Category Archives: Italian

Best restaurants in Fernando de Noronha

On the 7.1 square miles that make up the main island of Fernando de Noronha there are some incredibly beautiful restaurants with sophisticated flavors.  Every meal Mergulhão (pictured above) located next to the port area is a stunning peaceful place to be for sunset drinks that lead into dinner.  Sit outside under the stars or inside under a giant multi […]

Italian cuisine in Manuel Antonio

In the mood for some Italian food while in Manuel Antonio? Head over to Gondola Restaurant.  The atmosphere is very laid back and simple but the food bursts with flavor.  Start with the caesar salad that comes with homemade croutons. I had the mahimahi with pesto mashed potatoes and broccoli in a lemon sauce which was […]

Where to stay in Guanacaste Costa Rica: Four Seasons

For this years ‘winter trip’ we decided to explore two different regions of Costa Rica: Guanacaste and Manuel Antonio.  Over the next few weeks I will be posting all sorts of tips, restaurant reviews, cool things to do in Costa Rica, the best surf spots and more!  To kick things off, let’s start with where to stay […]

Wine bar in Itaim: Vino!

As you know I am always on the hunt for a good wine bar and to my surprise only 2 blocks from my apartment I discovered Vino! A wine bar, restaurant and store all in one = great find! When you walk in the front area feels and looks like a wine store with the […]

Best Italian restaurants in Ilhabela

For a romantic evening overlooking Pria Perequê you must try Famiglia Manzoli  run by chef Vittorio Manzoli and his wife Eliane.  You can sit outside amongst the flowers and sea view or if it is really hot out, opt to sit inside which looks like a traditional Italian restaurant.  Start with the antipasto bar which is lined with a variety of cheeses, […]

Panini Please!

Whenever I am in New York and craving a good Panini I always head to Bite, it is super tiny, to- go only but it truly is the best prosciutto and mozzarella Panini in the city.  I was in the mood for a Panini the other day and a friend recommended we try Brera (one […]

Family style Italian experience at Famiglia Mancini

 I am a sucker for twinkle lights and totally wish I celebrated Christmas solely so I could cover my house as a kid (instead made my parents drive around all the neighborhoods to look at the lights) so when I heard there was a tiny street in Sao Paulo covered in twinkle lights I knew […]

Authentic Italian in Sao Paulo’s Itaim: Fornaio d’Italia

While there are tons of delicious Italian restaurants in São Paulo, Il Fornaio d’Italia might be the most authentic.  When you walk in you will notice how simple and informal the restaurant is: small tables, paper table cloths, a large open kitchen window and a wall covered in awards.  There is no fixed menu. The […]

The perfect pre-game: Bordeaux Itaipava

Does the name Bordeaux sounds familiar? If you answered yes, then it’s because you read my previous blogpost about Bordeaux in Petropolis.  Turns out there is another one in Itaipava which is bit different.  Discovering Bordeaux Itaipava was an unexpected  and wonderful surprise.  We were walking around exploring the different shops when we saw some people dining outside […]

Best Italian restaurant in Itaipava: Farfarello’s

If you are staying in Itaipava and in the mood for some delicious Italian food, drive over to Farfarello‘s about 10 mins from the center of town. Head down the longer drive way and you will see that from the outside Farfarell’s resembles a cozy little house surrounded by nature you might expect to see […]