Katie Parla’s iOS Apps

Getting to the heart of a city’s cuisine can be a tall order, but food historian, journalist and blogger Katie Parla has spent years helping visitors and locals alike discover the dining cultures of Rome and Istanbul. The apps bring together dozens of carefully vetted and wholly endorsed venues including restaurants, cafes, wine bars, craft cocktail bars, gelato shops and bakeries and give users an insider’s view of only the finest food and drink each city has to offer.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, it works offline, so you don’t even have to worry about data roaming charges on your phone.

Buy Katie Parla’s Rome
Buy Katie Parla’s Istanbul


Available Offline

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Content and maps available offline

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Two Cities

Select from Katie's Rome or Istanbul Apps

Turkish or Italian?

From traditional Turkish and Italian to ethnic cuisines abroad, Katie’s apps have it all.

What People Are Saying

My girlfriend and I found Katie’s app on our way to Rome and we wouldn’t have enjoyed our trip as much as we did without it. From the finest gelato, to amazing tasting menus, to local Osteria’s, we ate our way through Rome almost exclusively using this app. We found so many hidden gems along the way including what we felt was some of the best pizza in Rome!
I can’t rave enough about this App. If you are a foodie, and want to get the most out of your experience in Rome, this is all you’ll need. As you travel abroad, you learn that Tripadvisor and even Yelp are unreliable when it comes to food and dining. Katie Parla is hip, up to date, and gave fantastic and credible recommendations on the best places to eat in Rome. I have never ate so well in my life. App is slick and easy to use. I downloaded it on my iphone and used it throughout my trip. Has a map with all the best restaurants/cafes/gelato places pinned so easy to find a great place around you where ever you are. Really is all you need, download it today!
Thank you to the terrific Katie Parla for so many excellent tips for eating your way around the fabulous city of Istanbul! We followed her advice for nearly every meal and ate like royalty. Love that the app is usable offline as well. Can’t wait to go back to Istanbul again to try more of the recs in the app. 5 stars