Posts in Italy
Hostaria Dino e Tony - a Review

“Make sure you eat it all up!” cries Dino as he sprints past his brother Tony before disappearing into the frantic kitchen of Hostaria Dino e Tony. These are words that I only associate with my mother as she struggled with the petulance and disobedience of my childhood self. But this is the first time these words have not followed with: “or you will not have any dessert”. Perhaps this is because only clean plates return to Dino’s kitchen, but I suspect he makes no such threat mainly because he has no intention whatsoever of not bringing dessert. The finest of hosts, food and hospitality run through the DNA of these two brothers. Those fortunate enough to enter their home will learn there is one rule: overeating is compulsory.  

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Trattoria Ermes - a Review

“l`ultima osteria di modena” is one of the many accolades Trattoria Ermes proudly wears on its rustic walls. Translated in English to mean “the last osteria in Modena”, Ermes Rinaldi and his wife Brunella have put their life and soul into creating the quintessential Italian dining experience. The result? Unshakeable smiles on the faces of many throughout an astonishing 56 years of being open. It is a privilege to be one of those people

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Dine, Italy, ItalianJake Levy
Bologna's Quadrilatero: Food Lovers of the World, Unite & Take Over

It’s 11pm and sleepy Piazza Maggiore is nearly ready for bed. If it were not for murmurs from a nearby alleyway, it would be completely silent. As I get nearer, it turns out the murmurs are laughter and it is soon clear what all the fuss is about. Wine is flowing and cheese is in abundance. I suddenly realise that I must have stumbled across the heart of Bologna – it's famous Quadrilatero... 

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