/Gastronomic Traditions
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 [...]

4 08, 2021

Where to Eat in Rome in August 2021

2021-08-14T01:00:23+02:00August 4th, 2021|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|67 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2021: 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 [...]

16 04, 2021

Bring Italy to Your Home Garden Courtesy of the Gusto Italiano Project

2021-04-18T13:06:20+02:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Markets|1 Comment

If you've ever grown your own produce, you already know this: nature is mind blowing. Growing anything at all seems like a small miracle. Especially when it comes to the vast and varied (and variegated!) radicchio family. This past fall and winter, it was emotional to sow and tend the seeds, harvest the plants, then [...]

20 01, 2021

Italian Eating Club and Other Virtual Italy-Inspired Experiences

2021-01-20T06:05:32+01:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|0 Comments

  Amici! I miss traveling and eating in Italy with all of you. And so, while we're still all online, I'm excited to announce KP's Italian Eating Club, a virtual community hosted by DEMI where we can all connect through our shared love of all things Italian. The interactive group chat is an ongoing food/wine/booze/cooking party. In the club, we [...]