I hope you guys enjoyed my last post on my European trip!!! If you have not read it then check it out here! That was the photos edit and here’s the restaurants edit! I hope it would be interesting and useful for you!!!
This was my first meal in Rome and it was…ok… I was actually hoping for some really traditional cooking but seems it was more of a modern cooking restaurant with pretty small portion. I just realised I didn’t get a pic of the Cacio e Pepe (a Roman speciality, that’s pasta with pecorino cheese and black pepper). Although it was actually not very good, in facts I had a much better one in an Italian restaurant in London!!! Saying all that, the service was good and there was live music which I always enjoy. Not sure I would actually recommend this restaurant but there are some great reviews on Tripadvisor so I’ll let you make up your own mind!
This was one of my favourite meal in Italy!!! The seafood was soooo fresh and as one of the owners was American so communication was very easy! This is actually a Sardinian restaurant which originally I was a bit amused as why are we not having Roman cuisine??? This place was actually a bit hidden away especially as you can only spot the name on the carpet!!! I highly recommend this place if you, like me is a seafood lover, you would have a great time here! My one regret was that we were not able to sample the Spaghetti with sea urchin as they were out!!! 😞 Maybe next time!!!
This is the 2nd branch of this famous pizzeria which appears in most guidebooks! I was not that excited about this meal as shock horror…I’m not a pizza fan at all. I know that might be incomprehensible to most people but I don’t know…it just doesn’t appeal!!! Sadly I have to say my opinion is still unchanged. The pizzas were fine but again so don’t that exciting!!! If you enjoy pizzas (most people do I think haha) then this place is great for budget eating, the pastas are also worth trying as long a you’re not bother about the appearance!
Before we continue to the next city, here’s just a quick pic of the Forzen coffee we had at the service station. Give it ago if you ever see it on a menu in Italy!!!
The day we arrive into Florence was my mum’s birthday so we wanted to take her somewhere special. Florian fitted the brief perfectly, the interiors were creative and quirky, service absolutely brilliant (part of our party ran about 20mins late which meant we didn’t start ordering until 10 and were the only table left), the dishes presented exquisitely and the recipes innovative!!! Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of the menu and can’t wholely remember what everything was but will try my best in the caption below. A few of us tried the tasting menu which offer great value for money. Do not be fooled by the size of the dishes. We were all holding our stomachs by the end of the evening!!! There’s 2 sections to the restaurant, one is the caffe where they serve beautiful cakes and the fine dinning area where we dined. I highly recommend this place if you’re in Florence for a special occasion!!!
Just a note, you’ll see that there’s a lot more pics here than the other restaurants. The reason being that in other restaurants we would generally order dishes to share and as there were so many of you we would order 2 or 3 of each dish. In the case here we each ordered the enormous 5 courses that the Italians are used to!!!
This restaurant was recommended by my Florence friend and I loved it. In facts this was my favourite meal in Italy. It did help that only a few of us went to dinner instead of the whole gang!!! This place gets very busy so be sure to book ahead! The service is fast and well, quite friendly after a while…and I loved the buzzy atmosphere. Here it’s all about the food, no fancy presentation but the foods really speak for themselves!!!
This was a small place recommended by our tour guide. It was such a cute place and the owners were so friendly. They explained to us about their ethos. They are more like a supper club than a restaurant and since there’s only the 2 of them don’t expect the service to be quick. Just sit down and relax!!! I believe the menu changed seasonally but everything is very much in the style of home cooking and I enjoyed it very much!!!
Right that’s it for now but do come back to see what other restaurants we went to in part 2!!!😊