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Chow Trip Report: Venice, Florence, Rome, and Cinque Terre

Tony Oct 2, 2009 02:31 PM

Posted a while back about a trip that my wife and I took back in late June. Got some good recommendations and wanted to report back as a thank you.

There are quite a few places that we went to and I have almost all of them posted on our small blog. Haven't quite finished writing all of them up yet. Will be posting a gelato galore post of all the places we had while in Italy.

Here is a rundown of some of the places we ate in each city.

Venice - Trattoria Ca D'oro
Florence - Il Pizzaiuolo, Osteria dei Cento Proveri, Trattoria Mario
Rome - Pizzeria Da Baffetto, Trattoria Da Gino, Trattoria Luzzi
Cinque Terre - Marina Piccola, Gianni Franzi, Il Pirata

Thanks again for everything. You guys are the best.


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    intrepid Oct 2, 2009 04:39 PM

    hi ive eaten in cento proveri, food was good, they had folks in kitchen from japan training/cooking when i was there..how did you like it? thx

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    1. re: intrepid
      Tony Oct 2, 2009 04:50 PM

      I wasn't aware that they had a people training in the kitchen. Good to know thanks.

      The restaurant was actually recommended by a friend who frequents Florence quite often.

      We enjoyed our food at Cento Proveri. I ordered the prixe fixe 5 courses for 35 Euro and it was honestly enough food to feed 3 or 4 people. I was thinking it would be smaller portions but they were actually full size portions of food. My wife ordered a pasta dish with mixed seafood and enjoyed her's quite a bit too.

      Overall we enjoyed our experience. Service was good but not excellent and the food was also good but not excellent as well.

      1. re: Tony
        intrepid Oct 2, 2009 05:02 PM

        hi--you can see into kitchen from seating area, the food was good, soldi, and nice calm quite place

        1. re: Tony
          gourmetinflorence Oct 5, 2009 05:33 AM

          At Cento Poveri owner and head chef Donato Cofano actually has a suis chef from Japan. This is the best blend of culture to create fine fish cuisine. Love this place x

      2. limster Oct 4, 2009 09:10 AM

        Cool -- once you get the chance, could you tell us more details about these restaurants and the food you ate? Thanks!

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