The Sporting Club – Ischia

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The perfect seaside foodie setting on the perfect island with great food makes for the perfect restaurant on Ischia.  “Where’s that,” you ask?  It’s the largest of the Phlegrean Islands off the Amalfi Coast and the perfect getaway. The Sporting Club restaurant at L’Albergo Regina Isabella offers spectacular views and even better food. Lunch always […]

Zizzi waterfront dining in Greenwich

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You know when you go on vacation and step on a happy coincidence…that’s what happened to us with Zizzi in Greenwich (Unit W2, Greenwich Promenade, Pier Cutty Sark), just outside London.  It’s one of the many chain eateries throughout London but this one is actually worth of every Italian bite. We arrived early, about 90 […]

Wedded Bliss for Christmas

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It’s funny how Italian-Americans and Italians have so much in common and yet seem so far apart.  There’s a soup we here in America know as Italian Wedding Soup.  Yet, ask anyone south of Rome about it and they’ll look at you like you are pazzo.  You see, the traditional la minestra maritata has nothing […]

Christmas Caponata – a Sicilian Treat

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Tell a little kid that Zia is making caponatina and it truly is like Christmas morning.  The Sicilian version of bruschetta, caponata (also known as caponatina in dialect), is a savory blend of eggplant, tomatoes, capers and a whole bunch of love.  After all, there is no other way to cook for a Sicilian. The […]