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Italy restaurants

While the French slave for hours, fussily transforming ingredients into perfect dishes, Italians prefer to use perfect ingredients and let them speak for themselves. Pasta is a staple across the country, eaten as a first course and usually followed by a meat or fish main course. Pizza is a popular, cheap, and cheerful alternative. Italian restaurants will often cap off your meal with limoncello or another homemade digestivo.

Italian wines are among the best in the world and are priced accordingly. But in the wine regions, you can always get a great inexpensive bottle. The best reds—from full-bodied to ephemeral—come from Tuscany (avoid straw-covered bottles of Chianti, which will invariably be bad), Umbria, and Piedmont. If you're celebrating, prosecco (sparkling white wine) is a bargain compared with its French cousin, Champagne.

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Santo Bevitore

Ever popular since its 2002 debut, this well-placed Oltrarno diner pitches the old wooden-table, paper-placemat osteria formula at Florentine hipsters and...more

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Scacco Matto

When you can't bear the thought of yet more tortellini, head for this southern Italian restaurant just inside the walls near Porta di San Vitale. The owner...more

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In the canal district east of Via Indipendenza, this eight-table family-run trattoria is a bastion of traditional Bolognese cuisine. Don't be fooled by the...more

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Settembrini, Rome

Settembrini proves that chic design can go hand in hand with friendly service, good food, and reasonable prices. Not far from the media hub of Piazza Mazzini...more

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Silverio, Bologna

This is not your grandfather's trattoria. Chef Silverio Cineri's new Bolognese cuisine challenges the palate with parmesan cheese gelato, sage-spiced...more

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Sora Margherita, Rome

There's no sign, just a small door with red curtains. Inside you'll find a jumble of wooden tables and a sawdust-covered floor—and homemade pasta,...more

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Sunday Brunch in Milan, Milan

Sunday brunch has caught on in a big way in Milan over the last few years. Among the city center hotels, Bulgari, the Park Hyatt, and the Four Seasons all offer...more

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Taverna de Porta Nova, Stroncone

The tiny, delightful walled village of Stroncone (just a few miles south of Terni, Umbria's sprawling version of Detroit) is home to this welcoming, mostly...more

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Trattoria Battibecco, Bologna

This Michelin-starred restaurant specializes in seafood but also turns out a delicious tagliolini with eggplant and scampi or goose breast with honey and walnut...more

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Trattoria Cavour

In a corner of Levanto's main square, a couple of blocks back from the sea, this local institution is always full of regulars. Angle for an alfresco table on...more

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