Restaurants in Italy

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In a village without a butcher's shop or a school, the hub of life is a 95-year-old bakery that serves freshly baked Ligurian focaccia, topped with... Read More

Chef Pino Maggiore started working at the Cantina Siciliana tucked away in the old Jewish ghetto of Trapani when he was just six years old. Today, he... Read More

Stop by the bunker-like bar for such improbable treats as a wooden board of meaty pancetta, beautiful roasted vegetables, and a fluffy rice, pea, and... Read More

Located in the famed wine-producing family’s historic palazzo off the north end of Via Tornabuoni, this wine bar offers upscale dinners in... Read More

OK. So this may just be the most beautiful spot on earth. At the end of the bucolic Argentario peninsula, on the edge of Mediterranean scrub forest,... Read More

Owned by a Sicilian who learned the art of ice cream–making from his grandfather, this small gelato parlor is considered the city’s best by... Read More

For gelato cognoscenti, some of the best ice cream in town is served up in this brightly lit, modern space close to the Palazzo Vecchio. Carapina... Read More

Set in the column-lined courtyard of the 16th-century Palazzo Medici Lante della Rovere, not far from the Pantheon, this is one of Rome’s oldest... Read More

Stop by this dairy and cheesemaker for perfect Parmesan. Read More

High above town, Castel Fragsburg turns out locavore dishes such as grilled fillet of Tyrolean ox and goose liver accompanied by a tonka-bean brioche. Read More

The simply furnished restaurant (ivory tablecloths, black-and-white photos) in the San Frediano quarter is a favorite among locals, who come for... Read More

The bar and restaurant near Teatro La Fenice eschews typically fusty Venetian ambience in favor of spider-web metal chairs, a chameleon-hued backlit bar... Read More

Checchino is a traditional Roman restaurant originally opened in 1887 by the Mariani family. Sensing an opportunity, they started the venue as way to... Read More

The beachfront restaurant serves up delicious linguine alle vongole. Read More

The focus of this sleek shop is gelato ice cream, chocolate, and coffee, though sandwiches and pastries are also available. Handmade chocolate is... Read More

The interior is decorated with black leather booths, brick archways, and large windows, and an umbrella-shaded patio is set up each morning in the... Read More

The posh Cibreino ranks as one of the city's most famous dining destinations. A few doors away, at its sister location, you can share communal wooden... Read More

Lines snake out the door even in winter at this gelateria near the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (there are also three other locations in Milan). While... Read More

Anyone weary from traipsing the cobblestones in the Centro Storico will love this innovative and relaxed bilevel restaurant, where you can drop in for a... Read More

In a humble kitchen outfitted with a century-old wood burning stove, Gianlfranco Paoli served traditional Tuscan dishes such a ribollita and rabbit in... Read More

Inside, the simply decorated space resembles a relaxed family dining room, which is perfect for its menu of Emilia Romagna region dishes—in other words,... Read More

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