Tag: italian

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La Genova

In the heart of Mayfair, lies an unassuming, traditional Italian trattoria, La Genova, and as soon as you enter, you are transported to Italy. It was lovely to finally eat here with my friend who told me about it originally. The last time we saw each other we were at […]

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The Amalfi Coast

I hadn’t been to Italy since 1997. I’d been in Italian waters, sick in my ship’s cabin whilst my friends frolicked and ate gelato earlier in the year, but I hadn’t set foot on gorgeous Italian land for far too long. All of that changed last week. An extended weekend […]

Enoteca Turi

Enoteca Turi is an Italian restaurant in Putney, that came highly recommended by a couple of foodie lads, and is referred to by the more handsome one (sorry Mr Harris) as arguably the “best Italian in London”. Big shoes to fill, Phil. When a bread basket that damn fine looking […]

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Al Boccon di’vino

Al Boccon di’vino (a mouthful of wine) is a simply marvellous dining experience. Located in Richmond, this hole in the wall Italian restaurant puts on a Sunday lunch spread like no other. I was thankful for dining with a native Italian as it was truly transporting and I could imagine […]

Cooking with Gennaro

Last Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of assisting Gennaro Conti in his cooking masterclass at Recipease, Clapham Junction. A character that is full of life and passion, Gennaro enthralled his audience with his flamboyancy and eccentricity. To watch him make fresh pasta was something of a marvel – he […]

Bella Venezia

For traditional Italian fare, Bella Venezia in Mooloolaba, is where to go. The menu abounds with choice and it would be hard to go past any dish with seafood, in this beachside locale. Serving real handmade pasta – you know that gorgeous tension you perceive when you sink your teeth […]