Italy

You know that feeling when your heart is pulled towards somewhere and you find yourself in that place time and time again? That’s Italy for me. It’s my absolute favorite place to visit on repeat. I am so drawn to the people, food, culture + energy of each city I have visited there.

Fun fact: My 23&Me results revealed that I am 1.7% Italian. I can brag about that, right?

Food in Roma:

Restaurants -

  • Dar Ciriola (sandwich shop)

  • Trapizzino (pizza sandwich style)

  • Er Buchetta

  • Dar Filettara

  • Dar Maritozzaro

  • Roma Sparita

  • Fiocco Di Neve

  • Osteria Dell'Anima

  • Gina (get cacio pepe)

  • Da Felice

  • Pizzarium (legit, best pizza of my LIFE)

  • Caffe Sant Eustachio

  • La Gatta Mangiona

  • Sforno

  • Seu Pizza Illuminati

  • Armando al Pantheon

  • Cantina & Cucina (good for pasta)

  • Napoletano’s (pizza)

Gelato -

  • Gelateria dei Gracchi (oldest in Rome)

  • Gelato San Lorenzo

  • Gelateria I Caruso

  • Come il Latte

  • Fatamorgana

  • Il Gelato di Claudio Torce

  • La Neviera

  • Otaleg

  • Punto Gelato

  • Don Nino

  • Della Palma (150 types of gelato!)

Other Desserts -

  • Mr 100 Tiramisu (literally, 100 types of tiramisu)

Food in Positano:

Restaurants -

  • Max Restaurant

  • Bar Buca di Bacco

  • Next2 Ristorante

  • Le Tre Sorelle

  • Chez Black (must have pizza)

  • Ristorante La Sponda (make reservation ahead of time)

  • Casa e Bottega (one of my favorites!)

Food in Milano:

Restaurants -

  • Matcha Cafe

  • That’s Bakery

  • Les Pommes

  • Ostello Bello

  • LuBar

Gelato -

  • Il Masimo del Gelato

  • LatteNeve

Food in Firenze:

Restaurants -

  • Garga

  • Il Santo Bevitore

  • La Giostra

  • Coquinarius

  • Lo Spillo

  • Ristorante La Grotta Guelfa

  • Trattoria Sostanza

  • Panini Toscani

Gelato -

  • Perche No

  • La Carraia

  • Strega Nocciola

  • Venchi

  • Festival del Gelato

  • Vivoli

Pasta Making + Wine Class -

Go HERE. So magical, so beautiful.

Food in Genoa:

  • Zefferino

Food in Modena

Restaurants -

  • Da Danilo Ristorante

  • Archer

  • Osteria Francescana

Gelato -

  • Emilia

  • Cremeria dell’Erbe

Balsamic Tasting:

Go HERE. Such an incredible experience!

Food in Bologna:

Restaurants -

  • Romano & Figli Caffetteria

  • Piadineria

  • Ristorante C’era Una Volta

  • All’Osteria Bottega (top choice osteria)

  • Osteria al 15 (locals choice)

  • Bottega Portici

  • Osteria dell’Orsa

  • Osteria Traviata

  • Ostera Bartolini (seafood)

  • Caffe Rubik (coffee)

  • La Baita (Bologna’s most famous cheese shop)


Gelato -

  • La Sorbetteria Castiglione

  • Cremeria Funivia

  • Cremeria Santo Stefano

  • Galliera 49

  • II Gelataura

Food in Capri:

Restaurants -

  • Mamma Restaurant

  • Lemoncello Capri Canale Massimo (Capri’s best lemoncello - where the drink was first concocted)

  • L’Approdo

  • Trattoria II Solitario

  • Raffaele Buonacore (snacky/fast Italian food)

  • Le Arcate (locals recommendation)

  • Cafe Michelangelo