The art of dining has a passionate story in Italian food culture. Italy’s culinary universe goes far beyond pasta and pizza. From the top of the boot in Milan to the tip of the toe in Sicily, there’s a wide array of cuisines and luxury restaurants to explore. Every dish is made with time and passion, offering tradition and history, knowledge and time, freshness and, of course, time. With this vast deliciousness that is food in Italy, where do you start your journey? Discover where to eat in Italy with Boca do Lobo!
It will not be hard for you to find a good restaurant to have an unforgettable meal. You are in Italy! You will find yourself surrounded by small traditional restaurants where the main dishes are all varieties of pasta and pizza, but you will also find five-stars restaurant, where the ingredients will be the freshest of the fresh. Go South, North or center, and you’ll be sure to find an Italian meal not to forget.
‘Tano Passami L’olio’ Restaurant
Situated a few steps from the heart of art and design of Milano, Tortona District, is one of the favorite places of people who enjoy table conversations and a getaway city destination.Talk about a unique and warm destination for mouthwatering food and relaxing moments with family or friends, Tano Passami L’olio serves years of experience in your plate delicately flavored by extra virgin oil carefully chosen by the chef himself.
This warm and welcoming restaurant is perfect for a first romantic date, the room lighting creates a comfortable and intimate environment.
Chef Gaetano has as a mission the improvement of our food quality, extracting the taste of traditional dishes while adding a modern touch into them, this is perfectly represented in our next favorite dish: Squid Tiramisu, with mascarpone and potato. One spoon to take a journey of thousand flavors! Smooth, creamy and light!
As more sophisticated yet Italian classic rooted cuisine we suggest you ‘Berton’ Restaurant, situated in Viale Della Liberazione, once an abandoned area today the center of the great architectural and futuristic projects.
The intelligent chef Andrea Berton created an elegant and modern setting, a delightful marriage of smart design and luxuries of modernity. Sitting on any table you can have sneak peak view of the workshop like the kitchen where you can see the chef and his crew working. Space is clean, well-lighted and you can sense the touch of the chef even in the tiniest details of the interiors.
The decor allows the simplistic beauty of the food to really shine, though beauty isn’t the only thing bringing people to Berton. The menu offers a wide variety of mouth – watering starters, beautifully displayed in elegant plates. The main focus and the shining star of the menu will be the broth, in many variations, proposed in ennobled and drink version – in conjunction with meals – warm in winter and cool in summer.
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Casa Perbellini is an extraordinary challenge. A challenge that multiple-starred chef Giancarlo Perbellini strongly wanted to take on with his new restaurant in the heart of the oldest part of Verona, in Piazza San Zeno. It is a place where the cook reclaims his natural stage: the kitchen. Barriers vanish and the chef and his work remain at the center in a spectacular open kitchen where guests can admire the art of preparing dishes. All this in an intimate atmosphere with a small number of tables seating around 24 and a unique relationship between the cook and the public.
The two stars from Michelin, who named him one of the most renowned chefs in Italy, are apparent in all his work, where innovation and tradition are combined in the choice of dishes. Loyal guests will also find the great classics that have made Perbellini famous, such as Sesame wafer with branzino tartare, Smoked caviar and frozen zabaglione or Braised veal cheek.
As you ring the bell to enter into Casa Perbellini the first person who will open the door to give you a warm welcoming is Chef Perbellini himself. The restaurant’s interior resembling a small yet comfortable house are carefully decorated and harmoniously combined with the space, the open kitchen and the small brigade.
‘Locanda 4 Cuochi’
If you are looking for a stress-free and enjoyable dinner with your friends or colleagues, make sure to visit Locanda 4 Cuochi.
The 4 cooks the name of the restaurant (4 Cuochi) refers to are Giancarlo Perbellini, Andrea Manzoli, Dario Fracasso e Moreno Pellegrini. For those in the know, in Italy or worldwide, these names mean cuisine of the highest standards and Michelin stars.
From the kitchen, there are seasonal dishes, inspired by Italian traditions and made with modern cooking techniques. The open kitchen allows customers to see the bustling environment of dishes being prepared, it makes a unique offer in a central Veronese location, or anywhere else for that matter.
‘Al Cristo Restaurant’
Instead, if you want to break free (for a little bit) from Italian cuisine and try different exquisite flavors, we suggest you to try Al Cristo Restaurant. Located in exclusive and intimate Piazzetta Pescheria, a historical square in Verona’s city center. Al Cristo Restaurant is well known for its wide range of choices that go from Gourmet Cuisine and shellfish as well as traditional Italian cuisine or even Sushi prepared before your eyes by the resident sushi man.
Al Cristo’s gastronomic offer is complete with the Pintxos Bistrot. These are small snacks, typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country and Navarre and are the perfect alternative for an alternative and more informal dinner option. Also, the restaurant’s wine selection of over 1000 names is sure to please to most demanding and special tastes.
In the kitchen, there is a predominance of fish and shellfish. Even though it has a very good range of options, we believe it lacks its own unique characteristic that can make Al Cristo step up from a great to an outstanding restaurant.
From the moment you step in Al Cristo, you are greeted as if you were entering an old friend’s home. From the waiter to the sushi man, everyone makes sure you feel comfortable and is always ready to give the best suggestions for a great meal. Truly one the high points of this restaurant.
Instead for an unforgettable and unique luxury lounge experience we would strongly recommend you to appreciate a delicious champagne cocktail, exclusively prepared by the gorgeous owner Tatyana at ConFusion Lounge Bar. Situated on the river bank, ConFusion Lounge is what you would call a confusion (hence the name!) at first sight. But this restaurant, with its 2 floors filled with eclectic décor and ultra-refined staff and cuisine, manages to surprise and surpass any expectations you might have in terms of culinary delight through it is groundbreaking dishes and finest selections of champagnes.
Welcome to Il Palagio, at Four Seasons, a contribute to the city of stunning architecture, Firenze. Situated on the ground floor of the Palazzo Della Gherardesca, the room retains its original antique curved ceiling. The interiors are a surprise for everyone who enters to the restaurant for the first time. If you have a date plan some minutes ahead, as you will need them to stare with amazement this impressive area with numerous columns, charming garden and al fresco walls.
Michelin Star Cuisine- Executive Chef Vito Mollica, assisted by Executive Sous Chef Marco Veneruso and his team, also offer multi-course tasting menus with wine pairing. Pastry Chef Domenico Di Clemente will pamper guests with his tempting selection of desserts and pastries.
The service is five stars which makes the overall experience very pleasant and a must visit in Firenze !
‘Il Santo Bevitore’
You won’t want to miss what is undeniably one of Florence’s best restaurants – for the quality of the food, the vast selection of wines and the inviting atmosphere – the very cosmopolitan Il Santo Bevitore is really just a friendly neighborhood eatery and drinkery located in the heart of the Santo Spirito area.
Childhood friends who grew up together in the Oltrarno, nurturing a passion for good food through their teenage years, owners Marco and Martina Baldesi and Stefano Sebastiani (all of which have full-time jobs!) serve Mediterranean-inspired, locally-sourced and seasonal menus that change every three months.
Their cellar boasts over 200 different wines, mostly from Tuscany and the rest from Italy, but also from France. When the owners opened the eatery 14 years ago, they asked a group of their friends to help clean the storefront, paint the walls and turn the grimy interior into a real restaurant. It has maintained the same simple yet elegant decor since its beginnings, made up of dark wood tables and paper placemats.
‘Del Cambio’ Restaurant
Since the opening in 1757, the restaurant Del Cambio has been the legendary address for beauty and food lovers. Today the mesmerizing decoration and furnishing from the XIXth century have been brought back to the original splendor by an accurate restoration.
Meanwhile, the works by Martino Gamper, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Izhar Patkin, Pablo Bronstein and Arturo Herrera are engaged in an elegant conversation with the past. A young talented chef heads the kitchen, Matteo Baronetto, who bravely and respectfully interprets the mainstay courses of the Piedmontese tradition.The regional excellencies meet unusual and unexpected ingredients in the name of equilibrium. The wines chart is wide and of the highest level and is led by the Piedmontese labels with some connoisseur’s awless pearls.
Italy’s gastronomy is tempting and is continuously evolving and developing upon itself! More than dishes, Italian food culture is about heritage.
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