Ristorante Miky in Monterosso: Fresh Goodness from the Sea in Cinque Terre

We were excited about visiting Ristorante Miky in lovely Monterosso, the northernmost of the 5 villages making up Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Rick Steves is quoted as saying that Ristorante Miky is, “Quite possibly the best cuisine in Monterosso.” Although I obviously have not been to all of the restaurants in Monterosso, I…

Falafel & More at Rokka, Antalya, Turkey

Given Antalya’s proximity to , I was surprised by the lack of falafel in the city. The one restaurant I could find serving falafel was Rokka, and that alone was the reason I ate here six times during my month in Antalya. Location: Haşimişcan Mahallesi, Recep Peker Cd., Antalya (Google map link). It’s a one minute…

Florence’s Foody Farm: A Tasty Blend of Trendy and Traditional

With the memorable name of Foody Farm, this very popular restaurant about 10-15 minutes southeast of the Duomo is a great addition to the Florence food scene. The simple but effective guiding concept of Foody Farm is “The right food from the right places.” The staff is constantly researching for the best local suppliers for…

Moeders – Authentic Dutch Food in the Heart of Amsterdam

It’s easy to eat well in Amsterdam. You can eat your way around the world, with every type of cuisine being offered. But oddly enough, one type of food is hard to find in Amsterdam—traditional Dutch food. Food like a Dutch mom or Oma would make for you in her home kitchen. Fortunately for Dutchies…

I Pizzicaroli: Cacio Fiore, Umbria’s Gift to Rome

You could easily pass by I Pizzicaroli without giving it a second look. But that would be a mistake. As you stroll through the streets of Piazza Navona, this small cafe tucked away in the center of Rome is waiting for you. With its small but satisfying menu of delectable cuisine from Umbria and Abruzzo,…

The Original Cafe Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

If you find yourself in the beautiful Portuguese capital of , you are definitely going to want to eat some pastel de nata, the famous Portuguese egg tarts. They are an almost universal culinary symbol of Lisbon, and you’ll see them everywhere you go in the city. But why not have the best, the original,…

Dramatic Views at Ristorante Da Gemma, Capri, Italy

A paradise of water and a rugged shoreline await those who dare to maneuver through cobblestone alleys to find Ristorante Da Gemma.  Located on the island of , Da Gemma claims one of the most dramatic and picturesque coastlines, creating an enjoyable seaside dining experience, exceeding expectations since 1872. Location:   Via Fra Gerardo Sasso, 11,…

Moinho Dom Quixote, Portugal

Not far from Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe, sits what might be the best surprise of a trip to . Less than an hour from , and about mid-way between and Sintra, its entrance guarded by an old Portuguese windmill, is Moinho Dom Quixote. You’ll need a car to get to…

Jacketz in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In Britain, what Yanks call a Baked Potato is known as a Jacket Potato. And that’s the name adopted by the Dutch creators of the popular Amsterdam eatery, Jacketz. Keeping things simple, the restaurant does one thing and does it very well. It fills its menu – and hungry diners’ bellies – with enormous baked…