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Looking for a WOW restaurant for my wife's 50th birthday in Venice

I was going to suggest Locanda Cipriani on Torcello, or Venissa on Mazzorbo.

Jun 23, 2015
ekc in Italy

Portland Recs/Feedback on Some Choices

Cafe Mingo or Bar Mingo on NW 21st are both good and close to Providence Park.

All of your Friday dinner choices are good (although I am one of the few that hasn't been to Ox), but I love Roe and go there every chance I get (and get the wine pairings).

Jun 17, 2015
ekc in Metro Portland

Lebwohl, Chowhound Italy

Thanks Lisa!

Jun 17, 2015
ekc in Italy

Lebwohl, Chowhound Italy

Sid, how do I find you on FB??

Jun 16, 2015
ekc in Italy

Dinner in Positano

Limoncello is everywhere. For inexpensive, many restaurants have pizza on their menu - even at dinner. We enjoy L'Incanto for pizza, right on the beach.

Jun 09, 2015
ekc in Italy

Rome, Florence, and Amalfi Coast in July. Need help picking!

If your main goal is to see Capri and the towns of the Amalfi Coast, you would be better served to stay somewhere actually on the Amalfi Coast.

If you stay in Positano, I can recommend Tre Sorelle, Bar Bruno, Lo Gauracino and Da Vincenzo. We had dinner at each of them last week and they are just as good as previous trips.

Jun 09, 2015
ekc in Italy

Need recs for 7 day driving tour from Veneto to Emiglia Romagna

Second Capovilla suggestion. Nardini is also nearby.

We spent 3 nights in Asolo and loved it. We had a wonderful dinner at Baggio Ristorante (www.locandabaggio.it) but not sure if they are open for lunch.

Just outside of Marostica is Ristorante la Rosina, where we had a wonderful lunch on their beautiful terrace with views over the valley.

Cocchi and Due Platani are very different. I really enjoyed both - maybe Due Platani a bit more. But you cant' go wrong either way IMO.

Glad to see you are going to ACP - Mecca!

May 28, 2015
ekc in Italy

A Roma Report on Reasonably Priced Restaurants.

Thanks so much for reporting back!

May 27, 2015
ekc in Italy

Authentic, reasonable Milanese in city center?

Haha - same here. My hubby rated it a -27 on a scale of 1 to 10. :-)

May 19, 2015
ekc in Italy

Authentic, reasonable Milanese in city center?

Well that's good news! The only downside to the restaurant is its restroom ...

May 19, 2015
ekc in Italy

Authentic, reasonable Milanese in city center?

Si - Latteria di San Marco. I think they are only open for lunch.

May 19, 2015
ekc in Italy

Authentic, reasonable Milanese in city center?

For lunch I always recommend Latteria.

I believe Elizabeth Minchilli's new Eat Italy app includes recs for Milan (and she has a few recent Milan entries on her blog as well)

May 18, 2015
ekc in Italy

Recommendations for good, reasonably priced restaurants in Rome, Florence, Venice and Positano

I agree with Jen - I do not recall ever seeing sausage ravioli in any restaurant in any of those cities.

There are a couple of good threads on Positano, but you will only be there for lunch if going as a day trip.

May 13, 2015
ekc in Italy
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Naples and Amalfi Coast (With Kids and on a Budget) - Advice Needed!

I have not yet visited (will likely do so when we are there in June) but it was recommended by a friend who lives in neighboring Raito, whom I trust completely. He is Italian and really knows his food. It is also included in Luciano Pignatero's recomendations.

After a quick Google search, I found this review of Evu:
http://andiamotrips.blogspot.com/2014...

And here is the restaurant's FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ristor...

May 13, 2015
ekc in Italy

Naples and Amalfi Coast (With Kids and on a Budget) - Advice Needed!

Good new restaurant in Vietri is Ristorante Evu, in case you decide to stay in the vicinity.

May 12, 2015
ekc in Italy
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Honeymoon in Positano, Florence & Rome

Oh yes, another vote for Da Adolfo. I was thinking of dinner recs. Less than a month and I will be noshing on their fabulous grilled mozzarella on lemon leaves!

May 04, 2015
ekc in Italy

Looking for Soft shell crabs (moleche) in Venice

We always get moeche at Antica Carampane. They are simply fried and fantastic.

May 04, 2015
ekc in Italy
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Sora Lella: particularly perfect pasta

Thanks for the report Alex!

Apr 29, 2015
ekc in Italy

Honeymoon in Positano, Florence & Rome

I never make reservations in Positano until I am there, then I usually make them the day of. If there is some place you REALLY want to dine on a specific day, then make reservations a couple of day in advance.

Our favorites in Positano are: Tre Sorelle, Lo Guaracino, Hotel Le Sirene and sunset aperitivo at Hotel Il San Pietro.

Apr 29, 2015
ekc in Italy

Restaurants in Rome with kids ages 9, 10, 13

I have heard great things about Pizzaria Emma and will be dining there during my September visit.

Apr 28, 2015
ekc in Italy

Rome for four nights, three days: reviews

Thanks so much for the report!

Apr 22, 2015
ekc in Italy

Two Nights in Ravello. Two Nights in Positano. Where to eat dinner??

If you are willing to go down to Amalfi for dinner, I can recommend Lido Azzuro. Excellent pasta and seafood and a lovely view of the harbor on their terrace.

Apr 20, 2015
ekc in Italy

Two Nights in Ravello. Two Nights in Positano. Where to eat dinner??

Will you be having dinner at Le Sirenuse? We love having dinner at Hotel Le Sirene on Laurito Beach. Beachy chic with great food. They will send a boat to pick you at the dock in Positano. If you time your reservation correctly, you can watch the sunset over Positano with your aperitivo.

Lo Guaracino on the walkway to Fornillo Beach is very good and has a nice view of Fornillo Beach and the sea.

Bar Bruno has great views if you get a table on the road and the food is good also. A couple of the regulars on this board love it. I thought it was good, but my experience was marred by an obnoxious table next to us.

We always have at least one sunset cocktail on the terrace at Hotel Il San Pietro. The views and Bellini cannot be beat.

Apr 20, 2015
ekc in Italy

NW/Nob Hill restaurant picks

Third vote for Atuala. And Paley's Place isn't Russian yet.

Apr 14, 2015
ekc in Metro Portland

Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence, Milan- Thoughts? Recommendations?

We always have a great meal at Tre Sorelle in Positano. Very good grilled seafood and great people watching!

One of our other favorite places to eat is Hotel Le Sirene on Laurito Beach. Really great food and don't just take my word for it. I sent one of my chef friend there and they said it was one of the best meals they had during their vacation on the AC. The hotel will send a boat to pick you up at the dock in Positano. They have a lovely outdoor terrace where you have a view of the sun setting over Positano. I had a Facebook message from the owner last week that they were open for the season.

Apr 10, 2015
ekc in Italy

Student traveling solo: Sicily, Amalfi/Naples, or Emilia Romagna/Venice?

None of your itineraries include time on the Amalfi Coast. Itinerary 2 would be more budget friendly IMO.

Apr 01, 2015
ekc in Italy

Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence, Milan- Thoughts? Recommendations?

At Roscioli, we always order the Mortadella with aged Parmesean and the Burrata with semi-dried tomatoes. Then pasta - cacio e pepe, if I remember correctly.

Hmm, I always stay in Positano so can't help with the Praiano restaurants. But if you want to take the taxi or bus into Positano, then I recommend Tre Sorelle (on the beach), Lo Guaracino (on the way to Fornillo Beach), Bruno's (if you get a table on the road). I also highly recommend dinner at Hotel Le Sirene on Laurito Beach. They will send a boat to pick you up at the dock in Positano. Really good food, very warm hosts and a charming setting.

Mar 26, 2015
ekc in Italy

Naples and Amalfi Coast (With Kids and on a Budget) - Advice Needed!

So, are you staying near Vietri or in Positano?

Mar 26, 2015
ekc in Italy

Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence, Milan- Thoughts? Recommendations?

Yes to Piperno and Yes to Sostanza. I love Roscioli but am careful about what I order. I have never had an issue with the service, but others have.

Where on the Amalfi Coast are you staying and for how long?

Mar 26, 2015
ekc in Italy

Naples and Amalfi Coast (With Kids and on a Budget) - Advice Needed!

Well, I won't flame you for it, but I certainly wouldn't recommend a meat-centric restaurant to someone visiting a place specializing in seafood. :-)

Mar 24, 2015
ekc in Italy