Food is so central to Italian culture. When we travel there, if you understand Italian, you will notice that so often the topic of conversation between friends is what you have eaten, it's taste, texture and sauce etc etc!! We have been on trains and heard teenagers discussing the merits of different types of milk, the composition of their panino for lunch etc etc. Over the years, we have visited some outstanding Italian restaurants and unfortunately some decidedly mediocre ones (we call it "coleslaw factor"). We thought it would be a good idea to pass on the ones that are outstanding to our members for places to eat all around the world where you are more than likely have an authentic Italian dining experience.
If you would like to attend an authentic language and cooking class in Italy, here are two options, one in Piedmont
and the other in Venice
For Italian dining in restaurants we have added Dining Recommendations in:
Please let us know
if you have had a memorable, authentic Italian dining experience and we will add it to our site, so others can enjoy!