Category Italian

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, NYC – Rustic Italian fare in a casual setting

It’s often tough to get a reservation at a reasonable time at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria in NoHo, NYC.  On a night that we were looking to have a late dinner, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria had availability and so we went.  The restaurant serves rustic Italian fare in a casual, relaxed atmosphere and […]

Salt Yard in London

Salt Yard serves modern tapas with Spanish and Italian influenced flavours and produce.  Salt Yard has other (sister) tapas restaurants scattered across central London (Dehesa, Opera Tavern, and the latest Ember Yard) –  I am yet to go to any of these, so cannot say how they are different or better (if at all).  The […]

Grano Trattoria: Brunch in the West Village, NYC

Grano Trattoria is a small, warm, extremely cozy trattoria that serves delicious food that always wants you to go back there for more.  The cooking of Owner and Chef Maurizio Crescenzo, always feels as though you were eating in someone’s home.  The pizza from the wood burning oven is among the best pizzas in NYC. […]

Giano: Neighborhood Italian in the East Village, NYC

Note:  This is a review of Giano, paid for by Giano, however, all opinions in this post are mine / Not Just Vegetarian’s I was recently invited to a Press dinner at Giano, in the East Village.  Giano stands for Janus – the dual-faced Roman God who looks at the past and to the future). […]

Rosso Pomodoro: Consistently good Southern Italian in London

Rossopomodoro is a worldwide chain serving fresh, authentic, and delicious Neapolitan (Southern Italian) food.  This post is a from a couple of visits to their location on Fulham Road, in Chelsea, London.   Rossopomodoro imports flour, (San Marzano) tomatoes, mozarella and other ingredients from Italy (not necessarily environmentally friendly!). Rossopomodoro is great not just for […]

La Bottega: Italian delicaffe in SW London

La Bottega is an Italian deli caffe that serves home cooked food with the finest Italian ingredients.  We stopped by La Bottega on Old Brompton Road, on a not so cold and sunny afternoon and loved the food there.  There is precious little information on their website but for the fact that they have 6 […]

Many vegetarian options at L’Apicio

L’ Apicio is an Italian inspired restaurant that opened in 2012 in the East Village.  L’Apicio is brought to NYC from the same team that runs della’nima, L’Artusi, and Anfora.  The team includes Chef Gabe Thomson, Beverage Director Joe Campanale (L’Apicio has a huge collection of wines stacked from floor to almost 11 or 12 feet […]