna - A Venetian Institution: Trattoria alla Madonna was one of the first restaurants we dined at when we arrived in Venice. Located near the Rialto Bridge in the San Polo district, it was easy to get to from our hotel in San Marco. Having been around since the 1950's, … [Read more...]

Antico Pignolo – A Restaurant with a Sizeable Wine Cellar

Venice Restaurant - Dinner at Antico Pignolo - A Wine Spectator Award Restaurant: For our end of tour dinner in Venice, we dined at the  Ristorante Antico Pignolo, a restaurant close to our hotel, the Splendid Hotel near St Mark's Square. The San Marco area is more known for its tourist-quality … [Read more...]

Birraria la Corte – A Venice Restaurant with a Beer History

Birraria La Corte - A Venice Restaurant in the Heart of Campo San Polo: Traditional cucinas, trattorias and ristorantes are a dime a dozen in Venice and you don't have to look very far to find one of these eateries promising traditional Venetian cuisine wherever you go in the city. For a change … [Read more...]

Porchetta – A Popular Dish of Castel Gandolfo

Castel Gandolfo Is Noted For Its Porchetta: Castel Gandolfo is a town that is best known as the summer residence of Popes, but another thing that this town is noted for is its porchetta. Even before we reached Piazza della Libertà, the main square of the historical centre, we saw a street stall … [Read more...]

A Visit to the Rialto Fish Market to See What’s Cooking in Venice

Rialto Fish Market - Mercato del Pesce in Venice: Getting up early for sightseeing isn't our idea of a fun thing to do on holidays, but to catch the action at the Rialto fish market (Mercato del Pesce) we made the effort. To see the stallholders receiving their barge loads of seafood supplies … [Read more...]

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia – A Venetian Specialty

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia (Squid Ink Spaghetti) - A Venetian Specialty Pasta: Spaghetti al nero di seppia or squid ink spaghetti is a specialty of Venice and you can find this pasta dish in many authentic Venetian osterie or trattorias. On our first evening out in Venice, I was surrounded by … [Read more...]

The Delicate-Tasting Mozzarella

Mozzarella - A Favourite Italian Cheese: Mozzarella is an Italian cheese that we enjoy very much and as we travel around Italy, lunching on mozzarella and tomato sandwiches, it's interesting to know more about how this cheese is made. Types of Mozzarella Fresh mozzarella is divine, especially … [Read more...]