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#1 Post by WillCostelloMS » May 10th, 2019, 2:16 pm

I'm headed on a non wine centric vacation with my wife (shes not a super wine focused person) to Italy. Funny thing, she chose Italy because she knows I am not a super fan of Italian wines. Smart Lady. She knew I would not make it about wine.
Anyhow, We are going to Venice, Cinque Terre, Rome and Sorrento; I'm hoping some recommendations can come in from those of you who are well traveled and share some restaurants. Non touristy places. Meaning, better food, better prices and ideally not as crowded.
I appreciate the time and recommendations.
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#2 Post by Alan Rath » May 10th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Will, if you use the Search function at the upper right of each page (click the magnifying glass to open search with more options), you'll find several long threads on Venice. Here are a couple:

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#3 Post by Howard Cooper » May 10th, 2019, 4:59 pm

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#4 Post by WillCostelloMS » May 11th, 2019, 6:13 am

Thank you Alan and Howard. I definitely used the search. My concern was fining posts from 2010 and showing up to a great spot which may no longer be there.
But the links were great. I booked at Ai Aristi in Venice and will continue to see out places in stoke.
Still hopeful to hear about Sorrento or Amalfi in general.
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#5 Post by Riccardo Campinoti » May 12th, 2019, 10:35 am

In Venice I would go to Vini da Gigio, Carampane and Vino Vero (wine bar) and for lunch there are two great seafood places right outside the city : Al Passo in Campalto (very traditional food) and Antica osteria da Cera(2 michelin stars)
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#6 Post by Michael Martin » May 12th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Go to La Tre Sorelle in Positano. One of the best meals I‘ve had.

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#7 Post by Ramon C » May 12th, 2019, 5:24 pm

WillCostelloMS wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Anyhow, We are going to Venice, Cinque Terre, Rome and Sorrento; I'm hoping some recommendations can come in from those of you who are well traveled and share some restaurants. Non touristy places. Meaning, better food, better prices and ideally not as crowded.
I appreciate the time and recommendations.
Non touristy restaurants in Venice means getting out of the over-priced, crappy restaurants in Venice.

Go to the suburbs in Pallestrina and try for Da Celeste for excellent seafood.

Or, make your way to Chioggia, a quaint, pretty and quiet fishing village dubbed as "Little Venice", for amazing straight-from-the-boat fresh, local dishes at 1/2 the prices you'd get in Venice.
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#8 Post by LoriMcLaughlin » May 13th, 2019, 2:52 pm

We were in Rome last May and had a great experience at Pianostrada - highly recommend. The gazpacho was one of the best I've ever had.
For a wine bar, the outside tables at Cul de Sac are always a great bet.

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#9 Post by Darren Leininger » May 13th, 2019, 9:19 pm

+1 on Sorrento / Naples/ Amalfi. Headed there in July for a week.
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#10 Post by Riccardo Campinoti » May 14th, 2019, 4:52 am

Darren Leininger wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 9:19 pm
+1 on Sorrento / Naples/ Amalfi. Headed there in July for a week.

If you are staying in Naples you have to go for pizza, here's a website in Italian with all the best ones. I could recommend Concettina, Fratelli Salvo and 50 kalo'
https://www.lucianopignataro.it/a/guida ... li/138736/

Also near Sorrento there is one of the best restaurants in Italy or the world for that matter , they also are a good place to stay overnight away from the seaside crowds
https://www.donalfonso.com/

Alo two great places in Nerano right by the water
https://www.tavernadelcapitano.it/
http://hotelloscoglio.com/
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#11 Post by Darren Leininger » May 15th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Thank you Riccardo!
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#12 Post by Ken Strauss » May 17th, 2019, 4:48 pm

Leaving tomorrow for the Amalfi Coast.
Don Alfonso is one of our stays. Taking a bunch of cooking classes also.
I will report back.
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#13 Post by Steve Nordhoff » May 18th, 2019, 6:57 am

Ken Strauss wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Leaving tomorrow for the Amalfi Coast.
Don Alfonso is one of our stays. Taking a bunch of cooking classes also.
I will report back.
Our cooking class there was great.
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#14 Post by Ken Strauss » May 18th, 2019, 7:15 am

Steve Nordhoff wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 6:57 am
Ken Strauss wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Leaving tomorrow for the Amalfi Coast.
Don Alfonso is one of our stays. Taking a bunch of cooking classes also.
I will report back.
Our cooking class there was great.
Good to hear!
We are staying there for a week and taking 4 cooking classes.
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#15 Post by Steve Nordhoff » May 19th, 2019, 6:38 am

Ken Strauss wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 7:15 am
Steve Nordhoff wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 6:57 am
Ken Strauss wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Leaving tomorrow for the Amalfi Coast.
Don Alfonso is one of our stays. Taking a bunch of cooking classes also.
I will report back.
Our cooking class there was great.
Good to hear!
We are staying there for a week and taking 4 cooking classes.
They get the most exclusive buffalo mozzarella.
Ask them about a driver and tour guide for Pompeii, that was fantastic.
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