29 07, 2022

Where to Eat in Rome in August 2022

2022-08-01T16:38:10+02:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|67 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2022: Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (including due to the covid crisis...places just can't afford to close) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for most of the month, so whether you [...]

29 04, 2022

Where to Eat and Drink in Venice, Italy

2022-05-17T10:05:28+02:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Blog, City Guides, Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Venice|0 Comments

Venice is a tough city for food--and an expensive one, too, especially if you're accustomed to cities like Rome where you can eat very well on a budget. If you plan ahead and make bookings at restaurants well in advance, you will enjoy Venetian dining, particularly if you are OK budgeting €75 and up per [...]

31 03, 2022

Where to Eat & Drink & Shop for Food in Rome in 2022

2022-05-17T10:01:29+02:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Wine & Spirits|44 Comments

Updated March 31, 2022: If you are planning a visit to Rome, please keep in mind how fragile the restaurant business is right now. If you make a booking, don't show up late or no-show. Cancel well in advance if you know you can't make it. Order multiple dishes to make your taking up a [...]

21 12, 2021

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

2021-12-21T12:07:48+01:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|80 Comments

  UPDATED FOR 2021/2022! There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to [...]

16 05, 2021

Italy is Reopening to US Travelers: What to Know Before You Go

2021-05-18T22:37:05+02:00May 16th, 2021|Categories: Travel|4 Comments

For the past 6 months or so, Delta has been offering COVID-tested flights for essential travelers only between the U.S. and Italy. During this long and successful trial run, travelers who had a negative PCR test 48 hours (or 72, depending on your source!!) before departure, and tested negative at the departure AND the arrival [...]

18 04, 2021

Listen to the Latest Gola Podcast Episodes and Become a Patron!

2021-04-18T14:32:33+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Food & Wine|0 Comments

On a sweltering day in August 2018, Dr. Danielle Callegari and I launched the Gola podcast on Italian food and how it connects to history, culture, and society. Since then, it has been a never ending joy to connect with Danielle, who is truly the smartest human, to spotlight themes, producers, and foods we love. Over [...]