Category Archives: Italian

Portofino Ristorante [6,] Las Vegas NV

Portofino Ristorante Olive Oil Soaked Focaccia Caprese Salad – Heirloom Tomatoes, Bufala Mozzarella, Basil Meatballs – Fried Squash Blossom, Goat Cheese, San Marzano Tomatoes Grilled Octopus – Calabrian Peperonata, Fingerling Crisps, Salsa Verde Crab Cake Arancini – Lemon Saffton Risotto, … Continue reading

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Domenica, New Orleans LA

Domenica Wheat Bread, Chili Pepper Olive Oil Soppresatta di Toscana, Biroldo, Duck Prosciutto with Mustard and Torta Fritta Tagliatelle – Slow Cooked Rabbit, Porcini Mushrooms Margherita – Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella Banana Zuppa Inglese – Banana Cake, Crema Cotta Mousse, … Continue reading

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Josephine Estelle, New Orleans LA

Josephine Estelle Stumptown Coffee Pecan Croissant Chicken Biscuit – Calabrian Honey, Buttermilk Biscuit, Fried Breast Scarpinocc – Roasted Pumpkin, Walnuts, Brown Butter, Sage, Orange Rigatoni – Pork Shoulder, Collards, Pancetta, Garlic Peanut Butter Pie Budino – Caramel Ganache, Graham, Pretzel, … Continue reading

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Crust, Cleveland OH

CRUST 1-Lb Slice with Housemade Meatball Mushroom Ricotta Gnocchi – Mixed Mushrooms, Fresh Rosemary, Garlic, White Truffle Oil, Parmesan Cream Sauce Another locally-owned favorite in trendy Tremont, Crust has made a name for itself amongst Clevelanders looking for Pizza a … Continue reading

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Dante, Cleveland OH

Dante Iced Tea Olive, White, Whole Wheat Bread with Paprika Hummus Charcuterie – Country Terrine, Mortadella, Duck Confit, Chicken Liver Mousse, Pork Prosciutto, House Made Slim Jim, Lamb Prosciutto, Duck Prosciutto, Lamb Sausage, Spicy Beef Sausage, Finocchiona, Pickles, Raisin Tomato … Continue reading

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Trentina, Cleveland OH

Trentina Primo Assaggio (Charcuterie di Trentina) – Polenta Crackers with House Cultured Butter and Ohio Egg Botarga, Beef Tongue, House Speck, Llama Sausage, Pickled Carrots, Pears and Broccoli Stems Morsi (Chef inspired Tramezzini) – Ricotta Fritter, Tomato Powder, Sweet Pepper … Continue reading

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Naked City Tavern [3,] Las Vegas NV

Naked City Tavern Truffle Eggs – Scrambled Duck Eggs, Basil Oil, Shaved Black Italian Summer Truffles, Crème Fraiche, Opal Basil Chicken n’ Waffles – Buttermilk Waffles stacked with Crispy Chicken Confit, Sunny Side Farm Egg, Bourbon Maple Syrup Lobster Pasta … Continue reading

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Carnevino [8,] Las Vegas NV

Carnevino 2013 Schramsberg Brut Rose Gougeres Rosemary Focaccia with Lardo and European Butter Prosciutto di Parma ‘Riserva’ Gnocco Fritto Little Gem Salad with Guanciale, Gorgonzola, Pickled Onions, Apples, Walnuts Grilled Octopus with Pickled Vegetables and Limoncello Squash Blossoms with Blue … Continue reading

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le calandre, Rubano IT

le calandre 2015 Muni Rosa Frizzante Canapes – Crispy Salt Cod, Puff Pastry with Pistachio and Basil, Tartlet with Ragu Crackers and Hard Breads Whole Wheat and White Sourdough Al-Aimo – Red Tomato Tartare, Green Tomato Tartare, Fava Beans, Ricotta … Continue reading

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La Patisserie des Reves, Milan IT

La Patisserie des Reves Double Espresso with Ice Apple Tart Tatin Raspberry Croissant Honey Almond Financier, Pistachio Madeline Hazelnut Chocolate Financier Fig Tart Lime Brioche Paris Brest Originally located in Paris and since opening stores in London, Japan and Milan, … Continue reading

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Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Milan IT

Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia 2013 Etna Bianco DOC Smoked Red Tomato Tartare, Capers, Ricotta di Bufala Crispy Red Pepper and Prosciutto di Parma Ginger and Mint marinated Summer Melon Mussel stuffed with Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Celeriac, Turmeric Porcini, Zucchini … Continue reading

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Il Massimo del Gelato, Milan IT

Il Massimo del Gelato Samples: Bacio di Vienna, Domori, Fiji Straciatella, Pistachio, Almond, Fig With two locations in Milan and accolades as a *must* by many trusted friends, a stop at Il Massimo del Gelato on Corso Magenta proved mandatory … Continue reading

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Van Bol & Feste, Milan IT

Van Bol & Feste Sfogliatelle Pear Chocolate Cake Plum Cake Crema, Pistachio, Straciatella Gelato An impromptu stop along a walking tour from The Last Supper to Duomo, Van Bol & Feste presents much like an Italian “Bakery Cafe” concept akin … Continue reading

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Seta, Milan IT

Seta Grissini and Sourdough with Bordier Salted and Seaweed Butter Confit of Guinea Hen with Parsnip Mousseline, Green Apple, Spinach Riso – Cognon Style with Vegetables, Maccagno Cheese and Raspberry Powder Gnocchi – Potato and Squid Ink Dumplings with Oyster … Continue reading

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Ernst Knam, Milan IT

Ernst Knam Olive Oil, Salted Caramel, Aged Balsamic Truffles Fig Brownie Chocolate Pumpkin Tart Pear, Pinenut, Chocolate Ganache Tart An artisan Chocolatier and Bakery located at Via Augusto Anfossi 10, current sidewalk repairs and subdued signage making the space difficult … Continue reading

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Pasticceria Marchesi, Milan IT

Pasticceria Marchesi Custard Tartlet Cream Croissant Apple Walnut Pastry Jam Croissant Rice Pudding Fruit Tartlets, Corenetto, Lemon Creampuff, Pistachio Creampuff, Strawberry Marzipan Cake, Pistachio Marzipan Cake, Apricot Jam Tart Located on Via Santa Maria Alla Porta and popular with locals … Continue reading

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Da Vittorio, Brusaporto IT

Da Vittorio Grissini, Laminated Breadsticks, Hollow Crackers, Sesame Sticks, Hard Rolls Oat, Seed and Mais Crackers Clams, Celery, Parsley, Mixed Grains and Legumes Amaranth Chips, Crème Fraiche, Spheres of Herring Caviar Marshmallow of Parmesan, Cream of Pear and Gin Foie … Continue reading

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RivaReno Gelato, Milan IT

RivaReno Gelato Pistacho / Pinenut / Mascarpone, Marsala and Gianduia / Almond Biscuit with Caramel Considered one of Milan’s best for all-natural gelato, a locals sort of place far from the touristy part of town, RivaReno proved a worthwhile jaunt … Continue reading

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Ratana, Milan IT

Ratana Cracked Wheat Semolina Sourdough and Sesame Pain au Cereal Lemon and Basil Ricotta Agnolotti with Smashed Tomato and Bread Crust Fig and Salami Risotto with Cured Lemon and Toasted Pistachio Bunch of Grapes – Pizzutella Grape Sorbet, Concord Grape … Continue reading

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Pave, Milan IT

Pave Millefoglie St. Honore Apricot, Walnut and Custard Focaccia Dulce Prune Croissant Lemon Hazelnut Plum Cake Hazelnut and Ginger Girella Given the international status of Milan it should not be expected that a smattering of imports and trendy concepts have … Continue reading

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