Pizzeria Starita a Materdei

Pizzeria Starita a Materdei Via Materdei 27/28 80136 Napoli NA Italy TripAdvisor Naples is well regarded as the the birth place of pizza as we know it today.  To Italians, a pizza is really only 4 things, dough/bread, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.  The additions of pepperoni, sausage, peppers, mushroom, or the blasphemous renditions with pineapple…

Colline Emiliane

Colline Emiliane Via degli Avignonesi 22 00187 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor Whittling through the lists of recommended eats in Rome was quite the task. Reviews for any number of places would range from “outstanding” to “mediocre” so it became hard to find places that truly elicited true excitement.  The reviews for Colline Emiliane seemed solid…

I Dolci Di Nonna Vicenza

I Dolci Di Nonna Vicenza Via dell’Arco del Monte 98/A/B 00186 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor I’d never given much thought about cannolis until visiting Boston.  The cannolis I had at Modern Pastry and Mike’s Pastry totally changed my opinion of this humble Italian sweet.  An awesome cannoli is worth an extra trek to find how…

Gelateria Grom

Gelateria Grom Via della Maddalena 30a 00186 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor I never understood why people made such a big deal about gelato.  It just looked like a softer version of American ice cream.  I’ve had gelato before, and in Italy even, but that was YEARS ago before my love for food really kicked into…

Il Mercato Centrale Roma

Il Mercato Centrale Roma Roma Termini Via Giovanni Giolitti 36 00185 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor “Food court” used to by synonymous with mediocre fast food in a designated area of a shopping mall.  In the last 20 years, the prototypical shopping mall has not been able to maintain the same foothold in the consumer culture…

Life Ristorante

Life Ristorante Via della Vite 28 00187 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor Rome attracts many tourists for its many famous remnants and relics of ancient Roman culture and civilization.  You go to Rome to see the Vatican, Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the list goes on and on.  At times, we felt like we were just looking…

Maccheroni Express

Maccheroni Express Via Cavour 245 00184 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor If you’re big on meat, seafood, and wine, Spain is the place for you.  If you love vegetables and carbs other than bread, the cuisine might not be as appealing.  I enjoyed the food in Spain, but tired of it quickly.  The protein onslaught was…

La Viña

La Viña 31 de Agosto Kalea 3 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa Spain TripAdvisor La Vina is famous for 1 thing.  Cheesecake.  They have many legs of jamon hanging from the ceiling, various plates of pintxos laid out, lots of wine and other drinks being poured, but most people, tourists anyways, come for their “burnt Basque cheesecake.” …

Gandarias

Gandarias 31 de Agosto Kalea 23 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa Spain  TripAdvisor My experience with beef throughout Europe over many years of vacationing in different countries, has been disappointing for the most part.  Steaks in Europe don’t just have the same tenderness as they do in America.  They might have a bit more beefy flavor, but…

Bar Txepetxa

Bar Txepetxa Calle Pescadería 5 20003 San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa Spain TripAvdisor I was hesitant to come here.  Upon my research, the food porn for this place was just not appealing to me.  It was so highly recommended from multiple different sources, so I felt obligated to check it out.  Txepetxa specializes in variations of marinated…

Borda Berri

Borda Berri Fermin Calbeton Kalea 12 20003 Donosti, Gipuzkoa Spain TripAdvisor The pintxos crawl continued with Borda Berri, another popular spot in Old Town San Sebastian.  The crowded, elbow to elbow standing-only dining was a testament to their fame among locals and foreigners alike.  The menu was in Spanish, but the servers spoke some English.  Dining…

Ganbara

Ganbara San Jeronimo Kalea 19 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa Spain TripAdvisor After La Cuchara it was hard to stuff more food into our stomachs, but with our limited time in San Sebastian I was determined to try as much food as I could.  After all that heavy and filling protein dishes at La Cuchara, I was…