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Food Shopping in Napoli?

2nd and last day in Napoli. Looking for good place to shop for small things to take home (spices, salt, etc.). Staying in Centro Storico. Any recs appreciated. Not having much luck trolling the web. Thank you!

Oct 03, 2013
janetproudfoot in Italy

October in Chianti

Hi Pat: I was there last Oct 17-21. Weather lovely. Sunny days were warm, if a breeze, then you needed a light jacket. Rainy days (only a couple) required an extra layer under my light jacket. Panzano is a quiet little town. With your mom, I support the idea of main meal at later lunchtime and lighter food at home in the evening...pick up wine, bread, cheese, etc. during the day and nosh in the evening. Have a great time.

Jul 11, 2012
janetproudfoot in Italy

Restaurant Rec for 2 Quickie Stops in Paris

Thank you Parisjo. Sounds great. Really looking forward to it. BTW, anyone ever been to Mon Vieil Ami?

Feb 21, 2011
janetproudfoot in France

Restaurant Rec for 2 Quickie Stops in Paris

Hi Phil: We arrive from long-haul LAXCDG then wait for short haul but still intl CDGVCE. My ref to Terminal 1 comes from AF website...maybe not quite accurate? Bags checked thru, only small handbag. Tell me, would you go outside the airport? We are just looking for the experience, the best memories for my husband and I (after 30+ years) are of impromptu jaunts, so I thought wandering out of the airport for a yummy bite might be a great way to spend the 4 hours (altho some will be taken by pp control, etc.) Thanks so much...this is a lot of fun. Can't wait for this next trip.

Feb 21, 2011
janetproudfoot in France

Restaurant Rec for 2 Quickie Stops in Paris

Thank you Souphie.

At CDG we will be on a 4-hour layover between flights so I imagine we'll be able to try your ideas for places behind security, don't you think? We're arriving on AF and departing on AF which should be terminal 1? We hoped for something within striking distance outside the airport but that may be unwise, especially after 11 hour flight. Unless there is an interesting idea along that line we will just stay inside and try at least to get to 2E.

On our return thru Paris (with have less than 24 hours overnighting at airport hotel) we plan to take RER into the city on Friday night the 25th. We stayed last year on Rue Dauphine bordering the 5th & 6th so we are familiar with the St Michel stop and those areas generally. But we could change to another RER line. So, we are open as far as location. The recent comments re Chez l'Ami Jean sound like exactly the type of place we are looking for - good quality food and experience at reasonable cost...but their website is down right now so I can't find their address.

Last year (my first trip to Paris) we ate at (please don't laugh - we enjoyed them!) Fish la Boissonerie, Le Procope, Allard, Roger la Grenouille but this time we'd like to find something more interesting (less touristy?) with better quality food. BTW we have a reservation for Aux Vieux Comptoir.

Thank you so much!

Feb 21, 2011
janetproudfoot in France

Restaurant Rec for 2 Quickie Stops in Paris

E200 for two. We aren't looking for stars. We are looking for value. Thanks!

Feb 18, 2011
janetproudfoot in France

Restaurant Rec for 2 Quickie Stops in Paris

1. Any recs for a super-quickie (4 hour layover at CDG) meal near CDG on a Saturday afternoon?

2. Stopping overnight (less than 24 hrs) on the way home, staying at CDG Sheraton, will travel into Paris by train for a nice dinner...not wanting to spend a ton but hoping for a nice meal and wine (budget +/- E200) any recs?

Thanks very much!

Feb 15, 2011
janetproudfoot in France

More Trader Joe's Exposed

Who cares? I get good quality for a more reasonable price at TJs. Shop there most days.

Jan 19, 2011
janetproudfoot in Features

Praiano...Amalfi Coast

We were there this past September and had good food everywhere: La Strada, La Brace, Il Pino, Il Pirata in Praiano; in Positano at Bruno and also a good inexpensive lunch at the Fornillo Beach bar restaurant. Did not eat in Amalfi, sorry. Have a great time!

Jan 11, 2011
janetproudfoot in Italy

Great pizza in Praiano and Amalfi coast

We had really good pizza on 2 occasions at La Strada in Praiano. It's on the road from Positano on what I refer to as the "west" side of Praiano (the Positano side.) We were in Praiano for 6 nights in September and had a great time. Have fun!

Jan 11, 2011
janetproudfoot in Italy