The Best Food is in Europe.
Everyone agrees on this. We travel to Europe for many reasons, but one of them is for the cuisine! Europeans just know how to eat well, and everyone loves to eat…and well!
So we’ll take you to southern Europe, to each of our destination, to share our favorite local restaurants, the hidden treasures and best places to eat!
Let’s start with Italy!
We’ll begin our journey in the historical town of Florence. Our favorite local restaurants in the city are I’Parione, for a real classic Tuscan dish. Cestello Ristoclub, offers a new experience in a fish-market/restaurant where you can choose your own fish and a specific cooking recipe. And of course, the famous Tuscan restaurant Buca Lapi, with its impressive wine cellar situated beneath an imposing historic palazzo.
Of course, we wouldn’t come to Italy without spending a few days in Rome! We have selected some of the very best restaurants in the city, for a real authentic local experience. Felice a Testaccio, for the best Caccio Pepe in town! The restaurant Da Bucatino, offers an opportunity to taste the ancient flavors of traditional Roman dishes. Sora Margherita for a very rustic experience and the best tagliatelle Fatte in Casa , Carciofi alla Romana and fried artichokes! Yum!
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Let’s go further south, to the breathtaking coast of Amalfi. Many restaurants to choose from on the coast, but we made a selection of the very best for you. Lido Azzurro overlooking the suggestive and picturesque port of Amalfi, the restaurant has a beautiful terrace with typical dishes of local tradition. The restaurant Da Lorenzo, located in Scala, just across the valley from Ravello, has all the charms of a trattoria—friendly, family-run atmosphere and a lovely, rustic setting, with a cuisine to die for! For a unique experience, the Conca de Sogno, accessible by boat only, in the most seducing bay of the Amalfi coast, this charming restaurant offers amazing regional seafood cuisine.
We will travel across the country to the secluded region of Puglia. We have picked some of the best-hidden spots to eat in the region; Da Zio Pietro, located in the historical center of Cisternino, this is a typical butcher’shop with an adjoining small dining room where it is possible to taste a wide selection of roasted meat that you choose yourself from the count. Locanda d’Martume, located in the main town of Fasano, in a vaulted ceiling dining room, this restaurant offers typical Fasano style dishes using only seasonal and local fresh products. Pescheria due Mari, located right in the center of the tiny town of Savelletri di Fasano. The spectacular menu is seafood-only and the specialty is raw fish.
Check out the full list of Querido’s favorite Italian restaurants
More destinations to come in our upcoming posts…